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Nov 25, 2015, 05:53 PM
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B29 Superfortress from Wowplane - 83" span


Hello friends,
I have been working on the design of my next kit for the past month or so. It is finally at the point where I can start cutting the parts and build the first one.

Its going to be an 83" span B-29 Superfortress.

First thing I did was to make a Custom Stand that fits the cross section of the fuselage. Being a round shape, it will tend to roll around during the build and get dinged. I also use these stands at the field.

I made the stand from 3 pieces of 2" thick foam, glued together with hot melt glue. The semi-circles on the vertical members are cut 1/2" more than the dia of the fuse. Then I cut and glued 2 pieces of foam mattress liner to soften the surface that would be in contact with the fuselage.

Fahim
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Nov 25, 2015, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by awrightbrother
Hello friends,
I have been working on the design of my next kit for the past month or so. It is finally at the point where I can start cutting the parts and build the first one.

Its going to be an 83" span B-29 Superfortress.

First thing I did was to make a Custom Stand that fits the cross section of the fuselage. Being a round shape, it will tend to roll around during the build and get dinged. I also use these stands at the field.

I made the stand from 3 pieces of 2" thick foam, glued together with hot melt glue. The semi-circles on the vertical members are cut 1/2" more than the dia of the fuse. Then I cut and glued 2 pieces of foam mattress liner to soften the surface that would be in contact with the fuselage.

Fahim
Watching and learning!!

bob
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Nov 25, 2015, 06:04 PM
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Subbed in. Love to follow your builds!

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Nov 26, 2015, 07:10 AM
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Should be interesting.

Mike
Nov 27, 2015, 07:39 AM
Oh no, not again!
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Always a delight to follow your builds, Fahim. You powering all 4 this time or going 2 + 2, like the Lanc?

Regards,
Jeff
Nov 27, 2015, 07:26 PM
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Hi Guys
Good to know you are there. I ate turkey and slept for the better part of the afternoon yesterday, so not much progress. But today I did manage to cut the fuselage.


It will be made from 3 foam parts: the tail that is an asymmetrical cone, the mid fuse where the wing attaches that is a round cylinder, and finally the lower half of the nose that will be a solid block.
Nov 27, 2015, 07:27 PM
Bomber Bob
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Originally Posted by awrightbrother
Hi Guys
Good to know you are there. I ate turkey and slept for the better part of the afternoon yesterday, so not much progress. But today I did manage to cut the fuselage.


It will be made from 3 foam parts: the tail that is an asymmetrical cone, the mid fuse where the wing attaches that is a round cylinder, and finally the lower half of the nose that will be a solid block.
Looking good so far!
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Nov 28, 2015, 11:43 AM
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Question about the wing


Fahim,
Looking at the fuse, it looks like two wing halves will attach to the sides of the fuse or will the halves be glues together and attached to a reinforced saddle? From experience, a one piece wing is much easier to transport and assemble.
Nov 28, 2015, 02:47 PM
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Fahim,
Looking at the fuse, it looks like two wing halves will attach to the sides of the fuse or will the halves be glues together and attached to a reinforced saddle? From experience, a one piece wing is much easier to transport and assemble.
Several ways to do it based on transportation preference of the builder. What we see in the picture is the mid- section of the wing that sits in the wing saddle of the fuse.
To build a 1 piece removable wing, the outer panels are glued to the mid section, which is then attached to the fuse with dowels and a wing retaining bolt.
If transportation of a 83" wing is a problem, them it can be built as a 3 piece. The mid section being attached to the fuse as described above, while the outer panels slide on to a spar from either side.
Nov 28, 2015, 03:23 PM
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That explained it! Thanks, Fahim.
Nov 28, 2015, 06:01 PM
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Man...I've spent several years drooling over your planes Fahim, looks like I'm gonna have to bite the bullet on this one.
Nov 29, 2015, 09:18 AM
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Man...I've spent several years drooling over your planes Fahim, looks like I'm gonna have to bite the bullet on this one.

Go for it addictedtoplanes!
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Nov 29, 2015, 06:34 PM
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Always a delight to follow your builds, Fahim. You powering all 4 this time or going 2 + 2, like the Lanc?

Regards,
Jeff
Jeff,
I must have missed your post and question. This time I am going with 4 motors.
Fahim
Nov 30, 2015, 06:43 AM
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Looking good.

Mike


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