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speedbrake 11-20-2011 10:49 AM

Profile Fortress
 
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Building a profile B-17. Have four OS.15s installed. Each nacelle has a 3oz tank and a mini servo. The fuselage has a arrow shaft running down the center to make the fuselage stiffer. All the radio stuff will be in the wing...thought about placing the rudder and elevator servos in front of the stab but disregarded the idea because of CG worries. Was originally designed to be a hovering bomber...but I really doubt it is capable of that. Wing span is 70 inches. Hopefully it will be a fun flyer.

The model is currently in Georgia and I'm in Bahrain. Hope to have it ready to fly next summer. Mostly just sanding and covering now. Will be OD color scheme, 100th Bomb Group. More later.

Keith

jimmyjames213 11-20-2011 02:05 PM

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ORIGINAL: speedbrake

Building a profile B-17. Have four OS.15s installed. Each nacelle has a 3oz tank and a mini servo. The fuselage has a arrow shaft running down the center to make the fuselage stiffer. All the radio stuff will be in the wing...thought about placing the rudder and elevator servos in front of the stab but disregarded the idea because of CG worries. Was originally designed to be a hovering bomber...but I really doubt it is capable of that. Wing span is 70 inches. Hopefully it will be a fun flyer.

The model is currently in Georgia and I'm in Bahrain. Hope to have it ready to fly next summer. Mostly just sanding and covering now. Will be OD color scheme, 100th Bomb Group. More later.

Keith
that thing is awsome :D i love scratch built muti's
the one thing that has saved me when flying mullti's is a huge rudder....incase a few engines die it will save your plane

one thing you may want to do is sheet your tail end, i didnt do it on a scratch built of mine and it flutters at high speed...wish i had

RC MANIAC119 11-20-2011 02:07 PM

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Very Nice work!!! Can't wait to see it finished and flying!!!

GOOD LUCK!!

tarrat 103 02-23-2012 07:09 PM

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thats awesome...hope to see it finished[8D]

wyo69cowboy 02-23-2012 09:54 PM

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Nice! I love both Fortresses; 17 & 29!

daveopam 02-24-2012 07:21 AM

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VERY cool!!!

foodstick 02-24-2012 04:00 PM

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Fun project, I bet it looks great out in the sky, nobody will know its built flat sided.

Cool as heck...


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