19 ft. B-17 "Flying Fortress" (Aluminum Overcast)
Erstflug / Maiden 2013-04-20 MFC St.Margarethen (Austria)
Pictures of how to built:
Pilot: Peter Pfeffer "Peda"
Maßstab - Scale: 1:5.6
Spw - Wingspan: 5,70m (19 feet)
Länge - Lenght: 4.15m (14 feet)
Höhe - Hight: 1,06m (41.7")
Plan - Sketch: cdscaledesigns (paperwork ca. 60m ca. 15kg)
Motore - Engine: Armin DeVries 4x Vt 42 4T
RC control: Weatronic
Heckfahrwerk - Rear Gear: Wabo
Hauptfahrwerk - Main Gear: Eigenbau - selfmade
Gewicht - Weight: 85 Kg (187 pounds)
Project start: End of 2010
SECOND FLIGHT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iDHEI2RV00
WITH BIGGER ENGINES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oY8IFzi5Gg
B17 Bomber Start up and Take off
I decided to set all three of my cameras on HD this time and set them at
different zooms to film this B-17 starting up. I realize I all ready
showed this taking off but if I didn't put that in the video over time I'd
just get a bunch of complaints that I should have shown it taking off or
I usually don't use my Casio EXF1's to film HD with but they actually work
quite well. My Panasonic has very good image stabilization compared to
the Casio's. I layered the clips from the three cameras in my editor and
sync'd them up. I picked the best audio of the three clips.
Joey from LivinBoB (YT channel from my home town) was covering the
Memorial Day flight and was filming a news piece for the TV station he
works for. He got a ride in the bomber in the nose-gunner position- but
almost missed the flight.
B 17 Engine Starting Procedures
Geek alert! If you're not a total warplane nerd, this is boring. However,
if you are, this is James Kelly, an expert in the B-17 and its powerplants,
explaining the standard starting procedure for the B-17.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - Jay Leno's Garage
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19 ft. B-17 "Flying Fortress" Flying Together With 6 Other Warbirds
HORIZON Airmeet 2013
B-17 - Peter Pfeffer - Austria
Corsair light blue - Wolfgang Rossegger - Austria
Corsair yellow - Thomas Schulz - Germany
Corsair grey - Marc Haus - France
P-47 - Gabriel Zach - Austria
AT-6 - Alois Leopold - Austria
Spitfire - Thomas Gass - Austria
P-40 (crashed at take-off) - Josef Spielhofer - Austria
B-17 four KOLM EZ65 single cylinder 4 stroke
Spitfire with KOLM IL135 long edition 2 cyl.135cm³ 4 stroke
P-47 and all Corsair with Moki 250cm³ 5 cyl.radial,
The yellow Corsair with a Seidel 7 cyl.radial
The P-40 has a 3W 150 twin engine.
B-17 Engine Startup and Takeoff
This is a video of "Aluminum Overcast," a World War II B-17 bomber, taken
on April 11, 2003 as the engines were being fired up, followed by taxi and
takeoff. I truly love the sound of radial engines!! The location is Wiley
Post Airport in Oklahoma City, OK.
A Ride on the B17 'Nine O Nine'
A Ride on the Collings Foundation's WWII Era B-17 Bomber 'Nine O Nine' at
Moffett Field, CA. This plane is a replica of the original B17 nine o'
nine. Thanks to Alex for the Excellent Still Photos. See more of his work
DC-3 low pass engine SOUND!
Listen to the engine sound of this beauty. This is a DC-3 / C-47A Dakota.
It was used by Icelandair flying with passengers from 1946-1972. Flying
domestic flights in Iceland and Greenland. From 1973-2006 it was used
spraying fertilizers in the highlands of Iceland. In 2006 it was painted
in modern Icelandair livery. This DC-3 is airworthy and owned by a DC-3
friends club in Iceland. In this video it made some nice lowpasses at this
small airshow in Tungubakkar, Iceland in 2006.
B-24 Liberator Flight Demo... Inside and Out !
Here's my compilation of video from my flights in the Collings Foundation
B-24J Liberator. Those flights were soooo much fun you would hardly believe
it ! You need to go for a ride on all their aircraft but as far as the
bombers, the B-24 is definitely the most interesting from the historical
standpoint as far as I am concerned (and also the loudest !). The aircraft
is flown with the waist gunner panels wide open to the elements (unlike the
waist gunner positions on the B-17 and B-25 which are enclosed with
Plexiglass [historically correct}). There is also a WHOLE lot of wind
blowing through that B-24 fuselage, quite unlike the B-17 and B-25. Enjoy
the video ! For the ULTIMATE thrill, take a flight in the Collings
Foundation P-51C dual-control Mustang where (depending on your
experience and ability), you can actually take control of the aircraft for
the majority of your flight. Simply unbelievable and a dream come true !
I've done it twice (see my other videos). Thanks !
P-38 Engine Startup
Chino's Planes of Fame P-38 "23 Skidoo" on engine startup.
Note. Audio should not be used as a sample of what the P-38 sounds like.
My camera's small mic was being blown out by the noise of the engine and