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Jan 16, 2002, 02:32 PM
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C-130 Hercules parkflyer


My Hercules is now almost ready for the maiden flight (next weekend, if the weather will be fine)! Only the skis are still missing - yes this Herc will be on skis!!!

Wingspan: 116 cm (45.5 inches)
Wing Area: 15 dm2 (233 sq.in)
Weight: 370 to 400 grams (13 to 14 oz) depending on battery pack
Wing Loading: 24 to 26 g/dm2 (7.4 to 8.6 oz/sq.ft)
Servos: JP Pico
ESC: Schulze slim-18 be
Receiver: Multiplex Piko 4/5
Batteries: 350-600mAh 6 to 7 cells

It is made out of depron and covered with clear packing tape.
Check out more photos from my homepage.

-=Mike=-
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Jan 16, 2002, 03:00 PM
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Awesome Mike! Another great job.

What did you use for motors? N20's?

Looks like you have plenty of room for batteries.

BC
Jan 16, 2002, 03:10 PM
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BC, Mabuchi 050 - and oversize 5x2 props. I have ordered 3x2 and 4x2.5 props, but I'm still waiting...

And yes, no problems for fitting in radio equipment...

-=Mike=-
Jan 17, 2002, 03:29 AM
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Tyson

Love the stealth Herc - let us know how she flies

Of course it will be fine and clear this weekend for maiden flights - also level snow for the skis!

Are you familiar with the 3-blade Ballards RTP propeller? Not very scale for the Herc, but fine pitch . They are what Peter Wank used and reccommended for the DC3 and other 050 models. they also do a 5x2 2 blade which is worth a look. he also suggests the small Williams Nylon CO2 prop and the COX 020 5x2 altho' this is stiff and heavy

I can take pics this w/e of these props if they are interesting.
Jan 17, 2002, 01:03 PM
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Lotsa lift for those four engines...
Jan 17, 2002, 02:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by andrewh
Are you familiar with the 3-blade Ballards RTP propeller? Not very scale for the Herc, but fine pitch . They are what Peter Wank used and reccommended for the DC3 and other 050 models. they also do a 5x2 2 blade which is worth a look. he also suggests the small Williams Nylon CO2 prop and the COX 020 5x2 altho' this is stiff and heavy

I can take pics this w/e of these props if they are interesting.
Hi Andrew!

Yes, please do.

-=Mike=-
Jan 17, 2002, 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by Buffett323
Lotsa lift for those four engines...
Wow!

I think that I should keep my climb angle smaller during first take-off...
Jan 17, 2002, 05:53 PM
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Wow, now that's an angle of attack!!
and done without the JATO packs!
Jan 17, 2002, 07:36 PM
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It's either a great angle of attack on take-off or a Helo pilot trying to pull pitch for landing. Oh wait a minute, that's a USAF C-130. Sorry about that. Brings back memories of a few USMC CH-53 (any helo) drivers that used to plant the fixed wing aircraft I was associated with. They come back and tell me the collective doesn't work. A brief explanation was required to convince them that fixed wing aircraft don't have collectives. "Then why does it have one in the cockpit"? Uh, excuss me, that's the emergency LDG extension handle. "Oh"!

Nice Herc! Good luck on maiden flight!

Randy
Jan 18, 2002, 12:06 AM
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hmmm.... JATO packs........
I've got some bottle rockets if ya want to try a short field take off.
(probably not a good idea for indoors)
Jan 19, 2002, 04:46 AM
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Everything is ready for the maiden flight - except the weather: strong gusty wind and it's snowing...

I hope the weather will be good enough for maiden flight tomorrow

-=Mike=-

Here is a pic of my Herc on skis.
Jan 19, 2002, 06:45 AM
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Good luck on the C-130 maidens flight!

PS: Went to your web site, lots of cool planes. Whats Alcomp, camping?

Jerry
Jan 19, 2002, 06:49 AM
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Not alot of UP ELEVATOR on the C-130 in Buffett's picture but that IS one helluva steep angle!

Great job on your C130 Mike! Please post the maiden fligt report!

Steve
Jan 19, 2002, 12:32 PM
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Nice model!!! These 130's fly over my house at minimum once or
twice a day. The US Air Reserve base is about 15 miles from me.
They are very cool looking at dusk when they're flying with the lights on. Usually, they are anywhere from 500 to 1000 feet over the house. Hehe, one time in the summer, had my T-52 up pretty high and rocked the wings for the 3 C-130's that were flying pretty low as a "howdy" gesture. All three of them rocked their wings back in acknowledgement. I thought it was pretty cool at the time.

Dave...
Jan 20, 2002, 07:25 AM
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Maiden flight report available here

-=Mike=-


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