• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Mini Lancaster build (42 inch)

#1
I started down this road several years ago with the general "I'll get around to it some day" attitude, but being given a busted quad and a big bag of parts at around the same time I discovered that Vincent (http://rcfbaircraft.com) had pased away was enough of an incentive to get moving. I had been admiring his Lancaster plans for some time, but there were several aspects to his designs that were not ideal for my situation and available parts.
I shrunk down his plans to where I could fit a mini power pod in the nacelles and I went about systematically simplifying and removing anything that was going to cause excess weight. It is almost a complete redesign at this point, but those plans were a great starting point.
I made a few errors in scaling and spacing and had to rebuild the fuselage a couple of times, but it is coming along nicely
Here are a couple of pictures from along the way.
I am hoping to have it flying by the end of the weekend when there is some good weather forecast.
20190505_211647_HDR.jpg 20190505_221311.jpg 20190508_013210_HDR.jpg 20190508_103623_HDR.jpg 20190508_103727.jpg 20190508_104310.jpg 20190508_104325.jpg 20190508_104333_HDR.jpg 20190510_113012.jpg 20190505_211647_HDR.jpg 20190505_221311.jpg 20190508_013210_HDR.jpg 20190508_103623_HDR.jpg 20190508_103727.jpg 20190508_104310.jpg 20190508_104325.jpg 20190508_104333_HDR.jpg 20190510_113012.jpg
 

FastCrash45

Well-known member
#2
I started down this road several years ago with the general "I'll get around to it some day" attitude, but being given a busted quad and a big bag of parts at around the same time I discovered that Vincent (http://rcfbaircraft.com) had pased away was enough of an incentive to get moving. I had been admiring his Lancaster plans for some time, but there were several aspects to his designs that were not ideal for my situation and available parts.
I shrunk down his plans to where I could fit a mini power pod in the nacelles and I went about systematically simplifying and removing anything that was going to cause excess weight. It is almost a complete redesign at this point, but those plans were a great starting point.
I made a few errors in scaling and spacing and had to rebuild the fuselage a couple of times, but it is coming along nicely
Here are a couple of pictures from along the way.
I am hoping to have it flying by the end of the weekend when there is some good weather forecast.
View attachment 130893 View attachment 130894 View attachment 130895 View attachment 130896 View attachment 130897 View attachment 130898 View attachment 130899 View attachment 130900 View attachment 130901 View attachment 130893 View attachment 130894 View attachment 130895 View attachment 130896 View attachment 130897 View attachment 130898 View attachment 130899 View attachment 130900 View attachment 130901
That is a great looking rebuild. Personally, I think you did GREAT!!!
 

TooJung2Die

Well-known member
#3
This build is a tribute to Vincent. He was probably the most prolific designer of warbirds on Flite Test. He will be missed around here. I hope his wife, Erin, will keep his website and plan archive going. It would be a further tragedy to loose all of Vincent's work.