I build things that fly (sometimes)
She did fly a few times, although not particularly well. I was able to get her up and down though, even at the high wing loading. UNTIL a poorly thought out battery hatch in the nose of the aircraft fell off during a landing approach. To get the battery as far forward in the fuse I had a hatch in the chin of the aircraft. When this blew off the fuse lost all aerodynamics. She stalled almost immediately at a low altitude and went into the field. Damaged beyond repair.
I do still have the plug to make another fuse. One day down the line I want to revisit this project, but for now I'm all B-17 all the time until it is done.