7-Engine Russian Bomber

Aug 13, 2014 10 Comments by

If you like flying really big, unique aircraft, then this 16-foot-span Kalinin K-7 might be just what you’re looking for! With a wingspan close to that of a B-52, only one full-size K-7 was ever built, and it crashed after seven flights due to a tail boom structural failure, so it’s doubtful you’ll run into another RC version at the next giant-scale fly-in. With six 15cc ASP gas engines and an electric pusher motor, the 99-pound model has plenty of power. Built up from wood, it’s also equipped with 16 servos, brakes, and steerable nose wheels and can be disassembled into six modules for easier transport. Built by Rainer Mattle, this unusual aircraft can be yours for around $14,000 (shipping from Switzerland not included) … check it out at www.antik-dream-model.com.  Thanks to Thomas Minder for taking a video of this monster model at the recent Kulmer Air Show in Switzerland and sharing it on YouTube!

Debra Cleghorn, Featured News

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10 Responses to “7-Engine Russian Bomber”

  1. Claudio Augusto Peixoto says:

    Muito bacana um gigante em miniatura!

  2. Ray Stokes says:

    Compliments to builder…model flys much better than real bird reportedly did! Check the internet…

  3. R Johnson says:

    Awesome!! When is someone going to make a smaller electric ARF of this? LOL.

  4. Ben says:

    pretty big model !

  5. Peter Becker says:

    Fortunately Ari can not buy o \ne of these from Hobby King!

  6. Flyoz says:

    That is the ugliest plane ever!

  7. James R Brylski says:

    Great to watch! beautiful landing ——— I want one——–I think?

  8. jon says:

    If you take a close look, the one propeller stops working about a minute into the video.and also the connective flange falls off during flight, which is the reason he needed to land, not so smoothly. Of course the hanger LOOKs good, but. … you know.

  9. Bob Cullen says:

    Debra, What’s the music?

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