# B-17G For Sale

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#### Tiger Tim

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I think I said it in another thread here but imagine if you did have a spare quarter million dollars and bought this. Then what?

#### TXFlyGuy

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I think I said it in another thread here but imagine if you did have a spare quarter million dollars and bought this. Then what?
Even though it is way cool, it is a single seat, and does not go very fast. But...that's Ok!

#### Aerowerx

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What does it carry? 168 pounds of bombs?

#### TXFlyGuy

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Would it fit on our 2700' X 150' grass strip?

#### TXFlyGuy

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When will you be making tire ruts on that runway, Tex?

BJC
Ha! We are scheduled for the paint shop 3rd week in February, should be ready to fly shortly after that. The Phase One 40 hour fly off in Ohio, then get the bird down here to 3TX2.
We figure April, or early May at the latest...weather permitting.

BJC

#### Toobuilder

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I'll be shocked if this B-17 replica pulls even $25k in the real market. As interesting a project as it is, it fails just about every test of practicality one can imagine. As a single seater it is a horrible transportation appliance, its non aerobatic, and does not match even the most impractical ultralight for ease of operation, and its likely really unpleasant to fly. The only thing that remains is the conversation starter you would get at a pancake breakfast. That's a LOT of money to stroke one's ego. Frankly, if you want to be the center of attention that bad, paint an RV pink with purple polka dots and arrive at the pancake breakfast in a lime green speedo... You will spend far less money and still have a reasonable airplane in the end. #### pictsidhe ##### Well-Known Member I'll be shocked if this B-17 replica pulls even$25k in the real market. As interesting a project as it is, it fails just about every test of practicality one can imagine. As a single seater it is a horrible transportation appliance, its non aerobatic, and does not match even the most impractical ultralight for ease of operation, and its likely really unpleasant to fly.

The only thing that remains is the conversation starter you would get at a pancake breakfast. That's a LOT of money to stroke one's ego. Frankly, if you want to be the center of attention that bad, paint an RV pink with purple polka dots and arrive at the pancake breakfast in a lime green speedo...

You will spend far less money and still have a reasonable airplane in the end.
Now I'm wondering if Choppergirl's pink and purple vj24 project wouldn't be a better plane to fly but still highly distinctive The BB17 looked horribly underpowered in the video that I saw.

#### billyvray

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Considering I saw a Wiley Early Bird Jenny in the Air Force museum in Warner Robins, Ga, this would suffice for some places.

#### BBerson

##### Light Plane Philosopher
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It has four engines. Safest Homebuilt of all time. :ermm:

#### TXFlyGuy

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It has four engines. Safest Homebuilt of all time. :ermm:
But will it fly on two?