Fiddlers Green B-17 "Memphis Belle"

Discussion in 'Radio Control & Other Propulsion Methods' started by meatbomber, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. meatbomber

    meatbomber New Member

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    Another Flying Fiddlers Green bird :)

    This time a FG B-17. I decided to make her a F Version without the chin and cheek turrets and in the oliv drab paintscheme. As a fan of the movie Memphis Belle it was only natural to model that bird. The FG "large" plans were printed to A3 Paper format so further enlarged to 149%. The equipment used is again Kyosho Minium brick and 4 each motors/gear units with the stock Cessna Props. i`m flying with a single cell 300mAh Lipo.
    The "brick" is maxed out on this one and performance is marginal ... so actually scale :D but she flies really nice and smooth! In retrospect i would build it next only from the large plans on A4 paper rather than enlarging it to A3.

    Wingspan 98cm / 37in
    All up weight 85g / 3oz

    video of her maiden fligth without colours and wheels in our hangar can be found here:

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943320

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  2. JT Fox

    JT Fox Member

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    Wow. the paint job look stunning, and it flies.

    The first picture look real.

    Great work.

    Cheers JTF
  3. cjwalas

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    Beautiful stuff! Looks wonderful in the air and has a much more believable scale speed than most RC stuff.
    Chris
  4. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

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    fantastic footage! this makes me want to make a flyer!!
  5. Wily

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    :O

    You are an amazing dude.

    Wow!
  6. Elliott

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    That does look much more like scale speed. The fourth picture above looks just like an airfield in the English countryside. Got any outside video of her? :mrgreen:

    Great stuff!!
  7. David H

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    Just sooo good.

    D
  8. RINGMASTER

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    Good to see the old gal in the air.
  9. Oliver Bizer

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    :eek: WOUNDERFULL :eek:
    Regards
    Olli
  10. meatbomber

    meatbomber New Member

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    Thanks guys!

    i'm still waiting for a sunny day and no wind that i can make a couple of inflight shots that don't look like english summer ;) and also or a Video of here with colours on and taking off from the ground rather than the ungracefull hand launch!
  11. schackel

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    Hi,could you any tell me how to transfer all the panel lines etc from the paper plans to the foam ?

    thank you !

    Regards,
    Roland
  12. meatbomber

    meatbomber New Member

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    That`s easy ;) you just lay the cut out foam piece on top of the template and the panel lines shine thru.. one thing however the panel lines don`t exactly match all teh times in FG models and also due to teh higher thickness of the foam, a lot of mismatches happen.. so don`t expect your panellines to line up exactly..
  13. OhioMike

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    Best bet on panel lines is wait and do them after painting with a pencil and flexible straight edge useing a good 3-view showing panel lines. Then a coat of sealant/lacquer and your good to go.
  14. fotodre

    fotodre New Member

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    great i love this
    looks realy good
  15. atamjeet

    atamjeet Member

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    Amazing... you gave a very nice idea to use foam for making a flyer. I did try making a flyer a few years back, it crashed even before it could take off :p