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Aug 23, 2011, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Vic Arcudi
Amen, a B-17 is by way of nature a slow lumbering aircraft. It would look kinda strange to see one doing unlimited vertical, 4 point rolls and mach 3 low passes. My 2 cents.
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Aug 23, 2011, 07:43 PM
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PMcGibbon,
How did you secure the FMS props to the motor shaft?
Aug 23, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by sharkbyte
PMcGibbon,
How did you secure the FMS props to the motor shaft?
I just ordered a couple sets of these with the props

http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...roducts_id=774

Or you If you haven't ordered the FMS props yet, you can buy them all together.

http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...roducts_id=709
Aug 23, 2011, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by pulsery2k1
pilot40874

it most likly could be connected in line with the landing gear channel using a y
so that in one direction it would turn something on or off lights?
Thanks for the information. That sounds great.
Aug 23, 2011, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by pomroyj
Pilot - I saw that unit but didn't order it for two reasons; 1) it was out of stock and 2) I would need two of them. Instead, I ordered this unit

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...f_Switch_.html

Looks to be more versatile and it's in stock for the same price as the unit you found. I have zero experience with these solid state type switches so I'd wait until I get one and let you know what I figure out. Assuming it works as advertised, I would think your 6th channel on the Rx would work. Question is, does your Tx have the capability to control it on a separate switch?

That unit looks like exactly what we might be looking for. Would really be cool if it allowed us to control all of those little enhancements like bomb drop, gear doors, turret rotations, lights, etc, etc.

Looking forward to hearing your report on this part. I'm almost tempted to order it just because I'm sure I could probably use it for something down the road.

Certainly cheaper than buying a new 12 channel JR radio!
Aug 24, 2011, 08:05 AM
In NY's beautifull hills
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In this months Model Aviation mag HK has this B 17 advertised @ $202.15 USD ??
I like this bird & tried backordering another @ $219 & total came to $260 something--instead of 1 cent ship, it's now about $40. My guess is the $202 is a baited come on
Aug 24, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by staggerwing
In this months Model Aviation mag HK has this B 17 advertised @ $202.15 USD ??
I like this bird & tried backordering another @ $219 & total came to $260 something--instead of 1 cent ship, it's now about $40. My guess is the $202 is a baited come on
I noticed that too!
Aug 24, 2011, 11:02 AM
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1 cent shipping is a promotion that comes and goes and expired last week. I think they use it to compete against HobbyPartz free shipping /w $50 purchase.
Basically the Belle is being sold at half price compared to Easy Tiger models. If you got one for $220 shipped your a winner.
That $10 switch you guys are looking at is sequential and non programmable. example. first flip of your aux channel closes switch one. next flip closes 2 and so on.
Aug 24, 2011, 12:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pilot40874
That unit looks like exactly what we might be looking for. Would really be cool if it allowed us to control all of those little enhancements like bomb drop, gear doors, turret rotations, lights, etc, etc.

Looking forward to hearing your report on this part. I'm almost tempted to order it just because I'm sure I could probably use it for something down the road.

Certainly cheaper than buying a new 12 channel JR radio!
I'm hoping I can hang the bomb drop function, etc off it too. Will let you know. Saw a post from 'Tom in Cincy' suggesting it may as configurable as I hoped. Too late, it's already shipped. I'm pretty confident it will do at least one function so that's good
Aug 24, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by pomroyj
I'm hoping I can hang the bomb drop function, etc off it too. Will let you know. Saw a post from 'Tom in Cincy' suggesting it may not be as configurable as I hoped. Too late, it's already shipped. I'm pretty confident it will do at least one function so that's good
See correction in quote
Aug 24, 2011, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveBC
Callie Graphics for 7 bucks www.calliegraphics.com
Rec'd the HAMILTON STANDARD decals as used by DaveBC & they look GREAT on my std re-pitched props. Perfect scale size.
For $7 shipped there are enough for approx 3 B17s
Aug 24, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by staggerwing
In this months Model Aviation mag HK has this B 17 advertised @ $202.15 USD ??
I like this bird & tried backordering another @ $219 & total came to $260 something--instead of 1 cent ship, it's now about $40. My guess is the $202 is a baited come on
It currently shows that price on the HK website for me, not the USA warehouse. I was going to get a second one since the first was $219.95 + $.01 shipping for the USA warehouse but after the first shipment ran out they no longer do the $.01 shipping but I can see why the box was quite large.

Don
Aug 24, 2011, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by staggerwing
Rec'd the HAMILTON STANDARD decals as used by DaveBC & they look GREAT on my std re-pitched props. Perfect scale size.
For $7 shipped there are enough for approx 3 B17s
Pics?
Aug 24, 2011, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveBC
Pics?
Another option is to go to the decals thread on RCgroups. They have lots of high res images for various decals.

Here's a posting with a nice Hamilton Standard prop decal.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=587

I've used my color inkjet printer to print them on water slide paper. After printing, you need to give the decal paper a good coating of acrylic sealer (available from Michaels Craft stores) before transferring the decal on to the surface.

Works great!
Aug 24, 2011, 10:09 PM
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You can buy decal paper and print your own on any inkjet printer too. DOH... should have read the whole post above me. LOL


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