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Posted by **neons** | May 29, 2012 @ 12:09 PM | 9,433 Views
Last year 4- 2011 I scratchbuilt the Kawanishi H8K2 Japanese "Emily". (Click my Avatar to find it) in My Blog. It was a 3 month project with plenty of interest..
This year, 2-2012, I have started the new build of the early version of the Martin Mars that had the twin rudder. I have the fuselage framing started. I am basing the model on Ivan Pettigrews plans.

To acces the Martin XPB2M Mariner Build Log go here:

You can contact Ivan by emailing him. Here is his email address:
[email protected]

Scale 1/20
Wingspan: 120 Inches
Length: 72 Inches
AUW: 13 pounds. as I estimate.
Wing Area: 1515 sq. in.
Wing Loading: 15.7 oz/sq. ft.
Airfoil: Eppler 197 with NACA with washout built in on outboard wing sections.
Power: Hex DT-750 brushless. MAS 10x7 with opposite rotations Nanotech 4s 5000Mah 14.8v Lipolys Turnigy 5amp UBEC.

The model will not be true scale as there are modifications on the plans that are not exact. I am going to divert from the plans some to use a mix of Depron foam and spruce wood and balsa also I am first going to upload some pictures and drawings and maybe some notes of this version Mars.

Photobucket Picture Depository

Updated: September 19, 2013

5th Annual John Nicolaci Float Fly Event
9- 8 -2013 5th Annual J. Nicolaci Flo Fly - Martin Mars Flight #2 (5
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Posted by **neons** | Jan 24, 2012 @ 12:05 AM | 9,475 Views
I started building in April-01-11. It is 2 months into the build here. The motors ar Hextronic DT-700 and 750's. The battery is a Turnigy 5K mah 40-50C 14.8volts. The motors produce under 1k watts and 69 Amps of power use. The props are APC 4 blade 10x6 pitch.The plane is at 16.5lbs. The wing is 100 inches. Fuselage is 78 inches. See the build log here: Totally built in 3 months time.

I updated 8-8-11 to 4 newer motors that were installed doubling the thrust for the Maiden flight. A lot of bang for the buck.

Photobucket Build Log Photo Slideshow:

Here is the latest video. Many others there also.
10-22-2011 Best of Emily - Nicolaci EloatFly.mp4 (4 min 2 sec)

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Posted by **neons** | May 09, 2011 @ 08:27 AM | 10,216 Views
This was an older Cub model I rejuvinated as an E-power model. It has a neat unique style of a plugin motor and battery nose module. I also made the setup for sea and land flights. Have a look at this setup. It would be very good for short nose and radial motor WWI and WWII planes with every other plane in between also.

Posted by **neons** | Mar 05, 2011 @ 09:04 AM | 9,746 Views
The plane has all the bugs out from the maiden now and it flies very scale like now. It is so pretty in flight. Very realistic look flying.
Here are the links to the Albatross. This one has all the info and the start all the way to the finish. This is in the middle of this thread.

This is a thread now defunct. It had a gorgeous Albatross by Stef. There still may be some video of the plane in here. It was a museum piece that destroyed in the maiden. I have some notes in the end also.
Posted by **neons** | Dec 08, 2010 @ 08:23 PM | 10,439 Views
I have also started to place some videos in Vimeo here:
11-13-10 Albatros Hu-16a Homebuilt Electric RC Plane (3 min 54 sec)

Posted by **neons** | Mar 21, 2010 @ 08:58 PM | 10,455 Views
I posted videos over the past few years here as I built homebuilts and some manufactured kits. I also like to do home builts just to keep busy. Many of them are posted and are all mixed in. There may be some notes under the video about the plane in question there. Have a look as it may be entertaining. I do not fly 3D flights so if you are into hovering you probably won't be interested in viewing these. Enjoy some or all.
Bob Pacheco


Use the Vimeo or YouTube links below. Thanks.

3-2-2011 New Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 Scratchbuild Test (4 min 57 sec)

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