Jumbo RC Fun: Now this is a real toy!

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    Talking Jumbo RC Fun: Now this is a real toy!

    The four builders are shown in the lower left image above. Colin
    Straus, the owner, is at the nose of the aircraft.

    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 fueled, and carries 12.5 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.

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    And my wife thinks guns are expensive!
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    That is amazing.
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    That is outstanding Richard - I can only dream!

    I fly up to 1/4 scale but nothing remotely close to that in complexity (or price!). I do tho love to see such beauties but wonder if I would ever have the guts to take the controls myself - tho I guess I'd manage.

    There was a similar scale B52 around a ways back - also in UK - another lovely plane but sadly it got wrecked. These jet powered planes can get into trouble because of throttle lag - quite a delay in recovering power - and that is why the B52 wrecked.

    I'd guess there could be $20k tied up in that puppy - seeing as single jet stuff like scale F16's are worth $10k or so! My pocket is not deep enough for this gear!
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    well i bet it cost more than the paper airplanes that i make and fly.
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    Unbelievable...

    This IS NOT 'newbie' RC...someone has to be careful with landings...

    They could use this thing in a movie...looks real enough to me...

    Impressed me...

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    All I can say to that is Holy Crap!! That is amazing.....
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    Load that up with a couple small bombs and fly it down a bagdad street, bet it would make a few terrorist think they been had.

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    Thats not a model. Thats Vern Troyers personal plane LOL. Tho its an awesome model. I wish I could play with toys like that.

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    There is a video on UTube someplace of them flying it (someone else posted it) , very impressive.
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    Unbelievable. I wonder if it takes a team to fly it (one on throttle, one on stick, one on fuel mgt, etc)

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    I wonder if it takes a team to fly it
    Unlikely James - it'll just be off one tranny.

    Thing is tho - using a computer 'tranny' you can mix in about anything with anything and so make controls just as needed to suit - even on a beast that big. Fuel will be assessed on time probably and that too can be set on tranny to gauge duration - sure wouldn't want to dead-stick that puppy

    I fly a lot of aerobatics and have some mixing but also a lot of ''expo'' (exponential) on high rates so I have huge throws, but center-stick is not too twitchy.

    I expect that plane is not too hard to fly - but I am not so sure about the ''pucker factor'' on a first flight, with $20k or so airborne!!!
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