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First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:23 pm

Don't flame me for the title, but I have never seen an airliner model that ist THAT impressive. I have not been there and only seen the pictures, but this A380 powered with 4 real Jet engines is absolutely stunning:

http://www.jetpower-messe.de/html/aktuell.html

I have seen more pictures which have been published by a visitor, but I do not know him, therefore I do not want to link directly to his side... You can find the pictures under www.bugnet.de, Forum, "Flugtag in Neuenahr, Bilder vom A 380"

Absolutely great...


EDIT: I just saw it might be in the wrong forum, Sorry

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Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:48 pm

Just a daydream but if the A380 was in Etihad colours AND was the one sent to the DXB airshow, would love to see the faces of the Emirates PR guys when it landed.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:52 pm

Take this link and go to the numbers 5-10 on top!

http://www.webthumbs.de/galerie.php?...d=d29sZjE4MXxiZW5nZW4wNXwyNHwtMQ==

A big "Mein lieber Herr Gesangsverein!" to the person who build that Etihad A380! Respect.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:17 pm

The wheels even retract! Amazing. I wonder what it cost to build that. I suppose nowadays it wouldn't be so difficult to build something like a BD-10.
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:38 pm

damn..there is some amazing planes on that website......radio controlled aviation sure has progressed quite a bit from the 1970's!!
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:51 pm

Ok, how much ? I want one.
 
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Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:17 am

That A380 must have landed in the land of GIANTS Big grin

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:44 am

I don't know much about radio controlled planes, but do those big planes have little cameras in the nose so the operator can fly first person while watching a monitor, because I'd imagine it'd be damn hard to land that 380 just by watching from the side... I saw a video of a big recreation of an Avro Lancaster (I think) crashing just after take off, gotta feel for someone that probably put months into a model and has to watch it crash!
 
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Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:51 am

As an ex-rc flyer, I can tell you this one would be about 8500€, with a very big portion of luck 6000. Not to forget the 1000s of hours of work...
The turbines are very expensive, depending on the size. Those are, btw, turbojets, no turbofans available at the moment...sure this will change over the next few years. So the sound will be a bit different from the original.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:56 am

You could fit a small child in that thing... Maybe 2!

Now, if only Airbus could use that plane to help conduct flight tests!  bigthumbsup   box   duck 

That is a sweet plane!! I would be afraid of crashing that thing!!

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Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:25 am

''Breaking news : First A380 from Liliput takes to the skies, impresses children of Gulliver''
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:40 am

I would rather want to see a 744 in that scale, especially in the legendary Air Pacific livery  bigthumbsup  or Air NZ or SQ livery  Smile
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:55 am

What engines are these? They are turbojets, but which fuel are they using, how loud are they, how much thrust do they produce?

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:59 am

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Reply 9):
You could fit a small child in that thing... Maybe 2!

I guess that would be to heavy.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 11):
I would rather want to see a 744 in that scale

In some paper I read about a LH 747 that is around five meters long. It even has a REAL registration, because of its size.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:03 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 13):

In some paper I read about a LH 747 that is around five meters long. It even has a REAL registration, because of its size.

This A380 also had to do a checkride which it passed. I don't know whether they put 860 small people in it, though  Wink

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:22 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 13):
In some paper I read about a LH 747 that is around five meters long. It even has a REAL registration, because of its size.

There is a British enthusiast who regularly flies a scale model of a BA 742 which is extremely impressive.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:05 am

Wow! Now that is a toy I would like in my collection, f**k Gemini!

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:15 am

I just found some data on jet engines for model planes... max thrust 5,2 kg, weight 500g, Fuel consumption 160g/min.

There are also stronger models available. A pretty impressive thrust/weight ratio... I guess a model A340 has no problems with its climb rate  Wink
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:44 am

Here's the RC version of the B-52 test flight video. It sounds so real! Too bad it crashed and burned later.

http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Giant_B52/B52_flight2.wmv
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Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:55 am

Last Tuesday, Fraport had it out on the ramp in FRA. I guess it was mainly for PR pictures, etc., since they just started cutting the trees for the new A380 maintenance hangar. They let it taxi from E9 to E4. Not on the real taxiway though. It rolled on the "street" for aircraft cars in front of the taxiway, accompanied by about 5 follow me and security cars. Caused a lot of attention on the ramp. Keep your eyes open for some of those PR pictures...

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:27 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
Here's the RC version of the B-52 test flight video. It sounds so real! Too bad it crashed and burned later.

Wow, the sound is great. I want such an airplane... Too bad I don't have the skill and money for that...

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:42 am

How cooler could that be!

I bet it was ridicously expensive to build!

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Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:43 am

did you see the pic with the pilot?



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Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:38 am

There are many planes that are that impressive in the RC world.

There was a B-52 with a 12M wingspan and 8 working turbine engines built in ENgland but it chashed. There is an amazing video of it on Flightlevel350.com
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:50 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
Here's the RC version of the B-52 test flight video. It sounds so real! Too bad it crashed and burned later.

http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Gian...2.wmv



Quoting 1MillionFlyer (Reply 23):
There are many planes that are that impressive in the RC world.

There was a B-52 with a 12M wingspan and 8 working turbine engines built in ENgland but it chashed. There is an amazing video of it on Flightlevel350.com
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:09 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 17):
There are also stronger models available. A pretty impressive thrust/weight ratio... I guess a model A340 has no problems with its climb rate Wink

http://www.kerberos.ca/video/a340.mpg

No climb rate issues here... It can even do soft field take off and landings.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:27 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
Here's the RC version of the B-52 test flight video. It sounds so real! Too bad it crashed and burned later.

http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Gian...2.wmv

HOLY $HIT!!! this is the FIRST time I have seen a R/C aircraft Like this!!!!

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:45 pm

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 12):
but which fuel are they using, how loud are they,

Of course, you can use kerosene, but also diesel, petroleum, heating oil, and if you want a lot of smoke, Biodiesel !
When you hear them they don´t appear to be very loud, but just like in the real world, there are noise limits too. There has been a discussion started by DMFV (Deutscher Modellflieger Verband) members and airfield neighbors. The rc-flyers wanted a higher noise limit for jets as they have a less annoying sound than a 2-stroke engine, the neighbors, of course, refused.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:39 pm

Are those toys ETOPS-certified, in the eventuality of a nearby lake ?  Big grin
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:48 pm

Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 28):
Are those toys ETOPS-certified, in the eventuality of a nearby lake ?

I don't know, but is a model 777 more efficient than a model A340? Big grin
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:49 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 11):
I would rather want to see a 744 in that scale

I want to see and own a VS A340-600 'Miss Kitty' RC aircraft. Now that would be pretty cool to see it taking off down my drive or the astroturf football field at the back of my school.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:50 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 13):
In some paper I read about a LH 747 that is around five meters long. It even has a REAL registration, because of its size

All RC planes need a real registration when exceeding a certain weight.

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:06 pm

Quoting BandA (Reply 26):
Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
Here's the RC version of the B-52 test flight video. It sounds so real! Too bad it crashed and burned later.

http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Gian...2.wmv

HOLY $HIT!!! this is the FIRST time I have seen a R/C aircraft Like this!!!!

Agreed, that's one impressive RC model! What wouldn't i give to have a A330 or A340 in the same scale Big grin Big grin
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:11 pm

And here's another one !The A330 from sn brussels airlines

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/mes-avions-rc/1er%20vol%20web.wmv

and the main site:
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/mes-avions-rc/

[Edited 2005-09-19 11:14:13]

[Edited 2005-09-19 11:15:25]
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:19 pm

Last flight of this DC9:
http://www.miniplanes.net/DC9.WMV
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:20 pm

And this one is really impressive!
http://www.capelantiqua.com/jetplane.wmv
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:10 pm

Oh, if you guys know of more impressive RC videos, PLEASE give the urls!! The F-14 was awesome! I am still downloading the B-52 video.

What is the average cost of a nice RC plane? In USD?

Also, how long does it tend to take to build something like the F-14 or the B-52 or even the A380. I imagine that the F-14 and B-52 might be a bit more difficult to build, depending on the functions built into the. Like, sweep-able wings, bombay doors, flaps and gear... etc.

Thanks! I have always wanted to get into RC planes. Now, if only someone really wanted to spend some time, make a scale airport with everything functioning!  Smile Tugs that push back, taxi ways and all! Have all different types of planes, helicopters... Just imagine the Spotting you could do there!!!  Wow!

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:47 am

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Reply 36):
Also, how long does it tend to take to build something like the F-14 or the B-52 or even the A380. I imagine that the F-14 and B-52 might be a bit more difficult to build, depending on the functions built into the. Like, sweep-able wings, bombay doors, flaps and gear... etc.

The F-14 is great, but I guess that these airplanes are really difficult to handle and also dangerous, they seem to get so fast that you obviously need a lot of skill to control them... Too bad the B52 has crashed, that surely was a very expensive loss...

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:04 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 13):
In some paper I read about a LH 747 that is around five meters long. It even has a REAL registration, because of its size.

WOW! Might want to install a camera in such a plane so you can see what it looks like from up there.. makes the steering easier too.

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 30):

I want to see and own a VS A340-600 'Miss Kitty' RC aircraft. Now that would be pretty cool to see it taking off down my drive or the astroturf football field at the back of my school.

Yeah that would be cool!
Well if I had to pick a plane from my own country, I would choose one of the old B747-200s SAS used to have. The one called Dan Viking in the original livery. Would be awesome!  Smile
 
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Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:49 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 38):
WOW! Might want to install a camera in such a plane so you can see what it looks like from up there.. makes the steering easier too.

On the homepage of the SN Brussels A330 you can see a video from the camera of that airplane... Awsome...

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/mes-avions-rc/on%20board%20cam.wmv
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:11 am

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 39):
On the homepage of the SN Brussels A330 you can see a video from the camera of that airplane... Awsome...

thankyou for sharing!
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:20 am

Hi,

some morre pics of the A380 model:
http://www.michel-concorde.de/airbus/a380/index.html

it´s the webpage of peter michel (the guy who built the model)
it also shows his other planes e.g. his famous LH B744.
He sold the 747 to finance the A380.

sorry, it´s in german, but "picture's still say more than 1000 words"

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:35 am

He even needs a license to fly this airplane, with the funny short German name.

"Ausweis f�r Steuerer von Flugmodellen und von sonstigem f�r die Benutzung des Luftraums bestimmten Luftfahrtger�t"

It weighs 60kgs and has 11litres Kerosene inside (The 747). The article states that only airplanes up to 25kgs are considered modelplanes, everything else needs a special clearance.

Hut ab!

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:29 pm

Quoting HMUcfm56 (Reply 41):
some morre pics of the A380 model:
http://www.michel-concorde.de/airbus/a380/index.html

it´s the webpage of peter michel (the guy who built the model)
it also shows his other planes e.g. his famous LH B744.
He sold the 747 to finance the A380.

How does this guy NOT have any video of these babies flying?
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Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:46 pm

Quoting Kerberos (Reply 43):
How does this guy NOT have any video of these babies flying?

hehe...that´s exactly what I thought yesterday.
hope to find a video soon...
 
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:11 am

Quoting EddieGunsmoke (Reply 34):
Last flight of this DC9:

WOW!! DC9 Propliner LOL!!! Always wondered what a Radial would look like rear-mounted on a jet airframe.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:24 am

What I find most impressive of the Etihad WhaleJet is that its bigger than the SN A330 and The WhaleJets wheels retract. Wow!


man..that guy has some pretty amazing aircraft..!!!!
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:58 am

A couple of things worth clearing up for you R/C novices!  Wink

You don't need, or want a camera system in the nose for flying. The whole joy of flying RC is being able to control the aircraft from the ground, demonstrating your skills as an RC pilot in being able to judge aircraft position, speed, direction etc to fly the aircraft in whichever manner you choose, be it scale or tear-arsing around the sky.

The only time you would want the camera system is if the aircraft goes beyond visual range... but then your now a UAV operator and it's a job and not a hobby.

The crash of the B-52 was indeed a shame... the first time out. Unfortunately against all advice the builder elected to sink another fortune into building another and it too crashed... on its maiden flight I believe. Such a shame as the aircraft was an absolute stunner! Saw it fly at Woodvale last year... great performance.

Hope that helps!

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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:49 am

This Peter Michel is absolutely amazing. I always thought that my 1/144 models were nice, but he really RULES! I think I've somewhere seen a picture of him in DXB with his Emirates A332.
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RE: First A380 In Etihad Colours Flying ;)

Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:32 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 8):
Those are, btw, turbojets, no turbofans available at the

I thought they were Duct Fans? arent those the jets used on RC jets?
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