Boeing B-29 Superfortress (oz11396)
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Guillows Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Enola Gay). Giant scale balsa kit. Static display model. Scale is 1/32.
Discontinued kit from Guillows.
Quote: "This plan is from the discontinued kit used to be manufactured by the American Guillows company of the B-29 Superfortress with the Enola Gay livery, perhaps the most famous of all B-29s. The plan is very accurate and although the kit was a non-flying version, I have seen several flying very well with electric power. There are several videos on YouTube showing this aircraft. The only problem would be perhaps the plastic parts but with a little ingenuity and patience, any real modeler who enjoys building as much as flying, can work them out. A nice reference is the Monogram 1/48 scale model and also the card version printed by GPM from Poland. And if you can pay a visit to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC in the United States, one can see the real thing beautifully restored and kept. Good luck to everyone and greetings from Colombia. Eduardo."
Note large filesize, this planfile is over 10MB for all 7 sheets.
Note this is not a flying model, this is a static display model. So as such it really doesn't fit into any of our Oz tag groups. But hey, let's call it an RC electric multi, for now. Steve ;)
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Note see build (conversion) thread on RCGroups at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1672600-BBCC-3-Guillow-s-B-29-Superfortress-Conversion-Smokin-Beaver for an example of a successful conversion project, to RC electric. This won the third "Balsa Builders Conversion Contest" (BBCC 3) in 2013-2014. There is also a link to maiden flight video at https://vimeo.com/80702348
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User commentsHi Steve, yes, it is a static display model but, as stated on the comment, several ones have being built for electric power and RC. No rubber power, though. It can also be made for control line. Best wishes!!
Eduardo - 01/08/2019
Fair point. Ok, will tag this one as electric RC multi.
SteveWMD - 01/08/2019
Out of the box it makes a small PSS or a large paperweight, but there's plenty of room for lightness. Half the fuselage stringers and formers can go, and the remaining formers can lose half the material, The vac-form parts with a bit of work can be replaced with something much lighter. This display piece was conceived at a time where there was no technology to make it fly, this would be a nice occasion for a flying tribute to the Guillows of this world :)
Miguel Morao - 02/08/2019
Might be a fun to try to convert to 3d print. Might be a little lighter and stronger
Brian Anglin - 11/11/2019
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