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Old 08-01-2019, 02:33 PM
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looks real good to me , and like you said having the radials have the detail is best
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:27 PM
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I've been looking for a better drawing of the nose gear because the angle I used seemed a bit too much to me. I just found a build thread that had a high quality drawing of just the nose gear so I grabbed it. After putting the drawing in Photoshop and measuring the angle it's really 15 degrees instead of 20 degrees like I have in the picture I posted. So I'll fix that soon but right now I need a break so I'm going to stop for a while.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:17 PM
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Check this out a 19 ft. B-17 with 4 KOLM engines.

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Maidenflight of his B-17 "Flying Fortress" with 4 Kolm Engines with E-Starter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT3HPQY3kp8
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:04 PM
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That`s really cool Tech., those Kolm engines are bad-ass, if you haven`t seen it already, you should google "galloping ghost rc plane", you should find a you tube vid. of that race plane with a Kolm engine in it, sounds really nice in the p-51 OH, your plane is looking real nice, keep up the great work.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:14 PM
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That`s really cool Tech., those Kolm engines are bad-ass, if you haven`t seen it already, you should google "galloping ghost rc plane", you should find a you tube vid. of that race plane with a Kolm engine in it, sounds really nice in the p-51 OH, your plane is looking real nice, keep up the great work.
Check this one out too.. super cool take-offs.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dM04cNv8AA
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:16 PM
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Okay I reduced the angle of the nose gear from 20 degrees to 15 degrees, not a lot but it matters.
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:29 AM
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Check this one out too.. super cool take-offs.
Really cool as well I`ve been too many airshows, and have seen many maneuvers like that with the jets, the C-17`s as well, amazes me how they stay in the air, flying at such a "seemingly" slow speed, with what they weigh. I`m alway`s awestruck every time.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:28 PM
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yes some of those maneuvers would make a few pucker marks in the seats i'd think
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:46 PM
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I went back today and tweaked the nose gear a little more and it does look a bit better. I also reworked the fuselage and vstab to match the 3-view I'm using. I was using a different picture for the side view but the shape was a bit different than the 3 view so I changed the side view to the same drawing and reworked the fuselage and vstab a bit. It wasn't radical but I wanted the plane to math the 3 view everywhere. Anyway I'm finished with that so now it's time to shape the cockpit glass up front. Once that's finished I think I'll mirror the wing and left side of the hstab so I can import it in Real Flight and do the first pass of the physics. That's the part I like because I finally get to fly it. But it will be pretty crude at that point the gear doors won't be there and all the little details left to do, but I'll be able to see it in RF and fly it. (that's the fun part)
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:43 PM
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Oh Boy !! It won't be too long until I can crash it now.
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:57 AM
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The DC-4 is really looking good Technoid.
It must be exciting loading the model into Realflight for the first time and setting up the physics, what do you use for initial aircraft import, (a Piper Cub ?), there are not too many multi engine Airliner models to choose from Realflight's import list.
What happens if you modify/tweak the model (that never happens) can you save the physic profile you have made or do you have to start over again.
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:59 AM
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Oh Boy !! It won't be too long until I can crash it now.
Please increase the collision mesh strength for BrokeDad.
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:22 AM
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A DC-7 instead of a DC-4 but still a classic video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D3dmy5bE7M
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:51 AM
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A DC-7 instead of a DC-4 but still a classic video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D3dmy5bE7M
I've had a ride with these guys back when I used to live in south Florida... Good looking airplane..

https://youtu.be/Tod5Dple31g
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:18 PM
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The DC-4 is really looking good Technoid.
It must be exciting loading the model into Realflight for the first time and setting up the physics, what do you use for initial aircraft import, (a Piper Cub ?), there are not too many multi engine Airliner models to choose from Realflight's import list.
What happens if you modify/tweak the model (that never happens) can you save the physic profile you have made or do you have to start over again.
I'll probably use the physics from the first Flying Boat and then rework the parts to fit the DC-4 that way I have a large plane with 4 engines to start with. And yeah you can save the physics file and use it later on something else you just delete what you don't want and add the new parts and adjust everything to match the new size.
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