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Old Oct 12, 2001, 01:33 AM
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Commercial Airliners

Does anyone own, or even know of someone with an airliner. I would love to see a mini dc-10, 777 or similar. How about planes with 4 fans? That must make some beautiful noise. I haven't been in this hobby very long, however I am surprised to find that no one else seems interested in passenger planes.

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Old Oct 12, 2001, 02:25 AM
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Hi Andy,

look at this side, there you can find a Airbus
http://www.dangelmaier-dekor.de/airbus.html

greetings from vienna

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Old Oct 12, 2001, 09:05 AM
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DC-8

Bob Pannell, a talented builder/flier in the Cincinnatti area, scratch built a DC-8 with 4 480 class fans. It is a large plane and features retracts. I took some pictures of the plane when it was flown at Muncie in June of this year, I could post them if anyone is interested.
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Old Oct 12, 2001, 03:02 PM
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I too admire commercial airline models, and they are around but they're certainly not a majority. Nonetheless, because of their smaller numbers and their unique appeal, they always draw onlookers, particularly if the model is big.

Here's a photo I took of Ed Putnam's BAe-146 (a discontinued Robbe kit) flying a few months ago outside of Reno, Nevada. The wing span is 1.8 meters and it's powered by four Robbe Rojet fan units, Power 410/12 motors and 16 cells. Ed added his own fowler flaps to assist with flying at Reno's high altitude.
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Old Oct 12, 2001, 05:57 PM
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Bob Pannell's DC-8

Here are some pics of Bob's DC-8 . . . . ..
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Old Oct 12, 2001, 06:01 PM
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Bob Pannell's DC-8

And another one . . . . .
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Old Oct 13, 2001, 12:18 AM
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I too admire commercial airline models, and they are around but they're certainly not a majority. Nonetheless, because of their smaller numbers and their unique appeal, they always draw onlookers, particularly if the model is big.

Here's a photo I took of Ed Putnam's BAe-146 (a discontinued Robbe kit) flying a few months ago outside of Reno, Nevada. --SNIP--
Looks very sweet. I'm a big fan of this plane, if anyone has one of these kits still in the box and wants to part with it please email me at allen@silentflightonline.com

Thanks,
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Old Oct 13, 2001, 01:08 AM
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Thanks for the pictures- those are some incredible planes! There is something about a detailed, fully functioning model of one of these giants that intrigues me. Especially when they are very scale, with dual wheels, retracts, and of course no props used in place of fans. And fowler flaps! WOW! I have never seen that done on a model before.

Too bad the BAe-146 kit isn't available. I would love to taxi it around my living room(one my favorite things about e-flight).

Maybe some day I'll have the ambition and finances to scratch build something like this!

Thanks again
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Old Oct 13, 2001, 07:21 AM
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Hi James.
Ed sent me a video of his 146 I am amazed at how it flys for such a large machine with plenty of Grunt to spare and even glides well the part where he taxis it in at the end most impressive hard to tell from real thing.

Have only got to Feb next year to get mine ready for the E-rally up country Ed's Ideas will make doing it a lot quicker I can tell ya.

have a 146er outa the U.K. coming to stay in a few weeks so will be good to get down to the nuts and bolts.

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Old Oct 14, 2001, 11:58 AM
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Commercial Jets

How about a 707 with Led Zepplin logo on the side. Remember when? Ahhh those were the good old days. John Z.
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Old Oct 14, 2001, 12:55 PM
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Hi James.
Ed sent me a video of his 146 I am amazed at how it flys for such a large machine with plenty of Grunt to spare and even glides well the part where he taxis it in at the end most impressive hard to tell from real thing.

Sluf7
Do you have the ability to encode the video to RealVideo, Quicktime or other internet standard? I'd love to see it.

If you can't encode it and want to, I can do RealVideo if you want to send me the tape.
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Old Oct 15, 2001, 08:27 PM
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I too am very interested in seeing more electric R/C commercial airliners. I have never built a R/C plane before, but I'm currently in the process of designing a 1/30th scale Boeing 777-200 (wingspan will be about 80"). It will be powered by twin 4" EDF units each outputting 2 lbs. of thrust. Originally I had considered using rechargeable Li-ion batteries as I often use them at work (I am a electrical engineer), but the power density is not as high as the latest NiMH cells, even though gravitmetric energy density of Li-ion cells is easily two times that of NiMH. I think I will go with the 3000 mAh NiMH cells for now.

An excellent place to learn more about R/C airliners is at www.edfmodel.com. They have pictures of an Airbus A320, B-757, BAe-146, and DC-8.
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Old Oct 15, 2001, 09:08 PM
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Yes, more heavy metal!!! I will be the first in line for a quality kit of an airliner with ROG capabilities.

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Old Oct 16, 2001, 09:18 AM
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Of course, I'd love to get a plan for a 707 - then I'd want to stick a dish on top and make it into an E3-D

That would give me something to fly my RAF Tornado in formation with....
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Old Oct 16, 2001, 01:39 PM
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I would love to get my first biz jet ! you start with small scale and grow all the way to full scale !

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