Really cool R/C C-17 Model Plane

by monkeyshine 2 Replies latest jw friends

  • monkeyshine

    Just got this e-mail in case there are any r/c-model buffs out there.



    This 1/9th scale radio-controlled C-17 model was built in the United
    Kingdom. To date it has about 20 flights. It was built as the
    centerpiece of a 15 program television series produced in the U.K. for
    the Home and Leisure satellite TV channel. Built with the aid of three
    friends, it took one

    year to build and is powered with 4 Jetcat P-120 turbines with a total
    thrust of 108 lbs. The models weighs over 250 lbs fuelled, and carries
    liters (3.3 US gallons) of 95% kerosene and 5% turbine oil fuel. Other
    details include 5 Futaba PCM receivers, 16 battery packs (93 cells), 20
    Futaba servos, on board air compressor, electro/pneumatic retracts, etc.

    Wingspan is 20 feet 8 inches, and the top of the fin is 74 inches (6
    feet 2
    inches) above the ground. Takeoff weight is 264 lbs. The rear cargo
    doors open and they drop an r/c jeep on a pallet, as well as 2 free-fall
    r/c parachutists. The model also has smoke systems both of the inboard
    turbines, and uses 2.4 GHz data link to provide real-time data to a
    laptop computer on the ground while in flight, this data includes
    airspeed, turbine RPM, EGT, fuel consumption, etc. It is covered in
    fiberglass and epoxy resin. Built mainly from balsa and ply, with many
    glass and carbon fiber

    moldings to reduce weight. This C-17 Globemaster III is one of the
    largest jet models in the world today! Complete with retractable
    landing gear and pneumatically operated flaps.

  • barry

    I have a pits special 1/3rd with a 50cc motor

  • SusanHere

    WOW!!! What a cool plane! Hubby is into RC planes and helicopters. Just got another heli for his birthday. I think he has five now/ (Why anybody needs that many, I don't know, but he is generous about supporting my hobbies, so it gave me a chance to return the favor!)

    I spoil him, he spoils me. It works.


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