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Museum Scale Best in Show Winner — with Video

Museum Scale Best in Show Winner — with Video

Though we have been keeping tabs on our good friend and long time MAN contributor Sal Calvagna, his latest project has just been unveiled at the WRAM show. Coming in from Holbrook, New York, Sal’s highly unusual and impressive entry is this 1/6-scale Sikorsky Ilya Muromets which was one of Igor Sikorsky’s earlier biplane designs. He has been working feverously to finish the monster biplane so it can be displayed at the WRAM Show at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ, and it looks like he made it with time to spare.

NEWS FLASH!

Sal Calvagna takes the Best in Show award at the 2016 WRAM Show with his impressive 1/6-scale Sikorsky Ilya Muromets.

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Sal says it took 16 months of work to honor one of the great minds in aviation in the 20th century, Igor Sikorsky. The Ilya Muromets has a 194 inch wingspan and is powered by four Axi brushless motors. It is complete detailed inside and out and most if not all the hardware and attachment brackets is all hand made. Be sure to stop by the WRAM show this weekend and see this amazing model in person!

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Updated: March 3, 2016 — 12:32 PM

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  1. Sure wish there were pictures of the engines and cockpit.

    1. The engine pix are here right above your comment

  2. I saw this aircraft personally, and the key word is “craft.” Sal C. is a builder’s builder. I have seen many of his projects-ALL super quality museum scale, but here he has outdone himself! I’m sure it will fly as great as it looks. Congratulations Sal Calvagna!

  3. Beautiful job. The detail!! Wish I had the patience (and the knowledge) to do something half as intricate as this! Can’t wait to see the test flight.

  4. That is a beautiful airplane, would love to see it fly in person, so much talent in this hobby. This man is an artist!

  5. STUNNING!

  6. Magnificent job!! One question: with such a short nose moment, how did you balance it??

  7. MY SON TOMMY AND I WERE AT THE WRAM SHOW FOR THREE DAYS….WE LOVE IT…..I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MANY PEOPLE, MODELERS AND NON MODELERS KEPT COMING BACK TO INSPECT THIS BEAUTIFUL AIRPLANE…ONE THING…CAN MY SON FLY THIS IN UNLIMITED IMAC? GREAT BUILDING MY FRIEND….

  8. Congratulations again and great job Sal! Good to see you at the WRAM show and hope very much to see it fly someday!

  9. Wow! Really like to see more detail and some specs on the model….
    That model may really have a problem with the CG for flying. Unless the stab is huge……

  10. A real work of art fit for museum display. I wouldn’t fly a model like this and I’m a scale model builder and flier.

  11. Simply beautiful

  12. Its a work of art also art in motion

    1. Will you be postng the winners in each category?>

  13. Outstanding Sal! You ARE a true modeler.

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