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Thread: Giant B-17 crash landing

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    Giant B-17 crash landing

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


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    Looks just like Paul Mantz doing his wheels up landing in Twelve O'Clock High.
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    I thought it reminded me of something I'd seen in a film!

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    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.
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    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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    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 at 17:46.
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    Thanks.

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