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Sep 22, 2006, 06:04 PM
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ron s
got a source for the tape?
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Sep 22, 2006, 10:17 PM
WOOOOsssSSSShhHH !!
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Very nice build !!

You sir are an artist !!!

Spar
Sep 22, 2006, 10:58 PM
Turrets Syndrome?
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Terrific job! You make it look easy Ron
Sep 22, 2006, 10:58 PM
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newcomber, no source for the blue tape but im sure you can find mylar tape home depot or staples.
Sep 22, 2006, 11:02 PM
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thanks for the encouragement bomberguy! i just mated the fuse and wing together tonight should have some more pics real soon. this plane is starting to come together pretty fast now!
Sep 23, 2006, 03:57 PM
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Ok, I gotta buy the book! I have a set of the Martin Mariner plans that crys out for electric power. It's gonna be big though!!!
Sep 25, 2006, 10:33 AM
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I'm really close to test flight day.
This weekends fun fly got me behind on my plastic forming work so it might be a day or two.
The good news is I only had to add 4 .oz of lead to the nose to balance it.
It would have been less if I could have put it under the nose gunners butt.
The motors are E-flight 480's and CC 25 amp ESC's, 9x5 prop.
It pulls 20 amps at full power and there is plenty of power here.
After a few flights I might try 450's. At 20 amps I can get away with using a three cell 2100 lipo.
All up weight so far 57 oz.
I'll finish adding more details latter.
Sep 25, 2006, 11:51 AM
diligentia vis celeritas
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it's beautiful...i wish it was offered as a kit...
Sep 25, 2006, 11:53 AM
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Really looks fantastic. Good luck on the maiden.

You might consider sticking with the 480s. I did an efficiency comparison between the 450 and the 480 using the manufacture's specs and found that the 480 is much more efficent than the 450. At 10 amps and 11.1 volts the 450 efficiency is 76% while the 480 efficiency is 85%. So even with the additional 0.6 oz/motor and the fact you aren't using the motors to their full power capacity, you still get more bang for the buck.

Larry
Sep 25, 2006, 12:52 PM
WOOOOsssSSSShhHH !!
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*applause* !!!!

Very nice B-25 indeed !!

That book would be a great stocking stuffer lol

Nice work again !!

Spar
Sep 25, 2006, 02:06 PM
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Well if I can come by someone with a foam cutter this would be a fun project. In the mean time it'll be fun to see this one progress.

Steve
Sep 25, 2006, 09:25 PM
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Sparky,

Great looking plane, as usual. Hope to see it next year at Little Rock!

charlie
Sep 26, 2006, 09:46 PM
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Good Luck


Hope you have good luck with the maiden flight..As usual you have built a masterpiece with foam..Well Done.

Randy
Sep 27, 2006, 09:18 AM
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Sparky,

You ARE the foam and plastics GOD!

-Brian
Sep 27, 2006, 10:00 AM
who needs pistons?
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Gorgeous bird Sparks. the hot wire is warming as we speak/type.

mike


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