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    The cruddy weather, constant shelling and the rats. It's enough to make you pack it all in and go home.
    Apparently we get oil tomorrow and then probably a few props later. We might be able to make one good plane out of the shabby collection that we have be provided with. Then we might be able to go up, of course we would need petrol for this....

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  1. Plank

    Rise Of Flight / Flying Circus

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  3. Plank

    Rise Of Flight / Flying Circus

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  4. Plank

    Rise Of Flight / Flying Circus

    Do you have to quote my entire god damn post ??? Ditching the name really grinds my gears. but hey we can all pretend that FC is a new new game and was built from the ground up from scratch. but wait, in several years there will be a SALE !!! and 60% off.... Salute! Plank.
  5. Plank

    Rise Of Flight / Flying Circus

    This sounds swell and all but, it has been taking in cash the WHOLE TIME. It still does now! But somewhere along the line the money went somewhere else. It did not go back into the game. RoF supported BoX ??????? and $105+ NZD for every new block of stuff for FC is outrageous. RoF was farmed for cash and now we have to buy it back again. Duh! Even changing the name is a kick in the teeth. Adding it to the Box hoopla is a slight., and RoF being left behind when it helped finance it's usurper is well I guess you can fill in the blank there yourself. I don't just flop onto the FC wagon because it's a thing. I waited for RoF to get better and nix. Call me sour but I am not super jazzed to part with $100 for the same game I already own. Salute! Plank.
  6. Plank

    Books - What are you reading?

    Animal farm by Frank Herbert George Orwell. S! P
  7. 17. Spreading false or harmful information about the product is prohibited and will be deleted by forum administration. Claiming ignorance of the subject to justify harmful or obviously untrue info will not be tolerated. No more warnings Haash
  8. Looking forward in both the Se5a and the N17 GBR one will be able to look through the wind shield and comfortably shoot planes that are actually above the longitudinal centre line of the plane. Unlike what we have now where you have to stand up to look down the sights and shoot planes below. This might make the "rock in a sock" attack by the se5a more difficult but also conversely make shooting up much easier. Which is good for turnfights, zooming up attacks, attacking planes from behind and below etc and sniping. Salute! Plank.
  9. It's the yawn factor of the Se5a which bothers me the most . and it's cruddy turn and the guns not firing correctly. ( Yes the devs have made a hash of it.) Of course if you like drives bys on unsuspecting victims... knock yourself out I prefer the mosh pit with knuckle dusters... Salute! Plank.
  10. Plank

    Rise Of Flight / Flying Circus

    I did it's called: Rise of flight. You may have heard of it... Salute! Plank.
  11. Plank

    Rise Of Flight / Flying Circus

    Leaving RoF to rot is BS. We coughed up, kept the flame burning and now we have to cough up again to get the work we should have gotten... Pardon me for being frank but I think that there are a few old cranky RoF farts who are a tiny bit pissed off. Salute! Plank.
  12. He had pressed E before he gotten into the plane... S! P.
  13. Sure, but it's not real and learning the quirks of your machine is hardly a hanging offence I am just quite bemused that the Camel is so tardy once you roll it over. Salute! Plank.
  14. Interesting points! Still trying to get the Camel to fly upside down on command but, heck, it's not easy. Even the casual slow roll is hair raising if you are too low... Will be interesting to see how the new stacks up against the old. and there is no way I would swap the Camel for the S35a. ( in RoF ) Loses speed too easily, can't turn that well, guns shoot in the wrong direction. and it's acceleration is nothing to write home about. Wings fall off, tank seems to get holed with ease... It does have a foster mount Lewis. Small mercy. Ace maker? My left foot. Salute! Planky.
  15. And back in the shed... So I bashed out a new empennage for my test plane. Foam board with the paper left on and painted with a quick dry varnish. Carbon fibre reinforcing with balsa braces. Masking tape hinges just because. Larger H stab and larger elevators. Overall it's larger, stronger and a bit more robust. Weight is not much more as I am not using plastic covering. Control horns are balsa soaked with CA. Servos are stuck on with small strips of solid gel PU glue. The glue is really really sticky and rubbery. Amazing stuff and not blinking cheap. The build is quick and easy, a bit slap dash but I will probably break pretty soon so... yes. Quite. The fractures in the poly fuse are glued up with expanding polyurethane glue. Seems to do the trick. Last time I flew this plane I managed to get it to fly slowly and it was quite pleasant. ( slowly motoring around the park at about 3m altitude ) Yank on the throttle and it takes off like a rocket. Looping, wings overs etc. The larger battery plus moving CG forward makes it handle much much better and it takes strong wind with ease. All this nonsense about making trainers tail heavy really led me up the garden path. Tail heavy = super easy to stall = hard to fly. Probably be out tomorrow morning fanging about. : - ) Salute! Planky.
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