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  • HK 1875mm B-17 V2

    Mine came today, I'm camping tonight so I just did a quick iPhone video of the changes from V1.

    https://youtu.be/Xe6tgKy1tMk
    TiredIron Aviation
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    A few pics...

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    • #3
      It does look much better with the toned down panel lines
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      • #4
        More pics...

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        Upgraded metal trunnions on V2.

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        21st Century Toys 1:18 crew

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        I would have thought they would do away with this mess in V2.

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        Extended the battery tray back on to the wing about an inch, I use a 3S 8000 mah brick.

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        • #5
          Nice! Youve done a super job on this one..love the crew and tail wheel upgrade
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          • #6
            Fantastic. When did this release? Can they be used with 4s batteries?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by AkumaZeto View Post
              Fantastic. When did this release? Can they be used with 4s batteries?
              Last Thursday...yes, I know several guys using them on the V1.

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              • #8
                A few more pics, I think I'm going with my own Tired-Iron nose art like the P-38 and B-25.

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                • #9
                  Turret mod...

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcKZev0p7OY

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                  • #10
                    Finished all but the nose art...

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                    • #11
                      Looking good TiredIron! I just did my maiden flight this morning. Smooth flying plane but the wind was gusting to 18 knots and was kicking it all over the sky. Pulled a retract out of the mount on landing, but otherwise no damage. I am already pondering mods for a couple of things. There are 3 things that bug me about this model; prop size, gear stance, and nacelle length. The props are too large to look right on a B-17. I am thinking that I might downsize to MAS 8x6x3s to get scale diameter, and then go to 4S batteries, which would be more convenient anyways. Power should be equal to the stock setup. The stock LG is way too tall for me as well. I am going to play around with fitting the LG from the Freewing B-17 to get the lower stance. And while I'm at it I may as well cut down the nacelles back to scale size. It won't be done all at once or immediatly, but I hope I'll get around to it at some point.

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                      • #12
                        Do you recommend this over the FW version?
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                        • #13
                          I certainly do! I have 2 V1's and a new V2 waiting for me to build it. It is a great plane to fly.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AkumaZeto View Post
                            Do you recommend this over the FW version?
                            To be honest there's no comparison...bigger is better.
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                            • #15
                              MY only concern is spares. I have always wanted a b17 because I took a very special flight a few years ago on Sentimental Journey when it came to Eau Claire wi.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by AkumaZeto View Post
                                MY only concern is spares. I have always wanted a b17 because I took a very special flight a few years ago on Sentimental Journey when it came to Eau Claire wi.

                                Spares have never been an issue with the V1 which has been in production for years, also most of the parts are interchangeable with the V2.

                                Heck, I've got enough spares now to supply the North American market for at least a couple years :cool:
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                                • #17
                                  I own the Freewing B-17 and love it. The HK B-17 looks interesting but from the photos posted here is just doesn't look quite right. Some of the proportions just look wrong. Maybe it's the pictures, maybe it's the plane or maybe some of both.

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                                  • #18
                                    It is different from the FW but more scale...the props on the FW and it being 11" smaller made me go with the 1875mm.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by dkalwishky View Post
                                      I own the Freewing B-17 and love it. The HK B-17 looks interesting but from the photos posted here is just doesn't look quite right. Some of the proportions just look wrong. Maybe it's the pictures, maybe it's the plane or maybe some of both.
                                      It is funny you say that! I saw a Freewing this weekend next to the HK versions and the Freewing, to me, just looks a bit off. I am sure they both have their little faults, but I agree with TiredIron - bigger is better. The Freewing is a very nice plane to be sure.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by TiredIronGRB View Post


                                        Spares have never been an issue with the V1 which has been in production for years, also most of the parts are interchangeable with the V2.

                                        Heck, I've got enough spares now to supply the North American market for at least a couple years :cool:
                                        You and me both!!!! A man can't have enough spare parts for his favorite planes.

                                        Bob

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