Hansa Brandenburg W.29 53" Wingspan ARF with Floats
- Prepainted cockpit assembly allows easy access and is secured by alignment pins and
- ARF comes with scale dummy-engine and nose-mounted radiator.
- Scale landing gear struts with customer's choice of either floats or skiis.
- Optional military weapons upgrade package (three scale machine guns and machine gun mounts.
- Optional land-mobile/display upgrade kit with spoked 2½-inch scale wheels.
The Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 German fighter monoplane floatplane was a new type of seaplane evolved by Heinkel during the last months of 1917 and served during the closing months of World War I.
The Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 had a 195 hp Benz engine with exhaust stubs discharging above and to left of the exposed cylinder heads; its front-mounted radiator and louvers in the metal side panels which enclosed the bulk of the engine providing cooling; and its thick, broad wings, made of wood and fabric and rigged with several degrees of dihedral, made it a strong, stable fighting platform.
Flown mainly on the North Sea, its most famous pilot was Oberleutnant Christiensen (Friedrich Christiansen). With a top speed of 110 mph and excellent maneuverability, the Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 was a worthy adversary against the opposing Short sea planes and Curtiss and Felixstowe flying boats. Moreover, on July 6th, 1918, a formation of Hansa-Brandenburg W.29s led by Christiansen made a surprise attack the British submarine C25 they discovered on the surface; the submarine's motors were quickly put out of action and many of the crew, including its Commanding Officer, became casualties.
The Hansa Brandenburg W.29 has hydro and ski version, Maxford USA's RC W29 also offers both of them.
|Fuselage Length:||43in (1092mm)|
|ARF weight:||2lbs 8oz (1.13Kg)|
|Flying Weight:||3lbs 10oz (with Radio and Power System) (1.64kg)|
|Radio Required:||4-Channel, 4 Mini/Micro Servos|
ARF comes with dummy-engine and nose-mounted radiator, scale machine guns, pilots and scale land mobile are optional.