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Friday
Aug132010

Video: 10' RC C-47... Under 7 Pounds & Flies Like The Real Thing!

Screenshot pix from the video below

 


Don't let the boring thumbnail fool ya, this is a Must See video!

 Radio controlled models are awesome, but one thing they don't do very well is look like real airplanes in the way that they fly. They're usually very quick on the response and move thru the air too quickly for their size to really look like a full scale airplane. However, this ultralight C-47 made out of foam has a 10 foot wingspan but it weighs less than 7 pounds. That may not seem like a big deal, but just watch it fly in this video... this big size and really light weight make it one of the coolest flying machines I've ever seen! (UPDATE 8.16.10: I talked with the builder of the C-47, Gary from Clovis, NM, and he said it actually only weighs 5.4 pounds! That really explains the great slow flying qualities. More coming soon.) 

 The much slower flying speed and the relatively low power of the motors makes it look amazingly real. This is especially true on the fabulous wheel landing at the end of the video. I could watch, or even better, fly this thing all day!

 I'll have more on this brand of off-the-scale avgeekery soon : )

 

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Reader Comments (3)

Needs the radial engine sound.

Thanks, that is a very cool plane.

August 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrent

Wow. The combination of its size and slow speed really do make it more "lifelike" than most rc airplanes. It helped that the pilot was very gentle on the controls.

Contrary to what many people might think, given the 10ft wingspan, this would actually be a good plane for people to learn rc flying with (maybe outdoors though, one nervous twitch on the controls and you could have C 47 all over the walls of that building!)

There are some fun airplanes at www.rtfskymasters.com for anyone interested in good quality rtf rc airplanes to learn with.

Thanks for the video. Looking forward to more "off-the-scale avgeekery" (great terminology!)

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRTF Skymaster

Ha ha... Hell yeah, dude... ~J~

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohnCFord

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