Giant Scale Aircraft - 3D & Aerobatic Discuss all your 3D & Aerobatic giant scale airplanes right here!

Spruce Goose plans anyone?

Reply
Old 08-27-2007, 10:25 PM
  #1
FLYBOY
Thread Starter
 
FLYBOY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 9,036
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Spruce Goose plans anyone?

Anyone know where I can get a set of plans for an RC spruce goose? Would be fun to build.
FLYBOY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2007, 10:34 PM
  #2
Bass1
 
Bass1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Va.Beach, VA
Posts: 2,461
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default 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!
Bass1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2007, 10:38 PM
  #3
bubbagates
 
bubbagates's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 8,635
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

Quote:
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
bubbagates is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2007, 10:38 PM
  #4
Trinut
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Grosse Pointe, MI
Posts: 38
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default 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!
Trinut is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2007, 09:16 PM
  #5
astrohog
 
astrohog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 1,559
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default 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/

Regards,

Astrohog

astrohog is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2007, 09:44 PM
  #6
Bass1
 
Bass1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Va.Beach, VA
Posts: 2,461
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

I'm watching the "network premier" of The Aviator right now!
Bass1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2007, 10:43 PM
  #7
FLYBOY
Thread Starter
 
FLYBOY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 9,036
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?


Quote:
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.
FLYBOY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2007, 08:23 PM
  #8
astrohog
 
astrohog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 1,559
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default 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??!!!!!!

Regards,

Astro
astrohog is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2007, 07:11 AM
  #9
juggler-3310
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 138
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

Any luck in locating plans for the Spruce Goose?
juggler-3310 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2007, 07:51 PM
  #10
juggler-3310
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 138
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default 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.

juggler
juggler-3310 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2007, 08:09 PM
  #11
bubbagates
 
bubbagates's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 8,635
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default 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
bubbagates is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2007, 08:21 PM
  #12
bubbagates
 
bubbagates's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 8,635
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default 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
bubbagates is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2007, 08:34 PM
  #13
bubbagates
 
bubbagates's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 8,635
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default 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 “Spruce 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
bubbagates is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2007, 09:40 PM
  #14
juggler-3310
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 138
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

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

juggler
juggler-3310 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 04:59 PM
  #15
LADDIE
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dundas, ON, CANADA
Posts: 206
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

FLYBOY

You can get the plans for my Spruce Goose from the Flying Model magazine.
Laddie.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Mk25715.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	45.3 KB
ID:	823681  
LADDIE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 07:31 PM
  #16
mrbigg
 
mrbigg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Streator, IL
Posts: 4,773
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Spruce Goose plans anyone?

Laddie, how hard of a build is your version?
mrbigg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:37 AM.