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Old 07-17-2011, 05:13 PM
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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
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:40 PM
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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.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:48 AM
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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

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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.

Here is a way cool collection of
very detailed photos of a B-17. Enjoy!
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:52 AM
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Hey thanks, love the pictures. Hope everythings well with you. I flew the B17 a few months ago and hope to fly it again soon. Any progress on your B17?
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:36 PM
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No, nothing new on that one. I keep hearing it calling to me on occasion, but have managed to ignore it so far.
Current project is:

http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...ee687340fb9e34

and when that is done:

http://www.alienaircraft.com/k306.htm

I have stolen the receiver and a couple other minor things out of the Fort for use in other projects, but it is still basically there waiting for me. Will get there sometime.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:09 PM
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A PT-17 cool! One summer back in the mid 80's I gave rides in a full scale Stearman, those where some good times.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:09 PM
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One of our cats jumped on the right stab. and cracked the spar. It was a 10 min. repair that took me 6 months to get around to fixing! Ready for flight #7.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:07 PM
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One of our cats jumped on the right stab. and cracked the spar. It was a 10 min. repair that took me 6 months to get around to fixing! Ready for flight #7.
Sorry to hear about the cat.lol joe
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:25 AM
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I can't believe I have not flown it yet..... a year has passed
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:36 PM
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Well.....I still have not flown the B-17. We have a kitten that has been eyeing it so I put it in a safer place. (the date on the photo is not correct)
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:06 PM
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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.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:18 PM
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Sorry to learn of your loss.

Wow, that is a lot of work for only 6 flight. I know of no pilot that wants his ship to wither away on a wall or in the desert. The joy of flight is flight.

Just an idea, keep the memories not the hull. Fly the model in his memory.

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Old 04-08-2016, 03:10 PM
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I hear what you're saying. I didn't take the advice from some here on the forum and lighten it up, so it flys pretty hot. I think I already decided not to fly it.
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I hear what you're saying. I didn't take the advice from some here on the forum and lighten it up, so it flys pretty hot. I think I already decided not to fly it.
If it's not fun to fly and/or doesn't fly well, that's another topic all together different.

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Old 04-08-2016, 05:00 PM
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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
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:40 AM
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It's good to hear from you. Can you believe how the time flew! Who makes the PBY foamy? You're not going to believe this but I just started a Guillows PBY.
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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.
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Looking forward to the thread on your PBY
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Old 11-12-2016, 04:41 AM
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Default Guillows PBY-5 borrowing B-17 props for testing

I had a guilty feeling when removing #3 and 4's 5x3 props from the B-17 but I promised I would put them back after testing them on the PBY. Turns out the 6x4's worked better so back they go, on the 17

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Old 12-19-2016, 02:54 AM
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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.

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The B-17 has been retired for many years now and no plans on flying it. It lives in a shed hanging on a wall, I enjoy looking at the bird.
hopefully I will check a bucket list item off March 1st at the Georgetown, Texas airport, I have a seat on the Liberty Foundation Ye Olde Pub.
I hope the weather permits it !
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The B-17 has been retired for many years now and no plans on flying it. It lives in a shed hanging on a wall, I enjoy looking at the bird.
hopefully I will check a bucket list item off March 1st at the Georgetown, Texas airport, I have a seat on the Liberty Foundation Ye Olde Pub.
I hope the weather permits it !
Glad to see you and the B17 are still doing well.
Have a great ride on Ye Olde Pub
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Hello dumo01 !

it’s good to “ see “ you !
I haven’t been on WF in about a year and a half, I had a login problem and have not tried logging in till yesterday.
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