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Eamonn Fahey08/10/2014 11:56:11
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New version of Avro Lancaster MODEL just announced by HobbyKing and it's available in the UK Warehouse. Nice. smiley

Jon - Laser Engines08/10/2014 13:56:59
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Im not an electric flyer....but that's really nice!

Tony Read 209/10/2014 13:23:35
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Huzzah! Its back at long last. smile p I was beginning to give up hope of seeing it rise from the ashes of the first examples. Have they done away from the troublesome servo operated bomb bay doors? I might have read somewhere that they are now held closed with magnets.

I was cutting back on my foamys but this and the E-flite B17 are ticking all the right boxes for me. teeth 2

Eamonn Fahey09/10/2014 13:27:47
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Press the BUY button Tony. You know you deserve it. cheeky

Looking at the specs. of the Lanc, it appears that they have done away with the servo operated bomb bay. yes

Eamonn.

Tony Read 209/10/2014 13:42:00
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Nooooo! Its already on back order. crying

Simon Chaddock09/10/2014 14:15:39
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With two full size doing the air show circuits with lots of press coverage of course HK would release the new version now! wink 2

Tony F09/10/2014 14:39:02
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Couldn't resist, back ordered mine

Tony
steve c09/10/2014 14:56:19
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Ordered mine from Euro ware house cos out of stock uk ,so should be here Monday

steve

Paul Marsh09/10/2014 18:32:34
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Do fancy one - might get one when I get the Parkzone UMX B-17. At least I won't be biased to the US aircraft only - and as the B-17 the Lanc is iconic...

Paul Marsh09/10/2014 21:56:11
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Noticed that there is no working rudder. Really needs rudder, so would need fettling to get them going, especially with the twin tail. Why does it say a 6ch rx is needed when:

Aileron 1 (Unless you don't use the Y lead and mix ail/aux1 ch6
Thottle 2
Elevator 3
Bomb bay 6
Retracts 5
Rudder would be 4th channel

Gavin Livsey09/10/2014 21:59:07
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Posted by Paul Marsh on 09/10/2014 21:56:11:

Noticed that there is no working rudder. Really needs rudder, so would need fettling to get them going, especially with the twin tail. Why does it say a 6ch rx is needed when:

Aileron 1 (Unless you don't use the Y lead and mix ail/aux1 ch6
Thottle 2
Elevator 3
Bomb bay 6
Retracts 5
Rudder would be 4th channel

Bomb Bay doors no longer servo operated on v2.

GrahamWh09/10/2014 22:04:49
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Stock level currently at MINUS 6. Whoops, computer not keeping up with purchases perhaps. How long will the next container take I wonder?

Phil Green10/10/2014 11:36:18
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Posted by Gavin Livsey on 09/10/2014 21:59:07:

Bomb Bay doors no longer servo operated on v2.

That would be embarrassing - open bomb-bay doors, deposit lipo... smiley

SWMBO has ordered one for me for Christmas!!! (from EU warehouse)

I count 4 channels - Ail, ele, throt, retracts -- 5 if you dont like Y leads yes

Paul Marsh10/10/2014 15:02:49
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Posted by Phil Green on 10/10/2014 11:36:18:
Posted by Gavin Livsey on 09/10/2014 21:59:07:

Bomb Bay doors no longer servo operated on v2.

"open bomb-bay doors, deposit lipo... smiley"

Not really, sort of dropping incendiaries...devil

Tony Read18/10/2014 18:22:29
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Has anyone got one and flown it yet? From what I have read check your CG before committing to the air.

Phil Green18/10/2014 18:26:36
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Me & my lad have one each, took just a couple of days to arrive from the EU warehouse, however they've been snaffled away by swmbo as they are Christmas presents!

Tony Read18/10/2014 18:32:15
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2, wow! I'm not jealous, really I'm not, noooooo, not jealous at all, no sir-eee. smile p

Reckon you're going to have great Christmas Phil! thumbs up

Barry Clay02/11/2014 10:40:20
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Lancaster V2 flies very well,there are a few things to look out for and check before flying your model,the carbon rod that fixes the tailplane ends too short meaning the slightest bump and the tailplane breaks off,mine did so in flight with dire consequences but the Lanc is repaired and flying again,to rectify push another piece of rod or even a meat skewer before glueing,also the bomb bay area where it meets the fuselage is weak and needs the skewer treatment as well,make sure the two wing fixing screws bite into the plastic under plate otherwise the wings move,check carefully the orientation of the propellers as shown in the illustration they are wrong and the motors will run in reverse if done as shown,with each prop in turn check the correct rotation,there is more than enough power with this model and I have flown in windy conditions no problem,tail will wag a little but this is common with twin fins,steerable tail wheel works fine,model banks well on ailerons alone but only needs a bit of movement otherwise adverse aileron effect will make a wing drop at low speeds,fly this model onto the ground for landings with no glide approaches,it needs motoring into land applying plenty of power in a turn,use more up that down on ailerons with some expoential,make adjustments to the ailerons carefully,elevators are fairly sensitive so you only need a small amount of down otherwise it will porpoise,once trimmed out the model is lively but thats small models for you flying this at scale speed is virtually impossible,but its a Lanc for the masses and I love mine,take your time with it and it will reward you with some exciting flying.

Paul Marsh02/11/2014 12:13:19
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Where did you put the battery?

Barry Clay02/11/2014 13:18:08
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Battery is in standard position,centre of gravity is 55 mm from wing leading edge which means a bit of lead in nose with battery in standard set up,some people have moved the battery forward which requires butting it against the carbon rod wing spars.

Here is an inflight video,note how windy it was yesterday,the Lanc could handle it,took off normally but made a wheels up landing in the long grass.

http://s180.photobucket.com/user/UDAZONE/media/Avro%20Lancaster%20Flight%201st%20November%202014.mp4.html

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