|National origin||United States|
|Designer||Jack Bally, Don Smith (plans)|
|Developed from||Boeing B-17|
Design and development
The Bally B-17 is an original design by Jack Bally. The aircraft is a four-engined, retractable conventional landing gear equipped, low wing monoplane. The fuselage is all riveted aluminum in construction with hexagonal bulkheads. The drawings were modified from a one ninth scale set of radio-controlled aircraft plans. Despite being a scale replica, the aircraft is relatively large for a homebuilt aircraft with 34 ft (10.4 m) wingspan. Most homebuilt aircraft are single engine designs with a few twin engine models produced, making the four engined homebuilt a rarity in itself.
Specifications (Bally B-17)
Data from Experimenter
- Crew: 1
- Length: 24 ft (7.3 m)
- Wingspan: 34 ft 7 in (10.54 m)
- Powerplant: 4 × Hirth F-30 Two cycle piston, 85 hp (63 kW) each
- Propellers: 2-bladed
- G limits: +/-6g
- Replica chin, tail and ball turret
- Related development
- W.A.R. F4U Corsair scale WWII fighter
- Chad Jensen (September 2012). "Jack Bally's B-17". EAA Experimenter.
- "Jack Bally's 1/3 Scale Replica B-17". Retrieved 8 September 2012.