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Post  Ivanhoe Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:04 am

Here's the link for the model of the "Spruce Goose" flying on eight (Yes, count 'em, 8!)
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https://www.youtube.com/user/wintersportster?feature=watch#p/a/u/2/yAFk3oKcGNo

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Post  nitroairplane Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:47 am

It is a shame that the poster does not own it Sad
If Kim did own it he could answer all our questions but hey thanks for posting it.
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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:06 am

I recently read up on the real "spruce goose" and found it's largely made up from Birch wood. I suppose " birch goose" isn't quite as catchy.
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Post  Kim Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:30 am

@nitroairplane wrote:It is a shame that the poster does not own it Sad
If Kim did own it he could answer all our questions but hey thanks for posting it.

Yeah, one of the guys that posted a comment was there also, and knows the owner. The guy's was obviously a big fan of these engines, so maybe at some point, he'll join the forum.

Just in case he's seen it, think I'll post a comment on the video, asking him to check out this forum and the .049 Collectors Group. Figure that he's bound to know about them, but maybe an invitation will prompt him to join us.
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Post  nitroairplane Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:04 am

Yes it would be great for him to join us here!
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Post  Ivanhoe Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:37 am

@Kim wrote:
@nitroairplane wrote:It is a shame that the poster does not own it Sad
If Kim did own it he could answer all our questions but hey thanks for posting it.

Yeah, one of the guys that posted a comment was there also, and knows the owner. The guy's was obviously a big fan of these engines, so maybe at some point, he'll join the forum.

Just in case he's seen it, think I'll post a comment on the video, asking him to check out this forum and the .049 Collectors Group. Figure that he's bound to know about them, but maybe an invitation will prompt him to join us.

Only thing is, the date on that video is 1998, who knows what's happened since then?
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Post  nitroairplane Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:46 am

I am sure the guy who comented could tell us.
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Post  SuperDave Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:21 am

Ron Cribbs:

The ACTUAL "Spruce Goose" is now on display at The Evergreen Flight Museum in McMinnville, OREGON. It SOOO big that's it's housed in a separate building which has B-17 Super Fortess under the "Spruce's" tail. The B-i7's wingspan is smaller than the "Goose's horizontal stabilizer's.

BTW, received my 4 series Gullow's Spit' and will start building it after New Year's after the holiday decorations are taken down.
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Post  microflitedude Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:42 am

Jim Bourke has his visit in his Blog - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1448589

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Post  microflitedude Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:43 am

Mr. Howard Hughes, the man behind the operation ~

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Post  nitroairplane Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:18 pm

I like it because when people tell me big aircraft can only be made out of high tech metals as stuff I just then go look at the SPRUCE goose.
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Post  mitchg95 Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:32 pm

does anyone have plans for a spruce goose, size dosnt matter
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Post  Ivanhoe Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:07 pm

@mitchg95 wrote:does anyone have plans for a spruce goose, size dosnt matter

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Post  nitroairplane Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:08 pm

Here
http://www.thefinishcrew.com/FLY2BUILD/sprucegoose.html
I am sure you could get a copy of the plans without paying 950 for the kit lol.
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Post  Ivanhoe Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:37 pm

@mitchg95 wrote:does anyone have plans for a spruce goose, size dosnt matter

Few more, these are part of the original drawings for the Goose, unfortunately these seem to be all that are freely available, might be useful though

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These are reduced to fit in the forum, I have much larger copies if you want them, PM me your email if you DO want them

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Post  SuperDave Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:52 pm

Indra:

R U saying the "Goose" was a successful aircraft? (I've been to see it in Oregon)

It only flew on one day in SanDiego, CA in 1948 and only for a very short distance. Further the plane, was built to attract a government military contract. US government rejected the "Goose" because it's sheer size made it impractical for miltary operations requiring a docking facility to off-load military cargo like tanks and arcraft.

Further the wooden structure would never have held up in military useage.

Howard Hughes was, above all, an excentric.
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Post  mitchg95 Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:51 pm

@SuperDave wrote:Indra:

R U saying the "Goose" was a successful aircraft? (I've been to see it in Oregon)

It only flew on one day in SanDiego, CA in 1948 and only for a very short distance. Further the plane, was built to attract a government military contract. US government rejected the "Goose" because it's sheer size made it impractical for miltary operations requiring a docking facility to off-load military cargo like tanks and arcraft.

Further the wooden structure would never have held up in military useage.

Howard Hughes was, above all, an excentric.

im not saying that, i just think the airplane looks cool
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Post  microflitedude Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:06 pm

It does have a major Cool Factor. lol!
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Post  mitchg95 Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:07 pm

it deffinetly does lol!
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Post  SuperDave Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:17 pm

Mitch:

That was addressed to nitro (aka: Indra) and not you.

You'll find that quite few people here are older and more experienced. That's why were contribute what we do. we'll try in every way possible to guide you in the right direction but remember that model aviation is NOT an inexpensive hobby.

For example an operational RC Spruce Goose would cost in the thousands of dollars.
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Post  nitroairplane Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:44 am

@SuperDave wrote:Indra:

R U saying the "Goose" was a successful aircraft? (I've been to see it in Oregon)

It only flew on one day in SanDiego, CA in 1948 and only for a very short distance. Further the plane, was built to attract a government military contract. US government rejected the "Goose" because it's sheer size made it impractical for miltary operations requiring a docking facility to off-load military cargo like tanks and arcraft.

Further the wooden structure would never have held up in military useage.

Howard Hughes was, above all, an excentric.

That I know but it did fly!
There is more to aviation than military interest I was told several times by people who thought they knew everything about aircraft that nothing "big" could fly at all if it was made from wood.
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Post  SuperDave Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:16 am

nitro/Indra:

In the case of the Goose it WAS built for military intentions as a transport for troops, aircrat, tanks, artillery etc. to distant areas in conflict.

Further it was not built entirely of wood the airframe being various metals like aluminum. The principle use of wood is the exterior covering and most of that is plywood.

"Spruce Goose" is a misnomer because very little of it is made of spruce. "Spruce Goose" rymes in tricky nickname and thats about all.

BTW, I have been to see the actual "Goose" now located in Oregon. Have you ever seen the "Goose"?
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Post  nitroairplane Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:41 am

No I have not seen it.
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Post  SuperDave Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:50 am

nitro:

Put the "Goose" on your "must see" agenda. the "Goose" is only one of the featured aircraft at The Evergreen Flight Museum.
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Post  nitroairplane Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:06 pm

I would love to see it one day.
Something to add to yours if you have not seen it already is the "Avro Lancaster" in my opinion a fantastic plane. There are not many left and the only original one flying is in Canada.Or if you get over to England there is one at the RAF museum in Hendon.
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