GIANT 1:6 scale Radio Controlled (RC) Lockheed SUPER CONSTELLATION TWA ‘Star of America’ AIRLINEROwned and built by Keith Mitchell, this model took 5 years of combined design and construction.
source/image(PrtSc): Essential RC
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./Essential RC
The airplanes wingspan is 21 feet, the length is 19 feet, the giant airplane is powered by four ZDZ 90cc petrol engines equiped with four 28 x 10 Biela Carbon propellers. This video is filmed at LMA Cosford Show using the Panasonic AG-UX180 Pro 4K camcorder by Dom Mitchell for the ‘Essential RC’ YouTube channel.
The Lockheed Constellation (“Connie”) is a propeller-driven, four-engine airliner built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958 at Burbank, California. Lockheed built 856 in numerous models—all with the same triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage./wikipedia
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)