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Electric B-29 Plans and Parts


The Boeing B-29 had many new features for it’s time, including remote controlled guns and pressurized crew areas. It was the heaviest production plane of its time due to its ambitious range and payload requirements.  Boeing, Bell, and Martin built over 3500 B-29’s before production ended in 1946.  The former Soviet Union used three captured B-29’s to jump start their long range bomber program and produced a rivet for rivet copy of the B-29, the Tupolev Tu-4.

B-29s saw action in World War II primarily in the Pacific theater. As many as 1,000 Superfortresses bombed Tokyo at one time.  The most famous B-29, The Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan on Aug. 6, 1945.  B-29’s saw service beyond the war including aiding the quest to break the sound barrier.

Construction is greatly simplified by the use of foam core wings and fuselage.  The landing gear has been omitted in favor of belly landings.  A relatively low cost power system using Speed 400 motors keeps this project in reach of most modeler’s budgets.  So, if you love the sound of four motors beating as one....

Features

Foam core fuselage and wings


Airframe is sheeted with 1/16" balsa


Easily add stunning panel line and rivet detail

Specifications

  • Wing Span: 80"
  • Length: 54.9"
  • Wing Area: 560 sq. in.
  • Weight: 4.0 lbs. to 5.0 lbs.
  • Wing Loading: 18.5 oz./sq. ft.
  • Recommended Motors: Four 7.2V SP400 and 6.5x4 Graupner scale props
  • Recommended Battery:8xCP2400 NiCad or 3S LiPo
  • 40A ESC (all motors wired in parallel.)

Kit Contents

  • Full size plan sheet
  • Vacuum formed Lexan nose and nacelles
  • Construction manual
  • Foam parts available from FlyingFoam.com