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06-17-2005, 07:43 PM
Dennis Pratt (propworn) sent me this file which you might enjoy particularly if you like Bipes.
I fly a Christen Eagle and am building a Jungmeister both 1/3 scale and some of detail in these photos is priceless.
06-23-2005, 07:53 AM
:TU: Cool site, but not many low wing aerobats :cry:
06-23-2005, 08:32 AM
Thats why I put it in the scale column.....the extras etc are taking over the world as it is.... :wink:
06-23-2005, 09:10 AM
06-28-2005, 09:53 PM
Hey, Extra's are scale too! Hehehe
06-28-2005, 10:14 PM
A very good friend and flying buddy of mine loves bipes and if I want to get his blood pressure up I always use the line" If it needs two wings to fly it can't be much of an airplane". :lol: You can see the colour in his face change. It's always good for a laugh :twisted: .
06-29-2005, 07:07 AM
I do that occasionally to a friend of mine witht the same bent sense. His name's Jim McIntyre. :twisted: :twisted:
06-29-2005, 07:07 AM
The counter argument is "if it only has one wing, it's only half a plane". :lol:
or ... "too bad they abandoned that design before starting the other wing". 8)
06-29-2005, 07:18 AM
And then of course it is accepted that if two wings are always better than one then three are perfect,and Im glad to report Steve Daly is taking his 1/3 scale Fokker tripe to the Noose meet this weekend :D
06-29-2005, 09:55 AM
Love those triplanes. I had one but sold it last fall and knew then I would be sorry. I just bought another one in the spring and this winter I will get it all together. Scale it up as much as possible and then enjoy the awkward beauty that only triplanes possess.
06-29-2005, 12:47 PM
the awkward beauty that only triplanes possess.
The only thing awkward about a triplane is the pilot. D*mn responsive little buggers imho.
Man, I'm really beginning to regret not making the noose. :(
06-29-2005, 01:27 PM
C'mon Jim, you know what I mean. I see you have flown one and you have to know what I mean, the way they skid through turns and always appear to be struggling for altitude. How they so slowly and gracefully float to the ground and then the second the wheels touch, all h*** breaks loose and they have a mind of their own. If flown as they should be, in a scale manner, everyone who watches has the impression that the plane is teetering on disaster. Thats the thrill in flying a triplane. I look forward to that thrill again.
06-29-2005, 03:36 PM
Believe me, I know exactly what you're talking about.... very humbling.
What I'm referring to is that in the hands of a master ( the late Cole Palen for example ), the Dr1 loses all these characteristics and replaces them with the descriptions from WW1 of the deadly aircraft that could outclimb and outmaneuver everything else in the sky.
06-29-2005, 05:46 PM
If I lived another 50 years, I would never be a master of the Triplane. I think few of us would, but I have come to love flying them and other WW-I era planes for what they are and the way they fly. since I first started flying planes of that type, I have learned more than in all the years of flying Extras, Edges, Caps, etc. Don't get me wrong, they all have their place but for me, the old, "all out in the open" WW-I types have a special place.
06-29-2005, 08:47 PM
[quote="JimMcIntyre"Man, I'm really beginning to regret not making the noose. :([/quote]
The missus ands kiddies are headed south for the weekend, we could throw a couple planes in the back of the Colorado and leave at 4:00 am Saturday and get back about 10 pmish. WE'll tell Velda we were doing something real innocent like...........drinkin' at a peeler joint. That way she won't get mad about being gone all day Saturday flying RC planes :wink: !!
06-30-2005, 06:37 AM
Now that's an idea worth investigating. :lol:
06-30-2005, 07:12 AM
Ok, I'll talk to my buddy from the Forces, and get a couple of kevlar flak jackets. :lol:
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