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Old 03-30-2017, 11:57 AM
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How about the recall colorscheme?
Red and white in that would look like a big candy cane
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Old 03-30-2017, 01:55 PM
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My color scheme doesn't seem to fit a Great Lakes Special so I'm working on another Bi-Plane to use it on, is it fair to call this plane a Great Lakes Trainer?
be nice to have both versions technoid , and whats up with all the CS ideas in here haha
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:13 PM
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Red and white in that would look like a big candy cane
I didn't even know something like that existed until someone made a CS for the Stock Stearman. Apparently It was a real thing back in the early days of the US Army Air Force.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:29 PM
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just to add the the build tread here is the Great Lake Special in frame up stage back in 1997
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:43 AM
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I just uploaded the Great Lakes Special to the Swap Pages.. enjoy!
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:02 AM
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Thank you for another GREAT aircraft!
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:49 AM
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thanks technoid and we can thank FE for getting us going on the Great Lakes Biplane he stired the pot haha , i'll enjoy the float version as well
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:02 PM
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I've been enjoying it a lot. I sent you my double size variant technoid. Thanks for the preview once again.
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Old 03-31-2017, 04:19 PM
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Thanks guys I appreciate it. Now don't crash Doug's plane.
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Old 04-02-2017, 02:18 PM
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This is twice the size and weight of the original. I thought I'd put it here first and get any feedback. Many changes have been made technoid since the first version I sent you.
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:53 PM
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This is twice the size and weight of the original. I thought I'd put it here first and get any feedback. Many changes have been made technoid since the first version I sent you.
I played with your AV, I made some changes to make it float less and respond more like a light aerobatic aircraft. give it a try.
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:57 PM
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I played with your AV, I made some changes to make it float less and respond more like a light aerobatic aircraft. give it a try.
Thanks. I'm sure it's better . Going off to try it now.

Tried her out. I do like it more than my version above. It's very nice of you to spend the time. One of the MP fields I like to fly on a lot is hosted by Moto Guzzi (Pete) and they are all designed for larger aircraft of this size.

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Old 04-02-2017, 05:09 PM
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Thanks. I'm sure it's better . Going off to try it now.
It doesn't handle as nimbly as the original model, of course that is probably because its much larger. It handles good enough I think. It's got that problem that all Realflight models have when they get to big. They start to become balloons. We have to trick Realflight into making it handle like we want it to. Reducing lift and drag even more than what you did, changing the airfoil on the fuselage a little bit.

Realflight doesn't like big models which is why I will always be an opponent to the super giant models some people here like to make, 50-100% scale is not accurately replicated in the physics of realflight without a lot of cheating.
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:11 PM
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Understood. I have one of his airfields but he knows it (Never posted). In fact he lost it once and I was able to give it back. It's Pete's Classic Airshow - Wet. It's a huge world to fly around in with islands and places to travel to. The scale of the planes on there and his Pacific Island one match if you double the size of most aircraft.
I wasn't planning on putting this plane on swap unless there is demand. Thanks again for the tweaking and extra pointers. Changing the airfoil on the fuselage is something I never thought of.
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I did a repaint because I did not like the "Japanese navy flag" on the top of the wing.
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