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Old Feb 23, 2013, 06:55 AM
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Rc Convair 990 & 880 EDF Airliners!


The Time Has Come My friends! I can't delay this build any Longer, I've been waiting my Entire Adult Life to start my Convair 990 & 880 Build! This very well be the First time either one of these jets have been Modeled in RC form, I hope to Build these In my conventional way with a single bird as the "Mold-Mule" and make molds of the Nose, Tail, & engine nacels for the 990 & 880.

This build will be a tad slow for the next 2 months with SEFF & Joe Nall 2013 Coming up But after these shows this 990 & 880 Builds will Really Heat up!
And this build might be one of my last for 2013 considering how many other projects are underway, I expect to have The JAL & American Birds finished by the end of this Sumer.

And the Most important thing is your Input & ideas and suggestions on this Build!
I look forward to all Conversations As I construct these 4 engined Giants!

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 07:08 AM
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990 & 880 Specs, whats inside & out


Here is the breakdown

880 Length 88 Inches 990 about 92 inches

Both 880 & 990 winspans will be 81 inches

Flying weight 8-10 Lbs, with almost a 7 foot wingspan she can easily handle that weight.

Powerplant 4 70mm EDFs for the 880 and 4 70 or 4 90mm edfs for the 990 (wider-nacels)

Servoless retracts, 15-16 mini servos, 2 recievers, 4 80amp Hobbywing ESCs

4 18-22 Volt Lipos.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 07:13 AM
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880 & 990 Plans!


I am now almost finished the 880's & 990's plans, In One photo I have a 767 depron wing section on top of the 990's wing plan to show how a foot longer wing looks.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 07:17 AM
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990 & 880 Construction begins . . .


I have all the fuselage bulkheads for the 880 & 990 prototypes CNC'ed by SilverFox, and I have the Hand made Foam & Balsa Rudders of the JAL 880 and AA 990 Made.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:44 AM
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Ah man, I have been waiting for this! The 880 was really the first airliner I wanted to build, but I needed to get other builds under my belt first.
This was one big-time hot rod in the full-size version, I'm sure yours will be too.
Love the odd ones that aren't modeled much, would love to do the United Caravelle in a 60-70 inch wingspan.
Good luck!
Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:46 PM
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Classy choice, the 990 would be easy to build with scale nacelles. The shock cones are always a visual feast as well. Here is some 880 smoke:

Ex-TWA Convair CV-880 Departing From Mojave (7 min 36 sec)
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K you might need more popCorn for the next two months on this build Lol
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Ah man, I have been waiting for this! The 880 was really the first airliner I wanted to build, but I needed to get other builds under my belt first.
This was one big-time hot rod in the full-size version, I'm sure yours will be too.
Love the odd ones that aren't modeled much, would love to do the United Caravelle in a 60-70 inch wingspan.
Good luck!

Thanks Kevin!, The 990 will be my Largest EDF airliner to date, I'm almost positive Noneone has built either on of these babes, I have Read almost every RC Flight Mag Out there over the last 30 Years and NEVER seen one.

DC-8s, 707s Yes But Not these.
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Classy choice, the 990 would be easy to build with scale nacelles. The shock cones are always a visual feast as well. Here is some 880 smoke:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isP1LVVZ6nU
Thanks Eddie, I have that 880 Video saved to my computer, "old Smokey" Is coming back!
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Subbed nice choice Chris
Thanks Boss!
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Sweet that your subbed up!
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880 & 990 Models


It's Crucial to have Models of the planes your building so you can use them as a reference.
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