This seems right up the alley for our own Jason Torchinsky. OK... maybe if it were flown by a squid, or perhaps a giraffe.

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It’s not remote controlled. Instead, it’s a 1/3 scale B-17, powered by four 60 HP two stroke engines, and boasting retracts and an estimated 110 knot cruise.

The Bally Bomber is based in Illinois, and is sure to cause a double-take at any fly-in. 

The cockpit does look a little snug for Jack Bally, who’s been building this masterpiece since 1999.

It’s been a while in coming to fruition... but it’s so tantalizingly close!

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Check it out at TheBallyBomber.com.