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Mar 25, 2020, 01:48 AM
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So I'm stumped. rick
I thought you were the best at doing Phoenix models with a long experience but you are unable to make a transparent layer...
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Mar 25, 2020, 06:31 AM
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I didn't think trainers were supposed to fly like that!

Great job sir.
Me either.

Now you just need to build a second wing for your Eaglet and you're good to go.

Cheers, rick
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Mar 25, 2020, 08:07 AM
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I thought you were the best at doing Phoenix models with a long experience but you are unable to make a transparent layer...
Ah, but you never asked whether I could make a transparent scheme, you asked how to make existing schemes transparent.
Big difference as with existing schemes you're limited by the way the scheme was originally created.

I experimented a bit yesterday, and it's easy to make new creations transparent; but that's not what we want.
Should be able to edit the portions of an existing scheme that need to be transparent and reapply it to the model.
I'm in the mist of a different project right now, but will come back to this later as it's intriguing.
Mar 25, 2020, 10:21 AM
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I'm in the mist of a different project right now, but will come back to this later as it's intriguing.
ok thanks. they both appear to be bmp files although the original thumbnails are not visible and I can't even open them with my favorite image editor http://www.photofiltre-studio.com/present-en.htm
Mar 25, 2020, 10:44 AM
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ok thanks. they both appear to be bmp files although the original thumbnails are not visible and I can't even open them with my favorite image editor http://www.photofiltre-studio.com/present-en.htm
You can use something like GIMP to covert the bmp files to something your editor might prefer. rick
Mar 28, 2020, 08:08 AM
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Hawker Fury


Stumbled across an interesting book written in 1969 by a WW-I fighter pilot.
"Open Cockpit", by Arthur Gould Lee, is a first hand account of training for and flying in WW-I air combat.
A riveting read, I recommend it to anyone at all interested in aviation history.
And as I was looking for more WW-I Phoenix models, I added most his aircraft to our queue.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=3891

Coincidentally, Katana and friends requested the Hawker Fury at about the same time.
While it looks like a WW-I fighter, it was actually built later and used in both the Spanish Civil War and WW-II.
So here you have it - the Hawker Fury in a rare Spanish Civil War scheme.
But I couldn't resist a classic checker-board scheme, so we have two.

A very, very nice flying model that excels at barn-storming style aerobatics.
Inverted slow flight is delightful, as are landings.
And before I forget - thanks, Herman, for the tuning assistance.

Tour:
Hawker Fury Tour2 (0 min 27 sec)


Demo Flight (low rates):
Hawker Fury Flight (1 min 35 sec)


Demo Flight (high rates):
Hawker Fury Flight3 (1 min 5 sec)


Unzip and install the pkg file and you'll find "Hawker Fury Spanish" and "Hawker Fury English" in the scale list.
Installation instructions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj2o7vx9b0...0File.pdf?dl=0

Enjoy! rick
Last edited by rickp; Mar 28, 2020 at 04:01 PM. Reason: Updated English scheme with black and natural squares
Mar 28, 2020, 08:39 AM
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Stumbled across an interesting book written in 1969 by a WW-I fighter pilot.
"Open Cockpit", by Arthur Gould Lee, is a first hand account of training for and flying in WW-I air combat.
A riveting read, I recommend it to anyone at all interested in aviation history.
And as I was looking for more WW-I Phoenix models, I added most his aircraft to our queue.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=3891

Coincidentally, Katana and friends requested the Hawker Fury at about the same time.
While it looks like a WW-I fighter, it was actually built later and used in both the Spanish Civil War and WW-II.
So here you have it - the Hawker Fury in a rare Spanish Civil War scheme.
But I couldn't resist a classic checker-board scheme, so we have two.

A very, very nice flying model that excels at barn-storming style aerobatics.
Inverted slow flight is delightful, as are landings.
And before I forget - thanks, Herman, for the tuning assistance.

Tour: https://youtu.be/K3jiRwXRHUs

Demo Flight: https://youtu.be/kZQnBgEp3oU

Unzip and install the pkg file and you'll find "Hawker Fury Spanish" and "Hawker Fury English" in the scale list.
Installation instructions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj2o7vx9b0...0File.pdf?dl=0

Enjoy! rick
This is the best surprise of the day (with all the other gloomy horrible news going on around!). This is probably the most beautiful biplane ever and I love both schemes you did! There is an awesome youtube video out there of a real one they have restored and fly in the UK, Shuttleworth collection or something I think? I just love it -thanks Rick!
Mar 28, 2020, 08:40 AM
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Here is the link, it's a 'wings' video from 4 years ago...
Mar 28, 2020, 08:41 AM
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Hawker Fury Mk I (5 min 27 sec)


oops, there it is!
Mar 28, 2020, 03:13 PM
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oops, there it is!
How cool is that?!

A great flight, but it poses a conundrum - how should the checker-boards really look?
My original scheme had black squares only, whereas the video had black and white squares with an overall black outline.
And to make matters more confusing, documentation on the original scheme had black and natural squares with an overall black outline.
The three choices are shown in screenshots below. Subtle differences, perhaps, but what to do? What to do?

In the end I went with the documented checker-board scheme, but used a red rather than yellow spinner (artistic license).
To complete the change, Hawker Fury English v05 posted above has the final scheme.
No wrong answer, really, but thought it was worth mentioning. Thanks for the video!


Black and Natural Squares Tour:
Hawker Fury English Tour3 (0 min 28 sec)
Last edited by rickp; Mar 28, 2020 at 04:11 PM.
Mar 29, 2020, 08:14 AM
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3DHS Edge 540


Built some time ago for Rory, but just getting around to posted it as life intervened.

Those Extreme Flight guys really know how to build beautiful models, and their 3DHS Edge 540 is no exception.
3D models are fun for many reasons, and even though I'm not a great 3D pilot I enjoy their preciseness.
Plus, if you're not up to extreme 3D they're lots of fun in low rates flying casual acro.
Available in multiple sizes, here's my interpretation of their 75 inch offering.

Tour:
3DHS Edge 540 Tour (0 min 24 sec)


Flight:
3DHS Edge 540 Flight (1 min 13 sec)


Installation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj2o7vx9b0...0File.pdf?dl=0

Unzip and install the pkg file and you'll find "3DHS Edge 540" in the performance list.

Happy trails, rick
Mar 29, 2020, 10:13 AM
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Sooooooooooooo nice!
Mar 29, 2020, 10:48 AM
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Sooooooooooooo nice!
Thanks!
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Hey Rick, thank you so much for making all these models, they are incredible. I was trying to download your model of the Dornier Do 24K, and found the dropbox link for the pkg files was no longer available. I think the model is really cool, and would love to be able to fly it. Is there any way you could reupload the Do 24K? Thanks again!
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Hey Rick, thank you so much for making all these models, they are incredible. I was trying to download your model of the Dornier Do 24K, and found the dropbox link for the pkg files was no longer available. I think the model is really cool, and would love to be able to fly it. Is there any way you could reupload the Do 24K? Thanks again!
Hi Giben75,

Glad you're enjoying the models, and thanks for the feedback on the Do24K.
I must have inadvertently deleted the zip file while cleaning things up.

But just uploaded it again, and you can find all three PKG files at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qclceqcpgl...Files.zip?dl=0

Thanks for letting me know, and enjoy the Do-24K. Cheers, rick


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