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12-10-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,516
Posted By David Bathe

They look beautiful. Think back when the planes...

They look beautiful.
Think back when the planes where all wing... and a stick fuselage. What sort of design principle was that?
Today we can have a fuselage area that is identical to the wing area...
12-03-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 69,999
Posted By David Bathe

Portlandflyer. Man, your work is FANTASTIC! ...

Portlandflyer. Man, your work is FANTASTIC!
Standing ovation!
12-03-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By David Bathe

Just a heads up. Ive seen nose ring mounted...

Just a heads up. Ive seen nose ring mounted motors rip themselves and the whole assembly out of aircraft that weren't built for that configuration.
The stresses applied to that nose ring area are...
Forum: The Clubhouse
09-02-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10,562
Views: 789,756
Posted By David Bathe

Are you sure the cores are different and not just...

Are you sure the cores are different and not just some strange alinement issue because of the dihedral brace?
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-31-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10,562
Views: 789,756
Posted By David Bathe

Yes, all scales result in a really nice...

Yes, all scales result in a really nice aeroplane.
Having said that, the Senior is the one. has a fabulous feel to it.
If you want some fun build the wing flat, leave off the last couple rib...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-30-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10,562
Views: 789,756
Posted By David Bathe

Roger that! The Telemaster, particularly the...

Roger that!
The Telemaster, particularly the Senior Telemaster is THE trainer.
I first came across one in the early 70's and was shocked at it's size. Veco .61 with a Perry Carb and SkyLeader Radio...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-27-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10,562
Views: 789,756
Posted By David Bathe

Thanks Donny, this is a fun thread, many nice...

Thanks Donny, this is a fun thread, many nice stories.
I was much to young (poor) to buy kits so it was easier to draw -build you own.
Here's another from the same time period... I found these...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-24-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10,562
Views: 789,756
Posted By David Bathe

[QUOTE=Firefox11;11933013]I'm not 50, just 44....

[QUOTE=Firefox11;11933013]I'm not 50, just 44. But my dad started me on flying my first plane that someone posted in this forum. He bought me a C/L Swordsman with a Cox .049 with a built in gas tank...
07-27-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By David Bathe

I say Freddy, they're adorable. Did you manage...

I say Freddy, they're adorable.
Did you manage to show them your Push Pull Push Humpty Bump?
I bet you did.
​​​​​​​Well done you.
07-19-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,375
Posted By David Bathe

Wow.... Just WOW! This is wonderful 'Leaf. ...

Wow.... Just WOW!
This is wonderful 'Leaf.
So creative and beautiful made... These are just great.
Congratulations.
06-18-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 127,193
Posted By David Bathe

WOW, great thread full of beautiful models. ...

WOW, great thread full of beautiful models.
There's one thing that struck me looking through the beginningpages/original build posts was how wonderful the model looked in the raw, rubbed down...
06-17-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,253
Posted By David Bathe

Thats brilliant FBW, I know the feeling and its a...

Thats brilliant FBW, I know the feeling and its a perfect example of the problem:
You take something that already exists and just about reached it's pinnacle, then you take out a critical component...
06-16-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,253
Posted By David Bathe

Good points. I can remember standing watching in...

Good points. I can remember standing watching in early 70's, dumbed down speechless watching a piped Superstar do it's stuff at mach 2. The noise, the spectacle... a 16point roll from horizon to...
06-15-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,253
Posted By David Bathe

Yes Freddy, I drop in occasionally to see and...

Yes Freddy, I drop in occasionally to see and hear the latest advances.
Got to say, I absolutely love ideas that lead to change that leads to innovation.
Having said that, I do empathise with those...
05-18-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,253
Posted By David Bathe

Thanks for setting the record straight, of course...

Thanks for setting the record straight, of course I was being sarcastic.
The memory I had was seeing Gerhard Mayr flying one of his typical designs in a brutal cross wing.
He flew far out, soooo...
05-15-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,253
Posted By David Bathe

You've got it: As slow as possible, with a...

You've got it:
As slow as possible, with a vicious cross wind, no skill required.
05-14-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,253
Posted By David Bathe

I take it you're not a fan Bjr_ LOL I'm an...

I take it you're not a fan Bjr_ LOL

I'm an old school balsa guy, I look at todays "bloated goldfish" airframe and marvel on how can this be possible? The scale, the shapes, the aerodynamics. It's...
05-12-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,253
Posted By David Bathe

Nothing against YS, have a box full in the loft...

Nothing against YS, have a box full in the loft and still have 8 gallons of CP30% rotting in the garden shed.
And yes, they're the pinnacle of F3A IC design, like the absolutely magnificent Mallard...
05-11-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,253
Posted By David Bathe

Wow, that is really discerning. OK, they...

Wow, that is really discerning.
OK, they mention it's been in the works for years, so ok, it's neat as a nostalgic "told you so" in a Howard Hughes - Spruce Goose sort of way.
But going forward? ...
02-09-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,409
Posted By David Bathe

I like the way this guy thinks design, he's...

I like the way this guy thinks design, he's always innovative.
Look at this plane, it's a straight-up F3A monoplane and yet it looks SOOOOOO contemporary!
The scale, the shape, beautiful lines and...
09-12-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 486,795
Posted By David Bathe

My Golden Retriever always came flying with me. ...

My Golden Retriever always came flying with me.
As soon as she saw the flight box, she was straight in the car waiting.
Looked just the same.
​​​​​​​God I miss her.
09-12-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By David Bathe

Nice job Chad! Love that neat extra panel...

Nice job Chad!
Love that neat extra panel bottom right.
What about the one at 9 oclock?
The one dial appendage between the battery switch, amp meter and card holder.
No idea what it indicataed,...
09-09-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By David Bathe

Chad, thanks for you reply and it certainly looks...

Chad, thanks for you reply and it certainly looks like youre making the correct assumption.
From what I've been finding out, it's mainely the instrument layout, plus some discreate panel shape...
09-08-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By David Bathe

Prekin, thanks for that. You know, on closer...

Prekin, thanks for that.
You know, on closer inspection I think you're correct, the one on the right does look like a later version.
Great heads up on that company lead. Really appriciate it.
09-07-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,411
Posted By David Bathe

P-47 Instrument panel questions

P-47 experts, I'm gathering the information needed to start my first USAF illustration.
First in a long line of questions regarding the P-47 relates to the instrument panel shape, not the actual...
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