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Jul 28, 2007, 05:53 PM
my karma ranover my dogma
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B17 Bomber!

my B17 finally came in...

too windy to fly right now,

reinforced Landing gear (see pics) and did 20 or so ROG from my driveway into grass backyard, (no room to fly)

I just love the way it rises, just kinda lumbers into the air like the real thing.

EDIT; OCT 28/07 to add pics of conversion to 3 ch.

Ya, I know it looks a little rough... this was a "proof of concept" trial for me, if I could get it to fly well... Then I will mod the other one (still new in box), and hope my meager skills will make it look better too...
I had a hard time getting this to fly very well.
It would fly but was hard to control, not how I want my planes to fly...
crashed lots, hence the rough look...

Finally figured out to "twist" a little washout into the wing tips.
HUGE improvement, now very fun to fly, looks awesome in the air.

Is possible to fly in a "somewhat scale" manner and looks almost like the real thing!
Last edited by galaxiex; Jan 15, 2008 at 02:09 PM.
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Jul 29, 2007, 04:59 AM
The sky is my playground.
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Looks like fun...is it a twin with two spinning or are all four powered?
Jul 29, 2007, 09:47 AM
my karma ranover my dogma
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all 4 powered!

counter rotating too.
Jul 31, 2007, 03:29 PM
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That's cool. What sort of flight times do you get? And how well does it fly..? Oh and how many channel? Two?
Jul 31, 2007, 05:41 PM
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have not flown yet, too windy... yes, 2 channel altho I am considering modding to 3 channel, check these...


Aug 09, 2007, 02:09 AM
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Well I finally got a chance to fly the B17... disappointing, to say the least... it constantly tried to turn left, and w/full right on the stick it would barely straighten out. . checking further, it seems the motors on one side are binding, turning slower than the other side... it gave no clue of this on bench tests and test ROG's

I will give it another try if I can get the motor issue fixed... if not, I will mod it to a 3ch w/ different motors. maybe some micro brushless

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