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Old 07-26-2006, 03:41 AM
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Authetic, absolutely genuine imitation WW1 Eastbourne Monoplane with the first mounted cannon. Single shot. Only used once as the prop was shot off and the pilot couldn't get the spare on fast enough. Had its problems such as, hard to reload, hard to keep the lighter going long enough to light the fuse. A little nose heavy so an anchor was installed in the rear for emergency brakes. :p
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:52 AM
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Now all you need is another plane to fire at!
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Not to mention the fact that wooden cannons aren't known for their acuracy.
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ForestCam View Post
Not to mention the fact that wooden cannons aren't known for their acuracy.

I can't imagine them holding up to much either. The pieces of he cannon would probably fly farther than the actual cannon ball.

Can't imagne it doing the plane much good either.
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:14 AM
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If you need the REAL thing, check out the Balsa USA site. They have a full scale Spandu machine gun.
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:32 AM
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Great one FlY!!!
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:15 AM
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Another fault : had to be fired in a mild dive, otherwise the recoil stalled the plane and it dropped like a doorknob. Had to be fired quite soon into the dive, otherwise the cannonball rolled out the barrel. So that's where that song title came from !!
By the way, this is six foot wingspan with li-ion batts. 8 lbs. and Spectrum radio. My parkflier:p Himax 50 motor. 18.5 volts.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:26 PM
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Now I wondered what had happened to Dick Dastardly's mechanic Klunk, he's obviously living in Canada now.

Great model, but 8lbs, (ouch), that canon must be made of solid gold
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:35 PM
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Great model. Can we get a perspective pic?
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:38 AM
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Tis pretty heavy as it was an alky burner, OS 52 4 stroke. Batts. weigh two lbs. but with all that wing area, gets off the ground in about 20 ft and about 3/4 throttle. What's a perspective pic.?
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:45 AM
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Stand next to it so we can get the idea of it's size.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:49 AM
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Gotcha, I'll take a pic tomorrow.
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:33 PM
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Pics...?
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Old 07-28-2006, 04:29 AM
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Sorry, didn't get it today but doing some work on the mount and will have it fixed tomorrow.
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:48 PM
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:12 PM
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Dude, its been two days. When are we gonna see pics?
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Hello Flypaper...?
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:18 PM
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http://www.krcm.net/krcm_fourm/showthread.php?t=159 A little mushy on the rudder with all that side area up front but flys OK.
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Old 08-07-2006, 06:29 PM
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DUCK HUNTING ANY ONE!!!!!!
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:24 AM
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Oddly enough, I recall something similar when my first stop after landing at US airbases was the BX newsagents to pick up any US model mags available.

IIRC, it was the now defunct RCM - back in the 70's / 80s, it always had two plans per issue and always of the more oddball sort. The one I recall had a similar layout to the Eastbourne - though back then it was probably eyeballed off the Proctor "Antic" monoplane - and had a plastic model of a sailing ship's cannon mounted ahead of the cockpit. The build article was a hilarious example of a genre you only see in UK mags now - a spoof on history. The model was supposed to have been built during the American Civil War and the cannon was all that was available at the time!

Sorry - it's very difficult to do anything new really (ask the Chinese BARF industry )

But it is a cute idea, good to see someone doing something (anything!) different

How's about a huge version with a nerf cannon or crossbow on the front, actually firing? It might even be slightly legal...

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