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Feb 18, 2015, 01:53 AM
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The Bodney Bluenosers (Official) formerly Bluenoser Ambassadors


"The Bodney Bluenosers - 352nd RCFG" (formerly The Bluenoser Ambassadors)
An RC Flying Tribute To History

The 352nd FG, also known as "The Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney", were one of the youngest Groups in the 8th AF. Not in pilot age, but in the time they went active, compared to the other Fighter Groups in the 8th AF. They produced 29 Aces, including the highest scoring Mustang Ace of all time, Maj. George E. Preddy. You can read more about the actual 352nd FG here:
http://www.352ndfightergroup.com/assoc/main.html

"The Bodney Bluenosers" are a group of 352nd FG historians who use flying RC models to "keep the memory of the 352nd FG alive and flying". The planes of the team carry historically accurate custom paint schemes with each representing a different pilot from one of the three Fighter Squadrons of the Group. Each team member knows the history of the pilot(s) they represent as well as the history of the entire Group. The narration played during their performances tells of the outstanding achievements of the Group, but the pilots also welcome the opportunity to share the stories of the Group with the public face to face, answering questions and showing the planes on static display.
The team got it's start during the 352nd FG's 2014 reunion in Huntsville, AL. On October 11th, 2014, five RC enthusiasts with a mutual respect for the 352nd FG, brought ten RC Mustangs representing various pilots of the Group to the Rocket City Radio Controllers Club for a one time event. They did a static display and two flying demonstrations for the veterans and family members of the 352nd FG. The idea was to show them what exactly each member did on their own when flying at various clubs and events. Perpetuating the history and sharing it with the public. It was met with great "Thanks", and was such an honor for the team that it was decided right there and then to continue performing as a group. Whenever and where ever they could assemble with two or more members from the team.
The mission of the team is to attend as many RC flying and static display events as possible, and share the history of the 352nd FG and it's outstanding achievements during WWII. Currently there are 6 members on the team and a total of 12 P-51 Mustangs of the FMS brand, 1450mm series. There is also an FMS 1700mm series Mustangs on the team as well as several various brands and smaller size models. Each plane is also accompanied by a data sheet with the history of the pilot it represents.
Be looking for us at an RC event near you!!

If you're on Face Book, please visit our page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/8196...7/?pnref=story

HOW TO JOIN: It's simple. To be a member of "The Bodney Bluenosers", own and fly an RC replica of either a P-47 or P-51 that is historically accurate in it's paint scheme and representation of an ACTUAL PILOT of the 352nd FG, (can be from any of the 3 squadrons of the Group- 328th, 486th, 487th). Make a "data sheet" (one or more pages), on the history of that pilot and carry that along with the plane when you go to the field or any events. We also recommend a data sheet with the highlighted achievements of the 352nd FG. I can provide you with that information as well as on the pilot you choose to represent. Be respectable and always remember, "you are representing WWII veterans". Our mission is to perpetuate their history.

Big events such as Joe Nall, SEFF, eWeek, and such are not necessary for the whole team to attend. In fact, we've had to cancel a couple of high profile performances due to logistics and budget (oh yeah....... the weather!!). When possible, we try to assemble in mass at large events. The bigger our presence, the better we can share their history. I you are interested in performing at events in a "featured performance" demo, I can also email you the MP3 file of our official narration. Simply add it to your iPod (or any MP3 devise), and plug it into a PA system.

You can use any brand plane, Parkzone, E-Flite, FMS, Durafly, Hanger 9....... you get the idea. Make the paint scheme as accurate as possible to the real one. I'm always here to help research any and all 352nd FG aircraft.
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Feb 18, 2015, 02:36 AM
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Very cool idea. If someone is willing to put in the work Durafly would be honored to donate a 1100mm P-51D for repainting.

Moonbeam, how is that with you?

S

PS will there be a tribute at Joe Nall this year too? I'll be there and would love to feature it on our Youtube channel.
Feb 18, 2015, 05:38 PM
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For the repaint you got it!!!! Sounds great!!!!!

Not sure yet if the team members can make it to Joe Nall, but most likely E-Nall. If I can make Joe Nall I'll be there but it's also my daughter's birthday on May 17th.

Here's some Moonbeam McSwine planes I've done, so I'd be super glad to do up a Durafly for you!!!

Our member "Alrus1" has a Durafly done as "Hell-er Bust". He's going to post a pic for you.
Feb 18, 2015, 05:43 PM
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yes!

Good job captain!
Feb 18, 2015, 05:49 PM
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Here is my Durafly 1100mm ex "Ferocious Frankie" , now "Hell-er Bust"
Feb 18, 2015, 10:24 PM
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Derik, a FB request has been sent. You guys are doing great!
Feb 19, 2015, 01:54 AM
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Stuart,
I sent you a PM in response to yours. Thanks!!!!

Ghost,
I'll get on that in a few minutes. Thanks for friending us!!!

Alrus1,
Nice job on Hell-er Bust!!!!!! AND, I vote you bring Miss Helen to SEFF!!!!!
Feb 19, 2015, 08:27 AM
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For SEFF my list is 1700mm - "Little Rebel"
1400mm - "Petie 2nd"
"Miss Helen"
"Little One III"
Feb 28, 2015, 02:13 AM
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AMA Magazine Feature!


Found out today our team will be featured in the May issue of Model Aviation due out in April!!!

Boy I hope we do a good job at SEFF!!!!!
Feb 28, 2015, 03:00 AM
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Great idea! SEFF is on the wrong coast for me, but I'll be watching for updates.
Feb 28, 2015, 09:36 AM
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Really, really cool. I'm sure the surviving members of the 352nd love what you're doing.

BTW any word/sight of Moonbeam McSwine since it was sold to a new owner in France?
Hard to believe it's been almost 5 years since I sat in her as she was being disassembled for shipment.
cheers!
Kurt

Here are a few pics of MM, and my dearly departed Petie 2 doing some low passes
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Feb 28, 2015, 01:04 PM
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Found out today our team will be featured in the May issue of Model Aviation due out in April!!!

Boy I hope we do a good job at SEFF!!!!!
That is awesome news! You guys are doing a great job! I have everything I need including Callie graphics for Straw Boss 2. I plan on working on my e-flite P-51D tonight and tomorrow so I will post pics soon.
Mar 01, 2015, 10:43 PM
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Awesome you guys!!

Xmech,
We'll try to get stuff posted as soon as we can while there. Usually Jim Graham does a good job.

Ghost,
You better post pics!!!! I can't wait to see Straw Boss 2! No one has done that plane yet!

Kurt,
I know it's still there, and has flown in the last few Duxford airshows. In fact it has a featured solo performance on the "2013 Duxford Flying Legends" DVD. Hoping to purchase that soon!!
Mar 01, 2015, 11:20 PM
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Moonbeam, are you trying to get the DVD from www.FlyingmachinesTV.co.uk? I emailed them once asking about compatability with US players, international shipping, and such, but got no response. Please let me know if you have better luck.
Mar 04, 2015, 08:10 PM
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Moonbeam, are you trying to get the DVD from www.FlyingmachinesTV.co.uk? I emailed them once asking about compatability with US players, international shipping, and such, but got no response. Please let me know if you have better luck.
Can't remember, but I know it works on US DVD players. I watched the one I had probably a thousand times til it mysteriously disappeared.


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