Boeing B-50 Bomber
This model has been 4-years in the making although I would say more off than on...but in the last four months I've been making a real effort to crack this one and get her ready for this year's LMA season.
The B-50 is a variant of the B-29 Super fortress and was one of the last great piston engined bombers of the 20th Centry extending operations well into the 1970s
The model has a span approaching 19'. Each electric motor is rated at
3kW but is only using approx 1,500W giving a total of around 6kW will
be availiable from a payload of up to 144 nimh cells (Yes a model of this
size still suits the Nimh).
All the retracts, oleo legs and wheels, are bespoke (thanks to Keith Unwin of the Hastings Club)
As with my 12' Lancaster, the B-50 will have an on-board engine sound syste. Thomas Benedini has mixed a 4-engined Pratt & Whittney true sound and it sounds superb....The sound will be amplifier by two 200watt power amplifier driving six 50-watt so some serious but true scale noise will be heard.
Not sure if this is the largest electric model but scanning the internet I can't find another larger (or person silly enough to do this)
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