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Old Jan 18, 2005, 09:37 PM
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Boeing 314 'Clipper' Plans

Hi all, I've always liked the 314 very much, would love to build one. Any plans available? Thanks!
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Old Jan 19, 2005, 09:44 AM
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Fantastic plans are available through Cleveland Models (http://www.clevelandairline.com). These plans were drawn in the late 1930's or early 1940's and have excellent scale features.

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Old Jan 19, 2005, 11:17 AM
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Planeman, Foamyfoam,
there is no Boeing Clipper at Clevelands, but a nice Martin 130 Clipper. Very similar to the Boeing.

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Old Jan 25, 2005, 12:09 PM
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Planeman, Foamyfoam,
there is no Boeing Clipper at Clevelands, but a nice Martin 130 Clipper. Very similar to the Boeing.

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None of these airplanes - the Boeing 314, the Martin 130 or the Sikorsky (whatever number that was) were called Clippers by their respective manufacturers. Clipper was a term that Pan-Am used. They called all of their aircraft Clippers, right up to the 747. This is the cause of a lot of confusion. So when somebody talks about a Pan-Am Clipper it could mean anything.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Boeing 314

I designed a 1"=1' Boeing 314 Clipper. The plans are available from Scale RC Models.
http://scalercmodels.com.
Hope you enjoy it. There are two dozen of my design there. The site is under construction and may not ne useable quite yet.. Keep checking.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:27 AM
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John Hunton did a nice Boeing 314 about 5 years ago. I think it was published in Flying Models or Model Aviation. Size was pretty large. Here are some photos I snapped of it.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Martin " China Clipper"

Foamyfoam:
I have an old printed cover of Model Aviation December 1983 hanging on my wall. The cover photo is a young lady holding what appears to be a 90" Martin "China Clipper" The magazine has the build article and plans.

I have the cover hanging on my wall to remind me that I am going to build it someday.

The build article is a great read describing the maiden flights.

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:48 PM
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I designed a 1"=1' Boeing 314 Clipper. The plans are available from Scale RC Models.
http://scalercmodels.com.
Hope you enjoy it. There are two dozen of my design there. The site is under construction and may not ne useable quite yet.. Keep checking.
its not listed.

I've seen this site before but have never purchased anything from them. didn't they used to have a lot more plans?
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:55 PM
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the guy who goes by NeffWaffe also built a 314 out of foam/depron.

http://neffwaffe.com/the-videos/boeing-314-clipper
http://neffwaffe.com/pictures/boeing-314-clipper

not much detail on the construction, but I believe he scaled up a set of 1/72 drawings. these drawing were previously available on the web, free. The only place I see them now may charge a fee.
http://www.the-blueprints.com/vector...rican_clipper/

curious that it was never done for RC in any magazines.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 09:28 PM
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Scale RC Models is redoing their site. Check back for a world of new plans including the 314. A preliminary look is at http://scalercmodels.dyndns.biz/. It's not yet functional but you can see some of what is coming.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:26 AM
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dang, i was excited for a moment but at 12 foot that is a bit large for my tastes, plus 75 bucks for just plans seems a bit high. im in process of designing a cad model of this to hopefully be in the 1400mm size range made of blucore foam glassed and powered by 4 electric motors off maybe a 4cell 3300 or 2 2200 3s packs in paralell
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 04:56 PM
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For a 1400mm plane, a single 2200mah 3S 30C ought to power it.

2.2A *30C = 66Amax

66Amax * 11.1V = 732W

732W * 80% (typical efficiency) = 586W

586W / 4motors = 147W/motor

147W / 11.1V = 13A

So basically, a single 2200mah 3S 30C lipo could run four 150W motors which will give you 24oz of thrust per motor or 6lbs thrust total. That's a lot of thrust for a 1400mm (55") plane. By comparison, the 1400mm FMS warbirds weigh less than 4lbs AUW.

You could probably dial it down to four 100W (400-size) motors and 9A+ ESCs... which is like 1:1 power/weight if you can keep it to 4lbs AUW. That should be totally do-able.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 06:05 PM
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thanks for those specs warhead, i wasent sure what weights i would be dealing with so this helps alot
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:30 PM
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I've had other requests for a smaller 314 so I am in the process of scaling it down to 1/2"=1'. It will be on the site shortly. 76" wingspan.
As far as cost goes, guess how nuch printing charges are on 6- 3' X 9' sheets is?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Here is my buddy's build thread for his 314:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81766

My favorite pix attached.
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