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Old Jan 22, 2007, 03:44 PM
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BP-18 can be found at RChotdeals.com for about $18. I use a 10-5 apc prop with it. It has about 25 oz of thrust.
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 07:52 PM
Rollin' down Hwy 41..
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Der Funny-Wulf...

A secret GWS plane..??Not really,I started with a slope Funnypark to kit bash this cartoony looking warbird,most GWS builders know this plane builds tail heavy,so to correct that slight design flaw I hacked off the front end,added scrap computer foam and gorilla-glued the front back on...now it's extended 1.62 inch and balances perfectly with out the dreaded clay stick.I also took out the polyhedral wing and flattened it..CF spar in wing and horizontal slab.All covered with green tape,Nelson dark green and Ultracote Grey,ME-109 insigs,I'm not done with the trim...may change a few things...add some airbrushed effects.Himax 2015-4100 with C gearing and 130 watts on 3's.AUW is 17 ozs.Too c-c-cold to fly tho...
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 02:17 AM
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Cool Dan.
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Old Jan 27, 2007, 01:18 PM
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Yeah -- strangly enough, I actually like that!
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 08:44 AM
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Here's some pics of my new Stearman - "Betty Boop" - another addition to "Roger's Flying Circus" come along to join my TM400 and pico moth - not to mention the other ssssshhhhh! planes in my GWS fleet

I'm kind of ashamed putting my scruffy workmanship up amongst the beauties in this thread but at least it's not blue and yellow. The lower wing is still showing some of the scars of using Tamiya polycarbonate paint by mistake instead of Tamiya polystyrene. I'm here to tell you that however fast you wipe it off it ain't fast enough....

You'll see it has "interesting" negative dihedral on the lower wing. The wing was pretty warped as it came out of the box but I reset it with a carbon fibre spar which I thought had fixed it but fitting the interplane cabanes seems to have brought it back - may need to do some tuning there.

The TM400 has a 2208 driving a 9050HD on 3 cells and flies well - no rocket ship but certainly capable of much better than scale performance. At the moment the PT-17 has a 2212 and I'm guessing it will want a bigger prop than 9050 but I don't like the slowfly jobs and the next HD is 1080 which has too much pitch - any suggestions?

Modified l/g but done differently from the 400 - this is braced from the rear and I really need to put fairings on yet. Have to wait till I go to my club flying to maiden it - flying in my normal rough backyard field is not good for landing gear arrangements - even re-inforced ones - ask me how I know this

But it's a great day - so I'm flying the rest of the warbirds today.
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 09:48 AM
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Roger You brought back memories when I was young I used to use my dads tractor to mow a family friends 1/2 mile flying field. He had a flying service with several Stearman's set up to spray and dust. All had motor changes. Took off the 7 cylinder and put on a 9 . Much power ! Any how he took me for a ride in the one with 2 seats . WHOA ! Came back with tree limbs hanging from the gear. Mowed the tops of the Australian pines they used to plant around the orange groves. Wind break. So much for my Stearman memories. Happy Landings.

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Old Feb 04, 2007, 09:59 AM
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Came back with tree limbs hanging from the gear. Mowed the tops of the Australian pines they used to plant around the orange groves.
WOW! I thought if an airplane clipped a tree like that, the tree would just drag the airplane down into the dirt!

Great story.
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 10:08 AM
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You'll see it has "interesting" negative dihedral on the lower wing. The wing was pretty warped as it came out of the box but I reset it with a carbon fibre spar which I thought had fixed it but fitting the interplane cabanes seems to have brought it back - may need to do some tuning there.
Roger-- I used stout thread for rigging wire bracing on one of my biplanes to maintain proper dihedral on the lower wing. Actually worked out pretty well and adds real strength.

Mike
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 10:11 AM
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Nah Those kind of trees had a soft top with small limbs. Scare the heck out of you but a good pilot can do it and he was the best.
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 10:44 AM
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Roger-- I used stout thread for rigging wire bracing on one of my biplanes to maintain proper dihedral on the lower wing. Actually worked out pretty well and adds real strength.

Mike
Thanks Mike - that's a trick I've used on my BMI FOkker DVII and it looks like I'll need it again. It may be though that the non-standard outer struts are a tad out on length - I may try shortening them a bit as well
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 11:39 AM
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OK, flying over for the day - still not maidened Betty Boop but the rest that were out got some flying time booked and at least the parts count is still what it was earlier. AND the neighbours grandson, who clocks in at about six years old had a short session on the sticks while the Pico moth was up (we started more than three mistakes high and we needed two and three quarters of them

I've posted the reverse view because I'm looking for sympathy here (but probably not going to get it) - the high winds in the UK on 1/10 took out the 40' larch at the bottom of my garden - no great hardship there - it improved the view and those that wanted free firewood have made good progress, as you can see. It's the prospect of rebuilding the g.d. drystone wall that's not at all good - I have determined that is likely to inflict serious injury on my flying/building time , not to mention my back
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 11:44 AM
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Nice fleet there Roger. I really like the weathering on your Zero.

Pat
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 11:49 AM
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Thanks Pat. Some is weathering and some is just because its had the knocked out of it - its clocked a lot of flying time
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 11:52 AM
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Mine's the same way Roger. I think I fly my Zero more than any other, and it goes like stink too! It's ready for a sanding and repaint though. I got this as a painted kit, so all I did was slap it together and add decals.

It's the only GWS plane in my fleet not to see any serious crash damage. The worst it's had are a few "hard" landings.

Pat
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 12:00 PM
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Oh man, Roger, that's a lot of work ahead for you, bummer!!!!

Nice 17, though, I think I should get one and get really creative painting it

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