B-17G (oz214)


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Boeing B-17G. Control line scale flying model of the American heavy bomber. Complete with flaps, lights, retracting landing gear.

Quote: "British scale champ and noted American designer team up to produce fabulous 4-engine bomber with working flaps and landing gear, lights, even motor control...

We could begin by discussing the fantastic record of the airplane that started life as a heavy bomber and ended the war classified as 'light' by contrast with the bigger, more modern aircraft that had come to supplement - but never to replace it.

But we won't. We picked the B-17 as our scale project because it's a model builder's dream ship; sturdy, straight-forward, handsome - and a born flyer that will ride in on one engine just like the big ones.

You can build her with fixed landing gear and two engines plus two dummies - or go all the way with four operating mills, retracting gear, operating flaps, navigation and landing lights, throttle control, and little men in the cockpit. Either way, she's a project that will keep you off the streets for quite a few evenings - but she's worth it. The ship is not recommended as your first scale project. But there are no unusual techniques, tools or materials required.

Spend an hour looking over the plans, then begin construction by laminating main and rear spars and making leading edge, taking care to build-in correct sweep-back. Cut out all wing parts, then thread ribs A-E onto component 'N' using slow drying white glue; add LG mounting plates and main and rear spars, then component '0'. Align and set aside. When thoroughly dry, add remaining ribs and leading edge..."

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