Sunday, February 24, 2008

C-17

Wait until you get to Pic # 5








The four builders are shown in the 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 It was built as the centerpiece of a 15 program television series produced in the U.K. for the Home satellite TV
channel.
Built with the aid of three friends, it took one year to build and ispowered with 4 Jetcat P-120 turbines with a total thrust of 108lbs. The model weighs over 250 lbs fueled, and carries 12.5liters (3.3 US gallons) of 95% kerosene and 5% turbine oil fuel. Other details include 5 Futaba PCM receivers, 16 battery packs (93cells), 20 Futaba servos, on board air compressor, electro/pneumatic retracts, etc. Wingspan is 20 feet 8
inches, and the top ofthe 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 a 2.4GHz 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.
Built mainly from balsa and ply, with many glass and carbon fiber moldings to reduce weight. It is covered in fiberglass and epoxy resin. Complete with retractable landing gear and pneumatically operated
flaps.
This C-17 Globe Master III is one of the largest jet models in the world today.

Thanks Jim E.

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