Scale Aviator International Magazine Issue 3 - Page 71

preserving aviation history Avro Lancaster British Dam Buster Bomber The Lancaster started out as an (ARF) that turned out to be so far from scale that we decided not to use it. Team Built in Phoenix, Arizona by: Howard Kennedy Rich Wildey, John Geyer, Frank Seminera, Gene Peterson, & Mike Peck. Wingspan 134 inches Length 90 inches Weight (Estimated) 55 lbs. Power 4 each RCGF 15cc gas Propellers Master airscrew 13-7 or 14-7 3 blades if we can find spinners. The Lancaster spinners have a unique shape, we may have to make them ourselves from a 3D Printer. Landinbg Gear Century Jet Color Scheme to be determined. 1/5 Bristol Beaufighter Dave Wigley, drew up his own plans from photographs, some 3-view drawings and a lot of research from a real Beaufighter located in a museum. This version is 1/5th scale. Wingspan 138 Inches Length 96 Inches Power 2 BME 102cc Petrol Engines All the plugs, molds, and parts for cowls, nacelles, oil coolers, carburetor intake radome, dummy engines, static propellers and hubs, canopy, and cupola, were fabricated by the builder. Both engines have electronic ignition. The right engine operates in reverse rotation. This eliminates the problem with torque on a twin engine aircraft. 71