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Old Jan 12, 2009, 09:15 AM
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Sweet flyer after coupling the rudders 100%

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Old Jan 12, 2009, 09:16 AM
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video of the flight

http://www.vimeo.com/2592071
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Wow Doug, you are fast. Didn't expect to see a maiden that soon. Looks like you have to finish it after that smooth flight. It is a real beauty in the air, and the landing looked great!

Congratulations.

Ken
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 09:25 AM
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now the pretty stuff can begin

By the way the video was taken by my good friend and the president of my flying club Ronnie (His Grace The Pope) Pope and the plane flew very well at half throttle and has lots of extra power to get out of trouble. I use a three cell 4500 from X power and I need it mostly for the weight in the nose.
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 09:27 AM
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Pilots and crew are from Park Flyer plastics.

They are very light and look good after some painting with the brush.
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 09:31 AM
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So they can maintain control

The instrument panel is made from light foam sheets that are colored and can be super glued together. (don't know what kind of foam it is but I got it at Hobby Lobby the craft store not the RC store.)
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Holy s..... Batman, that looks great. The cockpit details are super.
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 05:20 PM
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Thanks

Here is a link to the web site that I get the plastic pilots canopies and cowls from
http://www.parkflyerplastics.com/
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Your plane is amazing! Great job
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 07:27 PM
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top turret guns and gunner


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Old Jan 12, 2009, 07:28 PM
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on the plane

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Old Jan 12, 2009, 07:29 PM
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Turret masked and glued on

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Old Jan 12, 2009, 09:14 PM
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Awesome job on the plane Doug,and thanks for the link i have the book on order.Can,t wait to see your plane finished.Great job!----Bob
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 09:40 PM
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Be careful with the ESC's as you have them mounted. I found on my B24 which was about the same size as yours that it didn't take much of a bump in the runway to get one of the outboard props to hit the ground. The cheap TP ESC's have no overload protection in them and will smoke and catch fire if the prop loads up from hitting the ground. I had quite a bit of smoke and flames come out of one of the nacelles after this happened along with a bunch of chared wood inside the nacelle. I crimped a 20amp autofuse into the powerlead coming into each ESC after that happened.
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Very nice! The co-pilot kind of resembles Jimmy Doolittle! Congratulations!
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