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Offline _AH_gatlingun

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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2018, 01:18:37 AM »
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Can hardly wait to see it finished Dave,beautiful
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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2018, 07:52:39 PM »
Now that's model building. Sweet.
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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2018, 12:58:34 AM »
very nice work there dave////  its been many years but I have built some radio control models in my time too... lots of work  then this angry girlfriend of mine decided to wreck them ... what a surprise when I got home  lol... monthes of work all broken into tiny bits....  yikes


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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2018, 08:49:58 PM »
S~ All,

Thanks for the kind comments Gatling, Nimble, and "Z" … very much appreciated.  :)

Was loaned a receiver today from one of my club members, thanks James !!!, and was able to test and rig all of my flight controls minus the motors. Rudder + nose wheel, elevator, and alerions are operational and properly rigged. Now just awaiting the motor power package to arrive in the mail.

Will update with a video in the very near future.
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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2018, 07:15:42 PM »
hey ya Dave... looking good... brings back memories of those days when i was building myself.... what engines u going to install..... I assume this will be radio controll???    keep the pics a coming bud.....enjoy watching the progress

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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2018, 02:39:47 AM »
Thanks Nimble, I'm still awaiting for my parts to arrive, they must have taken the slow boat from China … lol.  I'm also very glad that you and yours are doing OK !!!

Anywho ... while I'm waiting on parts I decided to build a plane that I had back in my yuot ... :)  It's called the Pronto, it took me only two days to build, about 6 hours per day.  It's now ready to cover and I hope to fly it this Sunday if the weather holds.





It's very acrobatic and it has only three channels, rudder, elevator, and throttle.  No ailerons. It normally has a gas engine, but I've set it up as an electric flyer.  :)
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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2018, 03:24:30 AM »
Finished the Pronto up today, finished her in an Ole Timey Paint Scheme from the 1920's … she's ready to fly  :)





Also my B-25 parts arrived today, will be working on her when I get back from vacation.  :)
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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2018, 03:59:25 AM »
The Pronto had its maiden flight today. :) She flew great even with the stiff breeze we had today. I flew her twice and have to tweak the rudder control rod, just a tad. No real issues in the air.  :)
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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2018, 06:49:47 PM »
Sweet, you need to go FPV. Youll never go back. Throw a little RunCam and little video transmitter with onboard OSD so you know your Alt. Speed etc.. Pipe that in to a nice FPV headset. And youll be ready to have your mind blown. PLUS, you can always run the feed into a 2nd receiver and play it over a larger screen so everyone can see what your seeing real time. It fun to watch everyone in the room start leaning when you make a turn. BTW, you can power that off of a really small battery. It only needs to run a very short time so size and weight shouldn't be a problem.

RubCAm Pro

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RUNCAM-EAGLE-2-PRO-GLOBAL-WDR-OSD-AUDIO-CMOS-16-9-4-3-SWITCHABLE-FPV-TBS-LRS-VAS/232751782163?hash=item3631165913%3Am%3AmebpRxyO31KrcyE-0OPjzQw&var=532266407972&_sacat=0&_nkw=runcam+eagle+2+pro&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R8.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xruncam.TRS0

Cheap Transmitter:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Boscam-TS832-32Ch-5-8GHz-600mw-Wireless-Audio-AV-Transmitter-for-FPV-2-AV-Cable/331749712369?epid=10010778725&hash=item4d3dd2e1f1%3Ag%3Ao7kAAOSwYIhWkAUf&_sacat=0&_nkw=fpv+transmitter&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0

Take your pick on the head sets

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l2632.R3.TR11.TRC2.A0.H0.XFPV.TRS1&_nkw=fpv+goggles&_sacat=2562

USED Headsets: my favorite section:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1311.R2.TR11.TRC3.A0.H0.TRS1&_nkw=fpv+goggles+used&_sacat=2562&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=2562&_odkw=fpv+goggles


Recever Combo's (If you get a headset, this want be needed.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/40CH-5-8G-600mw-Wireless-Audio-Video-FPV-TS832-Transmitter-Receiver-for-RC-DJI/182473595705?hash=item2a7c461b39%3Ag%3AmHYAAOSwe8tXMZ0L&_sacat=2562&_nkw=fpv+receiver&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0%7C0


Battery, well that's up to you and just how long it will run vs. Max weight. A simple 9volt battery will run the system for a nice amount for time,
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Re: The B-25 Build (in-progress)
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2018, 07:13:54 PM »
Thanks much "Z" !!! … I'll check it out when I get back from my vacation.  :)
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