Back in January of 1999, Jack Bally was having a few beers with friends and thinking of his next project. Presumably it was because alcohol was involved that Jack decided to get a set of scaled plans for a B17 bomber from the RC hobby world and make it a plane that a human pilot would fly. Jack bought a set of 1:9 scale plans and scaled them up to 1:3. This video was made in 2016, and at one point in the video, Jack said he had been working on it 17 1/2 years.
SPECIFICATIONSIt was reported by the Experimental Aircraft Association that Jack's plane had its first flight on November 14, 2016, taking a short hop from his own small field to a local airport for more testing. It was just three months after the previous video was shot.
Wing Span: 34 ft. 7 in.Length: 25 ft.Tail Height: 6 ft. 10 in.Power Plant: 240hpFuel Capacity: 42 gal.Empty Weight: 1800 lbs. (Est.)Cruising Speed: 110 kts. (Est.)Crew: 1Number Built: 1
I thought Pierre Scerri's model Ferrari 312 PB was the most amazing model I've ever seen. I need to broaden my category of "most amazing model I've ever seen".