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 Post subject: 110" Scale FPV B-17 tow plane.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:49 am 
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Hey guys,
Here's my first official RC Today build thread. I'm going to update as I build, so fair warning the next possible update will be next week.

And no, you didn't read the title wrong I'm building exactly what it says. Here's the plan. I want to fly scale FPV, and I love B-17's SO it made perfect since build an FPV bomber. Once I figured out how big it would have to be to do a nice scale cockpit I realized it would be a big powerful mother. SO why not tow gliders up with it? lol

design points go as so...
110" wing,
4 electric motors
Large battery capacity for longer flights
retractable landing gear
tow release
scale cockpit with fpv camera on a 3 axis gimbal
camera in the nose cone (bombardier position) for take off and landing
channel splitter so I can swap between cameras
simple KF wing.

The outside will be a little sparse, I'm not going to go crazy on detail because I'll be flying from inside.
okay, that's all I can think of, if you have any questions throw them my way.
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 Post subject: Re: 110" Scale FPV B-17 tow plane.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:59 am 
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Holy cow that's huge.

The pink panther should be the copilot

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 Post subject: Re: 110" Scale FPV B-17 tow plane.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:45 am 
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Very cool, will follow with interest

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 Post subject: Re: 110" Scale FPV B-17 tow plane.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:19 pm 
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A scalish cockpit for your camera with analog compass, voltmeter, etc would be epic!

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 Post subject: Re: 110" Scale FPV B-17 tow plane.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:32 am 
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karl k wrote:
A scalish cockpit for your camera with analog compass, voltmeter, etc would be epic!

we shall see.


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 Post subject: Re: 110" Scale FPV B-17 tow plane.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:24 pm 
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update?


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 Post subject: Re: 110" Scale FPV B-17 tow plane.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:15 am 
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tpalshadow wrote:
update?

Well not much to report. Camera's on order, I have the pan tilt camera mount, and a three way camera switcher. But the plane itself is sitting in pieces in the garage until my Mustang project car sells. I need the space to start this project.


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 Post subject: Re: 110" Scale FPV B-17 tow plane.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:23 pm 
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its massive but i guess very light weight. Am i wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: 110" Scale FPV B-17 tow plane.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:26 pm 
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Light weight? thats the plan. I want a nice slow scale flyer. After SEFF week, I'm going to come home and start work on it? I've got a lot of servo's and wires to order! lol


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