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I thought I had posted pictures of this project that a friend of mine is building , but I can't find it....anyways, here it is all done up in primer. He has done a huge amount of work in the last couple of months.
Just a few jaw dropping specs:
19 ' wingspan
2 DA-150's for Power
03-13-2004, 11:40 PM
after all the time spent (wasted?) on the internet, i recognized the shop, and pin pointed it right away from previous pics. the pic of the big space walker in the skunk works right?
03-14-2004, 12:16 AM
That is absolutely gorgeous!!!! please please please post pics and video of maiden flight !!
the pic of the big space walker in the skunk works right?
right on both counts !!!! :D
Wild Bill... I'm positive the first tests will be extensively video'ed
03-14-2004, 10:49 AM
How much is he going to charge for a ride?
heh heh..I don't know. There won't be much room with that big nose wheel tucked up in there......
From The RCFCBC Mall show
03-23-2004, 09:46 AM
so what is RCFCBC ????
03-23-2004, 10:00 AM
Hay Nony,is that a TRACKED I see in the back ground of the P-38? The 38 is spectacular but how about some of the Tracker as well and some info on both of them.Like who are the builders,size,material and power.
03-23-2004, 12:01 PM
It bears more of a resemblance to and Grumman Albatross.
03-23-2004, 12:15 PM
Could be but maybe Nony won't tease us for to long and he'll let us in on the deal with another oicture and some info.
03-23-2004, 07:56 PM
In that mall show picture, there's something that looks suspiciously like a Starbuck-like coffee cup floating a couple centimeters above ground. Right next to the floats.
sorry guys..had to go to work today...
RCFCBC is the biggest RC Club in the Vancouver area - if not all of BC. They have a web site (check out the photo gallery for more..) that can be accessed through the MAAC links......
Not surprised that there would be a Starbucks there in coffee center of Canada.....
That is an Albatross in the background...both are a product of a secret place known as "The Skunk Works". The builders are John Schmidt, Walter Moller and Cliff Oswald with support from many others in the form of free advice and donuts ...
heh heh I just noticed the coffee cup....maybe the '38 has its own gravitational field.... :)
03-24-2004, 05:16 AM
My lord that is one big P-38!!!!!!
03-24-2004, 08:34 AM
Nony,thanks for showing the other side of the display.Man what a great pair of models.The Grumman is a favourite of mine and always has a nice presence in the air.I bet this one is just awsum in flight.Thanks for the pics.
no problem...all I did was resize the photos and post them. Those Alberts are very imposing in flight. They have flown two of them at the same time....and I think that a third one may be flying by spring (but don't quote me)
03-25-2004, 03:40 AM
Nony, I talked to Jerry on Sunday and Ted's Albatros is in the paint phase now, Chalk Airlines colours, working 7 days /7hrs. per getting all the stripes etc. done. Shouldn't be too long, just would need the radio gear and bolt on the motors.
So SHOULD be 3 of them at Shuswap flying event, I don't know if the Spring or not- I'l ask Jerry if he is at the Mall Show on Sunday.
I thought that they would be at the Spring flyin if it was anywhere close to finished.....
That will be sooooo cooool !
03-27-2004, 06:40 AM
Re: "In that mall show picture, there's something that looks suspiciously like a Starbuck-like coffee cup floating a couple centimeters above ground. Right next to the floats." I dug out the original pix, I had reduced res. to send it to Nony, and found out that the paper coffee cup is sitting IN a clear plastic cup, thus creating the illusion.
good illusion !!!! you might have sold it to National Inquirer!!
This will knock your socks off!! I just got this photo from rcbart...
03-28-2004, 11:04 PM
Boy, I would like to follow him down the road just to see the looks on other drivers faces :lol:
03-29-2004, 10:45 PM
I'm not sure .... but ..... under the
"Highway Traffic Act" ......
I think he needs a bigger truck!!!!!
:lol: :wink: :lol:
That's okay..he's driving in B.C. ;)
03-30-2004, 03:32 PM
Please tell me he was driving to the field for thje test Flight!!!!, can't wait for that video.
nope, driving to a mall show....see the first photo....
If it flies (there are some legal issues to be worked out..) I'm sure it will be well documented.........
04-02-2004, 11:06 PM
:idea: Think the extra rudder will help to keep that "Ford" in a straight line at high speeds :?: :?: :oops: :oops:
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