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Apr 28, 2010, 01:30 AM
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10 Foot Indoor C-47 Now with build pictures added

Hey Everyone,

South Plains Electric Flyers in West Texas has a few guys building giant scale aircraft capable of flying indoors. First it was sr71fan with a 5 Foot Cessna 402. Then came along three 6 Foot planes, UAVPilot's Spacewalker, MichaelConnally's TriPacer, and R&RRC's A-10 WartHog. Gary (sr71fan) followed with the 7 Foot B-36 Peacemaker, and then Reegan responded with his 8 Foot B-17.

Now Gary, one of the most creative and talented builders has thrown in his newest challenge. An Awesome 10 Foot wingspan C-47. Ya'll enjoy.

10-Foot C-47 Indoor RC Model (1 min 41 sec)
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Apr 28, 2010, 01:47 AM
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That takes guts! I don't care how big the the place is... still nice work! Can you say... "concentration" He makes it look easy!
Apr 28, 2010, 02:33 AM
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It's kinda' like ski jumping... you don't start with a big jump. I started with a Pico Stik in a gymnasium, and worked my way up.

Here's a video taken by David stoner at the event. I took the previous video of Reegan flying it.


C-47 Model With 10-Foot Span Flies Indoors (2 min 14 sec)
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Apr 28, 2010, 02:42 AM
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A.J. Deardorff posted this one only moments after the flight. Thanks A.J.!

10 foot foamie C-47 (2 min 55 sec)
Apr 28, 2010, 08:51 AM
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to be fair, most parkflyers could be flown in that hanger, lol

still an AWESOME plane none the less. Bravo!
Apr 28, 2010, 10:58 AM
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LOL Scary!
Apr 28, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by AggressorBLUE
to be fair, most parkflyers could be flown in that hanger, lol

still an AWESOME plane none the less. Bravo!
Very few people have the skill required to build a scale plane with a ten foot wingspan that would be considered a park flyer.

Loved the video.

Apr 28, 2010, 12:13 PM
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Apr 28, 2010, 06:57 PM
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Thanks guys for the coments.

Here's a few pictures of this awesome machine.
Apr 29, 2010, 10:19 AM
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I want to see it fly outdoors! Looks very scale. So pretty!
Any chance we'll get a build thread or drawings?
Apr 29, 2010, 11:41 AM
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Once again another amazing build, you are truly a master of foam
so was moms nice dining room table involved in this build?
Apr 29, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Sorry double post.
Apr 29, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Oh yes, I'm sure sr71fan will have some outdoor video that he will share with us. Soon as the wind stops blowing here in West Texas that is!


We would really like to claim fame to this awesome plane, but it really belongs to sr71fan. Gary did let Reegan fly it, and Moms table got a rest this time.

Gary is a fantastic builder, and our club has learned so much from this talented guy. He's the one that started this madness of building giant scale indoor flying planes! I wonder if a larger than 10 foot wingspan plane can even turn in that building. Hmm.., Mom's table may be pushed back into service! Stay tuned..., we will see.

Thanks for you kind words,
Apr 29, 2010, 01:50 PM
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OMG that's the most scale flying model I think I've ever seen. What does it weigh?
Apr 29, 2010, 02:59 PM
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I'll post the outdoor test-flight in a few minutes.

I used a 3-view drawing for the wing and tailfeathers. The fuselage and nacelles required a little help from the Fiddlers Green card model drawings. The airfoil is a 15% thick flatbottom with the high point at 30% chord. I might do a build thread if I can find time.


Thanks for the nice words, but I'm sure if Reegan had time (busy in college), he could blow this thing away!


It weighs 5.4 pounds (2.452kg) at the moment. After some more detailing, I think it'll still be under 6 (2.724kg).

Thanks everyone!

Last edited by sr71fan; Jun 11, 2010 at 03:10 AM. Reason: correct weight

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