Giant B-29 Model!

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by pez, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. pez

    pez No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    N Georgia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    [​IMG]
    My friend Mac Hodges campaigns his 20-foot, "100lb+" B-29 and Bell X-1 models to R/C events around the US. I build and fly aerobatic R/C planes, but nothing on this scale, lol. Mac and a small rotating crew maintain the bird between shows.


    [​IMG]
    Dan Stevens built the B-29 and this Bell X-1, both to scale, from scratch. He pilots the X-1.

    [​IMG]
    Big!
    [​IMG]
    Launch!
    [​IMG]
    X-1 dropped.
    [​IMG]
    Dan loops and rolls the X-1 in a glide, then at the last moment pulls the nose up and lights the rocket motor. It zooms a few hundred feet up and he lands it- a crowd pleaser!

    [​IMG]
    Then comes the aerobatics! This giant model has programed throttles for differential thrust (and a smoke system), and Mac puts it through a thorough routine.

    [​IMG]
    A nice inverted pass.
    [​IMG]
    Lots of other models at this event- about 3 miles from my home...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBYwgwpk_4s"]Here's a vid of the B-29 show.[/ame]

    I shot these with my old Minolta A-1 DiMAGE last year. The vid is someone elses.​
     
  2. Crazydad

    Crazydad No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,025
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Leander, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Very cool! I love the Corsairs, always has been one of my favorite planes. Great pictures, especially the inverted pass.
     
  3. Ripskip

    Ripskip TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    great photos!! i have been to the Weak Signals show in Toledo, OH in the past and the detail of those things are mind blowing. I have flown R/C for a number of years, and just finished my first kit - a great planes Cap 232. It took me a long time to build the KIT, never mind from scratch!!
     
  4. cszakolczai

    cszakolczai TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am in love with the corsair's. The B-29 is awesome as well, especially how it drops off the X-1.
     
  5. iflynething

    iflynething TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Carolina USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    That man is amazing. I fly too. Helis and planes.

    Did you go to The Nall?

    ~Michael~
     
  6. dl4449

    dl4449 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    San Jose,Ca
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    +1 for the corsair's
    Troy
     
  7. MissMia

    MissMia TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,573
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    +2 for the corsairs, only because my grandfather flew them. That B-29 model is great! Love the X-1 too. That would be a blast to see. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. pez

    pez No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    N Georgia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Glad you all enjoyed the pics. :)
    I didn't make it to Joe Nall this year. :( But Mac is bringing the B-29 to the GA Warbird Fly-In at the GMA field here in Ball Ground this weekend!
     
  9. Hawaii Five-O

    Hawaii Five-O My alter-egos have been banned. :( Now I must be

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,099
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    wow thats awesome! The X-1 is one of my favorites.
     
  10. pez

    pez No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    N Georgia
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Addendum- I just received this announcement from Mac Hodges:

    Dan was one of the two best R/C pilots (the other being Mac) and the best builder I ever met. I guess the show won't be coming here this year at all... :(
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2008

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
b 29 model
,
b 29 models
,

b-29 model

,
b-29 models
,
b29 model
,
b29 rc plane
,
giant scale b29
,
lanier giant stinger
,
mac hodges bell x1
,
rc b29