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Bates 106" B-26 Marauder build

Old 11-06-2016, 04:21 PM
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Maiden.
Did the maiden at Dino's memorial flyin in Georgia.
Dino has been 'buggin' me for 2 years to bring her to the field so I let him maiden her.
In the 2nd half video, will see her drop. Lost momentary connection. Using my data checker, I was getting 50 failures and 3 holds. Moved 2 of the 4 satellite's from the top of the wing to the bottom of the wing and put them at 90 degrees to each other. All good with zero failures and 0 holds.
Plenty of power as most of flight at 50% throttle.
Got 3 flights on her.

First half of flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEuc...ature=youtu.be

Second half of flight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o11e...ature=youtu.be

ps: if anyone owns one, please post pictures as I'm not aware of any other B-26's by Bates that are flying.

Sam

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Old 11-06-2016, 05:00 PM
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Heck when it dropped, i about needed to change my shorts.
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Ram-bro,
Tell me about it!
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Here's a video of two 164" P-47's. There are only 2 of these flying in the 'states' and they were both at Dino's flyin (what's the chance of that ever happening again!):
One belongs to Brian Omears powered by a ZDZ 500 cc flat 4 and the other is Jim's (last name not known) powered by a Moki 400.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulh3...ature=youtu.be
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There is definetly a different roar to those engines. I am guessing the mokivwas the 1st one by the camera
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The louder of the two is the ZDZ.
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Sam: Congratulations on the B-26 maiden and subsequent flights. Sure glad you got the RX problem sorted out.

Brian
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Hi Sam,

I got in touch with you on the B-26 in 2013....now my plane is in the reanimation phase! I still would be interested in the final weight your B-26 has achieved :-) I'm finishing it and plan to have the maiden in March 2018. I got the landing gears from CenturyJet, really cool just causing a lot of work to fit in. I'm having 2x DLA-58 engines and thought also to use the 19x10 Biela 4-blade props. With the engines I got additional challenges, due to the fact that here in Germany we've got strong noise regulations so I need to fit in a large muffler into the nacelle. Once it will make it into the air, I'll let you know!

Peter
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Peter,
Sounds like a good plan.
I never weigh my planes: can't take it off so why bother!
Sam
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Hello Sam, are you still flying the marauder? I have an opportunity to buy a ready to fly, never flown b-26. Iím not sure if it has g26 or g38 engines yet. Iím waiting for the guy to get back home from his winter vacation. I am curious what your thoughts are on the plane in regards to overall performance and flight characteristics.
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I believe I bought Sam's Marauder from him a few years back. It flew once at Windy City Warbirds & Classics. It flew ok but needed some fine tuning on the engines as one started to lean out during the flight. I decided I needed to change the radio from my old 11X on DSMII to my DX18 and DSMX with telemetry. I started the upgrade but have not yet finished it. Hoping maybe this year to get er done and back in the air. I also have to remove the vertical for transport in my trailer which is a bit of a pain. Thank God Sam made it removable or I would have had no way to transport it, shes a big girl!

She is a beautiful bird though, but does fly heavy, like most other large twin warbirds I guess. I think the motors are DLE 55's since they both have ignition and not magneto's. I hope the one you are looking at doesn't have G26's as that would be way to small. Even on G38's its going to need a long ground roll, even it it is build light, which mine is not. Sam built it like a tank and with all the scale details is it not a light weight.

Good luck with your purchase. I have been to many warbird meets and have never seen another one. Would be cool to see two of them in the air at the same time one day.




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I have a Toyota Sienna van that I think is big enough to haul this, but I havenít had a chance for measurements and I canít find any plans online. If you donít mind me asking How tall is the tail, how long nose to tail, and width with the wings off. Iíve been wanting a trailer forever. I may get one sooner than expected.

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Originally Posted by spitfire66 View Post
I have a Toyota Sienna van that I think is big enough to haul this, but I havenít had a chance for measurements and I canít find any plans online. If you donít mind me asking How tall is the tail, how long nose to tail, and width with the wings off. Iíve been wanting a trailer forever. I may get one sooner than expected.
Yes, Veritec has my plane. The plane has a lot of extra details; ie, full cockpits, functioning doors, clam shell bomb bay doors, etc so all those 'bells and whistles' add to the weight. Most builders don't add a lot of detail so your plane is, probably, lighter. As a rule, I never fly any of my twins unless I have an 800' runway or more. It would be best to ask your previous owner how his flies. One thing one has to remember are the wings are more like a P-38's and not a B-25 so one needs to watch your speed.
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I picked up my b-26 yesterday. It has g23ís, yes twenty threeís! I am going to rework the airplane after I finish my mustang and Corsair so it will be awhile. I ordered new cowls for it this morning. It weighs in a 35 lbs. The builder put flite metal directly on the balsa so I havenít figured out what I want to do there to repair wrinkles. I may cut those areas out, fiberglass, and reapply flite metal. It will give a raised panel line look. I am anxious to see how the fm pulls from raw balsa. Either way itís a project.

I am thinking VVRC 35ís right now but I may go bigger in the future. I wonít get to this plane until next fall. Jerry bates recommended 30cc+. I have beilas 4 blade 16x8ís. Iím not a fan of the beila performance, but they look good. Iíll probably text the 35cc with these props. 6,000 feet elevation. We will see what they can do.

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