The B-17 Flying Fortress was one of the most famous bombers of WW2, although it served in every theatre, it was the ETO in particular that this sturdy and well armed heavy bomber made it's name, operating with the USAF 8th Bomber Group from UK airfields.
The Flying Fortress name came from it's heavy defensive capability, the B-17 was bristling with defensive 0.50 caliber machine guns, and it won much affection from it's crews due to it's ability to soak up heavy battle damage and still get crews home.
Despite it's size, this is a practical scale model, construction is from tough EPO, the included retracts are electric and feature wide, chunky wheels that can handle any surface, flaps can be connected for ultra slow landings and the one piece wing makes transportation really easy. There is plenty of power from the supplied brushless motors to help you get airborne from almost any airstrip.
There are really cool features like the included scale props & spinners and the replica guns but top of the list is the operating bomb bay door, complete with a set of bombs, which requires 1 x 9g servo for operation. Easy to fly, packed with features and practical, the only way you could improve a day cruising around the sky with this model is to have one of your flying buddies provide escort with a Hobbyking Mini P-51!
awsome plane too fly but i used a turnigy 11.1 22oomah & found the C.G was too tail heavy even with the pack right up the front resulting in a bad landing due too bad CG.
changed the pack too a 14.8 3000mah & the CG was spot on http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/images/em_t humb.gif
But had a hard time with full flaps down on landing as the plane tended too climb on 1/4 throttle & stall with reduced throttle hence resulting in a death spin :(
wing snapped in half & i broke a prop its fixable but unsure where too buy props that small ?????? does anyone know???
Hi if anyone has spear b17 props please out of the kindness of your heart could you just put them in an envelope and send to J. Barnett 174/176 woodley st wiluna western Australia 6646.PS i have plenty of mosquito parts.
I just can't understand the logic of offering something as complicated as this model for sale and not keeping spare parts for it in stock. Exactly why I quit buying anything that isn't "throwaway" from dealers who don't stock parts for what they sell. Just a sure sign they really don't give a **** about their customers,just their customers money.Hope you find some parts soon.Do you know by chance what size the props are (7-6,10-7,8-6 for instance)? If I know the size I may be able to help.
Send me your e-mail address to runninron69*yahoo**** and I'll send you a couple of addresses for forums where you can post your needs and have a better chance of finding them than you do in here. You can't post addy's for other sites here.They'll delete them.
Actually I have seen up close pictures of this very plane on you tube and the lettering beside the pin-up girl does indeed say "Memphis Belle'. From that fact I can only assume they were trying to Pass this off as amodel of that plane.
As a point of interest: I was born and raised in Memphis and the REAL Belle was on display and Open to the public at the National Guard armory on Central Ave. You can't imagine what a rush it was for a 12 year old kid to get to sit in the pilots seat of the Memphis Belle,knowing where it had been and all it had been thru. There were so many souvineer hunters stealing parts off her that after less than a year they closed her of inside a 12 foot tall fence topped with barbed wire.
Yes,as a matter of fact there are.Click on the catagory planes:RTF,ARF,KIT.In the resulting list,click on replacement parts. At the bottom of the first page are the props for the Memphis Belle. Further on (I don't remember wqhich page but there is only 5 pages)are several spare parts for this plane. Hope that makes you .
You are absolutely correct. Sorry,for the mis-information. I TRY to be accurate when reply about available parts,supplies or information on any sort of model,flying or static. Guess I'm human after all.
The Memphis Bell is amazing. Lites, retracts, flaps and it flies too. The first flight was remarkable. Took off in 30'. Easily flew around at full throttle, and landed some throttle and a bounce. This is my 3rd attempt at a B17 and credit the counter rotating props for the success. The props will be upgrade, the included props are more scale then airworthy.
One more note, it fits in the back of my Mazda(aka ford ranger) pickup in one piece!
This plane has a high WOW factor at the club.
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Very very very beautiful Boeing B17.
Very easy to fly and i flew 8 minutes with 3cell 2200.
Normal flight with a quarter of throttle.
The landing gear is very good and real!
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The kit was very good only a few negative points.
First the screw used as axle for the rudder isn't really working properly the rudder doesn't return to his mid. point it jams halfway.
second is the way the wheels are holded in place with 2 wooden frames glued to the paint,so first flight the wheels broke off.
but overall this is good value very easy to fly and the appearance is just wow,so HK keep up the good work just fix the glitches