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Jul 31, 2012, 01:50 AM
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Thanks everyone – I will shoot a video when we get to fly the maiden

Charles
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Jul 31, 2012, 04:13 AM
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Hi Bill – Attached is an image I've just found of me and my twin brother taken circa 1966 in Aden – in it I'm building an amazing Japanese kit of the Zero fighter for control line. It was powered by an Enya 19 and flew like a Saturn V rocket!

The reason for this post is that he is Mr Hart! so I'll cut him some slack!
Glad to see that you managed to fly your model successfully
Best
Charles
Jul 31, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Hi Bill

It's a family tradition started by our father, Charles builds absolutely beautiful models and the eldest of four boys prangs them (not always I'm pleased to say).

Regards.

Tim
Jul 31, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Spitfire1954
Hi Bill Attached is an image I've just found of me and my twin brother taken circa 1966 in Aden in it I'm building an amazing Japanese kit of the Zero fighter for control line. It was powered by an Enya 19 and flew like a Saturn V rocket!

The reason for this post is that he is Mr Hart! so I'll cut him some slack!
Glad to see that you managed to fly your model successfully
Best
Charles
Cool picture, I love those wood floors.
Aug 01, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Hi Parkk – Have you flown your B17 recently? The AUW of mine is 28oz, what did yours weigh in at?

Charles
Aug 01, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Spitfire1954
Hi Bill Attached is an image I've just found of me and my twin brother taken circa 1966 in Aden in it I'm building an amazing Japanese kit of the Zero fighter for control line. It was powered by an Enya 19 and flew like a Saturn V rocket!

The reason for this post is that he is Mr Hart! so I'll cut him some slack!
Glad to see that you managed to fly your model successfully
Best
Charles

AhhHaa!!

Now that the Mr Hart identity has been established I understand the brotherly love

Kind of like an actor saying "break a leg" before the big peformance.

With that in mind "break a leg" on your maiden Charles...

Bill
Aug 01, 2012, 09:47 AM
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Thanks Bill
Aug 01, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Hi Parkk Have you flown your B17 recently? The AUW of mine is 28oz, what did yours weigh in at?

Charles
Hey Spit, I think it was 32 ? It's been a few months since I've flown. One of our cats jumped on the B-17's right H.Stab. and broke it, so it's grounded at the moment.
Aug 01, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Mine is 20oz rtf and is underpowered on the IPS brushed motors. I have a set of 1811 10 gram motors to put in it someday.
You have vastly more power and my gut feeling is it's going to fly great. Just remember to keep the speed up and you'll have an uneventful maiden. Good luck!

Glenn
Aug 02, 2012, 03:34 AM
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Thanks for the advice Glenn – I will be keeping everything crossed

Charles
Aug 03, 2012, 03:05 AM
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I have detailed the spec for this conversion as below

GUILLOWS B17 – FINAL SPECIFICATION FOR RC CONVERSION
Motor: 4 x 10g 18mm 1800kv Outrunners
ESC: 4 x 6A ESCs Budget
BEC: 5A Switching Mode
Propeller: 3 Blade GWS 5 x 3 (Port – Anti Clockwise, Starboard – Clockwise)
Battery: 1600mAh 2S Lipo
Retracts: 18.8 gram electric servo-less
AUW: 28oz

Charles
Aug 03, 2012, 03:56 AM
It's a fine fiddly business.
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Originally Posted by Spitfire1954
I have detailed the spec for this conversion as below

GUILLOWS B17 FINAL SPECIFICATION FOR RC CONVERSION
Motor: 4 x 10g 18mm 1800kv Outrunners
ESC: 4 x 6A ESCs Budget
BEC: 5A Switching Mode
Propeller: 3 Blade GWS 5 x 3 (Port Anti Clockwise, Starboard Clockwise)
Battery: 1600mAh 2S Lipo
Retracts: 18.8 gram electric servo-less
AUW: 28oz

Charles
Charles,
The best of success on your upcoming maiden. I am waiting eagerly. I think I am developing sympathetic anxiety.
Robert
Aug 03, 2012, 06:43 AM
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Thanks Robert – I am not sure when we will get to fly the maiden due to family commitments – will post as soon as
Charles
Last edited by Spitfire1954; Aug 03, 2012 at 06:48 AM.
Aug 03, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Good luck Charles.

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