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Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:24 PM
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6.5 foot span B-24 Liberator

I am building a very large (for me ) blue foam B-24 Liberator.
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:28 PM
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wing

The wing is 6 feet 7 inches in span. I started with a flat bottom piece cut to the wing plan form and then cut the ribs to match the airfoil minus the thickness of the fan fold foam. All the electronics were then installed before the top skin.
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:30 PM
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motors and speed controls

I used for inexpensive Tower Pro motors from Grayson. All the speed controls were disabled and I use a SportBEC to power the reciever.

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Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:36 PM
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Fuselage

The fuselage was built from 1/2 inch blue foam so that I could sand the corners down to make the b-24 shape. It is not perfect scale but I think its looking pretty good so far.
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:41 PM
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Clear parts

All the clear parts were done by Keith Sparks of Parkflyer Plastics and they are just great. He has a whole line of pilots also that I will use to crew the Liberator. The scale of my plane was determined by the plastic parts as Keith had done them for a guy that was making a wood built Liberator so I just blew up some three views at Kinkos till they matched the parts.




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Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:46 PM
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wing saddle

I cut the wing saddle out after the final shaping of the fuselage and it is held on by magnets. It is how I get to the wing bolts and all the electronics and the receiver.

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Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:47 PM
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she is going to be a big one

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Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:54 PM
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Very cool project. Can't wait to see flight report and possibly some videos.

Thanks for posting your pics.
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Subscribed. Looking forward to more pics, flight report, how about video?
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Wow! Great job so far.

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Old Jan 10, 2009, 10:26 PM
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Very cool indeed. Following with great interest.

Cheers,
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 10:28 PM
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Douglas,

Being a B-24 fan, I am impressed by this build.

I'm probably not alone wondering this, but could you explain about disabling the speed controllers? How, and what is the result?

Thanks,

Ken
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Looks great,
keep supplying pictures.
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 11:44 PM
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Looks excellent so far.

You foam guys amaze me.

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Old Jan 11, 2009, 07:02 AM
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...explain about disabling the speed controllers?...
I believe he means that he disabled the BEC on the speed controllers (he mentioned he was using a separate BEC).
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