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Archive for August, 2019
Posted by Capt jk | Aug 15, 2019 @ 12:43 PM | 956 Views
Hi all,
I am having difficulty getting this build blog going. It seems like I have a lot of views, but absolutely no responses from any of you. It defeats the purpose of a blog for me as I am looking forward to interaction. There seems to be a problem at RC Groups as it appears as if nobody is able to respond. I need help from someone to contact RC Groups and let them know.

Check out my build progress below...
Posted by Capt jk | Aug 09, 2019 @ 10:05 AM | 995 Views
Hi all!
Can someone either post or PM me? I am attempting to get my build progress blog going. I am not sure if people are able to respond to my link. If any of you have issues posting let me know, if PM isn't working contact RC Groups.

I finished the planking to my access hatch (sans sanding). Painstaking process, but baseball helps! Parts are slowly starting to arrive.
Posted by Capt jk | Aug 04, 2019 @ 12:49 PM | 2,681 Views
I finished the electronics access hatch. It was a bit uncomfortable cutting into a model I put so much time into, but it turned out well.

Next up is planking. My thought is to plank from the nose to the end of the wing. Not sure if that would add too much weight. Does anybody have input?

My overall goal with this project is to learn as much as I can about setting up RC electronics for flight. Once finished, I'm going to set this model aside and learn to fly on something more user friendly. I've also read a lot about the RC simulators, which sound like fun. Flying the B-17 will come in time.

I haven't been able to find an RC hobby club over here, and was hoping to learn from other members on this forum.

I've otherwise have been having a lot of fun tinkering with this B-17 and learning about electric RC. The fine motor skills required have also been helping out with my recovery.

I'm hoping to hear from any of you out there...!
Posted by Capt jk | Aug 03, 2019 @ 05:36 AM | 2,797 Views
The parts are starting to arrive. Haven't heard from anyone yet...
Posted by Capt jk | Aug 03, 2019 @ 02:46 AM | 2,565 Views
European model dope...
Posted by Capt jk | Aug 02, 2019 @ 05:33 PM | 2,285 Views
Hi all,
Thought I'd share this. I was recently presented with a flag which was flown over Omaha Beach, Normandy. I had it framed along with a blood tube full of sand I collected from the beach, seemed to turn out well.

I am very fortunate to be stationed over here, and try to share the experiences I am privileged to be able to be a part of. The history in Europe is unparalleled... I try to preserve momentos like this as a reminder of those who sacrificed before us.
Posted by Capt jk | Aug 02, 2019 @ 02:27 PM | 1,996 Views
Here is a quick pic while waiting for parts to arrive. I'm working on dry fitting the framework, and soon will be doing some plankwork. Next I will be creating access hatches and lightening the overall frame.🇺🇸