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Sep 05, 2011, 09:36 AM
madjeff
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well the mk2 is all most ready for its maiden. few bits to do.
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Sep 06, 2011, 08:22 AM
Crash Master
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Looks good. How's the weight?
Sep 08, 2011, 11:21 AM
madjeff
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gene Bond
Looks good. How's the weight?
the flying weight is 519g or 1lb.2 oz
motors are pulling 280w
Sep 08, 2011, 09:46 PM
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Just saw this patent drawing that reminds me of Gene's C-47.
It wouldn't take much to convert it over to this model.




http://www.adventurelounge.com/aircr...esign/044.html
Oct 18, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Hi,

Several months ago I finished my Gene Bond design C121 Constellation. Built to original plans from 6mm Depron with ailerons, elevator and rudder.

The specification is as follows:
4 x Emax BL1806/25 brushless outrunners with GWS 5 x 3 DD props
4 x 10A Hobbywing speed controllers (+separate UBEC)
9g servos for elevator and rudders (all 3 rudders linked)
5g servo for each aileron
3S 1300mAh Lipo

6mm carbon tube spar in each wing, with Aluminium tube joiner to give required dihedral.

CofG set 75mm back from root of wing leading edge

Weighs 685g including 1300mAh Lipo

Full throttle = approx 200W, considerably less required for 'normal' flying


Flies great, has done about 20 flights now, thanks Gene for the plans.


Regards,

Dominic
Last edited by dominic_baker; Oct 18, 2011 at 06:37 PM.
Oct 18, 2011, 06:52 PM
Chino Renegade oh-gee, yo
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Congrats Dominic, that's a great looking Connie!

Any video? I wanna hear those four 'max's singing
Oct 22, 2011, 04:29 PM
madjeff
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yes very well done, i do like that my dc3 still needs its maiden.
can you link me, genes plans for this as iv not seen them.
were is the video i too want to hear them 4 motors sing.
Dec 12, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Nice video with the pilot of Spooky at Oshkosh - also shows some shots of DC-3/C-47s in formation:

http://hangarworkshop.com/Hangar_Wor...ip_Spooky.html
Dec 13, 2012, 06:40 AM
gpw
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Love that Connie ‘ !!!
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Aug 08, 2013, 02:33 PM
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Looking at some color D-Day footage, and what do I see? C-47s galore! Towing gliders and dropping troops. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...KrJAYTRyI&t=36
Aug 08, 2013, 04:21 PM
gpw
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What a Great model huh !!! I sure miss floating around looking scale ...
Nov 12, 2013, 09:53 PM
Capt. Crunch
Trying foam board with the plans (didn't have Depron) with 400B GWS brushed motors, 25a ESC and 7.4v. Maiden's waiting on better weather. Fly or fail? Stay tuned.
Nov 13, 2013, 06:32 AM
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There is no way that plane is a fail. Looks great!
Nov 13, 2013, 06:33 AM
gpw
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No worries Shane , they fly Super !!! Just like the real thing !!!
Nov 17, 2013, 07:27 AM
Capt. Crunch
Had the Hawks' maiden yesterday. It floats great but couldn't get much flight. On the 3rd attempt I borrowed a friends battery (7.4 1000mah instead of my 7.4 12000mah) and bigger props. Seemed to help but to no avail. The plane weighs 1 Lb. 9 oz. The motors are GWS EM300H with a Turnigy 30A brushed ESC. This is my build and maiden video ...
RC 4CH Foamie Airplane DC-3 / C-47 Build and Maiden Flight (6 min 54 sec)


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