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Gigantic 93kg RC Antonov AN-225 Hybrid Model Airplane


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.


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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