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Old Mar 05, 2007, 02:24 AM
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Largest RC Plane Ever?

So what's the largest RC plane ever made by a civilian? (I'm not talking about military drones and such.)
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Old Mar 05, 2007, 04:02 AM
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A McDonnel Douglass crash test... fullsize DC6.
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Old Mar 05, 2007, 09:56 AM
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I think the Spruce Goose that was used in the filming of "The Aviator" was an electric giant scale plane with lots of AXI 4130 motors. I don't remember how big it was, but it was pretty big and heavy.
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Old Mar 05, 2007, 09:59 AM
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Biggest model I can remember was a glider about 32 ft. span on a video from France at a meet, I think Lefert.
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Old Mar 05, 2007, 01:04 PM
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The largest on RCGroups was the 50 foot span foamy BIg Floyd. It was the follow up to the 24 foot span Pink Floyd

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=big+floyd

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Old Mar 06, 2007, 01:06 AM
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Are we talking wingspan? Weight? Wing area?

Lots of ways to define big....
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Old Mar 08, 2007, 05:37 AM
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In the UK their is 1/4 scale lancaster gas prop powered. A giant model of the new airbus I think that holds the turbine powered and the biggest glider is the giant PSS Russian Antanov transport that carried their Buran space shuttle which I believe still holds the glider record.
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Fly electric http://www.flyelectric.ukgateway.net/largesum.htm#other
UK LMA http://www.largemodelassociation.com/index.html http://www.largemodelassociation.com/Register.htm

http://uk.msnusers.com/lancastersrus/homepage.msnw


http://pssaonline.co.uk/main-pages/p...%20gallery.htm
http://pssaonline.co.uk/gallery-page...n%20cocker.htm

this might be of interest as well http://www.masportaviator.com/pdfs/L...iew2-11-05.pdf
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Old Mar 10, 2007, 05:29 PM
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I think the Spruce Goose that was used in the filming of "The Aviator" was an electric giant scale plane with lots of AXI 4130 motors. I don't remember how big it was, but it was pretty big and heavy.
Nice article about giant Spruce Goose, H-1B and XF-11 build by Aero Telemetry :

http://www.designnews.com/article/CA513570.html

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Old Mar 10, 2007, 10:50 PM
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Attached is a picture of the crash of the largest R/C airplane I have ever seen fly. I was there in 1984 when the NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility and the Federal Aviation Adimistration (FAA) teamed-up in a unique flight experiment called the Controlled Impact Demonstration (CID). The test involved crashing a radio controlled Boeing 720 aircraft with four JT3C-7 engines burning a mixture of standard fuel with an additive called Anti-misting Kerosene (AMK) designed to supress fire. Needless to say the anti-misting stuff did not stop the fire.

The Boeing 720 is a smaller and faster version of the 707 and has a wingspan of 145 feet 9 inches.

I don't know if this is the largest R/C aircraft ever but it was by far the largest I have ever seen fly.

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Old Mar 10, 2007, 11:04 PM
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Yeh, I would have said the 720 also..
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Old Mar 12, 2007, 06:20 AM
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There is one word missing thats inherent in the forum but not in the original question....... model ..so yep you can take a full size Aircraft and fly it by RC. Most Modern Airliners also spend substantial amounts of time flying themselves, are they UAV's?

Lets see what the barmy obsessed few have constructed just for fun/entertainment ........somewhere theres a French Super Connie that stands as high as a mans chest....

Its knowhere near that but try these flyingboats http://www.westfieldmodels.co.uk/ind...s/page0006.htm or top of the page the trade wind http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_23..._5/key_/tm.htm
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Old Mar 12, 2007, 01:18 PM
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Most Modern Airliners also spend substantial amounts of time flying themselves, are they UAV's?
I'd have to say no.. They are definitely not unmanned.. Also, they are not R/C or remotely controlled..
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Old Mar 13, 2007, 06:09 AM
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Hi Tram ..sorry I wasn't thinking literally when I wrote that ..... in terms of the unmanned element.
I was thinking rather in terms of the degree of in flight automation/navigation that is possible.
I'm still looking for that French Connie!
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 11:53 PM
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Don't forget the Russian Space Shuttle.
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 08:45 PM
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Folks:

Inside the Boeing 720 pictured above...

Now that's realism!

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