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#1 Douglas C Jan 10, 2009 08:24 PM

6.5 foot span B-24 Liberator
 
I am building a very large (for me ) blue foam B-24 Liberator.
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0163.jpg

#2 Douglas C Jan 10, 2009 08:28 PM

wing
 
The wing is 6 feet 7 inches in span. I started with a flat bottom piece cut to the wing plan form and then cut the ribs to match the airfoil minus the thickness of the fan fold foam. All the electronics were then installed before the top skin.
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_0162.jpg

#3 Douglas C Jan 10, 2009 08:30 PM

motors and speed controls
 
I used for inexpensive Tower Pro motors from Grayson. All the speed controls were disabled and I use a SportBEC to power the reciever.

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_2819.jpg

#4 Douglas C Jan 10, 2009 08:36 PM

Fuselage
 
The fuselage was built from 1/2 inch blue foam so that I could sand the corners down to make the b-24 shape. It is not perfect scale but I think its looking pretty good so far.
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_2908.jpg

#5 Douglas C Jan 10, 2009 08:41 PM

Clear parts
 
All the clear parts were done by Keith Sparks of Parkflyer Plastics and they are just great. He has a whole line of pilots also that I will use to crew the Liberator. The scale of my plane was determined by the plastic parts as Keith had done them for a guy that was making a wood built Liberator so I just blew up some three views at Kinkos till they matched the parts.

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_2820.jpg


http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_2821.jpg

#6 Douglas C Jan 10, 2009 08:46 PM

wing saddle
 
I cut the wing saddle out after the final shaping of the fuselage and it is held on by magnets. It is how I get to the wing bolts and all the electronics and the receiver.

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_2910.jpg

#7 Douglas C Jan 10, 2009 08:47 PM

she is going to be a big one
 
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/IMG_2425.jpg

#8 Gary_Canada Jan 10, 2009 08:54 PM

Very cool project. Can't wait to see flight report and possibly some videos.

Thanks for posting your pics.
Gary

#9 jfv61 Jan 10, 2009 08:59 PM

Subscribed. Looking forward to more pics, flight report, how about video?

#10 mtflyr Jan 10, 2009 10:14 PM

Wow! Great job so far.

Pete

#11 jhspring Jan 10, 2009 10:26 PM

Very cool indeed. Following with great interest.

Cheers,
Jeff

#12 kwhabq Jan 10, 2009 10:28 PM

Douglas,

Being a B-24 fan, I am impressed by this build.

I'm probably not alone wondering this, but could you explain about disabling the speed controllers? How, and what is the result?

Thanks,

Ken

#13 Saturn V Jan 10, 2009 11:11 PM

Looks great,
keep supplying pictures.

#14 TRP Jan 10, 2009 11:44 PM

Looks excellent so far.

You foam guys amaze me.

T

#15 jfv61 Jan 11, 2009 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwhabq
...explain about disabling the speed controllers?...

I believe he means that he disabled the BEC on the speed controllers (he mentioned he was using a separate BEC).


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