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Gigantic 1:6 scale Lockheed Super Constellation battles gusty crosswind

Discussion in 'R/C Videos and Pictures' started by dominicm, Aug 14, 2021.

  1. dominicm

    dominicm 70cc twin V2

    Piloted by Keith Mitchell, this model took 5 years of combined design and construction. This model aircraft was initially designed by Tony Nijhuis and part-built - was extensively rebuilt by Keith's modelling mate, Peter Johnson. Its initial flights were taken under the Large Model Association scheme (approved by the CAA) for model aircraft over 80KG. It underwent 12 test flights for combined flight time of more than 2 hours to get it's LMA\CAA certificate to fly at public shows.

    During this flight at Elvington Keith was battling a strong gusty cross wind. The cross wind landing was extremely skilful and amazing to watch. Judging from his reaction I don't think Keith enjoyed it so much but the watching crowd were certainly very appreciative that he put on a good show.

    Specifications of this fantastic model.
    Wingspan: 21 Feet
    Length: 19 Feet
    Weight: 220 Lbs
    Engines: 4 x ZDZ 90cc petrol
    Props: 4 x 28 x 10 Biela Carbon
    Radio: Futaba 14 Channel
    Servos: 22 (13 channels for ailerons, elevator, rudder, flaps, throttle x 4, landing gear and lights)

     
  2. That’s an amazing model.

    I miss TWA. They had a hub in St. Louis for years until they folded up in 2001 I think it was.
     
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