Here is an amazing video of Giant RC Lockheed Super Constellation – Took 5 Years to Build
According to the video’s description, this model is owned and was built by Keith Mitchell. He spent over five years designing and building this model and before he could bring it to this airshow, he had to complete 12 test flights and be up in the air for more than 2 hours to make sure it’s airworthy and safe to be around spectators. It passed with flying colors.
Here are the specs:
- W-SPAN – 21 FT
- LENGTH – 19 FT
- WEIGHT – 220 LBS (100KG)
- WING AREA – 46 SQ FT
- ENGINES – 4 X ZDZ 90cc SINGLE CYLINDER PETROL / GAS
- PROPS – 4 X 28 X 10 BIELA CARBO
GIANT 1:6 scale Radio Controlled (RC) Lockheed SUPER CONSTELLATION is Owned and built by Keith Mitchell, this model took 5 years of combined design and construction.
Its initial flights were taken under the Large Model Association scheme (approved by the CAA) for model aircraft over 80KG.
It underwent 12 test flights for a combined flight time of more than 2 hours to get it’s LMA\CAA certificate to fly at public shows.
A rarely modeled scale radio controlled aircraft in an amazing scheme applied by the master, Philip Noel of Pinnacle Aviation.
The video is Filmed at LMA Cosford Show using the Panasonic AG-UX180 Pro 4K camcorder by Dom Mitchell for the ‘Essential RC’ YouTube channel.
Lockheed’s Super Constellation
Mitchell got the inspiration to build this work of art after one of his favorite aircraft which is, of course, the real Super Constellation. It was an airliner built by Lockheed back in 1951 and produced until 1958. Used for both military and civilian applications, it was even used as a presidential plane and the first one to be officially called Air Force One.