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Old Jul 05, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Maybe we could get a Red Tail Squadron together!
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 07:23 AM
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 07:47 AM
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A Red Tail Squadron

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Hi Tony,
It's Brent "Hollywood" from the Apollo B-17 squadron. Hey, a Red Tail squadron. I'm in! I just finished putting mine back together. Jim and I flew it on a buddy box and I messed up and didn't throttle back after landing. Taxied onto the grass area, broke a prop and burned up its ESC. All is a go and I'm ready to try again.
Hope to see and Evelyn soon.
Luck
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Hey Brent! Great to see you on RC Groups. Yes, I'm thinking about getting an 1100mm P-51 Mustang sometime soon. Our B-17 formation needs fighter support! Hope to see you soon.

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Old Jul 31, 2012, 03:05 PM
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A few more pics of the Squadron....

Some more pictures and videos of us warming up for the next big event this Saturday, August 4th at Apollo XI Field:
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 03:20 PM
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...and the videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l24RfMW9Fm0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShO2i4srKoc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCaU...e=results_main
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Forming a Red Tail Squadron

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I'm in if I can get my Red Tail up and flying. The retracts that came with the plane sucked. Replaced them with eflites which as slightly larger. They shudder on the way down, but retract O.K. going up. Guys at the field think the gears are to heavy for the servo batt I'm using. I'm going to try to run the retracts on a separate batt. All the best to you an Evelyn.
Apollo X1 B-17 Squadron member, Brent "Hollywood"
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 01:54 PM
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Hollywood,

Sorry to hear about the retract issues. I hope you get your P-51 in the air soon. I purchased the Durafly 1100mm P-51 and will bring it on Saturday!

Best,
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Video please! Love to see the P-51 with the bombers!!!!
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 11:35 PM
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Video please! Love to see the P-51 with the bombers!!!!


Stay tuned...we should have some video after the Fun-Fly this Saturday! :-)

...in the meantime, here are some new pictures from Wednesday's Apollo Field B-17 get-together:
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 07:19 PM
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B-17 Gathering Photos - 4 Aug 2012

Here's a few photos taken by my daughter Evelyn during the San Fernando Valley Flyers Scale Fun Fly Event held on 4 Aug 2012 at the Apollo XI RC Field.

Great event, stunning models, skilled pilots and lots of fun! Looking forward to the next gathering.

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Old Aug 08, 2012, 07:58 PM
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MORE pictures from the All Scale Fun Fly....

Here a whole bunch more pictures from Mike's 35mm camera. Some great shots and good memories of a fantastic day at Apollo field. I don't think we've seen this many B-17's in the air since last April at the Apollo Field Fun-Fly!

Thanks to all of the Squadron that came out and supported us at the field:
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Presenting "Sepulveda Mission #2" of the Award Winning, World Famous, Apollo Field B-17 Squadron!

Ron's videos:

B17 Mission in Black & White (5 min 35 sec)
(B&W version)
B17 Landing Gear Collapses - Mission 2 (5 min 43 sec)
(color version)


Mikes videos:

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Old Aug 09, 2012, 01:59 PM
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What happened to the crash plane?
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Not sure. we never definitively figured out exactly what it was that caused the crash. We think it was the right aileron that did an commanded, full deflection.....it was recently replaced, and could have been the source of the problem because it didn't "play nicely" with the stock servos.

The good news....Brent's already got it back together again and in flyable condition! You got a love these foamies! A little bit of CA glue and some kicker, and you can mend them back together again in no time.
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