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Old Jun 18, 2003, 01:17 AM
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WWII bombers...available as electric parkflyers?

I've always wondered if there was a nice, slowish, electric WWII bomber model anywhere. A bombay would be a must, but I suppose I could always make a custom one if I had to...the egg drop from a Slow Stick post a little while ago got me thinking about it.

I have a small, dual glow powered, line controlled balsa model of a B-29 I have yet to build that I got like 10 years ago...I think I'm going to save it until I get really good with this stuff and feel up for a glow/control line to electric RC conversion =) That would make one sexy plane!
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Old Jun 18, 2003, 02:01 AM
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http://multiplexusa.com/product_fs.htm

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=cargo+b17
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Old Jun 18, 2003, 08:57 AM
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That gas to electric convertion sounds really NEAT!!! Make sure when you get to it you post a build thred... Thanks

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Old Jun 18, 2003, 09:51 AM
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Check the Dare kits. They have both a B-25 and a Havoc- and since they are designed by Mike Midkiff, should fly quite well. I'm starting to eye them too..
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Old Jun 18, 2003, 11:36 AM
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Alot of people, myself included have done a Multiplex Cargo, converted to a B-17. Has the bomb bay your looking for. My favorite plane, has more flights than even my Zagi.....
Do a search on b-17's or Multiplex Cargo, there are more than a few threads.
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Old Jun 18, 2003, 11:39 AM
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One more....
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Old Jun 18, 2003, 11:43 AM
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Or you can try a scratch built version:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hreadid=125794

I had a few issues at first as it was my first design, but its flying great now. Loads of fun dropping parachute guys. =P
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Old Jun 18, 2003, 11:53 AM
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oh ok one more....
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 07:35 AM
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Bristol Bombay from Twinstar kit
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 07:50 AM
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^ i'm loving that.
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 09:48 AM
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Great job, Dorme! Does she still fly like a Twinstar?

The creativity of people on this forum and in this hobby never ceases to amaze me!

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Old Jun 19, 2003, 10:33 AM
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Flies the same, only it looks better and sounds better with the 3 blades. There are some other people that have modified the TS to look like PBY's as well German bombers. Since it is a great flying plane, it lends its self well to modification. I might try a TA-154 next.
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 11:09 AM
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Yes Dorme, very well done. I am impressed.

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Old Jun 19, 2003, 11:19 AM
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Who would ever have thought you could make the Bombay actually look good.
Nicely done, Bristol would be proud.
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 03:33 PM
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Working on a Farman. Very hard to balance. All of the components have to be as far fWD as possible.
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