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Old 07-17-2011, 05:13 PM   #476
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I can't believe it's been a year......I was just looking at the forms new post and thought, you know it was last July when I maiden the 17 and low and behold it was on July 17th !


I wish I had more time with the hobby. My job keeps me busy. I have a Guillows C-150 I need to get in the air and I want to scratch build a P-39 complete with retracts, flaps and the motor where it belongs, behind the cockpit.

Thanks to everyone who helped me with this project it was a blast !
No parks ,thanks for taking pictures and posting your build so we could watch you build and fly .I know how hard it is to build small scale models let alone making them fly well thats why i build bigger planes cause i have fat hands and fingers and i cant see smaller planes either,old eyes too . Thanks for the great build parks and we cant wait for your next build thread. joe
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:40 PM   #477
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I did a little work to the navigation dome. I never did like the way it looked, to high. So I removed it and made it look a little better. The picture on the left is from about a year ago. I need to lower the window in front of the dome also, it makes the nose cone look to big.


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One of my fellow club members sent me a link to some B17 pics that are pretty good. Thought you and others might enjoy them:




Thought these pic would be nice for someone who was wanting to build a RC to scale . If you know anyone Dave please pass them on , they are also great details

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Here is, what to me is, a new photo spread of of the B-17, the great four engine bomber of WW-II that so decimated Nazi Germany . These are excellent photos of an awesome plane that transported tens of thousands of heroic young Americans on their bombing runs over the industrial cities of Europe . Bombing runs that are so brilliantly illustrated in the movie, Memphis Belle. However, despite the heroics that were recorded by those who flew and manned the B-17, many thousands of young lives were lost with many additional thousands either psychologically or physically crippled for life! Yes, war does indeed produce our heroes! But, in this 70th Anniversary Year since the beginning of WW-II, let us never forget those men and women who gave it all to preserve our freedom.

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very detailed photos of a B-17. Enjoy!
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Hey thanks, love the pictures. Hope everythings well with you. I flew the B17 a few months ago and hope to fly it again soon. Any progress on your B17?

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No, nothing new on that one. I keep hearing it calling to me on occasion, but have managed to ignore it so far.
Current project is:

http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...ee687340fb9e34

and when that is done:

http://www.alienaircraft.com/k306.htm

I have stolen the receiver and a couple other minor things out of the Fort for use in other projects, but it is still basically there waiting for me. Will get there sometime.
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A PT-17 cool! One summer back in the mid 80's I gave rides in a full scale Stearman, those where some good times.

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One of our cats jumped on the right stab. and cracked the spar. It was a 10 min. repair that took me 6 months to get around to fixing! Ready for flight #7.

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One of our cats jumped on the right stab. and cracked the spar. It was a 10 min. repair that took me 6 months to get around to fixing! Ready for flight #7.
Sorry to hear about the cat.lol joe


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I can't believe I have not flown it yet..... a year has passed

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