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Post  GallopingGhostler Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:50 pm

Seeing how that CEF seems to have a pension for the unusual Smile to downright scary Shocked model aircraft, I think the following C/L tri-engine bomber would be in keeping with the tradition. Very Happy

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This would really be a neat project for .049 power if scaled down. Popcorn This Site Rocks!

Either as R/C or C/L, in flight would send shivers down the spine of any modeling addict.
(¡Lo será tan espeluznante! (It will be very creepy!) lol!
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Post  andrew Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:39 pm

GallopingGhostler wrote:Seeing how that CEF seems to have a pension for the unusual Smile to downright scary Shocked model aircraft, I think the following C/L tri-engine bomber would be in keeping with the tradition. Very Happy

I saw that today and thought it could be a pain getting all three engines running and tuned, plus the tanks would need to be topped off before flying. I suppose, depending on which outside engine quit first, it would either crab around the circle pointed to the outside or come barreling in scaring the bejesus out of whomever was flying it.

I think I would prefer to watch rather than stand in the circle -- I would hate my obituary to read, "Old man apparently died of fright while being chased by a toy airplane!"
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Post  getback Sat Sep 03, 2022 5:59 am

 Very Happy  that's one uguly plane
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:05 am

Andrew I can truthfully say that flying my twin engined .049 (both Cox Golden Bees and Black Widows) scratch built P-38 was the most exciting and rewarding C/L flying experience of my life.  My most flown C/L airplane.  

Starting was no problem, flying also - I just topped off the inner engine before launching.  But really it made no difference, many times my inner engine gave out first.  

50+ years old and still flying........sorta.  But, I know I could take it down, fire up those Black Widows (I think - could be Golden Bees) and fly it again.

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Think Ken and Son flys one also.  Jim a twin Mosquito.  Try it.  Yes - exciting.  Yet to have all three running on my tri-motor though.
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Post  GallopingGhostler Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:54 pm

Bob, I think what Andrew was referring to is the torque amplification by moving the engines to the wingtips. Usually, the engines are mounted as close as possible to the fuselage, to minimize effects of torque. Feet away from fuselage center line times thrust in pounds gives you foot-pounds (ft-lbs) or in modelling sense, inch-ounces (in-oz). You triple that distance, then it is 3 times as strong.

With all engines running, the left and right outboard engines cancel each other out if they are at or near the same RPM. Lose an engine, then this is where the concern comes in.

You are right though, you have both engines run out of fuel first starting with the outboard, then inboard, finish with the central engine.

However, if one engine by happen-chance quits prematurely, this is where the concern comes in.

I suppose one could simplify things by putting two weaker engines outboard, say 2 Pee Wee's or Babe Bee's, and a larger / stronger say Tee Dee in the middle. Prop accordingly for outboard weaker thrust.

I wonder if this particular plane was intended for propaganda purposes. Since Allies apparently never heard of it, I suppose not, just some thinking out of the box.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:05 pm

Agreed George, but my comments were just general regarding my experiences with multi engined models.

Flying the pictured tri-motor would be rather hairy.

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Post  GallopingGhostler Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:52 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Flying the pictured tri-motor would be rather hairy.
However, observing the "need for speed" crowd here, Smile It appears that anything that raises the question of being "hairy" is enough of a challenge to give it a shot. Very Happy
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