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Posted by Lance Nordby | Feb 23, 2006 @ 04:07 PM | 5,007 Views
I went to finally add some content to my gallery but found I can't.

I'll admit that my initial response to this blog thing was hey, why'd they drop the gallery? But, I don't want to be one of those people who are irrationally resistant to changes, so I'll give it a try.

I'll start with my latest project:


FW-190

House of Balsa kit (vastly modified) finished 2006

Wingspan 36”
Length 28.5”
Weight (flying) 24 oz. (approx.)
Motor E-flite 480
Prop APC 8x6E
ESC Castle Creations Phoenix-25
Battery 3S 1300mah
Rx Spektrum 6 ch
Servos 4 Hitec HS-55’s (2 for ailerons), 1 HS-81MG for landing gear/flaps
Landing gear Robart #123’s (man these things are finicky)
Duration Over 10 minutes easy.

This one took a looong time. The landing gear installation took as long as the rest of the plane. By the time I finished it I wished I had built a bigger plane. Had to finish it or suffer recriminations from the wife for not completing another project.

The “Snowbird” flies sweet. The landing gear coupled to the flaps works great. There is virtually no elevator trim changes needed when raising/lowering. I have yet to wring it out because of retract issues.

The “dirty snow” camo has yet to be applied and the pilot needs to be painted. I guess this project is not really done and probably never will be.