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Old Aug 02, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Too bad Dynam doesn't make the DC-6 . You could do an "Ice Pilots" replica.

Looks good !

-Hawk
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 12:02 AM
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OK Guys:

I finished applying the decals to my Dynam DC-3 Skybus last night & now I think she is just about ready for the maiden. I chose Testors Metalic Silver for the paint job instead of Testors Chrome on the recommendation of somebody here & I think it still turned out good. I had a pleasant surprise when I opened the kit to find out that Dynam now includes the 3-bladed prop in the kit version of this bird & I really like the look of them.

For all you folks who have searched the world over for Decal Sets for this size DC-3 I can give you a valuable piece of advice, Callie Graphics! Callie will
see the whole decal set for $24 but if you just want the Text graphics she only charges $9 + $2 shipping. Since Dynam does a fairly nice & reasonably accurate job with the stock decal set, just scissor off the lame "Skybus" & use the nicer "Fly-Eastern Air Lines" over the windows & on the wing instead.
Callie also has a lot more DC-3 decal sets that she has from past orders also so you don't have to do Eastern Airlines.

MY DC-3 Setup:

Servos: (2) 9G Servos in the fuselage & (2) 10G servos in the wings.
Tail Wheel Mod: Yes, my tailwheel is steerable
Motors: (2) RC Timer #CF2822-14 1200KV brushless motors
Brushless ESC: (2) Hobbyking 25/30 Amp brushless ESC's
Receiver: Corona #RD620 6-Channel dual conversion receiver (72 MHZ) CH 46
Lipo Battery: Turnigy Nano-Tech 2200-3S (25-50C Discharge)

*Now all that is left is left is the maiden & the very important question "Will She Fly" ??
Nice work, I love the Eastern livery...Thanks for the pictures mrebman...
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 12:29 AM
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Nice one...Buffalo



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Old Aug 03, 2012, 01:53 AM
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[QUOTE=AskaLooN;22333139]Hey Rod,

there you go

DC-3 & C-47 Mass Arrival - EAA Airventure 2010

and one of my favorites:

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Excellent!! Thanks very much for taking care of it.

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Old Aug 03, 2012, 02:07 AM
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Too bad Dynam doesn't make the DC-6 . You could do an "Ice Pilots" replica.

Looks good !

-Hawk
Hello Hawk, did you see bettsmums beautiful Buffalo DC-3
Check out post #2239 Nice one

Happy Flying,
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 06:51 AM
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Grumman,

Yes, I forgot they flew the Goonies too. Love the show. Very cool pics. Don't they,also have an Electra?
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Another one hooked

Grumman, I guess I'm the spokesman for the discussion, so glad you found us! Thanks for posting those vids of a great old airplane. This bunch of guys in here has done a fine job of tweaking out this model, both in airworthiness and liveries and they are great at sharing their ideas. I'm thinking Dynam has this group to thank for brisk sales of the Skybus... They get lots of free promotion in here. It never ceases to amaze me when I see the beautiful renditions that have been done on Skybus, like lebl468 's Dakota, just recently posted. I encourage everyone to post pictures and videos of their planes, we love seeing those!
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 03:55 PM
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the DC3 is one of my top planes on the list and well, I had to get one.
at $89 for PNP i couldn't go wrong. out of the box she is a beauty. great wingspan. I will be doing some mods and i need to read up more in this thread to get some pointers and help for everyone
here she is along with some of the scratch builds im working on, nothing special so far.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Electra

Hello dahawk47

Check out the Buffalo Electra... and go to their site and check out the gallery...

Enjoy... Happy Flying everyone...

http://flic.kr/p/7ek7RG

http://www.buffaloairways.com/index....=photo-gallery

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Old Aug 04, 2012, 12:15 AM
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WOW too much...what a forum keeping me up all night...

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Grumman, I guess I'm the spokesman for the discussion, so glad you found us! Thanks for posting those vids of a great old airplane. This bunch of guys in here has done a fine job of tweaking out this model, both in airworthiness and liveries and they are great at sharing their ideas. I'm thinking Dynam has this group to thank for brisk sales of the Skybus... They get lots of free promotion in here. It never ceases to amaze me when I see the beautiful renditions that have been done on Skybus, like lebl468 's Dakota, just recently posted. I encourage everyone to post pictures and videos of their planes, we love seeing those!
Hello again BladeHead, yes it's really one of the best forums I've seen...I have spent the last few nights reading and looking at all the excellent work that you guys have been doing here...And it looks to me that it's still Flying...more guys ordering planes...I will get one shortly and probably go with the Eastern Airlines Silver Fleet livery, my mother flew with them and I remember she gave my brother and I T-shirts from that golden era...I love it... Well I will probably check out more pictures and contact Callie for the graphics as per mrebman...OK enjoy
and Happy Flying... Thanks for starting this Super forum...
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 12:28 AM
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More ideas for finishing...

So many of these beauties were built and are all over the world..Great

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-26Oct2008.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...w_2010_arp.jpg

http://www.dc3history.org/dc3noseart.html
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 02:12 AM
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More finishing ideas...

More finishing ideas...

http://flic.kr/p/a5bqLZ

http://flic.kr/p/53TUNK

http://www.dc3history.org/floats.htm

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Old Aug 04, 2012, 02:21 AM
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Good takeoff

Good take off...


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Old Aug 04, 2012, 02:26 AM
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Great flying model

OK thats it...
Time to order... Thought you might enjoy this beautiful flying model...
Enjoy


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