.049 help.

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  1. teammaico

    teammaico New Member

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    I wanted to build the Guillow's B17G to RC using 4 .049 Engines. To show how long I have been out of the game, they don't even use the .049's anymore. Can someone tell me, 1. how hard would it be to find 4 almost matching .049s. 2. How hard would it be to find 4 throttle control rings for these engines 3. How accurately could I control the output of 4 .049's would it be within a few RPM few 100's or 1000's RPM?
    Before I waste alot of time and money trying to find 4 .049's can someone set me on the right track. Today I went to the hobby shop and found out this little motor the size of a quarter out performs the .049 anyway it was a brushless ??? 250. This is starting to look more practicle but my dream was to hear 4 engines. The plane it too small to use any bigger engines.

    Can someone help me
    Thanks Jim
     
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    If you must use the Gillows kit your better off using the electric motors any way.All the electrical r/c equipment you'll need to get it fling will be lighter and smaller for your task.Also i believe you will only need 2 motors instead of 4. You can allways put on fake props on the outer engines you wont notice it in flight.Here is a few pics of a large scale electric powered r/c B-17.
     

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  3. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

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    WOW, what a freakin model.... Great shots as well.....
     
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    A big model a huge impression. Cool model B-17.:D
     
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    LMFAO Wojtek... Ur siggy is priceless.....
     
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    Hope this works check out the attachment sorry File was too big. it was a small movie of this Model B-17 flying, Its really cool!
     
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    THX Dan. :D
     
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    lesofprimus Active Member

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    File didnt attach TT.....
     
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    Awesome! What freakin scale is that? the pics look like its the real thing! Great Thunder.
     
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    Man ! What a fabulous airplane ! What's the wingspan ? Absolutely great
    craftsmanship.

    Charles
     
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    I think the wing span is over 110 In.
     
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    Whoa... thats some model! very nice though.
     
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