Tremendous Texan’s First Flight!

Jun 12, 2013 8 Comments by

Across the pond, RC models just keep getting bigger, like this 11.15-foot-span AT-6 Texan piloted by Adolf “Poldi” Leopold. Built from a Petrasuch kit, the fiberglass model is controlled by a Weatronics radio and has Wabo pneumatic landing gear, a fully detailed cockpit, functional lights and smoke. You’ll get chills when you listen to the Moki 250cc 5-cylinder engine on flyby!  Thanks to RCScaleAirplanes, who captured this video footage of the model’s first flight this April in St. Margarethen, Raab, Austria.

Debra Cleghorn, Featured News

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8 Responses to “Tremendous Texan’s First Flight!”

  1. gale throne says:

    I have seen this field on videos before, is it optical or is the field as short , narrow and obstructions as they seem ? loved the part at the end where he is posing in front of the running prop without any means of restraint.
    Gale T. , Statesboro,ga.

  2. Rob says:

    can’t believe the ending of this video. The guy is sitting in front of his plane with the engine running. A radio glitch or other anomaly could have caused the engine to rev. I’m sure his happy smile and “thumbs-up” would change quickly if the plane surged forward and the prop cut into him.

    Really, safety first always!

  3. M.Wijnbeek says:

    Wonderful! Just like the eal thing! Congratulations.

  4. Bob Smith says:

    Thank you for brnging this to us!

  5. Mr. Safety says:

    Nice! However… major safety faux pas (or however you say it in German) where pilot kneels in front of idling engine w/o anyone securing the airplane. If it throttled up for any reason, the poor bloke would be mince meat!

  6. Mel Allen (20242) says:

    Simply beautiful! Congratulations to all!

  7. ted e. weber says:

    new to rc aviation ,but this is one of my favorites and can listen to this video and hear this pretty sounding aircraft for ever!!

  8. Carlos brid says:

    Best ever videos keep it up Debra I am also RC fan from Panama City Panama
    Good Luck
    Carlos BRID

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