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
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.
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
Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone B-17 Aluminum Overcast
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.
I thought I would report that Tom Hollan passed away in Lockhart Texas, he was 96.
The B-17 has the markings of the aircraft he was shot down in on his forth mission.
I've flown it six times and I think it's time to retire it. I'm so glad he got to see it fly.
Sorry to hear about Tom, but glad he got to see it fly. I finally decided that mine had too much damage to try to repair it about 2 years ago, so the motors and servos now fly on in a foam PB4-Y. Hate to say it, but they fly much better in that than they did in the 17
Have a good one
Mine is a PBY-4, little different bird that the PBY you are building. It is flat foam profile plane I build from plans that Dick Sarpolus had in a Park Pilot magazine. I have built two or three different plans from his plans, seem to fly pretty well and an easy build. http://www.theparkpilot.org/pby4-2
A bit little off topic; what I learned from kits #309 and 2002 helped me with #2004. PBY was fun (I thought more difficult than the B-17) but if you want to try the PBY pay attention to the fuselage especially the aft tail section. A lot of curves.