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Old 07-08-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Avro Lancaster ... return to this classic and electrify

Back in 1980's ... I had Chris Golds Plan of the Styrofoam 4 x 20 IC engine 90" span Lanc ...
Idea was to build and create BoB fly-team in the Club I was with ... Other guys would build the Spit and Hurri to go with her. I lent the plan to one of the guys and sadly - when I left UK I forgot to ask it back ... he passed away and the plan got lost amongst his things. I only found out much later when it was too late.

Today - I decided that I would replace the plan and spent the 20.98 to get a full set of plans again. OK - the first set I had were free with the magazine all those years ago ... but ??

What is it ?

A sport scale 90" span model made of block Styrofoam, originally powered by 4 x 20 glow engines, fixed U/C, working rudders etc. A 7 function machine. The engines were split into outer and inner pairs for throttle control. Basically you would open up outers to a steady speed ... open up and speed control by the inners ... so you avoided extreme moment arm torques etc. from those outers.
It may not have been true scale - but she certainly had the look .. and at 90" a presence that was unforgettable.
Use of Styrofoam meant cheap and quick construction ...
The overall construction and weight - lends itself to electric totally ... and would result in a model with good cowls .... and no unsightly mufflers etc. sticking out ! Budget motors and no high demand LiPo / ESC's would see her fine.

Well - plans are on their way to my home and should be there when I get home ... once I've got some of the other projects out of the way - I shall be unrolling and hot-wiring a few styro blocks ...

Finally I may just get to build the Lanc and do Honours to my Mum who was involved with Lancs during the war.

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Old 07-08-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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Nice we need more Lancs around. Plenty of 17's and 24's around nice to see this going.
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This may be a little too "sport" for my tastes but it does show how to put together a large foam multi-motor model on the cheap!

Easy-to-build B-17, B-29, P-47 and B-24

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Nice we need more Lancs around. Plenty of 17's and 24's around nice to see this going.
Here's a thread on a build of the CG Lanc ...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1677693

There's others on the Brit RC sites as well ....

Just a pity about the motor sound !!

Still - as you say - we need MORE !!

My prev. smaller version failed because of that fuselage and the wing seat area weakened the structure so much that when it fell of the bench - it just broke up ...

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Plans arrived .... replacing ones I lost years ago.

Now to see if I can amalgamate use of my laser cutter for hard farmers / templates and foam for infill creating what plan shape shows.

It will be a long term project, so I hope you all have patience !

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