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  • Lockheed L1049 Constellation

    And so it begins... word of warning, this will be a very slow moving thread, don’t expect consistent updates, due to my career and toy budget.
    This should give you an idea on the size...


    The plans call for split flaps... Totally unacceptable, real thing had Fowler’s, so will mine. That will be the first mini project...
    Here’s the real deal..


    And the plans



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    The most esthetically pleasing aircraft ever built.

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    • #3
      "...best trimotor aircraft ever built." (Actually untrue if you look at the data.)
      Milton

      "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

      "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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      • #4
        How will you power it?

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        • #5
          So the plans are 1/2 size (plane will be twice as large)!

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          • #6
            Very ambitious project to say the least!

            You may have already seen this in some of the research that you've undoubtedly already done for this project, but I'll include it anyway in case it was missed.
            Hopefully this video will give some insight into the Fowler flap system as it pertains to your project.


            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh7jBO3l4mY
            Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
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            • #7
              Nice project and a very ambitious build is ahead of you. The biggest RC plane kit I've built is a Giant Stinger powered with a twin 70cc. Nowadays, ARFs are the only planes I have time for.

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              • #8
                Make room for yourself inside...

                Never mind your time or budget, that's a LOT of printing. What do you power it with?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dave_r View Post
                  So the plans are 1/2 size (plane will be twice as large)!
                  1/2 size???? I HOPE NOT!!!

                  I wanted to put four gas 4 strokes on it, even radials, but after looking at the plans, will have to go with electrics to get the full scale look I want, as gas engines will not fit inside the cowlings without some stuff sticking out. May add sound systems to it so it sounds like the real thing.
                  Last edited by RB211; 10-30-2017, 12:02 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Willy View Post
                    Very ambitious project to say the least!

                    You may have already seen this in some of the research that you've undoubtedly already done for this project, but I'll include it anyway in case it was missed.
                    Hopefully this video will give some insight into the Fowler flap system as it pertains to your project.


                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh7jBO3l4mY
                    He is clearly not a home shop machinist

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