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Old 06-24-2009, 06:31 PM
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The Lady (Buzz Buggy) flew this morning, see thread above for details. What a rush. ed
Nice job Ed,I didn't see a video link though.Is there one?
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:36 PM
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No video link on the ezone thread at this time. I hope to have one up within the next 24 hours as four video cameras were turning. Ronnies pictures were outstanding though.

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Old 06-24-2009, 09:02 PM
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Ed , Congratulations on your maiden and can't wait to see the video
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:04 AM
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Congrats Ed on maiden, she is looking great. Can't wait to see the video.....

I'm looking for one of these Goony birds also, i would even consider if it needs rebuilt. If there is one out there, i like to know about it. Lost interest project will do good to me also. Thanks
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:29 AM
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Attached is short video of first flight after being in a dark bedroom for over a decade. She is a delight to fly and I look forward to many more. Electric is the only way to go with a big twin. It's a dream come true for me. I hope all enjoyed the rebuild. ed

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...urrent=ed3.flv
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:22 PM
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Hi Ed. The video didn't work. is it me or is the serving up?

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Old 07-16-2009, 01:41 PM
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I viewed it a couple of hours ago, ok then. I dont know about electric. I like the simplicity, but the sound! It'll have to grow on me. I'm still messing around with the smaller electrics for the time being. Nothing bigger than a 480 sized outrunner. Otherwise, I love it. Beautiful job.
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Video is working fine,nice job...
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:55 PM
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Electric, gas, fuel, rubber band who cares the big bird flew and flew well. Two weed eater motors barking away makes a lot of sense as does any fuel motor. None can and will never sound like the big P&W motors. As you say I love the simplicity of it all knowing when I advance the throttles and the motors start up that most likely they will be running when I cut them at the end of the flight. I watched two multi engined model spend several hours trying to get everything running to make one flight. I was asked what time I would be flying and I give them 10:45. Did the preflight on the line, called contact, pulled some power and at 10:45 the chocks were pulled and I headed out. No muss, no fuss, no damn paper towels and 409 after wards. Make the call but above all have fun. As the man said "To each his own". ed
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Very very nice Ed, she looks sweet in the air once again where it belongs!...I'm coming to a point that electrics are the way to go with twins and multi engines but never the less gassers are good too. Glow is different story but smaller scale models and if one can't afford multi engine model powered by electrics, then i'd say glow is the way to go...
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Just as a heads up, maybe teasing a little, I'm currently building a 1/5th 9 cyl gas radial. And if things go well, I'll build another and install both in a blown up-from zerolli prints-1/5 scale version of his DC-3. I am building currently a 1/5 Dehaviland Beaver to be powered by my said engine. For those wonderful builders who go big or go home, I admire ya!!!! Currently I'm scared out of my mind with the what ifs, and if I can even finish the projects and have the courage to actualy fly them!!!!!!!!! So, wonderful thread, I hope you all enjoy your works of art you've created. Wish me luck.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:49 PM
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Here is some DC3
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:51 PM
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Here is one more
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Wasn't sure this form was still up and running. Started building my C47 this past Oct 2010 and just last week finished it May 2011 (450hrs) Thanks to the help of this form. Running G38 engines, Bila 17x10 3 blade carbon props, B&B mufflers, smoke system, Painted with exteror latex paint. 2lb nose weight to balance with a total dry weight of 45lb. JR fail safe RX w/4 remotes and two 2300mah A123 batterys. Just waiting on dry weather here in Ohio to get the maiden in. Thanks Ron
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That is one great looking D-Day Doll!!!

I can't wait to hear how she flys.. My next project is the Top Flite DC-3 which will be completed as C-53. After I get my other planes back into good condition.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:43 AM
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C-47 D-Day Doll in up and flying. Just put the fifth flight on her yesterday. Flys like a dream. Ron
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Hello,

I know it has ben a lng time but I would like ot ask you some questions regarding the Ziroli C-47 you built. I am currently building one and have found your posts very useful, thanks for putting them up. Where did you get the scale dimensions for the large set of aft doors. Did you eventually cut the crutch out? Did you do anything to strengthen the fuselage being that you cut such a large opening for the doors? What hinges did you eventually use? Could you explain a little better how you started and constructed the frame first?
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:14 AM
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You can cut the crutch,all it is for the alignment. Nothing more. The skin is what takes the load. I used 1/2a control horns cut down for door hinges with size 0 screws. Or better yet are Robart mini hinges with the knuckle facing outward. Not my airplane,I went with the single door.
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Anyone of you guys who have done building and wouldn't mind selling ur Ziroli DC3 plans please Pm me, I want to build this DC 3 as my next giant scratch built model. Thanks
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:44 PM
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Still looking for these plans in uncut n reusable condition...i thought i had a lead on one set but its no go....
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$30 from this guy on ebay.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOAD-RC-AIRC...64540360570975
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:33 AM
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Thanks Scaleman for ebay link but i have found short kit with fiberglass parts n plans locally.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:30 PM
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I'm happy to say that i have acquired Ziroli DC3's short kit with all the fiberglass parts plus the plans!!...I should have them soon. I can't wait to have nose section of this beauty in my hands.
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I recently bought one of these built and sheeted, and have been working on her for about three weeks. I can help thinking ahead on how the fuel tanks are mounted. Does anyone have pics of how they placed and installed theirs? Thanks in advance..
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i think everyone built their tail sections quite light...with the short nose moment,
its not tail heavy but...nose light.
Does anyone know the sweet spot cg on the ziroli dc3?
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