Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Brooklyn Dodger Rises Again

 I began to assess what I need to get the Brooklyn Dodger flying again. I had stripped the transparent blue MonoKote covering from the fuselage; I'd thought to lighten the stringers by sanding the inside edges.

I had fried an AstroFlight ESC and abandoned the AstroFlight geared, cobalt 15 motor.


Here's what I came up with.

  • Repair the fuselage and get it ready for covering with Cover Grip
  • Create a new wire landing gear
  • Use a Hitec Optima 6 LITE receiver
  • Use 3-3/4” Golden Age Williams Bros. wheels  -- 1.80 ounces for each wheel.
  • Use my ESC, a Castle Thunderbird 54 - fits the maximum draw I intend to use
  • Use Ultracote Transparent Blue to cover the fuselage
  • Paint the nose with a spray color of Royal Blue
I flew the Dodger in a SAM LMR event at Eloy AZ in 2013

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