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Official Black Horse Noorduyn Norseman 1840mm ARF Discussion Thread

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  • Official Black Horse Noorduyn Norseman 1840mm ARF Discussion Thread

    Product page:

    The Noorduyn Norseman is a Canadian transport aircraft for up to 9 passengers developed by Robert Noorduyn. This prototypical replica of the original convinces with great flight characteristics and fantastic detail solutions.

    The model is scaled to approximately 1:8.5 and attention was paid to a true to original appearance and best flight characteristics. The model can be operated using an electric power system or with an internal combustion engine about 10cc displacement.

    • High level of prefabrication right out of the box
    • Lightweight and strong laser cut balsa and plywood construction
    • Covered in genuine Oracover film
    • Easy access fuel tank/battery/servo access hatches
    • Comprehensive control and fitting accessories included
    • Two-piece, plug-in wings simplifying transportation and assembly.
    • Fiberglass cowl and landing gear covers/pants
    • Mounts for both electric and gas power options included
    • Fully illustrated instruction manual included and available for download (see tab above)
    • Black Horse Noorduyn Norseman 1840mm (72.4") Wingspan - ARF
    Requires (Electric):Requires (Gas):
    • Engine: 9cc Gas / .60ci Nitro. NGH GT-9 recommended
    • Gas Propeller: 11x6 - 12x6 APC recommended
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  • #2
    This is the plane in which Glen Miller was in flying from London to Paris, when it disappeared over the English Channel (in WWII livery of course). The theory to its disappearance is that a returning bomber jettisoned its unused bombs over the Channel, which was SOP when returning from a mission, and one struck the Nooduyn. The tail gunner reported seeing a flash as the bombs fell.


    • #3
      The predecessor to the DHC-2 Beaver ??? Both Noorduyn and DeHavilland are Canadian manufactures.
      The C-64(also known as) Norseman was produced from 35-59 and the Beaver from 47-67
      Very interesting that the coincidental design was produced by DeHavilland ;)
      Warbird Charlie
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      • #4
        This aircraft is very stout and a fine looking model as the red/black is a good combo. There is excellent access( 2 hatches) with plenty to room to work with even the biggest hands. The manual was a bit confusing in spots and the hardware provided does not always match up but I was able to improvise. The fit and finish is first rate and the plane is very scale. I mounted a 100 amp ESC (a bit overkill) to the bottom of the engine mount box due to the cowling clearance issues and to improve the overall cooling of this device.I did the following mods/upgrades:
        1. Painted the engine cowl,wing braces and gear struts -yellow-
        2. Used an 8 channel Receiver to allow for each control surface to be independent
        3. Added a 2" X 4" metal vent behind the bottom hatch to improve battery cooling
        4. Replaced all plastic clevises with Dubro metal ones
        5. Pinned all the hinges
        6. The cockpit canopy was both glued and screwed in place
        7. Did not apply any of the supplied decals
        8. Replace stock landing gear with Dubro 3.5 inch tires