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Jul 04, 2015, 04:25 PM
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Hi Rick P

I'm glad it's beginning to come together.

Best wishes for the new models.

Regards

Acrow
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Jul 05, 2015, 12:23 PM
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P-38 with FLAPS


Updated version of the P-38 incorporating flaps.
A big thank you to Acrow for the flap help.

Textured as the reconnaissance version.
Will eventually add two other schemes.

Tuned for level flight with 2/3 throttle and neutral trim.
Slows down nicely with the flaps.

Would appreciate feedback as I intend to submit this to Phoenix

NOTE: This model was updated in post #105.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=105

Thanks! rick p
Last edited by rickp; Feb 08, 2018 at 09:00 AM.
Jul 05, 2015, 02:11 PM
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Updated version of the P-38 incorporating flaps.
A big thank you to Acrow for the flap help.

Textured as the reconnaissance version.
Will eventually add two other schemes.

Tuned for level flight with 2/3 throttle and neutral trim.
Slows down nicely with the flaps.

Would appreciate feedback as I intend to submit this to Phoenix

Thanks! rick p
i think you need to give your curriculum vitae to phoenix corporation

compliments for your job!
Jul 06, 2015, 08:04 AM
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Thanks !
Jul 18, 2015, 10:10 AM
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Busted ! T-38 Talon


So my wife says "and when am I gonna get my airplane?".
Her favorite plane is the T-38, so here ya go, complete with flaps and retracts.
This particular aircraft (tail number 14923) was stationed at Williams AFB, AZ ("Willie") in the mid-70's.

Enjoy, rick p

PS: You may install this model in either the Phoenix Test or Normal Menus.
To install it in Phoenix Test Menus, unzip the non-PKG file to your PhoenixBuilder\Test\Models directory.
To install it in the Normal Phoenix Menus, unzip and install the PKG file as a Phoenix update.
Update instructions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj2o7vx9b0...0File.pdf?dl=0
Last edited by rickp; Aug 15, 2019 at 05:15 PM.
Jul 18, 2015, 04:01 PM
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So my wife says "and when am I gonna get my airplane?".
.....
I suppose it's cheaper than a new car!

Thanks for the model.

Regards

Acrow
Jul 19, 2015, 09:06 AM
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I suppose it's cheaper than a new car!

Thanks for the model.

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Acrow
Absolutely! rick p
Jul 19, 2015, 09:49 AM
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PBY Catalina


As stationed at Pearl Harbor in the 30's.
Everybody's favorite seaplane - mine for sure.
Note retracts for land operation, but no flaps as the Cat didn't have them.

For a more scale experience, scale up to 200% and fly on low-rates.

NOTE: This model was updated in post #1916.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1916

Cheers, rick p
Last edited by rickp; Feb 08, 2018 at 09:00 AM.
Jul 26, 2015, 09:05 AM
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Updated PBY


After excellent feedback from Acrow in a PM, I added retractable floats.
Operated with the flap switch, they add 15% drag when down and zero lift, of course.
This was not that simple to figure out, and if you're interested in the details take a look at my blog.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0#post32255917

Net-net, the attached PBY now has both retractable gear and floats.

NOTE: This model was updated in post #1916.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1916

Enjoy, rick p
Last edited by rickp; Feb 08, 2018 at 09:00 AM.
Jul 28, 2015, 08:27 AM
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P-38 Collection


Four P-38 models with same airframe, just different paint.
Couldn't decide which I liked, so did them all.
THANK YOU to Altbob for his help with this project.

NOTE: These models were updated in post #105.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=105

Enjoy, rick p
Last edited by rickp; Feb 08, 2018 at 08:59 AM.
Jul 28, 2015, 08:48 AM
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Four P-38 models with same airframe, just different paint.
Couldn't decide which I liked, so did them all.
THANK YOU to Altbob for his help with this project.

Enjoy, rick p

ps: the RECCE version also appeared in post 47
amazing!!!

there is a way to add different texture, just in one single model folder?

i think not but maybe someone other have the solution
Jul 28, 2015, 09:48 AM
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There is a way to represent a texture with a single file, but I have not mastered that.
My textures, as you know, are several files.

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Jul 28, 2015, 10:28 AM
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there is a way to represent a texture with a single file, but i have not mastered that.
My textures, as you know, are several files.

Rickp
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Jul 29, 2015, 07:56 AM
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Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship


Been working on this one for a while.

Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship was a notable racer in the late '20s and early '30s.
Interesting info on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travel...R_Mystery_Ship

Most recognizable is Texaco 13, which is on display in Chicago.
Also did a black and red version for Altbob, who is a great test pilot.

Enjoy, rick p

PS: You may install these models in either the Phoenix Test or Normal Menus.
To install them in Phoenix Test Menus, unzip the non-PKG files to your PhoenixBuilder\Test\Models directory.
To install them in the Normal Phoenix Menus, unzip and install the PKG files as Phoenix updates.
Update instructions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj2o7vx9b0...0File.pdf?dl=0
Last edited by rickp; Aug 15, 2019 at 05:21 PM.
Jul 31, 2015, 04:32 PM
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Guillow's Starfire Glider


Started out as a texturing exercise, but ended up being something else.

Had been struggling with generating a single file textures for more complex models, so thought I'd drop back to something simple.
Like a classic Guillow's Glider.

Got it textured as intended, but it was boring to fly.
Just went straight down-hill like an uncontrolled glider should.

So added four channel control and a small electric motor to make it more interesting.
You can't see the control surfaces or faux motor as there are no meshes.

But it's a fun thing to fly, even if my wife says "that's cheating".

Enjoy, rick p

PS: You may install this model in either the Phoenix Test or Normal Menus.
To install it in Phoenix Test Menus, unzip the non-PKG file to your PhoenixBuilder\Test\Models directory.
To install it in the Normal Phoenix Menus, unzip and install the PKG file as a Phoenix update.
Update instructions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj2o7vx9b0...0File.pdf?dl=0
Last edited by rickp; Aug 15, 2019 at 05:24 PM.


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