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Old 03-23-2009, 08:29 PM
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OK, I've seen other threads here on RCU that are dedicated to different areas of scale birds, but, since I haven't found one dedicated to MULTI-ENGINED scale airplanes only, I thought I throw down a few pics and see what the great members of the community have been up to.
THE RULES ARE SIMPLE ON THIS ONE:
1) MULTI-ENGINED AIRCRAFT ONLY - TWINS, TRIPLES, QUATRO's, Blah Blah....
2) SCALE SUBJECTS ONLY PLEASE
3) THE AGE OR ERA DOESN"T MATTER - WRIGHT FLYERS TO JET'S are OK HERE!
4) IN FLIGHT OR GROUND SHOTS ARE FINE
5) Questions are fine, but this is NOT a judging arena. If you want to badmouth another persons pride and joy - save it for another thread - you will be banned here - QUICKLY. This is for fun!

EASY, RIGHT???

Show off your stuff!

This first batch is of my trio of Terrific Twins from KMP.
The Green one is the 95" B-25
The Grey one is a 95" BF-110
The Blue one is the 83" F7F Tigercat

I'll get these posted and then add details as we go...
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:44 PM
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Ok, now that we are underway, I'll add some pics and details for my trio of terrific twins...
THis was purchased after meeting Tomas at www.vqwarbirds.com out at Bomber Field. He's a great guy that has some DARN fun products for us modelers!!!

The Tigercat is the oldest of the group. Started 2007. Completed and flown in May, 2008.
Mods to the stock airplane include... EVERYTHING! This airplane is complex to begin with, but with the poor engineering, we ended up replacing/changing every system on the airplane.
After NEVER having a flight where the gear worked I bit the bullet for a set of Sierra Precisions.
Retracts worked the first time, and everytime. You get what you pay for!!!
Elevators were placed on a joiner with a carbon rod and a single HS5955TG hi-torque servo for actuation.
Rudder was modded to a hidden pull-pull system on a HS 5945MG servo.
Ailerons are on 5925MG Hi-speed servos
Flaps are on 5945MG servos.
Nose gear steering is on 5845MG also.
Receiver is now a JR1221 (2.4)
Good friend and co-builder Jetmex did much of the assembly at his place.
She has a pair of YS 1.20AC 4-strokes, 15X7 Master Airscrew props and sucks 40ozs of 20% Nitro fuel per flight!

All up weight is about 28lbs. And that is after trying EVERYTHING we could to keep her light!

Note that the pictures in the grass were taken early on, before the Sierras were swapped in.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:08 PM
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THe KMP 95" B-25 was next in line. Started in July. First flight was September 07, 2008.
This plane was also higly modified from the original.
From the Gun nose conversion, to the Wing anhedral fix and center-section beef-up, MUCH time was spent doing things "more right"!
Engines are Fuji BT-24's on Magneto. I knew we'd need the weight, so I went with the magneto version and they run beautifully.
Servos are a mix of Spectrum 821 digitals and Hitecs. The ailerons and flaps are all 821. Rudders are HS225MG, Elevators are on a single HS5945MG. Throttles are 225MGs. Nose gear steering is a 5945MG.
Retracts are (for now) Gen V KMP originals. This is the first set of KMP gear I've had that actually work as expected. However, I won't hesitate to change them if they start NOT working! We did change the air system out to all Robart valves, lines and tank... Maybe that helped - but it didn't help the T-cat gear.
Receiver is a Spectrum AR9000
Batteries are two 4000Mah 5-cell NiMh for main ships power.
Has LED formation lights on the wings using 9.6v power.
Also has halogen landing lights on a switch so when the flaps are down at all, the lights come on. Easy to see on approach!

This is a beautiful flying airplane at 26lbs or so.



The airplane was built and painted completely by good friend and neighbor Flyright (That's him behind the hat n sunglasses in the pic below).

I got the plane and retracts from Tomas at www.vqwarbirds.com . Great Guy!
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:25 PM
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My 90" P-38 on her first sortie. I'm proud of what she has become from a $200 ARF, with a little work. First two landings were made with the right engine dead[], and she still lives. How many twins survive ONE engine out, much less TWO! A very good flying bird. I can wait awhile for the third. I just stopped shaking a couple weeks ago.

Modifications to the Nitro Planes ARF include:

-wing sectioned into three sections (OEM-two sections, stupid for the P-38) with plug-in outboards and CF wing tubes. Center stays with booms and pod.
-bottoms of the booms and crew pod rounded to a more scale like shape
-scale retracts added
-scale gear doors added with a spring open - cable close system that requires no extra air cylinders, valves, or electric (fool proof and very simple)
-guns reconfigured and cannon added to the nose per scale ship
-cockpit detail added and not yet done (will include a full pilot figure with all scale flight gear)
-supercharger inlets made from Estees rocket nose cones (mounts from carved balsa)
-frames made for wing hatches and detail on superchargers hand painted
-pull out trays for battery and air support for the gear, built behind the removable nose cone
-cowls modified to match the new boom shape
-totally new paint and much surface detail and weathering
-added missing canopy framing
-added scale size tires and made the angle of attack when on the new retracts scale

She now sports two Saito 100s, Robart gear, 12 servos, and is controlled with a JR 9303 on 72 mhz. Weight is about 19lbs. Flys like she is 12lbs.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:28 PM
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Last, but not least, is the new (Feb 2009 release) KMP 95" BF-110.

I built this airplane start-to-finish in only 35 hours. I got one of the first ones and decided to do a thread on it as I built. It was fun.
One flight only, so far, but more will come when the winds die down a bit.
There were only a few changes that I had to make, mostly for personal (asthetic) reasons, such as the different tailwheel, removable outer wing-panels, etc.

Engines are Zenoah G-26's with 16X10" two bladed props, for now. I have ordered three blade spinners custom from the nice folks at Dave Brown Products (www.dbproducts.com) and they should be here in a week or so.
Servos are, again, a mix of my personal favorites - Hitec and Spectrum digitals. The horizontal stab is thinner on this than the B-25, so I had to use HS125MG's in there for the rudders. A 5945 is on the elevators. The wing is full of DS821's for ailerons and flaps, with 225's on the throttles.
The tailwheel steering is a DS821 also.

Batteries are 5-cell Nimh 4000Mah and 2700Mah for main ship, and a pair of 2100 4-cell Nimh for the ignitions. All are stuck as far forward as possible to balance her out (like all KMP Warbirds)

Receiver is a JR1221 again. TX is the JR 12X.

I just replaced the weak Gen V's with new Century Jet retracts, but haven't flown with them yet.

I got this one also from Tomas at www.vqwarbirds.com . Check him out - he's got ALL of the good stuff and will make certain that you are a satisfied customer!
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:32 PM
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Nice fleet for sure.
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My 90" P-38 on her first sortie. I'm proud of what she has become from a $200 ARF, with a little work. First two landing with the right engine dead, and she still lives. How many twins survive one, much less two! A very good flying bird.
PERFECT!
Thanks for jumping in - and for adding the details.
Have you flown her with the new engines???
Keep us posted here!
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ORIGINAL: F82FAN

ORIGINAL: ram3500-RCU

My 90" P-38 on her first sortie. I'm proud of what she has become from a $200 ARF, with a little work. First two landing with the right engine dead, and she still lives. How many twins survive one, much less two! A very good flying bird.
PERFECT!
Thanks for jumping in - and for adding the details.
Have you flown her with the new engines???
Keep us posted here!
Wally
Not yet. I was hoping for this past week end but the weather didn't cooperate. Next opportunity will be this Friday. I'll post the results.

Started out with two Moki 61s but had no joy with the starboard engine. Quit on me twice. That port engine did pull her to altitude all by itself at 19lbs! But I prefer two burning on a twin.
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My 9', 52 lb., electric Bronco.

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that bronco is sweet! I want one.
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Here's a video you might enjoy.............. http://www.rcuvideos.com/publish/item/W19JGNB0XMNMC4CN
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First four-engine post! GWS Lockheed C-130 Hercules in 1966 Delta Airlines colors; yes, Delta had three Hercs. Span 44", very realistic in-flight, great flyer...can't upload pictures yet, server error. Russ Farris OK, got it now, thanks F82FAN!
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Some of my multiengine models.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:03 PM
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Very impressive. An all electric fleet?
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Hope you have many more flights on that beauty. That reminds me I have to get started o mine[:-]
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I'm all over this..! MY Wing mfg B25J, My Top Flite DC3 and my Rich Uravitco OV10
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Thanks for chiming in guys - They are great!!!
Keep them coming!
Wally
Try her again, Maxpower... Your picture was probably too large. Downsize it and try over.
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ORIGINAL: LADISLAV

Some of my multiengine models.
I don't care who you are... That collection of LADISLAV's is nothing but Time, Talent and $$$. WOW.
Makes me want to trek to the great white north to see what else is up there!
Thanks again Ladi
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ORIGINAL: aeroscale

My 9', 52 lb., electric Bronco.

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Sweet machine there Rich - You done good
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This is my bashed H9 Doolittle Raider with OS .46 2 strokes and Century Jet landing gear. Lights come on when the flaps go down.
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First non military aircraft to this post. Here's my Top Flite Cessna 310. Has 80" wingspan, Robart retracts and hauled around by a pair of OS 46AXs. Weight appox 20lbs.
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Another C310......my "B" model in "Sky King" markings. Video here: http://www.rcuvideos.com/item/L09RBK0G55HZW2MH

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Hanger 9 B-25 converted to a "B" model.
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ORIGINAL: miklos

First non military aircraft to this post. Here's my Top Flite Cessna 310. Has 80" wingspan, Robart retracts and hauled around by a pair of OS 46AXs. Weight appox 20lbs.
I have seen this plane flown on AX55s and it was unrealistically fast, But it did have plenty of power for a safe landing when on was adusted too lean and quit. The guy made the circuit a couple times prior to setting up the landing with no problems.

The 46s are probably just right. Nice plane.
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This one may or may not qualify for this forum. It's more like stand-way-off-and-squint scale. If it's too much of a stretch to be included, I'll delete the post.

I started with a single black & white photo of the full scale and a pair of Great Planes J-3 ARF's. Power is two OS .70 four strokes controlled by a Twin Sync by www.troybuilt.com . Servos are Hitec and Rx is Spektrum. This year I've updated the landing gear to Robart scale gear with struts to join the two fuselages to match the full scale. I've also upgraded the wing struts to a more scale profile and added jury struts. The props overlap nearly the full length of the blade requiring the port engine to be shifted approx. 1.5" forward of the starboard one. The prop overlap makes for some very interesting sounds as the engines oscillate in and out of sync. Maiden flight was in spring of 2004 and the plane was very nearly lost when one engine flamed out and the plane stalled and went into a spin. Fortunately I was able to recover from the spin with about 4' of altitude left and safely land. Great flyer and just starting the engines will draw a crowd

Video on You Tube can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcnxMqMtdEY
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