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 Post subject: Fun at the office
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:49 am 
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The FG Focke wolf flies like a charm! I use a stirrer from starbucks, and make a spar. Also if you print on bond paper it builds really light.

My next flyer will be the me-109!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:17 am 
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The Spitfire flys much better than the Me109 :D Honest.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:02 pm 
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Hmmm - do I detect a wee bit of nationalist prejudice?

Maybe this calls for fly-off!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:05 pm 
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FelixR wrote:
Hmmm - do I detect a wee bit of nationalist prejudice?


No, not at all (well maybe a little). I built 'em both, the Spit makes a nifty little glider.

And it always shoots down the 109, too. "dakka dakka dakka!!!" :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:16 pm 
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Sammy wrote:
FelixR wrote:
Hmmm - do I detect a wee bit of nationalist prejudice?


No, not at all (well maybe a little). I built 'em both, the Spit makes a nifty little glider.

And it always shoots down the 109, too. "dakka dakka dakka!!!" :lol:




It is a beautiful aircraft!!! But I don't feel so bad about destroying an me-109.... Maybe it's time for a P-51 :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:35 pm 
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:lol: wana see a real flyn charmer :lol: build any of fg's aircraft all ofem fly with a lil ballest in the right places even the b-36 makes a great glider :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:51 am 
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lincoln claar wrote:
:lol: wana see a real flyn charmer :lol: build any of fg's aircraft all ofem fly with a lil ballest in the right places even the b-36 makes a great glider :lol:


Teaser!

You are hereby charged with making a new post on how much ballast and where to put it on at least a few models (especially the B-36)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:49 am 
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I roll up a piece of solder,and lightly glue it in the spinner. The light coat of Elmers glue seals the paper so that when you fill it with Elmers it will not get soggy and distort. This makes an almost bulletproof spinner!

If you secure the ballest farther back it tend to break away from the mounting point...

I print my flyers on bond paper to save weight.

I do a bit of real work every now and than.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:40 pm 
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u know those pennys layin under cushions in the car and on the side walk they make great ballast :lol: :wink:


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 Post subject: Pennies for ballest
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:14 pm 
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Back in 1942 or 43 when I built my first paper planes (Complaments of Wheaties) The olny thing you used for ballest was a brand new shinny penny.
Except for the P39 aircobra. Never could get the penny in the nose. Tried a dime but it was too light

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:18 pm 
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Making test flights with the me-109!!

It is very "floaty" but stable. I printed on bond paper, no spar this time.

Now "Vere are dose shpitfires?" Achtung!


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 Post subject: me 109 v spitfire
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:34 pm 
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When a 109 went up against a Spitfire, Da 109 was KAPUT.
When the Airminster was asked what he wanted to protect Berlin he said "Give me a squadren of Spitfires!!

Could out turn, out run and out gun the 109 every time!!



Prefer Mustangs myself


lol. Ron

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:50 am 
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I'm going to print out the BBD p-51 today...


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 Post subject: Re: me 109 v spitfire
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:45 am 
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dinsour wrote:
When a 109 went up against a Spitfire, Da 109 was KAPUT.
When the Airminster was asked what he wanted to protect Berlin he said "Give me a squadren of Spitfires!!

Could out turn, out run and out gun the 109 every time!!



Prefer Mustangs myself


lol. Ron


Depends which 109 and Spit.... they were basically evenly matched. The 109's turning ability was limited by the fragility of the wing attachments, and *in general* the early 109s had better guns than the Spit I and II...

Even the later marks, with basic 1 cannon 2 heavy mg had a "close up" advantage with all guns grouped in the centreline, vs wing mounted guns optimized for a distance ahead of the airplane.

The 109 (early in the war) and Spit (later) were both hampered by short range. This was nullified by the late war front line airfields.

Ultimately, a Spit vs 109 boiled down to the better pilot (in a classic 1 on 1 fight) or SA (situational awareness = where the heck did he come from?).

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:06 am 
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What killed a lot of bf-109 pilots was visibility in that cramped cockpit with that horrible canopy. The spits and 'stangs (and even some B-17s!) would hit a blind spot, and the 'schmitt was cheese. The visibility was so bad that even moderately experienced pilots on other airframes would wreck 'em trying to land.


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