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Old Nov 06, 2013, 12:01 AM
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One Big Bird

One big Bird . . .here is the Eastern DC-9-51 next to the 88" Convair 880 fuse.
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Old Nov 06, 2013, 04:14 PM
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Didn't notice. Oops, Thought you used 1 battery for 2 motors which is a really bad thing even though you want to save weight :P
Why is one battery for two motors a "really bad thing"? In fact, it's a really good thing in my mind. You don't want two separate power supplies draining at different rates! You will lose control of a twin if they do so.
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Old Nov 06, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Why is one battery for two motors a "really bad thing"? In fact, it's a really good thing in my mind. You don't want two separate power supplies draining at different rates! You will lose control of a twin if they do so.
True,. . .In My opinion Sir. . .One battery or two. . .. it really all breaks down the same way its just when on battery powers two motors its gonna draw down twice as fast then two would.

In the end its the discresion of the builder.
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Old Nov 09, 2013, 12:50 AM
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12 gauge to 16 gauge

I'm re-wiring the MD-80 and BAC-111 with WAY lighter 16 gauge wiring from the motors to ESC's by doing this I'm taking a quarter-pound out of each bird.
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 02:36 AM
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JAS MD-81 . . . .another Airliner is born!

Here are all the main fuselage components of my New Japan Air System JAS MD-81 The 5th Mad-Dog Under Construction.
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Old Nov 28, 2013, 04:31 AM
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O.k. just epoxied the J.A.S md-81's fiberglass tail to her fuse. . .& man does that new alignment "l" come in handy. . . .very soon I will have 25 airliner fuses in the demon works & I'm gonna start storing them in the garage lol.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
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Old Nov 28, 2013, 08:18 AM
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Your factory is quickly expanding DD, nice job on the parts! I figured I'd say Happy Thanksgiving to all and post what I made back in the good ole days ;-)
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Old Nov 28, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Your factory is quickly expanding DD, nice job on the parts! I figured I'd say Happy Thanksgiving to all and post what I made back in the good ole days ;-)
Thank you Glen. . . Happy turkey day to you as well sir!
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Old Nov 28, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Yeah, happy thanksgiving guys!!!!
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Old Nov 28, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Yeah, happy thanksgiving guys!!!!
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Oy. . .I wonder what those aliens would say about "boxing" day. . . Or "eastenders" day lol


Just teas'in mate! Happy Thanksgiving to you as w well.
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Old Nov 28, 2013, 09:05 PM
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Time to spackle in the new fiberglass nose & tail of the new j.a.s md-81.
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Old Nov 29, 2013, 08:30 PM
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This one is for DD.
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Old Nov 29, 2013, 08:38 PM
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This one is for DD.
Sweet pic PC!
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Old Dec 02, 2013, 08:52 PM
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In order to make this new J.A.S. MD-81 correct I have to add a "paddle tail" to the original 80 tail luckily I made a mold for it.
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Old Dec 02, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Getting lighter. . .

This new MD-81 fuse weighs in at only 18 oz about 1.125 pounds. . . I'm very happy with that.
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