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Aug 20, 2007, 11:10 AM
Sloping off....
leccyflyer's Avatar
What do you mean by LGs?

If you mean landing gear then the gear shown is a fixed, non-retractable undercarriage, made from piano wire.
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Aug 20, 2007, 01:11 PM
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wow I think I paid 20 bucks for my BH kit about 3 months ago at the local hs swap meet...the ebay one went for 127.00 I will check to make sure the plans are in the kit. Pm me if you need a copy
Dec 30, 2007, 07:32 PM
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Any further progress on this build? I picked up a kit with the wing partly built and have added to my "to do" list
Dec 31, 2007, 07:05 AM
Trying To Takeoff
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Great plane!
Anybody have kit for sale?
Thank you,
Dec 31, 2007, 07:48 AM
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Twist my arm, and I'll do what I have been promising myself for three years: A big twin 480 powered Blenheim IV laser cut kit..

Or maybe even bigger..

The balsacraft is the MKI Blenheim. Ugly brute really. The MKIV was the more successful..if 'Blenheim;' and 'successful' can be said in the same sentence.

Thy didn't carry enough bombs, had no defensive armament to speak of, an were too slow to avoid flak.

The only areas they really scored were as a night fighter,with radar, until replaced by the Beaufighter, and as reconnaissance.

As a bomber, they could only be used against lightly defended targets with no fighter opposition. A fact which became apparent pretty quickly aftre squadrons were slaughtrered in numbers.

They had some success in the Western Desert against tanks etc.

A strange aircraft..the 'medium' bomber was almost useless by the cessation of hostilities - the heavy bomber or the fighter bomber ground attack aircraft (like mosquitoes, typhoons and the like or even hurricanes) were much more useful.
Dec 31, 2007, 10:53 AM
Trying To Takeoff
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yes yes, would like to see (Blenheim in my opinion have nice and right shapes and proportions)
Nov 28, 2015, 09:12 PM
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Well I know this thread is a bit vintage...but so am I !
In about 2000 I built the Blenheim using the suggested brushed Speed 600 8.4 volt motors...and it flew a few times OK.
I went on to other projects ..and the model has been hanging in the work shop gathering dust and bugs.
But last week I decided to revive the old beast with a pair of brushless motors . Looking through the draws of junk ..the only pair I could find was a couple of E Max CF 2822's.
I was thinking that they must be well under power to fly this model...but what the heck...
So I mounted them in the beast using the same props that had been used on the speed 600 , with a 4000 ma pack in the nose for ballast.
The speed 600 motors each weigh in at 7.8 oz's / 222 gm...compared to the Emax each at 1.8 ozs /51 gm so that's why I needed a bit of weight up front.
With an easy hand launch...the model rose to a good height on full power and after one circuit I pulled it back to about 1/3 throttle for the rest of the flight.
This was a truly suprising exercise.
Happy Landings
Nov 29, 2015, 12:07 PM
Slip the surly bonds...
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I should chime in here as I still have an untouched Blenheim kit. I used the plan as the basis for a same-scale model of the Bristol 142 "Britain First" and powered it with Turnigy Speed 280 motors. There's a thread here but to cut to the chase, there was more than enough power.

I fitted a 2300 3-cell right in the nose, accessible through a removable canopy and it balanced out alright.

The only real disappointment was the HK retracts which kept folding up on a grass runway.

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