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 Post subject: 1/3 scale B-17
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:30 pm 
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The amazing Bally Bomber is almost ready to fly!
www.theballybomber.com



Can you even imagine how cool it would be to see this 1/3 scale B-17 in the air! No doubt the videos of the first flight will be a huge internet sensation... stay tuned to the Bally Bomber facebook page for updates on the first flight... this might be as big a deal as the full-scale Mosquito last fall!

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 Post subject: Re: 1/3 scale B-17
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:21 pm 
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that is some serious modeling------Not an RC model at all The pilot will be in it. I'll have to go back and read the text. Seeing the pix wet my appetite.

if this link works it will take you directly to the photo album.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 048%2C1360

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 Post subject: Re: 1/3 scale B-17
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:12 pm 
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I like the picture of the Model B-17G beside a Cessna 140. The Cessna 140, I think, came with a Continental A-65 (65 HP) engine. The "B-17" has 4 engines of 60 HP each. They say the engines are two cycle engines so does that mean gas/oil mixed in the fuel tanks?
How many gallons to how many gallons???

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 Post subject: Re: 1/3 scale B-17
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:31 pm 
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I had a Suzuki two stroke. The oil went into a seperate tank and the mixture took place in the intake system somewhere.
I think once you get to 60 hp the engine does the mixing for it self. Don't take what I say as gospel I'm just taking a guess.
Some one posted something on there about how it won't sound as cool as four radial engines. I figure it's going to sound awesome by it's own right.

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