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Old Dec 20, 2006, 07:07 PM
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Giant Scale electric B-29 plans!

HI guys, i am hopefully gonna get the ok to build a giant scale b-29 about 150-180" span B-29 so that it can dropa bell X-1 at an airshow in the next few months. i have tons of time so detail is a good thing. does anyone know of some good plans or a good kit or arf in that wingspan that is a good scale reproduction of the plane?
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 07:59 AM
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I'm looking for Guillow's B-29 or other smaller scale B-29.
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 08:29 AM
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I think Brian Taylor did a B-29 in the 144" range.
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 01:24 PM
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Don Smith has a nice plan for a 141" and a 169" B-29. The glasss cowls and all the vac formed clear plastic canopy and dome windows are available for both sizes, which will speed the build.....

Designed for gas, but certainly could be adapted in a lighter build for electric......or, use these glass and plastic parts and design your own model to the same size, for electrci type construction.

I think retracts are available as well for these...

http://www.donsmithplans.com/
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Old Sep 05, 2007, 06:12 PM
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From what I've read,DS plans leave a lot for the builder to figure out.Check with Bob Holman in Ca. He is the importer for brian taylor plans. www.bhplans.com very nice guy to deal with.He also can enlarge any of his plans too.

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Old Sep 05, 2007, 08:15 PM
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From what I've read,DS plans leave a lot for the builder to figure out.Check with Bob Holman in Ca. He is the importer for brian taylor plans. www.bhplans.com very nice guy to deal with.He also can enlarge any of his plans too.

KOMET44

True, but for an electric conversion that needs structural lightening and simplification anyway, it would be a good jumping off point. Plus, the availabilty of the glass and plastic parts is a plus.
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Old Sep 08, 2007, 01:30 PM
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Can you please suggest me 60-70" ws plans suitable for conversion with good detail.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 02:10 PM
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Check with Mac Hodges at Hodges Hobby in Andersonville, Ga., his number is on his website. He has built one that does what you want to do, but I do not know if he has plans.

http://www.hodgeshobbies.com/home.html
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 04:19 AM
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Thank you!
I had this link but lost by somewhat.. I helped find it again,
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 07:31 AM
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I had a go of a friends lightened don smith b29 whilst he supervised his son and the bell x-1. It was soo easy to fly that I was flying it on the wrong mode. Its a bit tricky to take off as it flys stupidly slow and looks like it will never take off but it rotates and slowly lifts off. It flys like a big glider.

The strange thing is it was running on speed 700 brushed motors and nicads! I don't know anything more than this but with brushless motors it would be a great model.

Search for the Bickley LMA meeting and you might be able to find some pictures somewhere.
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 08:11 AM
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Hello awood12345!
Things your are talking about sounds very interersting! Can you give me any more info about that family? I'm in Russia and do not know what is "Bickley LMA meeting". I'm very interested in getting dome advices sbout reducing D.S. plans. I also heard that they are for very experinced builder who I not am. Of course I will do it brushless but D.S. plans as I know for gas engines..
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 10:22 AM
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I'll speak to colin next time I see him and ask how he modified it but it might be a while before I see him next.

The LMA stands for Large Model Association here in the UK. They are the people who are incharge of approving the planes and pilots of large models. They had a meeting at bickley model flying club which is where I saw this b29 and had a go of it. I have found some pictures.

http://www.veaseyjet.com/VeaseyJet/M...ey_LMA_07.html

I'm not shure of the construction all colin said to me was that he has lightened it. It was built from the 140" don smith plan I believe.
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 12:05 PM
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Ok, ask him when you meet him please. It would be best if he agree to give his email. I can't speak Or give him mine cleversalat-at-gmail-com
I've heard that Don Smith made 106" plans also (which is still too big than I want). I image how plans can be enlarged, but not sure about reducing and lightning, so experienced advice might help.
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 06:49 PM
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Rick (aka Silverfox031) has a build thread going over on RCSCALEBUILDER

http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/...663&PN=1&TPN=1

It's the 141 inch Don Smith B-29 converted to electric, might be of interest to all.

Also check out this site's monster models, there are a couple of electric B-29's there too:

http://www.flyelectric.ukgateway.net/largesum.htm#multi

- John.
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Old Sep 28, 2007, 07:23 PM
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Great links John!
Thank you,
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