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Old 09-13-2014, 02:42 PM
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Default Douglas DC-3 / C47 scale retract


Hey guys, I try to emulate the original DC-3 landing gear as much as possible.

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Old 09-16-2014, 10:51 AM
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DC-3 retract home factory

The last days I have been building three DC-3 retract landing gears. When I built the retracts for myself I made the molds and everything needed to reproduce them easily. I have already finished one set and it worked great so I went ahead and started building three at a time. It takes me a month to build the three retracts.

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Old 09-16-2014, 11:06 AM
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Nice work !!
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FANTASTIC work!
Old 09-19-2014, 12:14 PM
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Very nice. You gonna be selling them?? Good Luck, Dave
Old 09-26-2014, 01:57 PM
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Scissors have been constructed this week, to do that became the cut down 48 three-hole plates and 24 wire, hammering both end and drilling.

Here are some pictures from DC-3 retracts home factory

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Old 10-03-2014, 11:24 AM
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DC-3 landing gears produced on a conveyor belt.
Next, the combination of laser cut parts.

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Old 10-06-2014, 10:53 PM
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Nice work, Sturla!
Seems You did a similar job as me: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/twin-multi-engine-rc-aircraft-192/10994283-dc-3-scale-landing-gear-plan.html

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Old 10-26-2014, 03:04 AM
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First landing gear of serial construction is all coming together.
Just need one day to complete.

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Old 10-29-2014, 10:03 AM
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Im curious of the scale of the landing gear your making?
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DC-3 Laser cut drawings available

The laser cut drawings for 1/8 scale DC-3 / C-47 are finally ready!

The laser cut drawings will be available with the main drawings with explanations on how to put the model together.

The fuselage can be constructed in separate steps, the cockpit can be built in step 1, the central wing part in step 2 and the stabilizer and the tail wheel in step 3.

Gallery how to construct
https://picasaweb.google.com/1078264...eDouglasDC3C47

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Old 12-01-2014, 03:39 PM
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Looking to find solutions with skis.
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:05 PM
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2 years of making a DC-3 Model and Plans in a 6 minute video

https://youtu.be/WmxFGNISoKA

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Laser Cut Kits Australia

www.lasercutkits.com.au are now offering my plans and lasercut kits for my PBY Catalina, Douglas DC-3 and Aeronca Chief.
I am of course still selling the plans as well as all the accessories and landing gears.

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sturla:

One of the nicest DC-3's that I have seen, your work is impeccable! That landing gear is a thing of beauty, and it looks like it flies very scale-like!

Dan
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Nicest project I,ve seen for quite some time!
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The DC-3 and PBY-Catalina laser cut kit is now locally available in Germany.
Visit their site, P & W engine and instruments are unbelievable.

http://shop.fun-modellbau.de/index.php

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Old 11-22-2015, 03:42 PM
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A fantastic good video of Douglas DC-3 in Norway

https://youtu.be/TIEIIwcVPHA
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I'm hard at work again these days, and I have started building three more DC-3 retract landing gears.



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Old 09-21-2016, 03:02 AM
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National Balsa have received all the files from me for Laser Cutting, please contact them for that. The drawing and some premade part are available from me.
http://www.nationalbalsa.com/default.asp

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DC-3 / C-47 scale cockpit and Interior
https://youtu.be/kOiNg_PV1-M

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New great PBY-5A Catalina video

The new DLE20-RA engines performed beautifully, they are a perfect match for the 1/8 scale Catalina and DC-3.

http://rcsturla.com/

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3 x DC-3 / C-47 landing gears under construction, one set of PBY-5A Catalina landing gear in stock.

http://rcsturla.com/





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PBY-5A Catalina built from my design took second place in Military at the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) 2018 Expo in California.

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The Construction of a Giant DC-3 (C-47) Model from Scale Plans and Douglas C-47 Dakota interior rcsturla.com

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