View Full Version : P47 thunderbolt, FPV scale, full immersion!

07-30-2009, 12:06 PM
You gotta see this if you haven't already!



07-30-2009, 12:23 PM
what next?? little plastic bbs...

07-30-2009, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by BillSwagger:
what next?? little plastic bbs...
you might be onto something there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

07-30-2009, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by BillSwagger:
what next?? little plastic bbs...

Plastic? I prefer tungsten! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


07-30-2009, 02:16 PM
Looks kind of fun to fly.

07-30-2009, 03:33 PM
Thanks for the link, Havok. I really appreciate this kind of stuff.
I had this exact same idea for my 1/5 scale P-51D.
Unfortunately I was not able to complete it before I stopped flying.
I am very glad to see that someone else had this idea and did such a good job with it.
I was very surprised to see that the model wasn't larger. I am not sure what scale that was, but I don't think it was 20%.
Imagine something like that in a giant scale, 20% or larger.
As far as the guns, I did design and build mock up 50 cals with ammunition that looked true to life. They were 1/5 scale just like my Mustang and I had designed and built them right into the wings, just like the real deal.
I don't have any photos of them installed, just sitting on a table.
Another thing to know is that in order to legally fly model airplanes, you must be a member of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) with also comes with an insurance policy. AMA rules MANDATE that you do NOT have any type of device that will shoot projectiles from your model. Mock up bombs, paratroopers, etc that drop are OK however.
I have seen some mechanisms, and even real guns, fitted to model aircraft. Not very safe, but I do think that some sort of Airsoft or BB type guns would be way cool, especially from that perspective of being in the pit. I have thought of it many times and even came up with some designs to make it possible.

07-30-2009, 04:35 PM
I knew you would get a kick out of it Choctaw! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


07-30-2009, 11:52 PM
That is in fact the coolest thing I have ever seen!

07-31-2009, 04:37 AM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
Another thing to know is that in order to legally fly model airplanes, you must be a member of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics)...
In which country?

07-31-2009, 07:06 AM
Originally posted by Tully__:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Choctaw111:
Another thing to know is that in order to legally fly model airplanes, you must be a member of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics)...
In which country? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry about that. The US.
You can fly airplanes without the AMA license and no one may ever bother you, but if someone comes checking, there are some repercussions.
Is it different now? I haven't flown in a number of years.
The big plus is the insurance that you are covered with in the AMA. If your plane causes damage to property or even results in a death, financially you are covered.

07-31-2009, 10:39 AM
Defo add bombs and guns then maybe there's some fun to be had.

If only this B24 had an armed turret gun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Balloon attacks need guns for sure methinks !!!!


07-31-2009, 03:44 PM
VMF at first I thought that was real but then I realized it was RC.

That is pretty pimp.

the B-24 sounds like some of the planes in IL-2 :

LOL ballons popping. . .

I remember in college the engineering dorm guys had set up RC planes. We used to buzz by and hit the sorority ballons during greek week. You had to graze them. If you direct hit usually the prop would get messed up and the Frat guys would get your little plane and stomp it.

Loved doing R/C as a kid. I remember this guy brought the first ducted fan f-86 sabre to the park and the kids were getting all hyped up.

I think now they have miniturized jet turbines.

Sucks now you need to join up Academy of Model Aeronautics to be legal to fly R/C . . .

of course there were alot of close calls at the park (they have a huge wing in dedication to Montgomery who glided off this hill in Otay in San Diego)

if you're rich enough. . .

now you can pwn your own 190


(from wikipedia)

Modern Fw 190
Starting in 1997, a small German company, Flug Werk GmbH,[73] began work on a new Fw 190 A-8. These planes are new builds from the ground up, using many original dies, plans and other information from the war. Werk numbers continued from where the German war machine left off with the new Fw 190 A-8 labeled Fw 190 A-8/N (N for Nachbau (English: "replica"). Some of these new Fw 190s are known to be fitted with the original tail wheel units from the Second World War; a small cache of tail gear having been discovered. In November 2005, the first flights were completed. Ironically, since the BMW 801 engines are no longer available, a Chinese licensed Russian engine, the ASh-82FN 14-cylinder twin-row radial engine, which powered some of the Fw 190s opposition: the La-5 and La-7, powers the new Fw 190 A-8/N. Flugwerk was also instrumental in the restoration of perhaps the only Fw 190 A-9 in existence. The aircraft is currently being restored in England for the Seattle-based Flying Heritage Collection.

Work has also been recently started on a Fw 190 D-9, and, again in a bit of irony, will be powered by a modified Allison V-1710 V-12, the powerplant of the P-39 Airacobra, another foe of the Fw 190 often flown by Russian forces in World War II. Recently this aircraft, known as Black 12, arrived in Kissimmee, FL, and on 12 December 2007, had its first engine run.[74]

The Fw 190 A-8/N participated in the Finnish war movie Tali-Ihantala 1944, painted in the same markings as Oberst Erich Rudorffer's aircraft in 1944.[75] The movie was released in December 2007.[76]

The White 1 Foundation, primarily involved in the restoration to airworthiness of an original Fw 190 F (the White 1, last flown by Unteroffizier Heinz Orlowski in World War II) that served with the "Arctic Ocean Fighter Wing" of the Luftwaffe, JG 5 "Eismeer", also has a pair of vintage Junkers Jumo 213 engines in its collection, complete with original annular radiators, possibly as vintage Kraftei power-egg unitized engine installations, and apparently plans an Fw 190 D-9 reproduction aircraft project of its own based on one of the engines. During the aircraft's restoration, Herr Orlowski was able to visit the Kissimmee facility personally in 2005, and during the visit, was even allowed to sit briefly in the cockpit of the same "White 1" aircraft he flew in World War II.

In Dijon France, another Flug Werk-built Fw 190 (F-AZZJ) is based with owner Christophe Jacquard. It was assigned the production number 990013, and first flew on 9 May 2009.