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  • dominicm
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    Giant B-17 crash landing

    Handled like a full size pilot. Nice skills in a potentially disastrous situation.

  • J Boyle
    With malice towards none

    #2
    Looks just like Paul Mantz doing his wheels up landing in Twelve O'Clock High.
    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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    • dominicm
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      #3
      I thought it reminded me of something I'd seen in a film!

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      • J Boyle
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        #4
        My original comment was a bit tonge-in-cheek, but you're correct, the one wheel landing is similar to the scene in Tora, Tora, Tora which portrays B-17s arrival in Hawaii during the Japanese attack.
        During filming, a B-17 had an actual emergency and film of its landing was used in the final production.
        There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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        • skyskooter
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          #5
          Why do model aircraft always seem to have small two bladed propellers? It ruins the effect on otherwise perfect scale models.

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          • J Boyle
            With malice towards none

            #6
            A couple of guesses by a non-RC expert...

            -electric motors spin at a very high RPM...higher than a real aircraft engine.
            At those RPMs, only a two blades prop is necessary.
            -If you look at a real B-17 it has very narrow "toothpick" props...scale items would not work on an electric model.
            Last edited by J Boyle; 14th August 2018, 16:46.
            There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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            • skyskooter
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              #7
              Thanks.

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