The B25 Mitchell has rarely seen the light of day since purchased back in 2014. It had it's maiden around that time by pilot Jon Tappin. It appeared again on a Scale Day, I think it was 2016 when it won best model flight. jon was the pilot and I was co-pilot. The Mitchell also made an appearance at Ferndown Fete back in 2019 flown by Jon Tappin. Years seem to go by so quickly and I thought it was time for me to complete a full flight. The dual batteries are GensAce 3300 maH 5 Cell 25C. I always date my lipos when I put them into service and these top notch lipos were dated January 2015. Cell resistances still only around 6 ohms.
Originally I built this with OS 46 2T engines but thinking about an engine out and the consequences I opted to fitted Power 46 motors. Props are 12 x 6 x 3 Master Airscrew although I may change props to 12 x 8 x 3 later. Retracts are Eflite trikes modified with Oleos on the mains.As another scale day event approaches this made me think about taking it out again for a flight and quite possibly escorted by other warbirds so the very next day that the weather is fair I waited. Sunday 7th May was looking good so no time to waste as the weather was again going to go downhill. This is typical English Spring! Below is the video taken by Matt Borrett on his mobile of my flight of around 3 1/2 minutes so I can calculate battery usage and flight times. Many thanks to Matt for posting this videoTouch down was okay but should've put in some flare! The Mitchell B-25 is the best known and most important medium bomber of WWII. It was also effective in low level strafing attacks, using many machine guns to obliterate targets on land and at sea. Although it was operated mainly by the U.S. Army Air Corps, it was also flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Thanks to its durability and dependability, the B-25 flew in all climates, against all enemies and in virtually every theatre of WWII. Characterized by its mid-mounted gull wings with engine nacelles beneath, oval fuselage cross section, twin vertical tails, tricycle landing gear, and greenhouse-style canopy, the B-25 Mitchell was the most widely used and recognized medium bomber of the era.