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Jul 03, 2001, 02:02 AM
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Velkom DC-3

There was an earlier post asking if anyone had built/flown the Velkom DC-3 or BF110. All the responses were about the BF110! So...has anyone built and flown the DC-3? I've had the Velkom DC-3 kit since 1997 but other projects have gotten in the way. Thanks, Russ Farris
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Jul 03, 2001, 12:53 PM
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How have things been going? Are you itching to get the B-247 a stablemate?

Is this the one marketed by Hobby Lobby? For a speed 400? I've been eying that one and am curious too.


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Jul 10, 2001, 01:07 AM
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I have both the s400 and s600 versions but haven't built them yet. One day I'll get around to it.
Jul 10, 2001, 01:56 AM
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See a few photos on my web site, I have now flown the beast twice (and must really work on the web site!).

I glassed the wings and went for two Mega Mini 7 motors in series with 14 cells. Other major mod was a steerable tailwheel. 9x5 speed props, about 11.000 rpm flat out on a full charge.

She flies great off a grass strip (thanks to the power margin)but I don't like to slow her down too much with a fairly high wing loading and pointy wing tips.

Next flight is with 16 2000 Nimh, quite a weight gain (40g each against 61g for the 2400 Nicads). I would go for 14 but have two eight cell packs ready.

The engine nacels are the trickiest bit.

Go ahead, its a great looking and flying plane. Next time I might avoid the glassed wings from a weight point of view (and because it is lots of work), good results though in terms of finish.

Let me know if you would like any more details/photos.


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Jul 11, 2001, 06:26 PM
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Very nice work, Rod!!!!

What is the wingspan on this one??

Jul 12, 2001, 08:26 AM
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Wingspan is 1.81 metres, thanks

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