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Apr 06, 2018, 03:21 PM
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Ford Flivver 268 Completion


My Ford Flivver 268 1/5 scale build took about 160 hours stretched over 11 months, and took several hundred dollars. This was my first build from plans. The CG was right where it should be, which was tricky for an electric conversion. The final weight was 3 lbs., 9 oz., one ounce below the target weight. My UpNup blog follows steps to completion over the past year. Start at May 2017 when I first printed out the plans.

As for my plans for the maiden flight, I want to build up skills to fly it in a couple of months. Thanks for reading!
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Apr 07, 2018, 04:40 AM
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Great job, beautiful work!
Apr 07, 2018, 09:26 AM
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Thank you. Definitely stand-off scale!
Jul 03, 2018, 11:38 AM
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Very Nice, What Brushless motor did you use? Can you post a photo of the motor? I like the spinner you used, did you make it? Looks Scale!
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Aug 13, 2018, 11:07 AM
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Very Nice, What Brushless motor did you use? Can you post a photo of the motor? I like the spinner you used, did you make it? Looks Scale!
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Thanks for your interest. This is an electric conversion, so I used a Rimfire .25 that replaced a .25 fuel engine. I used a brown Sharpie marker on the gray plastic propeller. And I went back after taking this photo of the spinner and cleaned off the paint from the black plastic 2" spinner. I sprayed it lightly with white primer and then used the silver paint and Sharpie on it, too. It now matches the propeller. (Prop size: 11 X 7)
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