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Old 08-21-2009, 06:12 PM
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Default Some Progress...

As I wait for the speed controllers from HK, I proceeded to work on the guns.


Ebay gatling guns for $1.99, and the faux interior works pretty nice. Sadly, lots of the gun detail is hidden, but thats cool, I'm not going for a Scale contest winner (but yes, there will be 3 guns).





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Old 08-23-2009, 05:26 AM
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Hello All,
Been flying my C-47 for over a week now and boy it fly's just fine. I have a bit of info on it and some pic's in another thread. Here's the link http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49361
I will be putting up some more pic's of it with the lights on this week.

Keep em flying
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:40 AM
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Default C-47 Maiden Video

Here is recent video of a Polk C-47 maiden. Modified with a cargo drop to drop 5 4" paratroopers.

The plane has now been entirely painted with a nice olive green spray paint. With the invasion stripes it looks 100,000,000 times better!

It was a bit tail heavy when first flown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBJD3Do74lU
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:53 AM
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Sweet video... what props did you use?
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
Sweet video... what props did you use?
It's a friends plane. All I remember is that they are 9" Master Aircrews.

I'll post the pitch when I can get the info.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:31 AM
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Hi All, Here's some updated pic's with the fuse,wing,tail and landing lights. There are 9 lights in all on the plane. Looks real nice when flying at sunset. Landing lights in the wing can be turned on and off from the transmitter.

Keep em flying
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by dbronst3790 View Post
It's a friends plane. All I remember is that they are 9" Master Aircrews.

I'll post the pitch when I can get the info.
9 X 7
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:26 PM
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Thanks for that.

I put some 9x7 2 blade props on it and have not yet flown it with the new props. Hopefully this weekend.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
Thanks for that.

I put some 9x7 2 blade props on it and have not yet flown it with the new props. Hopefully this weekend.
Should be just right for this plane. I'm going to try for a SPOOKY scheme after I get mine flying.

How did you find the mini guns on ebay? What did you search for?
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dbronst3790 View Post
Should be just right for this plane. I'm going to try for a SPOOKY scheme after I get mine flying.

How did you find the mini guns on ebay? What did you search for?

I searched "gatling gun" and found this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/GATLING-MINI-GUN-w-Ammo-Case-1-18-Scale-Weapons_W0QQitemZ190332964561QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2c50ba8ed1&_trksid=p3286 .c0.m14

Once I saw this photo, the scale looked good enough for me.



Thats the guy I bought from.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
I searched "gatling gun" and found this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/GATLING-MINI-GUN-w-Ammo-Case-1-18-Scale-Weapons_W0QQitemZ190332964561QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2c50ba8ed1&_trksid=p3286 .c0.m14

Once I saw this photo, the scale looked good enough for me.

Thats the guy I bought from.
Thanks, this helps.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:54 PM
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Heres a shot i took in 1969,Phang Rang Airbase Vietnam It might help U ...RTR
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Real Time Recon View Post
Heres a shot i took in 1969,Phang Rang Airbase Vietnam It might help U ...RTR
Good one Recon! that put some lead out!!!bubstevePS welcome to WattFlyer!
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by stevecooper View Post
Good one Recon! that put some lead out!!!bubstevePS welcome to WattFlyer!
Thanks for the welcome. Does any company make a C-47, Electric,with a 60" wing ?...RTR
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:10 PM
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Default C-47 Final Photos

Here is my C-47 as she is flight line ready. Having flown her 4x now, she's fully trimmed, and a pure pleasure to fly from a paved runway. Taking a lesson this last weekend in Scale Military Power take-off's from Hircflyer, I had no problem after my first take off at FEAR, where the 90 degree cross-wind was right AT OUR BACKS, sent her right over the pits as soon as she rotated due to my over-powering her past V1. As soon as I was at V1 (lifting the tail up), the AOA made it hop up and then weathervane right into the wind. Thank goodness I have a lot of power so I just cranked and banked.
















Thanks to JJR2001 for this video taken at FEAR:
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:39 PM
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Are they still in Biz?? I can't get there site up,,and I cant' get any of there good stuff! bubsteve
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:58 PM
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workin fer me.


http://www.polkshobby.com/index1.html
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:26 PM
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They got nothing anymore! Oh Well, bubsteve
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:33 AM
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They have a few items... still have that Tracker III for $99 !
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:06 AM
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They have a few items... still have that Tracker III for $99 !
I can only see 12 planes & helis?? am I hold'in my mouth wrong?? I tryed to look up the Tracker III on their site but got nothing? do I need to "log-on to get to the good stuff?? bubsteve PS I got my bench cleared for the 540NX anyway and don't need more ,,,,,,,just want more!
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:15 AM
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I just hit the search button with blank boxes.. brings up the whole thing.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:22 AM
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Maybe it's because I'm use'in Linux OP on my computer??? still only 12 (one's not bad at all for 25$)bubsteve
Item # Item Desc. ARISTO-CAT 3D ARF Available Qty In Stock List Price 25.00/EA Your Price 25.00/EA

Warehouse Quantities Warehouse Description Available Quantity 1 LMP, INC. - IRVINGTON In Stock
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:19 PM
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they are not out of business, just out of the rc stuff for a while from what I understand.

You missed the good stuff by a couple of months man!

See . . . yet another reason to stay connected to the forums!
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:40 PM
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Does anybody have a manual laying around? I have a buddy who lost his and is now stuck on how to install the servos.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:50 AM
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hey there

I am on the road until sunday of next week but will copy and pdf it to you if no one is able to get the info to you.

here is the protek manual from ezone someone posted a few months back though.

It appears that the limit on pdf size is 1/3 the size of this 10 page manual....know I knew there was something I hate about "what" flier

Any way . . . . .

let me try something else

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