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Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Maiden was successful and I got the Camel home in three pieces. I lost the gear wood struts on second ROG attempt. I would consider it a "successful" flight in all the terms though. Need to make some wing and thrust adjustments though. Pulls real hard right on take off. I had to trim in a lot of left aileron due to improper washout on top wing. Will probably try a prop with a little more pitch or larger diameter. Just had a hard time getting her off the ground. I will correct these before another attempt. Below are the proof of flight.....
F.C. Saunders 1951 FF to RC Conversion Sopwith Camel Maiden.wmv (5 min 44 sec)

8yo Sons video of the F.C. Saunders Camel Maiden.wmv (4 min 25 sec)
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:38 PM
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Wow! A maiden flight in that fog with an aircraft that color. I salute you.......

Nice job and what looks to be minor injuries.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:51 PM
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Well done - in really adverse conditions! And congratulations to the cameragirl!
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 04:42 PM
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Outstanding! I love it. For the record, I didn't fly until 1500-ish..
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Trying to see if theses vids are any better....

F.C. Saunders 1951 FF to RC Conversion Sopwith Camel Maiden (5 min 34 sec)


Sons video of F.C. Saunders 1951 FF to RC Conversion Sopwith Camel Maiden (4 min 15 sec)
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 08:39 PM
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Add some in flight pics...Yes, I am excited....
May go out again tomorrow since I have made some changes. Maybe there will be better conditions.(and better vids, don't tell anyone I said that)
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 11:48 AM
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Congratulations! The plane looks terrific in the fog - i think foggy conditions somehow fit these old WWI birds. Maybe because everything looks so black and white like in those old photos.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 12:30 PM
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I agree with gupi... the plane looked wonderful in the fog, "flying out of the past."
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 03:47 PM
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What did you use to stabilize your son's video? I got some old stuff that would LOVE to have that kind of treatment.

Andy
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:36 PM
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What did you use to stabilize your son's video? I got some old stuff that would LOVE to have that kind of treatment.

Andy
I used the video editor from youtubes video manager. Upload to their site and go to video editor and click "stabilize".
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Nice job, congratulations on your maiden flights. The stills look like the real thing, very nice aircraft.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:38 AM
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I used the video editor from youtubes video manager. Upload to their site and go to video editor and click "stabilize".
Thanks.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Nice Job! Congratulations! The Front line Fog really made the video. Looks like you have a great addition to your hanger.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Nice job, congratulations on your maiden flights. The stills look like the real thing, very nice aircraft.
Thanks Conrad. I wish it would have been a nicer day though. That plane was just eating me up sitting here not flying though...

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Nice Job! Congratulations! The Front line Fog really made the video. Looks like you have a great addition to your hanger. M
Thanks Per/Lb. Hey, how did you change your moniker? Yeah, I think it is a great addition. Anyway, made some changes to her after the flight. Had to even out some washout and went thru a series of retesting the props on the watts-up meter. I did not get the same results as when I first tested. I am gonna try going from a 11x4.7 to a 12x5 and sees what happens...
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:45 PM
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Already planning my next build. I have been waiting for Charlie at Manzano Laser to get this one back on the market again. The Bill Bradley Fiat CR-32. It's quite a unique design. There is a build thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1326207
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