Best in Show — C-133A Cargomaster — with Flight video

Aug 07, 2014 9 Comments by

We all were amazed with George Maiorana, absolutely stunning Douglas C-133A Cargomaster  which won the First Place award for the Designer Scale class at the Toledo show. George also took home the Best of Show award with his amazing electric powered cargo plane. Recently George sent us a flight video from the 2014 AMA Scale Nationals where pilot Dave Pinegar flew it for George in Team Scale. Check it out! George’s Cargomaster looks exactly like the real thing.


Here’s Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn with George’s C-133.
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Photos by Debra Cleghorn and George Maiorana.

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9 Responses to “Best in Show — C-133A Cargomaster — with Flight video”

  1. Claudio Augusto Peixoto says:

    Há possibilidade de conseguir comprar um kit desse daqui do Brasil.Obrigado

  2. John Grieco Sr. says:

    George you have done a magnificent job of creating one of my favorite transport aircraft. Growing up in southern California (El Segundo) I have seen a lot of aircraft since my youth and this is one of them flying over high. I am a model builder too and I love the challenge of scratch building.

  3. jeb says:

    Magnificent Model! Congrats!~

  4. Lyle Vasser/ Best Pilots says:

    Absolutely beautiful! The scale like flight speeds are the best I’ve ever seen depicted! Congratulations!

  5. Harold Krueger says:

    As an ex-Air Force air freight specialist, I loaded and unloaded these birds many times. I have photos of one of these in Viet-Nam. This model is as awesome as the real thing. Congrats on the awards. Awesome bird!

  6. David G Terrell says:

    What a wonderful model of a fascinating aircraft.

    As part of a personal project, I am indexing the scale documentation and drawings in “Flight” magazine. I’ve completed 1909 through 1958. Here are the links to references to the Douglas C-133 I’ve found thus tar.

    Douglas C-133 =
    Douglas C-133, Art =
    Douglas C-133, Article =
    Douglas C-133, Photo =

  7. Gabor Botka says:

    Beautiful plane, great video. But i am confused about Toledo, wasn’t that 4 months ago?

  8. Jude says:

    Beautiful model, not only so detailed, but also so “scaled” on take-off, flight, landing and even taxing.
    Great job building and flying this model.

  9. Richard says:

    I really am amazed at the quality of this constructed model. My only question is, “Does the real plane have electric motors? My understanding is that the full size plane had turboprop engines. As a retired aircraft mechanic, I am disappointed that fuel engines were not installed. Believe it is time to form two groups of builders and flyers. Those using electric power, and those using fuel engines.

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