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Gigantic 93kg RC Antonov AN-225 Hybrid Model Airplane

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The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft that was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Ukrainian SSR within the Soviet Union during the 1980s.

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This giant RC Antonov is built by Michael Speier in a scale of 1:16, it has a wingspan of 5.8m, a length of app 5.3m. The airplane is powered by two Behotec JB-180 gasoline engines and four 90er EDF 6s electric fan engines, producing 47+ kg of thrust. The airplane has a take off weight app: 93.5kg.

Based on Antonov’s earlier An-124, the An-225 has fuselage barrel extensions added fore and aft of the wings. The wings also received root extensions to increase span.The model airplane has 32 wheels landing gear system.

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The real An-225 had a maximum gross weight of 600t but from 2000 to 2001 the aircraft underwent modifications at a cost of US20M such as the addition of a reinforced floor, which increased the maximum gross weight to 640 t./RC MEDIA WORLD

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