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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:40 PM
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They know have another one listed.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-B-17-Memp...item3a7bcfb6d5

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I purchased mine through HOBBYKING on ebay. They have it listed at 262.14 or best offer. I made an offer and they made a counteroffer of 230.00, which I accepted. Shipping was a 29.99 shipped to SC. Received today, seven days after purchased.
Have not open box yet, it was shipped USPS.
Here is the link to ebay for the one they have currently listed:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=261124361382
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Red Brick 30a ESC

Any one using these? I've got two to replace the stock 20a jobs that smoked. Any advice on setting these up? Looks like I have to de-solder the wires off the old stocker and the new red brick and then solder the stocker wires on to the brick to get everything to plug in right. HK's site is down at the moment so I can't get a programming manual. But do I need one? What's the chance that once wired up these new red bricks are plug n play? I'm using these for #2 & #3 inboard motors.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:31 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving to all the yanks....

The weather was perfect for some flying today...light winds, sunny skies, a few white clouds and cool temps, so I went out to Apollo by myself today and had some more fun with the B-17. Mike captures these stills from some of todays flights.


BTW, I went through my logbook for some grins the other day, and here are the totals:

2 Engine Failures

3 Catastrophic Prop Blade Failures (during the time I was experimenting with various propeller brands!)

4 Midairs....(w/ various members of the B-17 Squadron)

5 T/O & Landing incidents (most before I learned how to land in crosswind conditions!)

6 Receiver/Electrical Brownouts

15 catastrophic crashes and subsequent repairs!

1072 flights....and still going!!

She's pretty war weary and battle scared, as you can tell from some of the photos, but it's been a good 'ol bird and I hope to keep her flying proud for another 1000.



Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:35 PM
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The weather was perfect for some flying today...light winds, sunny skies, a few white clouds and cool temps, so I went out to Apollo by myself today and had some more fun with the B-17. Mike captures these stills from some of todays flights.


BTW, I went through my logbook for some grins the other day, and here are the totals:

2 Engine Failures

3 Catastrophic Prop Blade Failures (during the time I was experimenting with various propeller brands!)

4 Midairs....(w/ various members of the B-17 Squadron)

5 T/O & Landing incidents (most before I learned how to land in crosswind conditions!)

6 Receiver/Electrical Brownouts

15 catastrophic crashes and subsequent repairs!

1072 flights....and still going!!

She's pretty war weary and battle scared, as you can tell from some of the photos, but it's been a good 'ol bird and I hope to keep her flying proud for another 1000.



Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!
Hi Mike ,

Thanks for your very nice photos~~~~You are a good pilot and professional cameraman

Keep going~~Waiting for your another 1000.

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody !

Best regards!
Suzanne
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:07 PM
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Red Brick programming

This is apparently the current programming sheet for the latest crop of red bricks. dated 22 Aug 2012
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...X447211X48.pdf
Simple enough. Can only program 3 things. Still a little confusing and somewhat vague. I was able to disable the brake which was shipped enabled on mine. The other ESC programming sheets and on-line video does not match the simple beep tones of this new 30a red brick.

Update: Red Brick 30a installed on inboard motors. Brakes were on shipped. Followed simplified programming method and was able to disable brakes on both so props are free wheeling when throttled back as with the stock 20a units. Only problem Is they start a tad later than the stock outboard units and also a bit more abruptly. But they seem quite reliable and I should be able to fly like this ok,
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Second pic appears to show right rudder with left aileron? Do you mix rudder/aileron.

BTW, not trying to critisize . . . . sir.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Second pic appears to show right rudder with left aileron? Do you mix rudder/aileron.

BTW, not trying to critisize . . . . sir.

No mixing....just the result of trying to keep the plane from nosing over into the ground while attempting a knife edge" (or as near a knife is you can do in an extremely underpowered, heavy bomber! ) during a low altitude "show pass" for the camera man! That's full rudder deflection, and it still wasn't nearly enough to keep it from wanting to roll over toward terra firma.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Knife edge.....

In a bomber.....

Why of course.

Love it.

Great pics
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:34 PM
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What ESC??

I asked this question before but I got zero response. Wound up replacing two stock ESC's with red brick since I didn't know any better. They seem to run ok but start up a little harsher and a tad later than stock. They also get pretty warm. Now I've ordered 4 identical Turnigy deluxe 20a ESC's http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=26498 hoping I'll be able to program them to operate much smoother and cooler. Comments please!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:59 PM
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I asked this question before but I got zero response. Wound up replacing two stock ESC's with red brick since I didn't know any better. They seem to run ok but start up a little harsher and a tad later than stock. They also get pretty warm. Now I've ordered 4 identical Turnigy deluxe 20a ESC's http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=26498 hoping I'll be able to program them to operate much smoother and cooler. Comments please!
I don't know how you had your ESC's hooked up originally or why you had problems so I can just tell you what I did.
My ESC's are still the stock units but I removed the RED wire from all of them and installed a Castle creations 10 amp bec that gets its power from one of the lipo packs. Just be sure you calibrate the throttle range on all of the ESC's so they will start about the same time. The bec's in the factory ESC's have linear regulators and all of them tied together did not seem like a good idea. I'm not sure how the switch mode regulators in the ESC's you are getting from HobbyKing will work if they are tied together using the factory throttle quad extension harness if that is what you are going for. There are quite a few servos in this plane and I didn't want to chance it with all of those regulators fighting each other to maintain 5 volts for the receiver, but that is just my two cents.
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I asked this question before but I got zero response. Wound up replacing two stock ESC's with red brick since I didn't know any better. They seem to run ok but start up a little harsher and a tad later than stock. They also get pretty warm. Now I've ordered 4 identical Turnigy deluxe 20a ESC's http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=26498 hoping I'll be able to program them to operate much smoother and cooler. Comments please!
Why are you abandoning the red bricks? I'd just put one on each side, matching either the outboard or inboard motors so there's no left/right thrust asymmetry. Heck, that would be more scale since a full scale starts one engine at a time
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Why are you abandoning the red bricks? I'd just put one on each side, matching either the outboard or inboard motors so there's no left/right thrust asymmetry. Heck, that would be more scale since a full scale starts one engine at a time
I haven't yet. I have them inboard for #2 & #3. They work, but kick in a tad later than the two outboard with stock ESCs.
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I haven't yet. I have them inboard for #2 & #3. They work, but kick in a tad later than the two outboard with stock ESCs.
Is that a problem?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Now that I have this plane on the way, I'm looking to get the FMS props and spinners. Is there a place that sells them together that will accept paypal? I don't know if pw rc does paypal.

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Never mind. I figured it out.

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