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A Giant 1:6 Scale RC Lockheed Super Constellation TWA “Star of America”

Owned and built by Keith Mitchell, this model took 5 years of combined design and construction. Its initial flights were taken under the Large Model Association scheme (approved by the CAA) for model aircraft over 80KG.

source/image: Essential RC

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.

Mitchell got the inspiration to build this work of art after one of his favorite aircraft which is, of course, the real Super Constellation.

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It was an airliner built by Lockheed back in 1951 and produced until 1958. Used for both military and civilian applications, it was even used as a presidential plane and the first one to be officially called Air Force One.

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)

Filmed at LMA Cosford Show using the Panasonic AG-UX180 Pro 4K camcorder by Dom Mitchell for the ‘Essential RC‘ YouTube channel.