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Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose
(RC Spruce Goose For Sale)

Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose nose low, banking left
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eighteen
Pratt & Whitney
8 x 3,000 hp ea.
300,000 lbs.
400,000 lbs.
95,760 lbs.
750 troops
218 ft. 6 in.
319 ft. 11 in.
218 mph
370 mph
3,500 miles
11/21/47






The Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose goes by several designations. It was the fourth aircraft produced by the Hughes Corp. and therefore is designated H-4. Its co-designers were Howard Hughes and Henry Kaiser. Therefore it can also be designated as the HK-1. The most popular name for the aircraft, however, is the Spruce Goose, due to its all wood construction. The type of aircraft is called a flying boat, but sometimes a seaplane. Although the name seaplane is usually thought of as a smaller aircraft on floats.

On July 9, 1990 custody of the Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose went to the Evergreen Aviation Museum, located in McMinnville, Oregon where it is currently on display.



Constructing details of Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose at Aero Telemetry
Spruce Goose - 1         Spruce Goose - 2


Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose by Aero Telemetry Long Beach Harbor test runs
Spruce Goose - 3         Spruce Goose - 4


(1) Completing the center of gravity test on the Aero Telemetry Spruce Goose.
(2) Joe Bok and the Aero Telemetry crew installs the massive Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose wing prior to conducting a balance test.
(3)  Spruce Goose enters the water for the first time and floats majestically in the Long Beach Harbor.
(4)  Spruce Goose comes close alongside camera ship during filming.



Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose at Aero
Telemetry undergoing finishing construction
Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose

Pictured above is the Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose for sale built for "The Aviator" motion picture by Aero Telemetry. The airplane is powered by eight electric brushless motors. Wingspan is 300 inches and all up weight is around 200 lbs. We want to thank Rob Hartz from Aero Telemetry for sending us the photos with the captions.


Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose by Martin Lagerstedt flying low over water
Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose

The 96 inch wingspan scratch built Spruce Goose for sale by Martin Lagerstedt is powered by eight speed 400 motors spinning 6 x 3 four bladed props. Length of is 66 inches with an all up weight of 217 oz. The model is of balsa and foam construction with a scale of 1:40.


Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose by Juraj Jurovic carried to water by three people
Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose

The Spruce Goose for sale built by Juraj Jurovic is 1:20 scale. It has a 16 foot wingspan and is 11 feet long. It is built from balsa covered with fiberglass that is sprayed with acrylic paint. Power comes from eight 2826/10 motors. Weight is around 70 1/2 lbs.


Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose

The Spruce Goose for sale built by Tony Nijhuis has a wingspan of 180 inches and a length of 120 inches. Power is by eight Permax 7.2V motors geared 3:1. Weight is about 30 lbs.


Jim Markham holding Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose balanced on a wing tip
Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose

Pictured immediately above is Jim Markham with his fantastic Spruce Goose for sale. It has a wingspan of 144 inches and weighs around 50 lbs. The model uses E-flite Power 32 motors.

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