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Old Jan 27, 2003, 01:40 PM
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scratch building a BELLANCA 28-92 TRIMOTOR!!!

well was flipping threw pages of a old 97 RCM book and came across this and said i got to build one of them!!! the original plans were for a 56in.WS running 3 speed 400's on 8 standard 1700mah cells, so what i did was took the page to kinkos and had them blow up to were i got a 42in.WS with a 25in. fuse length, think i"ll try 3 280's or 300's spinning zagi props with 10cp1300's(still want the speed) other then down sizing all the material and tracing all the parts things are going quite well, isnt the 1930's vintage racers a thing of beauty!! heres some pics, any help on the power train is apprieciated.
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Old Jan 27, 2003, 07:45 PM
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I have the plans for this, and intended to build it, but its got soooooooo many parts Good luck, and let us know how you progress.

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Old Jan 28, 2003, 05:50 AM
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well the server is finally back up, didnt have a chance to finish with the pics! yes slopenut too many pieces is a understatement!!!! heres what i got so far
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 05:53 AM
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26 pieces alone just in 1 engine nacelle
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 05:55 AM
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and that doesnt include the landing gear
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 05:57 AM
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heres a shot of the page plans before blowup
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 06:00 AM
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the tail wheel assembly alone has 3 solder joints, works like a tiller on a boat.
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 06:04 AM
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1 more pic and i'll keep progress reports coming
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 06:07 AM
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 09:15 AM
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I may have to get back onto mine soon! Mine will be the standard 400 size though, I cant imagine working with so many parts that are that much smaller Yours really looks nice and keep up with the photos, I like to keep motivated

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Old Feb 05, 2003, 08:36 PM
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well slope nut heres a few more motivational photos for you, all building is done, engine nacelles and motor cavitys done, all sufaces are hinged and the servo bays installed, all i got to do now is cover it! i've decided to go with 3 6v spd400's!!! with a ws of 42in. and fuse length of 25 its going to be a real bullet!!! i figure i could always go down in motor if its too much( thats if it survives maiden) i plan on using 2 types of batts 1 is a 8 celln 500mah and the other is a 8 cell aa size 600mah,pegasus 35 esc,hitec 555 rx, i'll be spinning 5x5 carbon fiber props. lmk what you think!
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Old Feb 05, 2003, 08:38 PM
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Old Feb 05, 2003, 08:42 PM
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Old Feb 05, 2003, 08:46 PM
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i'll post more pics as progress grows plus im going to weigh everything with and without all support equipment,by for now,john
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Old Feb 14, 2003, 06:04 AM
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okay, almost done covering+weighed everything, with 3 sp-380's and all other support equipment less the batt my weight was 28 oz. now if i use the 10cp-1300 then my auw will be 41oz.!!! how does that sound? do you think i'll be alright? my kc edf f-18 came in at 39.05oz. and that was with 1 motor, but i had to bungee launch that! each motor weighs 3oz. a piece, so if i did a single i could lose 6oz., but then i defeated my purpose by building a tri, post finish pics later
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