Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register! Guests are limited to posting in the "General Questions (Guest Posting Allowed)" section only. Becoming a member is fast, easy and FREE!


LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Babe_b10
Log in

I forgot my password

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Pixel
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the weather?
by rsv1cox Today at 6:10 am

» My layout as it progresses
by Oldenginerod Today at 2:44 am

» A little something for all you "non-working" guys
by Oldenginerod Today at 2:40 am

» Trout Fishing season!
by Cribbs74 Yesterday at 8:38 pm

» ***The World's Smallest Traveling Engine*** SIGN UP!
by dckrsn Yesterday at 5:49 pm

» Free Railway Cardboard Buildings
by rsv1cox Yesterday at 5:11 pm

» Follow The World's Smallest Traveling Engine!
by Tee Bee Yesterday at 4:52 pm

» Low Spark... Traffic
by roddie Yesterday at 3:29 pm

» Cox Engine Fuel Line Size?
by Levent Suberk Yesterday at 2:37 pm

» New Quickie 100 micro pylon racer project
by kazaklisglider Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:40 pm

Cox Engine of The Month
November-2019
jmcalata's

"Pee Wee .020 throttled combinated"



PAST WINNERS
CEF Traveling Engine

Win This Engine!
The Traveling Prop
Gallery


LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty
World of Aviation

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  dirk gently on Sat May 18, 2019 8:16 am

I made this model years ago, one of the first ones that I created, and I flew it electric for a long time, until I had a less than ideal landing, and the firewall to which the electric motor was mounted to came off.
This gave me an idea to use a Pee Wee that I had lying around and here are the results:

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Dscn1910
LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Dscn1912
LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Dscn1911
LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Dscn1913

The airplane this model is made to look like is a Polish observation aircraft from the WWII era: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LWS-3_Mewa not dissimilar to the much more well known Westland Lysander.
The wingspan is 55cm (22in) and the weight is 115g (4oz). It uses two 3.7g servos.

Haven't flown it with the glow engine yet, but as soon as I will, I'm gonna make sure to share a video wit you guys.


Last edited by dirk gently on Sat May 18, 2019 10:02 am; edited 1 time in total
dirk gently
dirk gently
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 321
Join date : 2012-02-03
Age : 37
Location : Poznań

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  roddie on Sat May 18, 2019 9:46 am

I LIKE IT! The Pee Wee looks right at home there! Have you done any fuel/oil-proofing to the model? One area of concern is the hatch above the wing. Oil could get in/under there.. and into the interior of the fuse. The hatch-block itself appears to be bare-balsawood. Some sanding-sealer followed by clear polyurethane should do the trick. A light-misting of clear polyurethane aerosol to the entire model would give a little more protection from oil.. where it had previously been an electric-powered model. Test a small/inconspicuous-area before spraying the whole model though. Two Cents
roddie
roddie
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 6641
Join date : 2013-07-17
Age : 59
Location : N. Smithfield, Rhode Island

http://www.stilburnin.com

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  getback on Sat May 18, 2019 9:59 am

It is an unusual model but does have an appeal , yes i agree with Roddie need some fuel proof or ti want last long! Crying or Very sad Wink
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

Posts : 6431
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 62
Location : julian

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  dirk gently on Sat May 18, 2019 9:59 am

The entire front of the fuselage up to where the squadron marking with the wasp is, including the canopy is sealed with epoxy. I am indeed a bit concerned with oil finding its way into the inside of the fuselage. On the other hand, the engine sits pretty low on the fuse, with just the head poking out, so maybe it'll be alright. We'll see soon enough.
dirk gently
dirk gently
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 321
Join date : 2012-02-03
Age : 37
Location : Poznań

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  NEW222 on Sat May 18, 2019 11:17 am

Very neat looking little plane there. I really like the color.
NEW222
NEW222
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2453
Join date : 2011-08-13
Age : 41
Location : oakbank, mb

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  Mike1484 on Sat May 18, 2019 11:47 am

Thanks NEW 222 ,

I'm just getting use to posting pictures ( with help from my wife ) . I'll get some other pic's up soon .Not allot of freak flite stuff on here . I noticed that your birthday 9-15 and mine are the same except I'm 30 years older .Flying sites are getting hard to find and it's a 5 hour trip to Muncie , the AMA site . I guess that is progress at work ...

Mike1484

Mike1484
Mike1484
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 166
Join date : 2011-10-28
Age : 71
Location : Northern Ohio

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  Mike1484 on Sat May 18, 2019 11:58 am

My last post here was miss posted here . Sorry . The LWS looks great ! Let's see some flight pictures .

Mike1484
Mike1484
Mike1484
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 166
Join date : 2011-10-28
Age : 71
Location : Northern Ohio

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  dirk gently on Sat May 18, 2019 2:57 pm

NEW222 wrote:Very neat looking little plane there. I really like the color.
The colour is not historically correct. It should be khaki, kind of greenish-brown, all I had to choose from was green and brown, so I went with green.
dirk gently
dirk gently
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 321
Join date : 2012-02-03
Age : 37
Location : Poznań

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  NEW222 on Sat May 18, 2019 4:04 pm

Correct or not, it looks great.
NEW222
NEW222
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2453
Join date : 2011-08-13
Age : 41
Location : oakbank, mb

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  OVERLORD on Sun May 19, 2019 2:10 am

Good looking model and very original. You should have fun with the PeeWee. I found a picture of the full scale plane:

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Lws3-210
OVERLORD
OVERLORD
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1353
Join date : 2013-03-19
Age : 53
Location : Normandy, France

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  dirk gently on Sun May 19, 2019 3:38 am

I love this picture. It's from a military airplane exhibition in Paris, around 1938. It's interesting how long the exposure time was - you can tell by all the ghostly figures around the plane.
dirk gently
dirk gently
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 321
Join date : 2012-02-03
Age : 37
Location : Poznań

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  dirk gently on Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:35 pm

The model flew today:

After some flights, the rubber band holding the wing struts failed, and the wing folded in a tight turn.
dirk gently
dirk gently
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 321
Join date : 2012-02-03
Age : 37
Location : Poznań

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:40 pm

Funny, it flew really well until...
Cribbs74
Cribbs74
Moderator

2019 Supporter

Trusted Seller
Posts : 10578
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 45
Location : Tuttle, OK

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  getback on Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:44 pm

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Screen12
I think i can read your mind at this point LOL Sorry to see it went in hard , was it fuel proof !!
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

Posts : 6431
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 62
Location : julian

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:05 pm

What a shame.

I can't figure the constructed wing at the root of the full scale. Visibility maybe. Fix it, strengthen the root and fly again.

Bob
rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

Posts : 4718
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  dirk gently on Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:24 pm

If you mean why the chord of the wing is smaller near the fuselage, then yes, it's for visibility.
Sadly, the fuse is torn and the landing gear is destroyed, so this one's probably going to the bin. It was a very old airframe anyway, one of my first builds. The PeeWee will power one of my next projects.
dirk gently
dirk gently
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 321
Join date : 2012-02-03
Age : 37
Location : Poznań

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:04 pm

Seems a shame to trash it, it looked to fly really well, or you made it look easy.
Cribbs74
Cribbs74
Moderator

2019 Supporter

Trusted Seller
Posts : 10578
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 45
Location : Tuttle, OK

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  getback on Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:12 pm

Ron if you look back that plane is for rubber band model / stick and tissue very light , i am thinking as hard as it hit and fuse broken would =alot of work to get back to where it was . tongue Two Cents
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

Posts : 6431
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 62
Location : julian

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  ticomareado on Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:16 pm

It remands me of that plane that lost its wings in final scene of The Blue Max.
ticomareado
ticomareado
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 892
Join date : 2013-10-03
Location : NC

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  dirk gently on Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:10 am

Cribbs74 wrote:it looked to fly really well, or you made it look easy.

Yes, it was a good flyer while in it's prime, but it was already an very tired airframe, and I thought about retireing it even before the crash. The accident just sealed it's fate.
dirk gently
dirk gently
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 321
Join date : 2012-02-03
Age : 37
Location : Poznań

Back to top Go down

LWS 3 with a Pee Wee Empty Re: LWS 3 with a Pee Wee

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum