Giant R/C Dornier DO-X 1929 Flying Boat,With 6 Engines Tears Through The Skies

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The Dornier DO-X flying boat would reign supreme as biggest until 1942 when the Boeing B-29 Superfortress was introduced. Now the iconic flying boat has been miniaturized as an RC model, but it’s still pretty damn big.

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The Dornier Do X was developed as a long-range luxury airliner created by Dr. Claude Dornier. The flying boat could accommodate 150 passengers, featured three separate decks which included a dining area, smoking room, full bar and sleeping berths.

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Only three Do X units were built and ultimately went into financial problems and the plane’s use was discontinued.

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Now an RC model of the Do X takes center stage at the Flugtag Hausen airshow. This RC is massive, eclipsing the sun as it flies overhead revs its six engines. The real Dornier Do X may not have been able to get more than 40 feet off the ground but this RC can really soar.

The Dornier Do X was the largest, heaviest, and most powerful flying boat in the world when it was produced by the Dornier company of Germany in 1929. First conceived by Dr. Claude Dornier in 1924,planning started in late 1925 and after over 240,000 work-hours it was completed in June 1929.(wikipedia)

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