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    Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    Anyone know where I can get a set of plans for an RC spruce goose? Would be fun to build.
    Fly it till the wings come off.

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    Not sure where to find plans, but wasn't there a large model of one in that Howard Hughs movie a few years ago? Seems I remember an article in Model Aviation magazine about the airplane and power system. I could be wrong though as my memory is about shot!

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    ORIGINAL: Bass1

    Not sure where to find plans, but wasn't there a large model of one in that Howard Hughs movie a few years ago? Seems I remember an article in Model Aviation magazine about the airplane and power system. I could be wrong though as my memory is about shot!
    Bill Hempel flew that one. Yep there was a good article in MA and I seem to remember it was all electric and was built in a couple of weeks and actually flooded on one taxi and still took off with the extra weight of the water in it's belly.

    He used to have a link to the planes info on his site last year. http://www.billhempel.com
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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    Laddie Mikulasko did one for speed 400 motors, I think in MA magazine a few years ago?
    Like Bass1 said, the memory is gone!

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    You might try contacting these people. I just visited this museum where the Spruce Goose now lives. What a museum!!! There is an R/C flying site right on the grounds. I was speaking to one of the volunteer docents (also an r/c pilot) and he said they are building another model of the Goose right now. He mentioned the plans that were in MA a few years ago and said they were nowhere near scale.

    http://www.sprucegoose.org/

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    I'm watching the "network premier" of The Aviator right now!

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?


    ORIGINAL: astrohog

    You might try contacting these people. I just visited this museum where the Spruce Goose now lives. What a museum!!! There is an R/C flying site right on the grounds. I was speaking to one of the volunteer docents (also an r/c pilot) and he said they are building another model of the Goose right now. He mentioned the plans that were in MA a few years ago and said they were nowhere near scale.

    http://www.sprucegoose.org/

    Regards,

    Astrohog


    I was just there too. Didn't have much luck getting any info like that from them. It was kind of an odd feeling there. Must have been too close to quitting time for them.
    Fly it till the wings come off.

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    FLYBOY,

    I did not get that at all! In fact, I almost had to be rude to the gentleman I was talking to just to get away! I did not, however ask for any plans or such. I did get the feeling though, that (at least the guy I was chatting with) was an active member of the R/C club as well as a volunteer on staff that had a hand in building some of the models that were on display there, so I may have just found the right guy.

    At any rate, it was a great museum! Even my wife and kids seemed to enjoy themselves! My wife told me for the first time that she doesn't care for "those old prop planes" but "I really like the jets!" hmmmm..........Do I smell kerosene in the near future??!!!!!!

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    Any luck in locating plans for the Spruce Goose?

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    I contacted Bill Hempel about the R/C H4, and he said that he did fly it but he didn't build it. He didn't have any plans available for the Spruce Goose, and had no idea where to get them. I also contacted the people at http://www. spruce goose.org/, and got nowhere. I'm scratching my head about where to get a set of plans to build a scale R/C model of the H4. If anyone can enlighten me on where I can find a set, please let me know.

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    Just did a google search and this was the third thing it found

    http://www.seawings.co.uk/sprucegooseplangal.htm

    I searched using the words Spruce Goose plans

    I even found this thread 2 links below the above one

    This guy mentios on this page he built one

    http://www.largemodelassociation.com...jhuis_lanc.htm

    maybe he can help out
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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    And doing a search on Tony's name brings me to his web site and looks like he can certainly help you out

    http://www.westfieldmodels.co.uk/ind...s/page0006.htm
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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    And I can even do better

    Here is an online catalog for a company that sells the plans/3-view, I think

    http://www.bobsairdoc.com/Aircraft_Doc_Catalog07.pdf

    It's a PDf file and look to the right on page 72

    Here is what it says

    H-4 HERCULES β€œSpruce Goose” - World’s largest flying boat. Complete
    study, 6 overhead shots. No interior. (X/**)265/31 27.50
    ** H-4 - 3-VIEWS & INFORMATION, 28 pages. 265-3V 8.00
    ** H-4 - FACTORY 3-VIEWS, 5 pages. 11x17. Sb38501 XD $25.00

    The homepage is

    http://www.bobsairdoc.com/index.htm

    Looks like you have more than enough to keep ya busy for a while
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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    Thanks for the links Bill! This will keep me busy for a while.

    juggler

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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    FLYBOY

    You can get the plans for my Spruce Goose from the Flying Model magazine.
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    RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

    Laddie, how hard of a build is your version?
    Smooth, like Keith Stone.


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