Wingspan Models is now shipping their 1/9 scale B-17 kit and rcwarbirds.com
will be building it and showing our progress from box to first flight.
Wingspan models is striving to produce a highly detailed scale kit of
this plane that includes plans for moving turrets, scale bomb bay and
Randy Cady and I are the team on this build with Randy doing the
construction. Randy is an expert craftsman and strives for perfection
in his building. For my part I am in charge of supplies and watching
The Wingspan Models 1/9 B-17 is very scale in looks and construction
making this a true builders kit. Michael Kramer from Wing Span Models
designed this kit over a two year period and has produced a beautiful
laser cut kit that any modeler with a few challenging kits under their
belt would be very pleased with.
Our construction plans include building a light yet strong framework
using four RCV91-CD four cycle engines for power. We are using the RCV91
engines because of their low profile which is perfect for scale in cowl
applications, see more about these and all their four cycle's
Wing Area: ...........2250sqin
Engines: .......4x - .91~1.2ci 4-stroke glow or 20~30cc gasoline
Servos: .........4-engine, 2-aileron, 2- flaps, 2-elevator, 1-rudder,
1-steering, 2-landing gear
Wingspan Models 1/9th scale B-17 kit planned accessories
1. Full fiberglass accessories for 1/9th B-17 wood kit
2. Electronic bomb release system that can release up to 6 bombs.
3. Detailed cockpit kit which includes nose, cockpit and radio compartment.
4. Speed control for powered turret drive system
Also planned are 1/6 scale version and a 1/12 scale version. More
information can be found at wingspanmodels.com