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Old Sep 07, 2010, 12:26 AM
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C-17 EDF Build log From Ordering to finished Product!

Some of the guys wanted me to start this. Today I just ordered my C-17s EDF from HSW. I should have the planes (Yes I have 2 coming) in about a week and a half or so. I will post when they get here and then as I am building the plane. I also plan on doing some mods to the gear as in the pics the gear does not match the real plane, but I will have to see as it is supposed to have retracts and go from there, Also I plan on giving it the Charleston AFB Markings.I will be having a friend help with the build as I have very limited time off and I have recently hurt my back.


I do just want to mention one more thing. Please keep this thread about the C-17

Stay Tuned!!!
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 01:46 AM
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Can't wait to see your finished C-17!

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Old Sep 07, 2010, 01:55 AM
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Yea I can't wait to get the planes-2A571
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 03:06 AM
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ElIntocable, I used to be 2A676 on F-16's (for 7 years) before crossing over to 1A171 Flight Engineer..Electric jets are horrible for Electricians huh??
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 04:27 AM
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I cant wait to see this!
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 09:57 AM
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Its gonna be sweet! 1A071
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 10:15 AM
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looking forward to it 2A071S
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 04:25 PM
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Ok I have my first update today. I spoke with Chuck from HSW and there is a slight delay on getting the C-17, the first production run was to have fixed gear, but they have since added the retracts and they are in the process of perfecting them. the delay is only about a week. so I should have the planes about 5 days later then expected. I feel it is ok as long as I get a great product. we shal see. I have faith in HSW and he has not let me down yet.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 05:06 PM
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Oh boy, did not want to hear that... I am curious on how the retracts will work and if it will be scale
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 05:10 PM
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Did you see this pic on the ready2fly site? Classic pic!!
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Yea I saw the pic and it does look cool. I didn't want to hear it either, but if I have to wait an extra few days to get a quality product then it is worth it. as soon as I get it I will post pics. and I do hope the gear is scale or close to it.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Whats up with the ACC decals? I was a Weapons School guy and our jets still flew the AMC fail flash. Gotta love that Chinese intel
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 07:56 PM
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Retracts? Oh boy. Will this intersting. How are they going to pull that off on those mains? Very interested!
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 08:12 PM
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I am waiting to see, that is one of the reasons I ordered them, also becuse I have been working on these planes for the past 15 years. I waited 14 Years for revel to make a plastic model and now I can wait a few more weeks to actually having a flying rc model.
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