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Old Mar 16, 2005, 07:36 PM
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Dornier DOX...???

But I still vote for the most beautiful prop plane of all the "Constellation"... that's 4 motors Gene...
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Old Mar 16, 2005, 08:08 PM
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The Connie is a beauty all right, but one of Hughes' other designs is my favorite, the world speed record H1 plane. Check out those sleek lines, not bad for a 1930's design.

Look at that bottom profile, I've been tempted to make it into a pusher canard, of course I'd have to move the rudder up to the "front".

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Old Mar 17, 2005, 08:54 AM
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Gene... You did a great job on the C47. I am building one now. I don't get on here much but follow the builds every day. I would like you or someone to consider a C 130 or 160 FF build. I think it would generate a lot of interest. Please!!! Joe
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 08:55 AM
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Foam , it is a Beauty !!!!! Canard out of a H-1 , huh???? Keep talking like that and we'll have to invite you into "the Order".....hahahahah

C-47...now comes the tough part ... cannibalizing a radio from something else ... Never enough radios!!!!

C130??? Hmmm???
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 01:03 PM
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Just gotta find the right power system. I'll be darned if I'm going to put 4 x $10 worth of brushed motors on one! Maybe if I can find a lower Kv 250 or 260 motor laying around in surplus somewhere I hate to use 4 280's, and 4 IPS's is out of the question... I'm too cheap!

One thing at a time. I'm scheming away on the Sorta Stealth Sport right now... It is a bomber, after all



Then maybe a C-130


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Old Mar 17, 2005, 03:15 PM
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Gene Maybe just a set of plans for the C130. I'm sure somebody will build it. Joe
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 04:05 PM
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Dropping a tank out of the back end, talk about your major trim changes! Wonder how many clicks that took...

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Old Mar 20, 2005, 10:26 AM
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How I spent my Saturday morning ....

The weather was clear and calm ( for a change ) , I got to the field at daybreak (06:15).. there was a light ground fog over the grass .... Got the C-47/DC-3 ready , oiled the motors , checked the surfaces and props for proper movements /operation ... the motors didn't sound quite as HOT as the j250's we've been using , but being a believer , we tossed it ..... Wow!!! it has more power / speed than I realized ... very fast non scale flying ,but FUN .... while fumbling around , I accidentally touched that stick on the left and somehow reduced the power ...Boy does this thing fly slow and look exactly like a "Goonie " in the air ... Way Way COOL!!!! and very relaxing !!! I'm glad I chose to follow the REM controls suggested by Genebond, simple and work great ... even managed a few loops (more non -scale )... This is a FUN plane , and would probaby be a really good introduction to twins if built as presented ...Thanks Gene, another "WINNER"!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Mar 20, 2005, 10:43 AM
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C130 - C160

Just build a C130 - C160 either 4 motors or 2 motors builders choice. Joe
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Old Mar 20, 2005, 07:12 PM
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Glad it worked, Glen. Pretty surprising how little power it takes to fly, huh? and quiet, too!

Touch and goes are great fun as well.

sheba: I haven't looked at the C-160, Is it the european version of the C-130 with 2 motors? Seems like I saw someone mention it.

C-130 study: I found a suitable surplus motor How's about 4 x $1.50 for the power plant... Oh, yea, props, too Looks like 3x2 props. Darn, I was hoping for 4 or 5", but I'm going to look at something else here, before I pin it down and start drawing. I think Ideally, I'd like to see 6-8a total current, on 2s. I like that power range as far as batteries go. It would probably work fine with some old Li-Ions in parallel Heck, with as much wing as these have, the weight won't make that much difference. The only real concern will be wing bracing. That's more a problem due to the 4% chamber I love...
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Old Mar 20, 2005, 08:42 PM
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Search for a C160 Transall I found some great pictures of a German air Force C160 flying at an airshow. Joe
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Old Mar 20, 2005, 08:56 PM
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Ahhh... Yea, it'd work. But a quad would be cooler
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 09:04 AM
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What about the old "flying Boxcar" ????
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 10:24 AM
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This one?

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar

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Old Mar 22, 2005, 08:25 AM
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mmmmmmm maybe i'll try this dc3 on x2 2025-4200s
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