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09-23-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,591
Posted By flydoc

RE: Z p-38 Crash

Ron,

Thanks for the kind words. I did build another one (see this thread: http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5206&PN=1 ) Its up and flying now. Good luck with yours.
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08-13-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 151,356
Posted By flydoc

RE: Eletronic engine syncronizer **SUPPORT **

Hi Bill,

I have one of the first 50 twinsyncs you produced as beta units. It has been sent back to you for an update, but that was around a year ago (I'm really not sure). I finally ran the...
03-27-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,186
Posted By flydoc

RE: Don Smith B-17 Project

Bob,

I'm sorry that you have had some difficulty building a straight stab. I'm no fan of Don Smith's technique of building structures in halfs. The way to solve the problem is to build the...
05-01-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 31,448
Posted By flydoc

RE: Eletronic engine syncronizer - no joke

There used to be just such a system on the market in the early '90s. It was called the "Safety Sync 2000". I have one of these units installed on my Ziroli B-25, which has had hundreds of flights...
10-05-2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,591
Posted By flydoc

RE: Z p-38 Crash

Richard,

Is there any way I could see or get a copy of the clip?
10-04-2005, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,591
Posted By flydoc

RE: Z p-38 Crash

one of the rules of full scale flying is never ever turn into a dead or bad engine. you say you made a left turn was the left engine your problem engine? live and learn.
no i dont fly rc twins but...
10-01-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,591
Posted By flydoc

Z p-38 Crash

I'm very sorry to report that my P-38 was totaled today. I built it from one of the first sets of plans Nick shipped. I spent two years building it, and it first flew in 1998. I've had many...
09-15-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,869
Posted By flydoc

RE: Z P-38 wood or glass

I don't know which would be lighter, but i can tell you that my Z P-38 weighs 40 lbs, and is all balsa except for the cowls and nosebowl. It has a pair of Brisson 3.2s which is more than adequate...
05-06-2005, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,414
Posted By flydoc

RE: best "scale flying" b-17 kit?

Dion,

I'd be real interested in your 1/9 B-17 cockpit. Can you supply any info regarding availability and cost?
05-04-2005, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By flydoc

Completed DS B-17

Here are a few photos of my completed Don Smith B-17. It took two years of work to get to this stage. It weighs approx. 45 lbs, and is powered by 4 RCV 90sps, swinging scale 15.5x14 props. I test...
10-22-2004, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By flydoc

RE: Z B-25 Power

Dean,

My Z B-25 weighs 31 lbs, and flys fine on a pair of webra 120's swinging Graupner 16x8 three bladed props. No lack of power at all, as long as you fly it as a B-25 was designed to fly. ...
10-05-2004, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By flydoc

RE: ziroli P-38 gear doors

Glenn,

Check out this page on RC Universe:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_1282843/mpage_4/key_/tm.htm

Its got a few shots of my Z P-38 gear door hinging, as well as shots of my...
06-21-2004, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By flydoc

RE: Ziroli P-38

Chris,

As long as you keep both engines running, The Z P-38 has no particular vices. I find that mine is a bit less than crisp on roll response, but I atribute that to the inertial mass of the...
06-18-2004, 08:47 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

Hi Mike,

Yes, I built up the elevator with scale rib spacing and trim tab, and covered it with Solartex, which is a fabric iron-on covering. As far as my b-17 goes, it is structurally complete,...
06-01-2004, 02:43 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

Bart,

If you are interested, you can find a couple of threads regarding construction of my and Heavy Date's DS B-17s at this address:

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05-10-2004, 10:53 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

Hi Mike,

Yes, I did redesign the wing to separate between the inboard and outboard nacelles to allow the plane to fit into my minivan. The modification also allows the b-17 to be hangared and...
05-01-2004, 09:45 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

Mike,

The tape I was referring to is not "flight metal". It is drafting tape I use to make pannel lines by laying out he pannel pattern outlines in tape, and then shooting several coats of...
04-24-2004, 08:04 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

Michael,

The photos you posted were exactly what I needed. Thanks for your efforts.
04-23-2004, 09:45 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

Thanks very much, Mike.
04-22-2004, 06:38 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

Mike,

Here is a photo of the undeside of my wing showing the rear of the inner nacelle. If you have any shots of this area on the full size plane I would appreciate seeing it.


Thanks, ...
04-22-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

Michael,

Thanks so much for your help. I will post a shot of my plane as soon as I can.
04-13-2004, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,788
Posted By flydoc

RE: P38 Q & A?

A few thoughts regarding my experience with my Ziroli P-38:

I origionally built my '38 with US 41's in mind. Why? Because they were cheap! Big mistake. The plane flew with them, but it was...
04-10-2004, 08:08 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

P-47,

Nope, I didn't buy them. I've had mine for six months.
04-09-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

P-47,

What are you referring to? What Parts?
04-08-2004, 08:44 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 33,594
Posted By flydoc

RE: "DON SMITH " B-17'S?

Mustang,

The circumference of the nosebowl is not the issue in this case. The problem lies in the fact that the contour of the nosebowl is discontinuous with the curve of the forward fuselage...
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