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    Default Homebuilt B-17G!!!

    1/3 scale
    not r/c but actually piloted




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    Are all four engines powered? That would be a handful.

    Has it flown?

    What a lot of work. I'm impressed.

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    yeah all four engines work
    going on a 19 year build
    two years from flying
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    It's listed as having 240hp



    But whether that's each or not? Looks like 4 engines though

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    Nice find, Paul
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    It's listed as having 240hp

    But whether that's each or not? Looks like 4 engines though
    Hirth 3002 4-cylinder 2-stroke, rated 60hp.

    That plane is incredible! I want to see it fly.
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    Amazing !!!
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    The things people do to keep the nights apart.
    Quite incredible.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Nose art?
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    Check!

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    I wonder how much $$ he has sunk into it.

    Doesn't it need a FAA airworthy certificate?
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    ^ Yes.
    experimental amateur-built (E-AB)
    https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/...teur_built/aw/
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    I've been following this project for years. I figured he gave up because his website went down a while back. Glad to see he's back at it.
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    There will be a market for that plane in films, surely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Hirth 3002 4-cylinder 2-stroke, rated 60hp.
    Pre-mix or oil injection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft View Post
    Pre-mix or oil injection?
    Looks like it's pre-mix at 50:1

    http://www.recpower.com/3002%202%20cycle%2080hp.htm

    They only appear to have one rotation option. I wonder what he's doing about that.... or isn't the torque effect big enough to worry about with low power?
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    B17, B24, and B29 all had clockwise engine rotation on all motors, facing forward. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    There will be a market for that plane in films, surely.
    That was my thought, though CGI is getting pretty good these days.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Brilliant.

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    If he could just figure out a way to make those 2 strokes sound like Wright radials.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Adams View Post
    If he could just figure out a way to make those 2 strokes sound like Wright radials.....
    BMW and IIRC, other auto makers, have that figured out. The play exhaust tunes inside the car at least, so that it sounds better to the driver. Not all models... just some of the sporty ones
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    BMW and IIRC, other auto makers, have that figured out. The play exhaust tunes inside the car at least, so that it sounds better to the driver. Not all models... just some of the sporty ones
    how lame is that?
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    pretty effing lame
    and only on their sportier models
    wtf bmw
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    Quote Originally Posted by delecta View Post
    Will probably become big business if electric cars take off. No matter how nice the whirl of a big electric motor coming up to speed is, can't imagine the next few generations embracing it.
    Yeah, the dinosaurs tend to resist change. Some still like pushrods even.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    i want my electric car to sound like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    BMW and IIRC, other auto makers, have that figured out. The play exhaust tunes inside the car at least, so that it sounds better to the driver. Not all models... just some of the sporty ones
    Wouldn´t be surprised if BMW led the pack in synthesising said exhaust tunes........the overwhelming majority of composers of classical Western music were Germanic

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    i was born too late
    you could buy a wwii war surplus mustang for $1000 a korea war surplus mustang for $500
    unflown surplus bearcats went for $500
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    Did they have surplus P-38s and Mosquitoes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Did they have surplus P-38s and Mosquitoes?
    Oz burnt the RAAF's Mosquitoes after the war. This was one that they burnt at Tocumwal



    The US stockpiled their P-38's

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    It looks lime the surplus p38s were built up from unassembled parts.
    Last edited by Paul Pless; 09-25-2016 at 04:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    It looks lime the surplus p38s were built up from unassembled parts.
    Lime? Freudian slip there, whatchya drinking?

    I think that maybe all the pilots used the same landing point in their GPS.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Lime? Freudian slip there, whatchya drinking?

    I think that maybe all the pilots used the same landing point in their GPS.
    Posting from my telephone. Stone cold sober been working on the tractor. Like not lime. The P38s were built by a third party after the war from unassemble componemts.
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    Back to B-17's. There were some with interesting paint jobs. Known as assembly ships... job being to assemble the formation... this one being "Spotted Cow"



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