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Old Oct 07, 2010, 07:36 AM
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looks GREAT, burt! wonderful job building her.
Thanks rob737!

The markings and registration are not based on a real airplane, but rather a conglomerate. Nobody has asked about the two enemy kill markings under the cockpit window, so here's how I envision it...

During the height of the invasion, two Bf 109E pilots spot the easy target, a C-47 laden with paratroopers of the U.S. 82nd Airborne. Intent on turning the vulnerable Skytrain into a blackened spot in a field South of the town of Ste-Mere-Eglise, the Messerschmitt pilots don't see each other and converge while diving for the "kill." The 22 year old captain of the Gooney Bird and his co-pilot watch as the mid-air collision causes both fighters to loose a wing and they spin in. The result is those two unlikely kill markings on the nose of one of Donald Douglas' faithful, lumbering transports.

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Old Oct 07, 2010, 08:21 AM
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It's 3/4" Scotch Colored Plastic Tape. My hardware store also has it in 1-1/2" width. I've used it before and it holds onto the foam really well. It will flex around contours, but you just have to take care not to stretch it too much prior to laying it on. If you unroll a long length of tape, let it rest and "de-stretch" 30 seconds before you put it down or it may pull loose, especially in an inside corner like over the point where the tail emerges from the top of the fuse on the Skybus.

Ya, I didn't get paint bleed under the blue masking tape but masking already-painted foam for a second color = not so good.

http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=393
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Great job , almost looks to good to fly .
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 12:15 PM
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Dynam Skybus DC-3

Here I sit with a Dynam "Ready-to-Fly" Skybus that is still not flyable. Yes, the airplane that I bought back in August from Nitroplanes is still not usable.

I payed (over $5)for the shipping back to Nitroplanes to return the original bad ESC harness. They sent me back a replacement ESC harness that didn't fit.

Now they want me to pay to ship this replacement harness back to them so they can replace it again. I have doubts that they can find the right part....so this shipping process could become expensive for me. Anyhow, I asked them to just send me the correct part and when I confirmed fit and function, I would return the ESC harness that didn't fit.

Nope, against their policy to send a replacement without first receiving the bad part. So, I'm the one that is not trustworthy? But wait, they're the ones that took my money and sent me a product that doesn't work. Hmmm.

Bottom line.......I told Nitroplanes that I wasn't spending any more money to deal with them or Dynam on anything else, ever. That goes for Hobbypartz also, since Hobbypartz is Nitroplanes.

P.S.......I did forward all 11 e-mails to Dynam, and of course no response from them.
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 01:06 PM
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That's too bad-I love Dynam esc's-I have two 30 amp versions of some kind in a P-38, and they have been working very well for more than a year.

I hate to say it, but maybe try rolling your own to get that beauty in the air!
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 01:30 PM
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BladeHead

Great job , almost looks to good to fly .
Thanks pulsery2k1. Ya, considering all the gusty winds we've been having around here lately, think I'll just be looking at her for awhile, waiting for that perfect maiden day.
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 02:12 PM
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Thanks pulsery2k1. Ya, considering all the gusty winds we've been having around here lately, think I'll just be looking at her for awhile, waiting for that perfect maiden day.
Sorta sacrilege to say, but I think I'd make that beauty a hangar queen. That's kinda why I'm on the fence about trying to do a nice paint job, but then mine would NEVER look as nice as D7 #144006!

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Old Oct 07, 2010, 02:36 PM
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That's too bad-I love Dynam esc's-I have two 30 amp versions of some kind in a P-38, and they have been working very well for more than a year.

I hate to say it, but maybe try rolling your own to get that beauty in the air!

As far as the Dynam ESC's it's like in the game of "Russian Roulette" you hit an empty cylinder and I didn't.

I would just like to see these companys have the balls to step up and be responsible for their own errors.

If by "rolling your own" you mean fix it myself, I will. And when somebody asks what it is, I'll tell them it came from Siberia and is not available anymore.
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 03:27 PM
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Hey guys

nitro has the airframe only on sale $49.00

http://www.nitroplanes.com/60a-dy8931-skybus-kit.html
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 03:50 PM
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As far as the Dynam ESC's it's like in the game of "Russian Roulette" you hit an empty cylinder and I didn't.

I would just like to see these companys have the balls to step up and be responsible for their own errors.

If by "rolling your own" you mean fix it myself, I will. And when somebody asks what it is, I'll tell them it came from Siberia and is not available anymore.
Darwood, I feel your pain.

I believe you've reached the Acceptance stage of the 7 Stages of Skybus Ownership Grief. We're here to support you, my friend. Just as a precaution, you my want to avoid reading pulsery2k1's post #759. I'm feeling a impending relapse coming on from it, myself.

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Old Oct 07, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Darwood, I feel your pain.

I believe you've reached the Acceptance stage of the 7 Stages of Skybus Ownership Grief. We're here to support you, my friend. Just as a precaution, you my want to avoid reading pulsery2k1's post #759. I'm feeling a impending relapse coming on from it, myself.

Burt
Yeah, bummer. BUT, shipping would probably be $30.00. If I keep telling myself that, I won't be inclined to pull the trigger.

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Old Oct 07, 2010, 06:54 PM
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Darwood, I feel your pain.

I believe you've reached the Acceptance stage of the 7 Stages of Skybus Ownership Grief. We're here to support you, my friend. Just as a precaution, you my want to avoid reading pulsery2k1's post #759. I'm feeling a impending relapse coming on from it, myself.

Burt

Yeah, I read post #759. That would be the way to go if I were so inclined, which I'm not.

But don't forget, the airframe has some problems too. How about that "snagging" tail wheel? Mine had that. And how about the poor hinging on the control surfaces? I had to replace my elevator hinge, it just would not loosen up and move freely.(Which brings up the question about short flight times. If anyone has a stiff control surface hinge, that can cause the servo to put a big load on the battery and shorten flying time. Just a thought.)
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 10:39 PM
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Madined the Old Skybus last Tuesday, all went better than expected. Gobs of power and a very stable flyer. Can't wait to make a AC-47 out of it.

I wonder if Dynams new twin 310 cessna (Grand Cruiser) is going to fly as well?

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Old Oct 07, 2010, 10:49 PM
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Crazy, the mixed bag of testimony here on this plane. Some people's fly top notch out of the box. Others, like myself have had a different experience, that of man against machine, locked in battle..go figure. Everyone seems to like 'em though, assuming they get in the air.

Flying my Dakota in the AM. Wish me luck

Now air-frames are $50 expect to see a lot more of them.
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Old Oct 08, 2010, 08:51 AM
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That why the airframe only is great - the cheap-crap electronics
that came in other versions is why some are lucky and some
have problems, I belive bladeheads first when down due to
loosing a motor- others had loose conectors.

now with an empty airframe you choose the motors ,esc's
servo's and you have a much more reliable aircraft
and it cost less. you only have to do it once.

the problem is with nitro they charge the same shipping
charge for 3 models as they do for one -the first was $22
the second was $22 and the third qas $22 - thats 66 for 3
models. I'll have to call to see if they can do it cheaper
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