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Old Oct 29, 2013, 07:47 AM
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Raiders of the Lost Ark: Blom and Vos -38 AKA Horten BV-38

This plane is all over RCGroups but not in the right places IMHO.

Although it is an hypothetical aircraft from the famous movie 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark' it is supposed to be a warbird.

I always liked its shape and when I saw the release by ZETA science, I decided to give it a try.








Specs:

WS: 1225 mm
Length: 680mm
AUW: 750g
ESC: 30A
Motor: 2826 2350kv
Powered by: 2200mAh11.1v 3s
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 07:55 AM
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Unboxing

Nice double box.

Every piece is individually wrapped in bubble wrap bags and one box of accessories completes the set.
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 07:58 AM
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Cool! Are you gonna have differential thrust so you can do donuts and chase Indy around.

What's the Wing Span?
Walter
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 08:00 AM
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My first surprise: It's pitch black! Or maybe deep blue?
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 08:00 AM
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Cool! Are you gonna have differential thrust so you can do donuts and chase Indy around.

What's the Wing Span?
Walter
Just one motor. WS: 1225mm
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 08:06 AM
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Assembly

The parts are not many. It was not so difficult to put it together.

The manual is brief and well done.
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 08:13 AM
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Preparing to build it

Some preparation is needed to start building it, since it has been thoroughly painted all over.
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Continuing with the build.

This plane has a lot of potential for scale looks improvement.
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 08:38 AM
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The final touches

I think the build is too fast or I write too little.
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 08:52 AM
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Finished

It's not 100% accurate.
It's totally black (or super duper dark blue)
Some gaps on the seams.

But it looks cool and unique.

Next Saturday maiden!
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 12:36 PM
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this is awesome!
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Tartago...how did you acquire the plane? There are several of us wanting to buy this(as noted in another thread in this electric warbird section).
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Tartago...how did you acquire the plane? There are several of us wanting to buy this(as noted in another thread in this electric warbird section).
good question .i would buy one in a heart beat
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 05:19 PM
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very nice looking plane. found some more threads:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2019908
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1996338
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2017971

and link to manufacturer: http://newzeta.diytrade.com/sdp/1578.../12014563.html
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