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Old Oct 17, 2014, 10:27 AM
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Rare WWII Bombers

You can see my other discussion thread here too: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2249018

Readiness: Kit Click to learn about readiness definitions like RTR or ARF etc
Condition: New in Box
Why Selling: Looking for community interest.
Willing to Trade: No
Item Description: All planes are built to order.

I have a CNC hotwire machine and am in the process of making RARELY (If ever) made WW2 bombers and Attack Aircraft. American, British, German, and Japanese.

American - A20 Havoc, B26C, P61 Black Widow, Lockheed Hudson Mk3

British - Beau Fighter, Vickers Wellington MK IC, Bristol Blenheim MK4,

Japanese - Kawasaki Ki45 Ver.3, G4M 'Betty', Ki-46, Kawasaki Ki-102B Ver.3, Yokosuka Ginga 'Francis'

German - HE-111, HE-129 With large cannon, DO-17, FW TA-154, JU-88

Finally a Experimental Biplane, I call the X-Foil. =) (X-Wing was copywrite protected)

All kits come in Foam (EPS) or (XPS) or can be covered with a resin shell. Just add you electronics , cover, paint and go. Here are two Sample photos I have. Power systems, electronics and such are installed all by the user. I only provide the plane/Airframe, it is up to the end user to figure out how to install all electronics they need. Doors and access hatches are provided on covered kits, covered and painted kits but not in just the foam kits as they would be too fragile to ship if I did that. Also removable cowls are provided on all kits.All kits have a 1000MM body length, there fore the wingspans vary according to the plane with respective to scale.

Example: B26C = 17.8 scale, Where as the HE-129 Tank buster = 12.8 scale, but both with a 1000mm long fuse.

4 to 6 channel aircraft. A/E/T/R w/Retracts or without and with or without bomb bay drop (Like the B26C)

Required to finish:
Servos - 9 gram
Brushless motors - 380's or 400's
Speed controllers - 20 Amp or applicable
Battery - 1800 to 2200Mah 11.1v Lipo
Landing Gear - Air, Servoless, mechanical retracts (which ever you want, but not included)
Radio TX and RX

If you are interested please email me. Build and shipping time in 5-14 days once your kit is started, depending on your position in the build que. Paypal only. Special requests are welcome but take a little longer for CAD development for my CNC machine. With a extra charge of 35 dollars on top of the standard price.

Plane - 110.00
Custom Plans - 35.00 (For any Kit I currently do not have CNC plans already done, This Option MUST be applied, List of kits WITH CNC plans are on the Marketplace Ad) BUT I WILL MAKE ANYTHING.
Building - 30.00 to 45 depending on the model's complexity
Shipping -30.00
Ok, So shipping prices have gone back up but I am willing to keep my normal prices for now. Shipping has become expensive due to the LARGE box that USPS considers it. 12x12x40. But that's fine. Normal shipping prices are to be 25.00-30.00 dollars per plane, nothing I can do about that unless I get a shipping company to give me a break. And I'd still be eating some of the shipping costs. Sorry folks. But until I figure something out it is going to be the way it is.

This is for Standard Domestic Shipping.

International shipping, I'm still considering, Don't want to tell you folks no, but contact me and we can work something out.

International Shipping - 45.00-??? (Prices may vary, but usually, or at least so far)

SO options are:
1)Foam kit - 110.00(bag of parts you put together and sand/fill what ever) Due to size other kits are only 90.00, but more due to more foam being used.

So there are your options, Just let me know. Shipping is 30 depending on location. Prices increased a little due to the work I do assembling the kits

Scale depends upon what size the real Aircraft is. The B26 is 17.8, while the HE-129 is 12.8. Each Aircraft will be different. But the bodies are all about 1000mm in length so depending on which aircraft the wingspan varies on the model. About 42in wingspan though, give or take. Just take the real Aircraft Dimensions and divide by 1000mm and there you go for the scale and size of the w/s for any given model.

Here is the thread with pictures and current questions. I also uploaded photos of prototypes and kits in progress.

Scale depends upon what size the real Aircraft is. The B26 is 17.8, while the HE-129 is 12.8. Each Aircraft will be different. But the bodies are all about 1000mm in length so depending on which aircraft the wingspan varies on the model. About 42in wingspan though, give or take. Just take the real Aircraft Dimensions and divide by 1000mm and there you go for the scale and size of the w/s for any given model.

I believe in being upfront with folks so I wanted to let you know, build que status had changed, not for those who have paid to this date though (10/6/2014). Hate to have folks pay then figure out they have to wait a little bit for me to start. I'll refund the customer, because they say, "I don't want to wait. I'll just order later when you're not as busy.", Then more folks get in line then in front of them by paying for their orders and they (the customer) starts to see me not slowing down anytime soon. So the customer ends up sending the money again. But now in stead of the customer's original spot the first time they paid, the customer has moved to the back of the line. Again full disclosure.

Thank you again for the interest. First paid, first served, then so on and so on. When it is your turn, I'll email you and we can get started. If it is a plane I have already done, please look for picture here in this thread or my for sale ad. If not then I'll gladly send you pics along the way and post them here.
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 03:10 PM
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Final photos of a foam, ready for your covering Devastator (Crimson Skys, Xbox video game plane)

Kit assembly instructions:

Alignment is extremely important- It is my recommendation that you use 5 min to 15 min epoxy to glue the parts together. This allows for enough time for alignment. The better aligned the parts are the less sanding that is required. I don't recommend CA or even Foam safe CA. All parts are numbered to show how to put them together.

Sanding is needed once parts are aligned. Depending on the amount of time put into the alignment, depends on the sanding. The leading edges of the cowlings will need to be sanded as well.

Gap filling is also required, Some models require more then others and depending on the alignment can be more or less then others. Usually only where the wings meet the fuse or where the nacelles meet the wings need gap filling.

Finishing is up to the end user, however .5oz cloth for fiber glassing or just plain 45 min finishing resin over the foam should be fine. However if using just plain finishing resin, I recommend you using the provided carbon Fiber rod slots for support tubes (Spars). Just check for resin compatibility in a small area before before mass application.

Painting can be done with any paint, (Brushed, rattle can, or air-brushed) that is compatible with the resin.
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 03:49 PM
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Put some more pics of my Halifax on lol
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 03:59 PM
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Cutting the formers for the nacelles still I'll update the pics, I promise, lol. I just found a easier and faster way to do some cutting for your nacelles so it's now moving at twice the speed for cutting. Is there any particular place you want the battery access hatch??? I was going to put it in the typical spot (the front, at the canopy glass but a little larger) but wanted to ask before I did any cutting...
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 04:19 PM
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Perhaps as the hobbyking dc3 looks to be
top front of the fuse clips off with magnets as far as I can tell
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Perhaps as the hobbyking dc3 looks to be
top front of the fuse clips off with magnets as far as I can tell
Ok, I'll draw the line on the foam and post it to show you what I am talking about before I do it. Just to make 100% sure.
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 06:05 PM
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May sell better if you put up pics of finished products..My 2 cents
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 06:12 PM
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I don't finish, no time, It's up to the customer to finish. I just provide the rough airframe. Too many orders to stop on just one airplane. Sorry. Not to mention I finish to what the customer pays for. I think 21 orders so far is a great place to be for just starting out.
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Can you show any examples of the Ta154?
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 10:12 PM
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Very cool!!!

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Finally a Experimental Biplane, I call the X-Foil. =) (X-Wing was copywrite protected)
Can you please give some more details on this one?
Is it an accurate model of the Star Wars craft?
Any screenshots of the 3D design, if not a completed kit?

thanks!!
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 11:23 PM
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Can you show any examples of the Ta154?
Sorry all models are built as ordered. I have been back logged for 35 days now. And still building. Folks like these kits, but I only have time to build what is ordered.

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Can you please give some more details on this one?
Is it an accurate model of the Star Wars craft?
Any screenshots of the 3D design, if not a completed kit?

thanks!!
Here attached is the 4th prototype of the X-Foil. (X-wing) biplane of my own design. Sorry it's nothing like the starwars biplane. It has a 1000mm fuse (39+ inches) and a 44 inch wing span. I had a final model made but sold before photos could be taken at the local airfield. Flys slow and fast great. A little down elevator for inverted flight. Rolls are not as axle as I would like but cool none the less. Lands great, smooth and easy, with any tail dragger (wheel is in the rudder, which that and the elevators are not shown) you got to watch out for the roll out on take off and landing. Other then that a great plane!!! Canopy not shown either.
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Sweet! I really like the looks of that. What did you use for motor/prop/battery?

Got my hopes up that you had done a star wars X-Wing. I built one out of two radjet kits (see my blog for pics) and am now building a bigger, more scale one with quad EDFs.

If I wasn't in the middle of that build and have too much other stuff going on would definitely order your X-Foil. Will keep it in mind and hopefully be ready for another build soon.
cheers!
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Old Oct 18, 2014, 11:18 AM
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Any pics of a Hudson ??

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Old Oct 18, 2014, 11:28 AM
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Any pics of a Hudson ??

Woody
Sorry woody, but I do not have any photos of the plane. All photos I have are posted. Otherwise everything is built as ordered. I Take photos of everything once build and during build processes to keep for future references like what you are asking for.
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Here are your final foam nacelles and cowlings for the Handley Page Halifax. Ready for light weight spackle and then final covering. Also you can see the wing joining holes for mating the outter and inner wings together.
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