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Apr 27, 2005, 10:57 AM
I crash, therefore I FLY!
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Any idea of what the total amp draw would be (how it would affect it, I mean,) if the two outboard motors were wired together in series, the two inboard motors wired together in series, and then those two circuts wired together in parallel?

Mike S.
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Apr 27, 2005, 12:26 PM
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I just ordered 4 Speed400/7,2V with the Graupner prop adapters, I'll have to try what props are the best when using 3S Lipo packs.

BTW, where can I buy this chrome Ultrakote covering?? -They don't sell it here in the Netherlands
Apr 27, 2005, 01:36 PM
Phil Mallonee
Horizon Hobby carries it for mail order (they are the distributor)

Horizon Hobby Chrome Ultracote

I normally don't like the film look but this stuff looks great.
Aug 04, 2005, 11:36 PM
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Are the foam and vacuum formed parts still available? If they are, what is the price list.
Aug 05, 2005, 07:16 AM
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Plastic Parts

Yup, Plenty of parts in stock. US$35 shipped, Extra Noses are US$10. My Foam cutter has gone AWOL, so I'm referring people to FlyingFoam.com or any of the other foam cutters out there.

Aug 16, 2005, 03:20 PM
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B-29 Nose

Hi Jim, do you have any photo's of your B-29 nose you
could show on this Thread?

Aug 17, 2005, 02:39 PM
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B-29 Air Warrior Upgrade

I have just finished converting the B29 Air Warrior to a very flyable scale model for a purchase price of $39 on the internet. Basically the modifications are these: reduce the dihederal with a wing brace, replace the control sytstem with a standard system and 3 servos, relocate the landing gear, and replace the battery with a lipo and relocate it to the forward fuselage. Install nosewheel stearing. It is now fully capable for all normal ground and flight maneuvers. Check my posts in Article Discussio for details.
Last edited by epagel; May 26, 2006 at 02:52 PM.
Aug 17, 2005, 09:28 PM
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Hi Bill,

No problem. Here is shot of the nose. It is covered with aluminum duct tape from the local home improvement store.

Sep 27, 2005, 04:25 PM
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B=29 Plans still available

Hi All,

With the appearent demise of RCM Magazine, I will once again be able to supply plans along with the vacuum formed parts for the B-29. Also, I have 3 sets of foam parts for the B-29, which can save you a lot of work. Please contact me if you are interested.

-Jim Young
Sep 27, 2005, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Young
Hi All,

With the appearent demise of RCM Magazine,

-Jim Young
???? Do you know something I don't, Jim?
Sep 28, 2005, 12:00 AM
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that doesn't sound good. I called them a week ago and they told me that they were retooling their line or something like that and that it was taking a few months... I hope it comes back
Sep 28, 2005, 06:51 AM
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I called them to talk about an new construction article (Hughes H-1), and the lady told me that Jim Pearson (technical editor) had retired, and that they were getting ready to sell the magazine. I asked if they were accepting any new stuff, and she said not at this time. There is nothing on the their website, there is no new issues in the LHS, and the guy at the LHS said they were gone.

So, I figured while they are reorganizing, it should be okay to pick up the slack and keep the B-29 production rolling.

Feb 25, 2006, 11:12 PM
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I just got this kit, i think its great little kit of Famous bomber. I want to convert this into Glow powered, have anyone done this conversion plus i want to add landing gears on it also.

Feb 26, 2006, 01:42 PM
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Sammy - you didnt mention which kit. If its the one I modified, it wouldent be practical and to no advantage at all to put little .o2 engines on it even if you could find them. See all my posts on the B-29, it is a very successful flyer and it has landing gear.
Feb 27, 2006, 07:56 AM
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Glow conversion?

Hi Sammy,

There are several reasons why you don't see a lot of multi-engine planes out there, but there over 30 of these electric B-29's out there. I know of at least 2 people who have outfitted this model with retracts, so it can be done. I would encourage you to try an electric version.

Some reasons why you shouldn't try glow:

1.) Trying to start four .020 before the first one runs out of gas.
2.) You had better make sure you guess right when the first engine quits and get the correct rudder correction in.
3.) Do you know how annoying four .020's would be? It would probably be four times as annoying as one .020!

I hope you come to your senses.


P.S. This post is all in fun, so don't take it too seriously, except the part about staying with electric power.

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