View Full Version : Grumman Goose Information wanted

01-18-2011, 09:02 PM

I wonder if any of you can help me. I plan on building a Grumman Goose, around the 80ins w/s as I have a set of drawings I can enlarge to that size.

I reckon I will be flying mostly off of land, so need retractable u/c and heres my question

I need details of the landing gear, do any of you know where I can find such information? Have any of you built one in the past and dealt with the retract problem?

I keep coming up blank, I can't find a decent book with the details, the only plastic models I could find, are currantly out of stock of!....I'm beginning to get desperate chaps...please help.:)

Any information will be appreciated.

Regards Al.

01-19-2011, 02:24 AM
Found this neat concept/.

01-19-2011, 04:58 AM

01-19-2011, 10:15 PM
TM and Chellie.....Thankyou both very much for your help, its greatly appreciated. The links provided have helped a great deal, and with your help this project will now happen.

This is the kind of thing these forums are brilliant at, helping out other modellers worldwide.

So from a cold and wet UK.....sincere and genuine thanks.


01-19-2011, 11:02 PM
Glad we were all able to help a little, Please post your finished Plane with working Retracts, in fact a video would be nice :D Take care and have fun, Chellie from across the Pond ;)

Jim Casey
01-21-2011, 12:10 AM
commercially available gear from the PBY should be close. Also the Wildcat.

Glacier Girl
01-21-2011, 10:55 PM
Nice shots of this one.

And a lot of info here

And here

road king 97
01-27-2011, 12:19 AM
I dont know about the landing gear but this site has a 74in wing span lazer cut kit. Mike is a big help also. joe

01-27-2011, 09:56 AM
Maybe some retracts here, give them a call, click on contact me and a list of parts will come up

81" PBY-5A Catalina$349.9581" PBY fixed landing gear$19.95104" PBY-5A Catalina$599.00104" PBY-5A Retractable Gear Kit$349.9581" Grumman Albatross$324.9581" Albatross Retractable Gear Kit$199.9581" Canadair CL-215$349.9555" F-18 Hornet$289.9572" Republic Seabee or Twin Bee$274.95Seabee retractable gear kit$59.95104" PBN Nomad$474.9588" P-38 Lightning$569.95P-38 scale spinners$75.00 per pairP-38 scale cockpit kit$37.50F7F Tiger Cat$324.95Construction & flying video for each$24.95Short takes of all these planes flying$24.95 Refundable with kit purchase

11-01-2011, 04:40 PM
:( Does anyone know if there are arf Grumman Goose Aircraft out there, I've looked and looked and not having any luck! I have found kits and such, just not arf (no room to build).

11-01-2011, 05:26 PM
I have never found any Goose ARFs....but have seen a Electricfly 51" wingspan rendition of the Grumman Widgeon! Not too much of a build to have it flight ready!