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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13218 posts, RR: 77
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Not being into models or sims, I don't come here generally, however I saw this elsewhere and thought it might be of interest, enjoy the pics;

http://p216.ezboard.com/fwarships1di...rm3.showMessage?topicID=5907.topic

Has anyone here got anything on this sort of scale?

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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4932 times:

I couldn't tell you what scale that would be, but I doubt it's a kit. I've seen several documentaries on TV about these, and they are mostly hand built from scratch. There is a guy in Germany who specializes in these large RC jet models, he's built many such as A330, A340, B747 and even a Concorde.

It's neat too watch, but I don't think I could get into it myself. I had an RC model when I was a kid, it crashed, and would have cost too much to repair.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13218 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

Yes, near to me is West London Models, they've been around for at least 30 years too.
In the 1970's and 80's they were mainly about R/C models - they even built a robot dog for a popular BBC Sci Fi programme in the mid 70's.
Now however, they do it all - plastic models and R/C - after the premises expanded, but in all those years (I walked past it every day to and from school and pass it regularly today), I have never seen anything like the model in that link.

I would guess that those building and flying models like the C-17 (and LH 747 in the background), do so as part of a group effort, no doubt they've got their own website somewhere.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

If I remember correctly, the ones the German individual produced, cost more than 10,000€ each ...  Wow!

[Edited 2007-05-13 00:10:27]


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2079 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4889 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 3):
10,000€

I'm sure that C-17 would cost quite abit more than that, depending on the engines. The LH 744 in the background of one of them looks amazing too.


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4862 times:

Wow, what a beast of a model! In one of the pics its right wingtip almost touches the ground while taking off... could cause some serious damage if that happens.

User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4829 times:

http://homepage.eircom.net/~skycam/C-17A_Globemaster_III/

Enjoy  Smile


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4812 times:
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Wow! And I thought the FedEx DC10 in the other thread was cool.


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 4):
I'm sure that C-17 would cost quite abit more than that, depending on the engines. The LH 744 in the background of one of them looks amazing too.

Wouldn't surprise me!

Here's a video of the Concorde ....



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 4):
I'm sure that C-17 would cost quite abit more than that, depending on the engines.

Easily. Turbines in that thrust class are about $3000 each x 4 = $12000 in engines alone. Plus at least another $5 grand for the radios, landing gear, materials etc. I'm sure it totals very close to, if not over $20k  eyepopping 


User currently offlineFlyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4773 times:

Wow. Crashing one of those would be such a loss. Would you have insurance on that kind of thiing?


As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Quoting Flyboyseven (Reply 10):
Would you have insurance on that kind of thiing?

In the U.S. you can get liabilty insurance for them through the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) and its optional, but I don't know of any full coverage provider Big grin


User currently offlineFlyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 11):

cool, i have wondered about that, because they are a huge investment



As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

That Concorde has got to be the coolest thing I have ever seen! I'd love to fly the LH 747 as well.

Great thread!

Kieron747


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4692 times:

How do you spell that noise Homer makes when he's drooling? {biggrin]

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