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Mar 29, 2007, 03:17 PM
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R/C Flying Inside a Full-Scale Airplane?


Has anybody ever flown a R/C model inside a full-scale airplane before? I'm not even talking about in-flight, but just on the ground. Obviously it would have to be something like a C-5 or An-124, since there's possibly enough space in one of them to fly a very small airplane.

I'm looking for anything: helicopters or airplanes, but obviously it would be more of a feat to fly an airplane, and even more so if the full-scale plane was in-flight.

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Mar 29, 2007, 03:24 PM
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Mar 29, 2007, 03:48 PM
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Why not Hover a Heli inside a airplane inflight doing a negitive G dive.
Mar 29, 2007, 05:40 PM
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Why not Hover a Heli inside a airplane inflight doing a negitive G dive.
The heli wouldn't be the only thing "hovering".

The PiccoZ, or even an AeroAce for that matter, could easily be flown inside a full scale plane. It's also possible to do it in flight, as the air mass inside the plane is moving at the same velocity of the plane itself.

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Mar 29, 2007, 05:54 PM
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...which explains the lack of a 400mph breeze.

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Mar 29, 2007, 06:10 PM
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So if the Fullscale airplane is doing 400kts (Knots) and the aeroace is doing 5mph. What is the speed of the Aeroace in KTS?
Mar 29, 2007, 06:11 PM
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why would you want to fly a plane inside another full size plane . i dont understand do you have a plane of that size to fly it in
Mar 29, 2007, 06:31 PM
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So if the Fullscale airplane is doing 400kts (Knots) and the aeroace is doing 5mph. What is the speed of the Aeroace in KTS?
Ground speed, or airspeed?

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Mar 29, 2007, 06:35 PM
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Mar 29, 2007, 06:38 PM
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Yeah, even if you do have a full sized airplane and you want to fly a micro heli or plane inside it while it's on the ground, what is the sense of doing that?

Maybe you can fly a micro heli or plane in the cockpit while you have your plane on auto-pilot 20,000 feet in the air!

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Mar 29, 2007, 06:40 PM
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Ground speed would be Full-scale ground speed + 5mph.

Airspeed would be 5mph (whatever that translates to in kts).

Is that an African or European Swallow?

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Mar 29, 2007, 08:12 PM
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back in 2000, I got to take a trip in an An-124 cargo plane. I was all set to fly my IFO inside during the trip, except for one small detail. They do not fully pressurize and heat the cargo bay, so you could not go there during flight......
Oh, well.

So much for trying to be the first one to fly an IFO at 30,000 feet...
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Mar 29, 2007, 11:14 PM
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I do have a small indoor flyer (MAE Nemesis 3D-II) that might be able to fly in a very large plane, like a C-5 or such. It's almost completed, so I need a couple flights on it first. And I might (I'm really unsure at this point) have access to fly in the 747-LCF (Large Cargo Freighter--you know, the beastly looking 747 modified to carry 787 parts). So...there's a chance of me flying a plane inside the LCF on the ground (the cargo bay is unpressurized, so I can't fly it inflight).

I just want to see if a similar feat has ever been done before.
Mar 29, 2007, 11:24 PM
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I've been floating unrestrained in a Tristar.. My "airspeed" was just a few feet per second.. and uncontrollable.. I had to wait until the plane and I met in mid-float.
A Pico-Z would be easy to fly in a moderately sized airplane.. flight crew permitting of course.
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Mar 30, 2007, 12:27 AM
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I gots a question. If you were hovering a little heli inside a plane doing 300 MPH, is the heli in fact a perpetual motion machine? It's moving forward at 300 MPH, but expending zero energy on forward movment.


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