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Nov 10, 2013, 02:47 PM
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SB2C Helldiver 100" ws from Jerry Bates plans

Started the latest build. Build Log is in the Giant Electric Plan forum.
Starting it with a quick build of a 49" ws park flyer.
Link is here:

Finally got to the point of having a fuse plug and laid up a fuse today( Jan 24th).
It's a big Beast.

Finally on the wing by end of February. Plan is to take it to SEFF as a static display.
It is on the gear but still a lot to be done. Nice to get it out for some pics though.

I tried the Turnigy 6364-245 KV but it is struggling trying to handle that big 20x10 Biela four blade prop. So I ordered the 6374-192KV and will probably run it on 10s.
Other than that, the Beast is pretty well done.
Soon, I'll post more recent pics and a short video we took when we had it out for a taxi test. The Maiden will not be until Oct in Vegas at Bennett Field.

Here's a short taxi video:
MVI 0492 (3 min 14 sec)

Video of maiden flight in Vegas at AITH. Short flight that ended early due to engine problems and then when Nut tried to get back to the runway the plane flew right into a dust devil!
John Morgans SB2C Helldiver 100" Maiden Flight (1 min 32 sec)

Second flight was wonderful
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver - 17 OCT 2015 (7 min 39 sec)
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Mar 22, 2014, 12:21 PM
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Nice..CoB! I always loved that big Curtiss vertical, on this ship. Just heavy metal lookn'.

May 02, 2014, 11:14 AM
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Spotted your awesome "Stinger" build and spent the best part of a couple of days ingesting all the information and following along. Great build and looking forward to seeing this one come together.

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