| #1 56S
||Sep 21, 2010 07:37 PM
Scratchbuilt Twin Beech model 18
I've been pondering this build for years. About 33 to be exact. My father, now 78 worked on the venerable Beech 18 in the Navy out of NAS Oceana in the early 50's. When I first started flying RC, I contacted Beechcraft and asked them for some drawings to use to help build a RC model. With electric power allowing ultra-light building possible, now is the time.
Size will most likely be 65" WS. The standard four channels with retracts. Lucky for me the Navy decided maintaining the retracting tail wheel was too much work and locked them in the down position. Power looks like it's going to be a rewind red and blue wonder x 2. A scale prop would be around 11" but I may fudge on that since wrapping a RBW to swing a 1060 without turning lipos into too much heat is within my limited skill level. I had originally thought a 32oz AUW would be doable...and I still believe it is. I'm going to nix that in favor of adding a bit more scale and shoot for 40oz.
This build will be a long one. Partly because I haven't so much as taken a pencil to paper yet.
More to come!:popcorn: