rogerramjet_2003 Report This Comment
Date: January 17, 2008 05:08AM
This C-17 Globe
Master III is one of the largest jet models in the world
The four builders are
shown in the image above. Colin Straus, the owner, is at the nose of the
This 1/9th scale radio-controlled C-17 model was built in the United States
It was built as the centrepiece of a 15 programme television series produced in
the U.K. for the Home and Leisure satellite TV channel.
Built with the aid of three friends, it took one year to build and is powered
with 4 Jetcat P-120 turbines with a total thrust of 108 lbs.
The model weighs over 250 lbs fuelled, and carries 12.5 litres (3.3 US gallons)
of 95% kerosene and 5% turbine oil fuel. Other details include 5 Futaba PCM
receivers, 16 battery packs (93 cells), 20 Futaba servos, on board air
compressor, electro/pneumatic retracts, etc. Wingspan is 20 feet 8 inches, and
the top of the Tailfin is 74 inches (6 feet 2 inches) above the ground. Takeoff
weight is 264 lbs.
The rear cargo doors open and they drop an r/c jeep on a pallet, as well as
free-fall r/c parachutists.
The model also has smoke systems both of the inboard turbines, and uses a 4 GHz
data link to provide real-time data to a laptop computer on the ground while in
flight. This data includes airspeed, turbine RPM, EGT, fuel consumption, etc.
Built mainly from balsa and ply, with many glass and carbon fibre mouldings to
reduce weight. It is covered in fibreglass and epoxy resin. Complete with
retractable landing gear and pneumatically operated flaps.
Placelowerplace Report This Comment
Date: January 17, 2008 09:48AM
A friend of mine who is into RC and well as real AC sent these to me a month
ago, quite impressive machine. When I was working at Long Beach Airport I would
get to fly around next to the real C17's on the test flights. They would shut
down the Air port and have emergency vehicles strategically place all over the
perimeter of the airport incase there was a serious malfunction. Never saw one
problem with the bird. The thing use relatively now runway what so ever and
could be at 1000ft off the deck before it even crossed the fence of the airport.