Fiddlers Green B-17 "Memphis Belle"

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

  1. meatbomber

    meatbomber New Member

    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:

  2. JT Fox

    JT Fox Member

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

    The first picture look real.

    Great work.

    Cheers JTF
  3. cjwalas

    cjwalas Member

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

    Nothing Longtime Member

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

    Wily Member


    You are an amazing dude.

  6. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    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

    David H Member

    Just sooo good.



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

    Oliver Bizer Member

    :eek: WOUNDERFULL :eek:
  10. meatbomber

    meatbomber New Member

    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

    schackel New Member

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

    thank you !

  12. meatbomber

    meatbomber New Member

    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

    OhioMike Member

    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

    great i love this
    looks realy good
  15. atamjeet

    atamjeet Member

    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

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