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Offline finsrin

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Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« on: February 14, 2020, 07:00:33 AM »
Starting build of Experimental Flying Wing Bomber (XFWB).  Not pure flying wing only because has nose section.  Is to be 1940-ish proof of concept akin to B-15 & B-19.  Combining YB-49 and front of Ki67 because it has matching cross section height to YB-49 and is sleeky.  Eliminating jet engines, replacing with puller props.  Looking at engine possibilities so that is TBD.  Building wing and nose first.

Attached pictures show jets cut out, filling leading edge air intakes, and start of filling openings in wing.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 07:23:44 AM »
Looks promising!

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 09:27:10 AM »
Going to be watching this one very closely Bill   :smiley:

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 09:37:17 PM »
I love flying wings! Going to be following this one with great interest!

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 02:21:00 AM »
Definitely looking forward to this.
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 06:23:20 PM »
Thanks all,,,   does build simpler than Mega-carrier, still it has nose section fit things to deal with.  Plenty PSR.

Figured out different vertical stabilizers.  Trying piston engine mounts, for swept wing..... they be asymmetric. 

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 06:22:12 PM »
Progress  ---  Basic wing assembled.  Doing PSR&R&R....  Three of six engines built.  As seen in attached picture am going with four B-24 rudders.

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 09:32:20 PM »
I like those rudders. 

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 02:17:32 AM »
Some possible inspiration - Boeing Flying Wing concepts from the mid 1930s.  They are all variations of the same theme and come under the Model 306 designation:






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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2020, 06:20:18 AM »
I like those rudders.

Me too! It's almost frightening how well parts that shouldn't belong there work.

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2020, 07:35:54 AM »
Coming along nicely! :smiley:
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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2020, 08:27:53 AM »
That Boeing design looks like early B-17 cockpit, DC-3 wings and Allison engines....... Mucho PSR!!!

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2020, 08:56:09 AM »
My first thoughts were B-15 ----

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Re: Experimental Flying Wing Bomber
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2020, 09:31:32 AM »
Those concept drawings ARE INSPIRING.  Appreciate your finding-posting them.  Sweep is similar to B-35/49.  One of you model companies following this topic ?

Was comparing B-49 with built B-17.  With careful cutting & PSR B-17 cockpit can be fitted.  Used one on PBH-417 build.  http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=2179.msg30402#msg30402

Thanks for your comments.