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Forum: WWI Era
07-18-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Griff Murphey

Thanks!! I was kinda worried I would not get it...

Thanks!! I was kinda worried I would not get it flying! It's real pretty in that doped linen/OD. scheme in the early morning sun.
Forum: WWI Era
07-15-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

Yippee finally a NICE flight!

Added a third 55 gr. .223 FMJ to the nose and in the engine change I lessened my down and right thrust. The plane flew very well nice and stable, landed gracefully. It was almost 100 feet up before I...
Forum: WWI Era
07-08-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

Had a couple of test flights yesterday with 100...

Had a couple of test flights yesterday with 100 grains of nose weight, flew a bit, still stalling and had a hard landing. Apparently that ruined the Outrunner 180 so chalk up a $30 engine change....
Forum: WWI Era
06-25-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

I am actually thinking of fitting a smaller size...

I am actually thinking of fitting a smaller size prop. My 24" span Repro Guillow Storch flies well with the next size down prop. The DH is bigger at 27" and has a lot more drag but I think I might...
Forum: WWI Era
06-25-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

Rough start

Took off into a 3-5 mph headwind and the plane curved to the right and looped in. The first time I chopped power and got away with it. The second time I tried to fly out of it....the right lower wing...
Forum: WWI Era
06-21-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

Here is the finished airplane. Father's Day the...

Here is the finished airplane. Father's Day the wind was gusting 10-15 mph, I have had my eye on a vacant lot with lots of nice weeds and I did a couple of short, low altitude flights of about 50...
Forum: WWI Era
06-14-2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

Thought you might like to see how I bungee my...

Thought you might like to see how I bungee my WW-1 planes' spreader bars.
You may also take note of the Moses magnet retained battery hatch. Wheels are from Williams Brothers... technically they are...
Forum: WWI Era
05-30-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

DH 4 about ready to fly

There are a few more things I want to do on it but if I screwed on a prop and screwed up my courage, I could fly it now...

Sorry about the model rr temporarily doubling as a factory floor.
Forum: WWI Era
05-19-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

Pilot and Lewis guns

Pilot and Lewis guns
Forum: WWI Era
05-19-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

Nearing Completion

Just about to put her together. Purists will note I did not do all the small stuff I could have to make it a more accurate US type "Liberty Plane." I used the Easy Bilt vacuform pilots, did the...
Forum: WWI Era
04-18-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

Thanks... I want to get a "wooden" appearance......

Thanks... I want to get a "wooden" appearance... Def. not an orange plastic look!
Forum: WWI Era
04-17-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

Almost ready to put wings, struts, and undercart on

Making up some details like vac form Easy Bilt pilots and guns, the US ones used a weird Marlin MG. It's a pure flying model I am not going nuts on details - I may even leave off the aft twin Lewis...
Forum: WWI Era
02-21-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

So I am looking at the wings and the seem a...

So I am looking at the wings and the seem a little fragile. I am wondering if I need to add a hardwood 1/16" top spar? These wings flex a lot. Dave calls this the lightweight - uses 1/16" x 3/16"...
Forum: WWI Era
02-12-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,629
Posted By Griff Murphey

DPCM repro Guillows DH-4

Hello all, Dave has released his laser cut 27" span repro of the original. He offers it in original and in lightweight. I have mine all framed up and almost ready to cover. Dave left out one frame...
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