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    Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Gents,

    I'm about to take the plunge. I already haveTommy's 13' Cessna 182 - love it; I'm sure I'll love the DC-3 as well. I will report back here with real photos, etc. I think I will stick twin DA 85s verses 50s but we'll see; if it fits in the cowl, it's on...

    As though I need another bird: http://vimeo.com/7506857

    Mr DJ

    1/8 Douglas DC-3 http://www.tmmy.pantown.com/

    All composite fiberglass parts. A fuselage is 2 part front & rear with joiner preinstalled all frame work,wings,stab finished with silver-colored. The mold is mirrored of panel line. Prefabricated kit are complete accessory package.


    Specification:
    - Scale 1/8
    - Wingspan 150 inches (3.81 Meters)
    - Length 97 inches (2.46 Meters)
    - Weight 45-50 pound (20-23 kg)
    - Engine 26-50cc gasoline (2 each)

    The furnished Kit Includes:
    pre-built fuselage, wing and tail assemblies, push rods, servo mount, wing tube, pair of dummy engines, canopy, accessories package.

    Price 2,200 USD

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    I haven't decided on a paint scheme yet; if you find any photos, please post them for me.

    Thanks.

    Mr DJ
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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    MrDJ,

    Some years back, I made some graphicxs for the actual pilot who flew for TACA Airlines in Mexico. Yes, he flew a DC 3. This had to have been one of the most interesting jobs I've done since I started doing model gtaphicxs many years ago.

    This Pilot's model was museum quality to say the least. Interior and all.

    I can dig up the art files and make some determination as to the size of the model.

    Anyway, this link will give you some information about TACA Airlines.

    Thing is, I have all the art for masks or vinyl.

    Be nice to see them on another model.

    This photo is from my art file and converted to a Photoshop JPEG. Yes, it looks terrible I know, However, if need be, I can print something better.

    Check out the TACA link! Interesting reading.

    http://www.laahs.com/artman/publish/article_223.shtml

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Hi DJ;

    Congratulations with your new addition to your hangar.

    If you are looking for paint designs go to Airliners.net and bring up DC-3, they have over 8000 pics to look at.

    Enjoy.

    Regards
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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane



    cgrcc, what's goin' on my Man...

    I'm headed to Airlines dot net in a second. Thanks for that info. And yes, a new addition to my hangar I must be out of my freakin' mind...

    Charles, what's up now...

    Thanks for the TACA info; I found a few; check them out.

    Mr DJ

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Glad you took a look!

    I'll file those photos.

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    I was flyin' this puppy lastnight on my Aeroflow Pro. That mother flies very very slowly. To keep it scale at full power, I probably should go with DA 50s or DL 55s; but if I go with the DA 85s, I can always power back the throttle I am an over power kind of guy; it's better to have and don't need than to need and don't have - you know what I'm takin' 'bout...

    Check out my soon to have Bird Transporter 4x4:http://www.mbsprinterusa.com/vehicles/cargo-van/

    Mine will be the 2500 170" WB Extended with High Roof 4x4 with a host of options - around $75K. I'll be able to carry 7 Turbines with the wings install: 2 on the rear wall; 2 on the floor; and 3 on the center rack that I will build out of PCV piping. I won't carry no more than 4 at a time but I could carry moreif I wanted to.

    I will always carry the Cessna, DC-3, F-14, and Draken unless I'm going to a Jet Only Rally then of course nuttin' but jets.

    Mr DJ

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Would like some pics as it comes out of the box.

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    MrDJ,

    You can purchase a real airplane for $75K. Actually a real good one.

    A good used Lake LA4-200 would be priced in that area.

    Ever think of going "real?"

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane


    ORIGINAL: Avaiojet

    MrDJ,

    You can purchase a real airplane for $75K. Actually a real good one.

    A good used Lake LA4-200 would be priced in that area.

    Ever think of going "real?"

    Charles
    Charles, my Man...

    You know, I did not know that. Wow! When I was stationed in Germany in 87 to 93 Air Force, I came close to taking flying lessons. If I did own one I bet the insurance on that puppy would be crazy, then I'm sure I'd have to pay the airport for housing her, etc. Still, something to think about, but I just gotta have my Sprinter 4x4 - just gotta

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane


    ORIGINAL: lever02

    Would like some pics as it comes out of the box.
    Yes Sir, Lever - I always provide a shot or two of my puppies in and out of the box.

    Mr DJ

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Does anyone have a video of the DC3 flying?

    Tim

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    You know, I did not know that. Wow! When I was stationed in Germany in 87 to 93 Air Force, I came close to taking flying lessons. If I did own one I bet the insurance on that puppy would be crazy, then I'm sure I'd have to pay the airport for housing her, etc. Still, something to think about, but I just gotta have my Sprinter 4x4 - just gotta
    If you pay cash for the airplane, like I did, no insurance on the airplane is required. Tie downs, at small airports are inexpensive. Sometimes only 100.00 pr. mo. Even less at grass strips.

    Five guys, a little pocket money, say 15K each, and there you have it. Real flying.

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Tim,

    I'd like to see one flyin' myself instead of on my simulator

    Charles,

    The problem with that is I don't have 4 friends to go in on a plane with

    I just received half of my 120" F-18 Twin; when I get the other half, I'll post photos in the jet forum.

    Mr DJ

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    I just received half of my 120" F-18 Twin;
    DJ,

    Is that 120" in span or length?

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    I talked to Tommy earlier; he doesn't supply the retracts for this puppy. But he told me where to get them and the price. Check it out: http://www.robart.com/retracts/20-55lbSpecial.aspxPart # 162

    The price minus the engines just jumped by $600

    Ok:

    Plane: $2200
    Engines: $820 if DL 55s. $1600 if DA 85s
    Retracts: $600
    Servos: Hitec 7950 @ $110 ea by 12: $1300
    Smartfly EQ6: $300
    Receiver: Futaba 2.4 R6014 $200
    Wheels: $100 or less
    Fuel Tanks: ?
    Servo Leads: $100
    Misc: $100

    Semi Total: $5220 Say Whaaaaaaat

    Mr DJ

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane


    ORIGINAL: Avaiojet

    I just received half of my 120" F-18 Twin;
    DJ,

    Is that 120" in span or length?

    Charles
    Charles,

    Length. Same size as my Saab Draken...

    Mr DJ

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    I have flown this Tmmy DC-3/C-47 for some years now, as mentioned in earlier threads on RCU. It has the Robart scale retracts, which are excellent. Motorwise mine has more than ample power with Saito 200 inline twins, and there is not much room anyhow for larger props than the 18x6W APC I use. It cruises around at half throttle with this setup and is a very sweet flyer. I think the DA 85's mentioned here are way overkill for this model - unless yo intend to hover it!!
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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Richard,

    Your bird is nice lookin'...what scheme is that?

    Yeah, I'm a overkill kind of guy and we just may do some hovering from time to time

    What size are the wheels: 7, 8"? I can't remember what they are on my Tommy Cessna but very large.

    I've been flyin' her on my simulatorvery slow flyer.

    what's your total number of servos?

    Many thanks.

    Mr DJ

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Hi DJ,
    The color scheme is the final one on the C-47 Dakotas of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The last aircraft were withdrawn from service in the 80's (!), and mine was used for calibration work and some VIP transport in its final years. It rests in the air force museum here.
    The model is locked away inside a trailer in a garage during winter, but the wheels are 6' or 7' Dubro Treaded Lightwheel. If I recall correctly, there are 11 JR servos onboard - 2 elevator, 1 rudder, 1 tailwheel, 2 ailerons, 2 flaps, 2 throttle, 1 retract.
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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Richard,

    Your baby is resting in the Air Force museum? Man! That's a freakin' Honor and a half...

    Eleven servos - that's good; a savings in $200 right there.

    So you have Satio 200s; man - I bet they suck up some glow. And with the price of glow these days, gas is the only way to go - for me...

    I made a huge liar out of myself when I said over a year ago that had given up on props. I sold ALL my new in box prop planes and man,I had some nice birds. As you can see, I'm a turbine man also - they are lots of fun but I still like special prop planes such as this DC-3 and the Cessna Sky Lane. I think I will talk my good friends of Fly Eagle Jet to build 15' wing span C-130 - now that would be the ticket in props. I use to have the C-130 sold by Hobby Somebody. It was a piece of crap - I mean a piece of crap but it looked good in the air.

    Mr DJ

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    [sm=red_smile.gif]No, the fullsize aircraft is in the museum, my model is in its trailer waiting for spring weather - sorry for the confusion!
    The Saitos are not that bad on fuel, the sound is quite awesome and after all how often do you fly a big scale model like this? Mainly at events, and certainly not every weekend.
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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Richblin, do you have any video of your very nice plane?

    Tim

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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Yes, but due to a machine problem I have to wait a little with an upload.
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    RE: Tommy's DC-3 Monster Plane

    Ok, I have found a video of my TMMY Dakota and you can find it here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5lJdGLS0Tk
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