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Paul Marsh03/10/2014 22:27:53
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look what's coming out . I WANT ONE!!!

 

 
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Edited By Paul Marsh on 03/10/2014 22:34:40

Paul Marsh04/10/2014 14:20:26
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No interest? sad

Suppose it's not a Lancaster, a foamy and a micro one at that...

Colin Leighfield04/10/2014 15:39:29
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It looks great Paul. I can't get the video to run on the IPad so I'll look at it on the PC later.

Tony Read04/10/2014 16:22:54
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That's my Christmas presi sorted then! teeth 2

I like the 'half wheels' for belly landing. Neat idea.

Essjay04/10/2014 16:34:24
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Colin, use the"header" in the YouTube video as the link and run it straight from YouTube. I've noticed recently that the big "play" button on vids doesn't work any more, especially since I loaded iOS 8.

Steve

Colin Leighfield04/10/2014 17:51:47
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Thanks Steve, I'll have a look.

Colin Leighfield04/10/2014 17:56:51
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Just watched it. Amazing! At 1/48 scale it must be about 25.25" span. Wouldn't have been possible not so long ago.

Colin Leighfield04/10/2014 17:58:01
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Dodgy maths. 25.5"!

Paul Marsh04/10/2014 18:06:25
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What about a mass launch with as many B-17's as possible at next years' Greenacres? Imaging having 20 of them in the air, with a few Spam Cans to protect the formation?

That's it, I'm going to ask for next year who would be going to take either the B-17 UMX and P-51 UMX and get a mass launch. It will be done - get them all in the air, although I can only fly one at once.

Tony Read04/10/2014 18:21:03
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Count me in Paul! thumbs up teeth 2

Paul Marsh04/10/2014 18:28:10
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Right oh, just made this to get the spirit - also 2015 will be 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

I'll organize a group and a slot for next year. Will start a new thread when the model is released. Will buy two, one for everyday use and another for special occasions.

My favourite bomber always has been the B-17, more than any other bomber made - apart from the Lanc, but the B-17 always seemed perfect.

I used the read "The Bonzo Express" - a strip in the Warlord and Eagle comics about the crew of the B-17 called the "Bonzo" and the missions they went on.

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Tony Read04/10/2014 18:36:52
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Ahh! The Warlord. Union Jack Jackson, that takes me back! smile

Peter Miller04/10/2014 18:38:50
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b-17 1.jpgI have a love affair with the B-17. Done two control line ones and a small R/C version with four Cox TD .020s and even home built retracts. it did fly but was too heavy. (Ever heard 4 Cox TD 020s shaft running?

I might even be tempted and that is really confessing to something!!!

My Control line B-17G powered by four G-Mark 12 twin cylinder engines seen above..

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Edited By Peter Miller on 04/10/2014 18:49:17

Paul Marsh04/10/2014 18:49:07
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This is the strip in question - still have all my comics.

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Tony Read05/10/2014 18:21:59
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My parents threw out all my comics and other stuff when I left home. crying 2 Probably had the first edition of Warlord in that lot. Perhaps they were trying to tell me something?

When will the B17 be in stock in the UK?

Tony Read05/10/2014 18:23:13
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Peter, that sure is a beautiful model.

Peter Miller06/10/2014 08:48:19
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Posted by Tony Read on 05/10/2014 18:23:13:

Peter, that sure is a beautiful model.

Thanks Tony.

It is phtographed in front of a genuine B-17 hangar, the 381st BG at Ridgewell, Essex.

Tony Read 206/10/2014 13:14:15
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Ahh, Ridgewell, not far from me. L in a triangle if I remember correctly.

Peter Miller06/10/2014 18:14:40
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That is right. Home of the North Essex club but now limited to when the gliders are not operating. No, I am not a member.

Paul Marsh30/11/2014 08:57:13
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Went to the model shop to some shopping. It arrived! Going to fly it later. Probably will add some engine detail to the nacelles, as the front of each cowl looks abit naff. Will get some copies of the P&W engine, and stick them infont of the gearbox and refit the prop.

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