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Old Feb 14, 2002, 11:33 AM
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Bristol Bolingbroke Mk IV (based on Balsacraft Blenheim)

Hi There,

Just thought I would post some pictures of my Bristol Bolingbroke Mk IV (based on the Balsacraft Blenheim). The aircraft is based on a 115 squadron, RCAF aircraft from about 1943. The nose on the model is formed from Balsa with windows painted for effect. This was more effective for me because I wanted the aircraft to be stand off scale rather than true scale and having a balsa nose saved weight overall. I did CAD up the MkIV nose up and make rough plugs for the glazed areas however the amount of space and detail needed inside would have been more work - and weight so did not do it this way.

Overall weight is just under 4.5 lbs, it is powered by 2x Overlander Hurricane 625 electric motors on 7 2400mAh Nicads and has 4 mini servos. The props are Graupner 8x4 slimprops.

I'm not going to attempt to fly it until the weather improves. It is still a bit boggy in the fields and I would like more grass coverage for its maiden flight. I'm also having lots of fun with my Balsacraft Hurricane.

I'll post some pictures when it takes to the air.
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