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Mar 06, 2019, 11:17 AM
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Dare I suggest a certain Short Stirling Mike... Stirlings are still a rarity, Lancs less so
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Mar 06, 2019, 03:51 PM
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Actually, I was thinking of stretching the Lanc into a Lincoln.
Mar 06, 2019, 06:38 PM
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That would be a worthy challenge! Same scale?
Mar 07, 2019, 03:05 AM
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I got the plans scanned to 80" span, which makes the Lincoln nearly 100". Four Park 480s and a 3 cell 5000 would be enough. The problem is how to get the structure strong enough to support the battery in the nose. The fuselage is quite slim around the wing and the mass of the battery that far forward might be too much unless I land very carefully.
Mar 07, 2019, 08:26 AM
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Amazingly, the set of parts for the 100" Lancaster used by Mike Pirie in 2002 for his model is still available, this time from Sarik Hobbies here. They lack the mid-upper turret, because the original plan was for the B1 Special, the Upkeep version, where that turret was deleted to save weight. But the rest of the parts including nacelles, cowls, spinners, wheel hubs and glazing is all there.
Apr 21, 2019, 02:24 AM
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A few pictures from Ivan with his latest Lakemaster, two from 31 March and two a couple of days earlier.

"Beautiful conditions this week and this morning was one of the best."
Apr 21, 2019, 02:29 AM
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A new Chipmunk as a first time scratch build is some achievement, so congratulations to Lanny Kalnin from Langley Township in BC on the maiden of his model on 16 April. It's #168 in the Hall of Fame on page 1. His build is here
Apr 21, 2019, 02:46 AM
71% of the world is runway . .
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Nice models Mike !

Cheers,

Bart


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