Convair B-36 (oz14285)


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Convair B-36. Scale model bomber for control line. Wingspan 112-1/2 in, for 6 x class B engines. Scale is 1/18.

Kyosho kit.

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Update 10/1/2023: Replaced this plan with a cleaned up version, thanks to Erik.

Update 14/9/2023: Added parts sheet, thanks to JJ.

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    Convair B-36
    from Kyosho
    112in span
    Scale IC C/L Multi Pusher Military Bomber Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 27/11/2022
    Filesize: 2118KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: dfritzke, Erik
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I believe these were the plans used in the EUREKA model company of Oklahoma City. I knew the owner Mr. Jerry Asner. I asked him why the odd wingspan, 115 inches would have made it 1/24 scale. He said it was lost in translation from his Japanese supplier.
Thomas Solinski - 30/12/2022
This would require a hammer throw athlete for a pilot, a guy like me would look like a grader on tow!
Miguel - 30/12/2022
Eureka Shoki of Tokyo company started in 1948 in Japan by Kamenosuke Kukobu that had a company in Java before WW2. After the end of the war he came back home and became a purchaser agent for US Forces, he started the model company to supply the demand of US occupant soldier for better models. Kits are made in small different family home shops specialized in a single parts process, higly finished wood parts, finally boxed an sold in Tokyo. Initially the kits are made with Kiri wood, later in balsa that not offers the same finishing grade of Kiri wood. Eureka kits main customer are US soldiers in Japan and Korea, the cost of a B-29 (12.0 USD) wasn’t affordable by one dollar day Japan people. With the reduction of US forces in this country the company stopped selling and producing in a short night time, ending with hundreds of kits and no buyers. Jerome Asner 1929-2018 (Eureka importing Co.) started a venture with Kukobu in order to import and resell their kits in USA but their models were copied by other Jap companies too. There is a little confusion in Japan cl scale kits producers, this is a Kyo (Kyosho), and not from Eureka that made their own B-36 kit. In Japan after the end of WW2 was forbidden any kind of radio transmission by private so the model companies turned to control line kits.
Complete story of Eureka Models by Jerry Asner in issue #45 of the K.A.P.A. Kollector.
pit - 30/12/2022
I think I could actually build this thing, would be SOME project though. Biggest stumbling block would be the bubble canopy and bombardier's nose. 6 electric motors of about 19 size power would be easy, batteries in each pod. I wouldn't use retracts. Wingspan, as measured on the plan, each wing 70.5" works out to 141". I would need to clean out my whole basement and buy a new bucket of sheet rock mud as crack filler. It's always something.
Doug Smith - 15/09/2023
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