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Jan 07, 2003, 07:01 PM
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Just a thought here but has anyone heard of or seen a SPRUCE GOOSE RC model?.......that would be a unique sight ,and to see it FLY.
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Jan 07, 2003, 07:29 PM
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I know of one that exists The Spruce Goose is a 7 foot span model Weight is 7 lbs, 1 ounce. 20 ounce per square foot wing loading. 8 Speed 400 motors power the airplane off of 2 7-cell packs.

Not sure if it flies, but looks cool.

Jan 07, 2003, 07:40 PM
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Nice......those 8 props buzzin must sound sweet......those look like Wingo props.
Jan 07, 2003, 08:30 PM
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I have the artical for that, looks really good! Avalible through EFI (now Q&EFI).......

Jan 07, 2003, 09:28 PM
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There was a fell locally that had a Spruce Goose with 8 Cox .010s powering it. He had made a special mini electric starter for getting them all fired up.

It was awesome, but sounded like eight Dentists flying buy...
Jan 08, 2003, 05:01 AM
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Do not know what yellow cubs have to do with Spruce Goose models but anyhow:

Some years ago I and my son Martin built a Spruce Goose model to a scale of 1/40. The span is 2.44 metres (96 inches) weight around 13 pounds. The models is powered by 8 Speed 400, 7,2 volt motors with Graupner 6x3 4-blade propellers and have a 28 cell 1700 mAh NiCd battery.

Martin is only flying from water and the model is a great flyer.

The model is shown in detail on Martins home page http://fly.to/flying_solutions

Our model was shown in an article in EFI and have been flewn in England as well as here in Sweden. The model in the picture is built by Robin Andrews in the UK and is smaller than ours and a bit less scale.

Christer Lagerstedt
Haninge, Sweden
Jan 08, 2003, 06:33 AM
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Originally posted by Morphisnb
Just a thought here but has anyone heard of or seen a SPRUCE GOOSE RC model?.......that would be a unique sight ,and to see it FLY.
I have seen a Spruce Goose fly. Unfortunately this was the picture my camera could store. It flied much better than the original Goose.

// Fredrik Wergeland

Am I drunk or what??
I mean that this was THE LAST picture my camera could store!

- This additional information was added during the operation to split the thread, so has been inserted into this post by the moderator-

Edited by Brian Cullen on 8th January 2003 at 11:43AM
Jan 08, 2003, 06:35 AM
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Hmmm, the attached picture is deleted if you preview the reply
// Fredrik Wergeland
Jan 08, 2003, 11:02 AM
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I have some of the left-over spruce from the Spruce Goose. I got it from a Japanese carpenter that worked on the SG. I intended to use the sheets (about 1/8" thick) for musical instrument tops, but still have a bumch of it. It is an odd piece of history to have laying around...
Jan 08, 2003, 01:00 PM
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Here'e the real one... being moved from the Hughes hangar to the display at the Queen Mary..
From a looooooooooong distance away.. 1972?
Jan 08, 2003, 03:23 PM
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Local R/Cer, Paul Weigand also made a small Spruce Goose using the cheap Electric Goldmine G9330 motors.

Click here for lots of photos.
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Jan 08, 2003, 06:29 PM
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Wow....I didn't know I had a post.......lol......Sorry E-ZONE, I just figured this was as far from a Yellow Cub as you could get.. <---lives in a cave at the moment......Thanks for all the listings everyone....now, do any of these models have Spruce in them? A few of mine do but they won't guard my yard or follow an ultralight.... <----ducks behind exhaust smoke.
Jan 08, 2003, 10:47 PM
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I have been trying to find one of the old foamie gliders that used to be sold at the Long Beach Museum...I've heard of them, never seen one!! I may just have to contact Paul and see if he has plans, or where he got them. I have always loved the Goose, and it was amazing to see it in LB when I was there, years ago. Havent searched the site yet, but do you have his email?


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