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Old Oct 02, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Boeing 727-200 Quick build in exactly 5 days

*Note that i took exactly 5 days to build, 16 hours of work each day excluding the time spent on eating and toilet breaks and sleep. That's a total of 80 hours spent building the aircraft. Do also note that building that fast, i didn't have much time to pay much attention to the finishing such as the paint job.The building time span was from the 24th to 28th September.

The reason for building that fast is because i finally got sometime for myself to do some scratch-building at home and there's a deadline to meet for a under 1.5m flying competition which is to impress the judges so i have to come out with something elegant and cool. That's when i thought of a Boeing 727 with retracts and thrust reversals.

The venue of this competition will be a stadium, with obstacles such as soccer goalpost, nets, tennis courts,basketball courts and 4 gigantic field lights which towers roughly 50meters up. There is no room for error when flying this 1.5m wingspan model during takeoff and landing!

Specification of the scratch build aircraft:
1.5meter wingspan
1.4kg AUW
500-600grams of static thrust (figures will be different in flight)
Wingloading of 17oz/sq ft
4400Mah 3s lipo

Boeing 727 at NTU Aerofest 2012 (with thrust reversals)* (2 min 33 sec)


[New video taken in Year 2015]
RC Boeing 727-200 Singapore Airlines (2 min 59 sec)
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