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Old Dec 03, 2014, 07:14 PM
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The Airplane from "Airplane!"

Who remembers the old Life Like American Airlines chuck gliders? They were great for all kinds of RC conversions. I've been sitting on my last one for several years and finally came up with a project worthy of it. It's the tied up airliner from the "Airplane!" movie poster.

OK, it's not a 707, but you get the idea. It flies pretty well. Of course it flew better before I added the huge knot, but it still flies well. Control is tailerons with HS-55s. Power is a Rimfire-250 with a GWS 5x4.3 and 3S-500 lipo.

More info is in this article.

Now, who knows where I can find more of the 757 gliders?

Terry

RC Version of the Airplane from 'Airplane!' (1 min 54 sec)
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Old Dec 03, 2014, 07:43 PM
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thats cool.
dont know what "Airline!" is, but you had some fun with it
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Old Dec 03, 2014, 07:59 PM
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thats cool.
dont know what "Airline!" is, but you had some fun with it
"Airplane!" is considered by many to be the funniest movie ever. I dont know about that, but it's definitely in my top 10. You should check it out. Get thee to a Redbox!
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"Airplane!" is considered by many to be the funniest movie ever. I dont know about that, but it's definitely in my top 10. You should check it out. Get thee to a Redbox!
Also know as 'Flying High' in some countries!!
Good job mopar_man!

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Old Dec 03, 2014, 09:20 PM
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Also know as 'Flying High' in some countries!
Crazy, I never knew that. Thanks for sharing.
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Crazy, I never knew that. Thanks for sharing.
Yep - 'airplane' isn't a word in English English or Australian English.
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Too kewl !!

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Old Dec 08, 2014, 08:14 PM
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There were apparently multiple versions of the movie even in the U.S.
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OK people, we have people here with way too much time on their hands, lets get some brooms
and dust pans and clean this place up. If you don't have a broom, get a brush and bucket of paint
and freshen things up as needed.
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Old Dec 09, 2014, 08:54 AM
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OK people, we have people here with way too much time on their hands, lets get some brooms
and dust pans and clean this place up. If you don't have a broom, get a brush and bucket of paint
and freshen things up as needed.
What are you talking about? Clean what?
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Shurely you don't mean that.
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Old Dec 15, 2014, 02:45 PM
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It never ceases to amaze me how many model planes will fly if the cg is acceptable, the wing loading is reasonable, and it has a reasonable amount of thrust

It's the F-4 effect.
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Very impressive. And that ain't no jive.
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Very impressive. And that ain't no jive.
"and stop calling me Shirley!"
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