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Dec 10, 2008, 03:45 AM
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World's Most Expensive RC Airplane???


What's the most expensive rc plane that you have heard of and how much did it cost? I'm guessing that B52 with the 8 turbines that crashed would be up there, but I haven't been able to find out a definate figure on how much it cost to build.
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Dec 10, 2008, 04:12 AM
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I heard it cost 44,000
Dec 10, 2008, 04:50 AM
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I don't know what it cost, but the Spruce Goose made for the film "The Aviator" had a wingspan of 300 inches and weighed 375 pounds.

Dec 10, 2008, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Will Rock
....and weighed 375 pounds.

Link?
Dec 10, 2008, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Dora Nine
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watch the CNBC story on this site, it tells how all the planes in The Aviator were made, and says they are the largest RC planes ever built
http://www.aerotelemetry.com/military/framemilitary.htm
Dec 10, 2008, 08:56 AM
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The Airbus is pretty big too.
http://www.michel-concorde.de/airbus/a380/index.html
Dec 10, 2008, 09:05 AM
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Com'on you guys, you have NO IMAGINATION ! I would suspect that this:

http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=122

Is the most expensive R/C airplane in the air these days !

Article says SYSTEM costs 30.5 million dollars !
Dec 10, 2008, 09:23 AM
It'll buff right out
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L-m-a-o!!!!
Dec 10, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Well the cost of those planes from the Aviator would be high mainly because they're pro's and they want a paycheck. Outside of that, it would be a turbine powered bomber with multiple turbines... big moolah.
Dec 10, 2008, 10:55 AM
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These planes are pretty amazing. You could strap 100 mice into the seats and give them a ride. I translated the introduction of the guy who makes them:
Model airplane builder Peter Michel
Peter Michel builds model airplanes, original-faithful reproductions of the most famous airliners of the world




Here's a video of this one in flight
rc airliner A380 ~Peter Michel~ (5 min 26 sec)
Dec 10, 2008, 02:19 PM
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Well---if you can't aford one what difference does it make??

BM
Dec 10, 2008, 03:42 PM
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Well---if you can't aford one what difference does it make??

BM
Two reasons -

- curiosity.
- so I can justify the cost of mine to my wife and myself a little easier!
Dec 10, 2008, 07:36 PM
I havent decided yet
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Dec 11, 2008, 04:11 AM
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That beautiful half-size Zero that crashed on takeoff (?) couldn't have been cheap.
Dec 11, 2008, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by G.P.
Two reasons -

- curiosity.
- so I can justify the cost of mine to my wife and myself a little easier!
Just say this is keeping you from pursuing a real private pilot license. I am working toward mine and its sucking all of my money I make out of my pocket. I guess I'm lucky I'm still in college and don't have real obligations.


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