Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Warbirds and Warplanes
Reload this Page >

EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Notices
RC Warbirds and Warplanes Discuss rc warbirds and warplanes in this forum.

EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Old 02-23-2011, 09:30 AM
  #1  
CorsairJock
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (90)
 
CorsairJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Parchment, MI
Posts: 3,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

My 60th birthday today, so I just ordered a present for myself:
http://easytigermodels.com/index.php...roducts_id=252

EVERYTHING included except Rx & battery. Comes with:
Electric Main Gear Retracts (which BTW: fuction in SCALE manner, rather than like earlier version of EasyTiger B-17)
Functioning Bomb Bay Doors
Functioning Flaps
Functioning Lights
Scale 3 Blade Props
4 Brushless Motors & ESCs
7 Installed Servos
VERY SCALE/ AUTHENTIC LOOKING!

Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Om33698.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	30.7 KB
ID:	1568700  
Old 02-23-2011, 11:13 AM
  #2  
MaxAdventure
Senior Member
My Feedback: (7)
 
MaxAdventure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Happy birthday! I hope you have fun with the kit!
Please let us know how the servos, motors, ESCs hold up. You may want to plan for their replacement with a known good quantity before your maiden, at least thoroughly test the equipment on the ground. (based on what I've read) Also let us know how the EPO holds up with less than ideal landings.
Old 02-23-2011, 01:27 PM
  #3  
Voodoo101
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Kalamazoo , MI
Posts: 142
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Well that's a far cry from a Corsair. Hope if flys as good as it looks. I see they also have a Mosquito, that might be a lot of fun. I've always had a soft spot for that strage little wood framed hot rod.

I've never seen anything from Easytiger. Do you have much experience with their planes? Do they fly as well as they look?

Bert
Old 02-23-2011, 02:38 PM
  #4  
CorsairJock
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (90)
 
CorsairJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Parchment, MI
Posts: 3,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Hey Bert, no experience whatsoever with EasyTiger models, I'll be the guinea pig on this one. I WILL keep everyone advised.
Old 02-23-2011, 04:10 PM
  #5  
ZERO-322
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Elmwood Park , IL
Posts: 1,455
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Happy Birthday ! if the mood should strike you my birthday is March 22 I wouldn't be mad at you if you wanted to send me one of those LOL
Old 02-23-2011, 05:27 PM
  #6  
tailskid
My Feedback: (34)
 
tailskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Tolleson, AZ
Posts: 9,463
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

And a Happy Birthday to you! I hope your 'present' gives you many hours of fond memories!!!!!
Old 02-23-2011, 09:46 PM
  #7  
LDM
My Feedback: (15)
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Denver, PA
Posts: 9,324
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

happy B -Day , great gift and good luck with the plane
Old 02-24-2011, 12:44 PM
  #8  
Avaiojet
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Jupiter , FL
Posts: 3,148
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

I can see your excited. Good for you.

All you need now is this leather jacket!
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Yw68150.gif
Views:	28
Size:	23.8 KB
ID:	1569269  
Old 02-24-2011, 07:36 PM
  #9  
prop wash
 
prop wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Griffith, IN
Posts: 1,052
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jim!!! Hope you will bring that beauty to WBD at Wheeler this July.
Tom
Old 04-02-2011, 01:34 PM
  #10  
CorsairJock
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (90)
 
CorsairJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Parchment, MI
Posts: 3,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Model finally arrived today.

GOOD NEWS:

Not only are the bomb bay doors operational as advertised, it comes with 4 dummy bombs will will drop when the doors open. Painted olive green and small, good luck finding them on grass runway.

It appears that there are actually 3 available versions of this in different paint schemes: 2 of them are Memphis Belle, 1 in "chamo" (splotches of different shades of green), 1 in "green", and the other (NON Memphis Belle) in what they call "yellow" but actually looks tan.

Decals have not been applied, so you CAN make it into a different B-17 if you want to.

If you have the correct touch up paint, it would be VERY easy to convert it to a B-17E (remove the chin turrent).

BAD NEWS:

Mine came with a mis-assembled right wing: the cowls are completely missing and the motors have a rediculous amount of downthrust (left wing motors have no noticeable downthrust). I have email Curtis at EasyTiger and notified him of my request for a new wing.

The scale props leave a lot to be desired (as do the instructions): they require assembly, and appear to be adjustable pitch, but do not specify what pitch to set them OR how to properly set them so they are all the same pitch. This really sucks, I may consider aftermarket props.

THOUGHTS:

A bomb dropping, flaps and retracts (all 3 wheels) equipped 63" span, realistic looking RTF B-17 for under $400 is just plain phenominal IMO. If I can get the wing situation straightened out, I'll be a very happy guy.
Old 04-02-2011, 01:49 PM
  #11  
JohnVH
My Feedback: (38)
 
JohnVH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Ferndale, WA
Posts: 16,117
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

wow
Old 04-02-2011, 03:00 PM
  #12  
CorsairJock
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (90)
 
CorsairJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Parchment, MI
Posts: 3,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

parts for ONE 7" dia (ground) adjustable pitch prop (4 props included with model). Hamilton Standard decals are also included, for application to the blades.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Mj24549.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	142.0 KB
ID:	1587637  
Old 04-02-2011, 03:04 PM
  #13  
CorsairJock
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (90)
 
CorsairJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Parchment, MI
Posts: 3,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

The EPO '500 lb' bombs. Short/ stubby, designed to be dropped staight down. Not exactly scale looking, but dropping multiple bombs from a model this size requires a little comprimise.
Good luck finding them after you drop them, hope EasyTider sell spares.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Ca82204.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	92.5 KB
ID:	1587638  
Old 04-02-2011, 03:48 PM
  #14  
trent smith
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: hampton park, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 430
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Hello Corsairjock, I have a J Power P-51 which is made out of the same factory and has an identicle prop set up only 1 extra blade. Mine went together easily and the blades would only fit into one position which dicated pitch. If you have not try to assemble it yet have a try and it might sort its self out. Cheers Trent.
Old 04-02-2011, 04:13 PM
  #15  
hellcat56
My Feedback: (21)
 
hellcat56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Hurst, TX
Posts: 727
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

I fly off a grass runway
ONE SUGGESTION
paint the bomb white
may not be scale to the puriest
but
you will have more luck finding them they almost never end up where you think they will be
Believe me I know
my field has about 3 olive drab bombs I never found
WHITE
Old 04-20-2011, 04:45 PM
  #16  
vallawyer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: , CT
Posts: 366
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Yes, you will never find the bomb again unless you paint it orange.  They old vortac bombs came in brown or orange, the brown ones you can never find.
So did they send you a new wing?
Old 04-20-2011, 05:32 PM
  #17  
CorsairJock
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (90)
 
CorsairJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Parchment, MI
Posts: 3,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Actually, the old Vortacs were GREEN or orange (and I still have a stash of each color).

Replacement cowls arrived a few days ago (to replace the 2 that were missing).

Today, I removed the motor mount bolts and discovered that while all 4 motors had washers installed in top 2 holes between ply mounts and motors (to produce downthrust), the ones on the wing in question had doulble the number of washers, creating the excessive downthrust.
I removed ALL washers, re-installed bolts (substituted button head allen screws tho) and now have just a slight amount of downthrust on all 4.

It will be several days before the next step: working OT and weekends doesn't allow much time for building.
Old 06-19-2011, 05:35 AM
  #18  
vallawyer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: , CT
Posts: 366
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

So how does it fly? You should have waited, now they have a bigger Silver B-17 on their site for sale.
Old 06-19-2011, 05:48 AM
  #19  
CorsairJock
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (90)
 
CorsairJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Parchment, MI
Posts: 3,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

ORIGINAL: vallawyer
So how does it fly? You should have waited, now they have a bigger Silver B-17 on their site for sale.
Thanks, anything else I should have waited for?
Old 06-19-2011, 06:16 AM
  #20  
vallawyer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: , CT
Posts: 366
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

I did not mean to offend you.  There is always something newer and better I guess.  But how is the B17?
Old 06-19-2011, 06:22 AM
  #21  
CorsairJock
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (90)
 
CorsairJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Parchment, MI
Posts: 3,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Mine is not completed yet. Things happen, like I just now retired (Friday, June 17 was last day). My next venture is preparing for a motorcycle ride to the U.P. next weekend with H.O.G..
When I get back first priority will be getting my planes back in the air, AND completing B-17 project. Hopefully, 1st 'missions' will be on or before July 4.
Old 06-19-2011, 08:18 AM
  #22  
tmaucher
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lindsborg, KS
Posts: 251
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Congradulations on the retirement. Its all gravey from here on.
Old 06-19-2011, 08:46 AM
  #23  
turboratt89
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario, CA
Posts: 83
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

sub
Old 07-01-2011, 06:13 PM
  #24  
CorsairJock
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (90)
 
CorsairJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Parchment, MI
Posts: 3,207
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Been working on getting mine ready for missions on the 4th of July.

PROBLEM: can't get the rudder wire to seat in the plastic housing (below the stab). The fin isn't attached permanantly yet, I keep pulling it off and trying again with no success. If I can't get it soon, I may just try to fly it without functional rudder.
Old 07-01-2011, 06:23 PM
  #25  
prop wash
 
prop wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Griffith, IN
Posts: 1,052
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: EasyTiger B-17 EPO Memphis Belle: WOW!

Congrats on your retirement Jim.Are you planning to come to Wheeler this summer?
Tom

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.