Colossal CH-46 Sea Knight

Colossal CH-46 Sea Knight

At the Winston-Salem RC Club’s Freedom Fest Fun-Fly,  Mark Smith, a Vario team pilot and dealer from Charlotte, North Carolina stopped by and flew his CH-46 helicopter. The full-scale CH-46 was manufactured by Boeing Vertol and saw service from the Vietnam War until retired in 2014 when it was replaced by the MV-22 Osprey.

Mark’s model features an 8-foot fuselage and six 1000 mm blades. It is a behemoth machine! It uses a single Kontronik Pyro 800 motor with a Kontronik 200-amp speed control and two 6S 10,000mAh batteries. This setup enables flights of up to 8 minutes. Mark says it is a baby in the air! Note the cargo ramp opening at 2:36 and again at 4:10.

BY GREGORY GEE

Updated: July 12, 2022 — 9:28 AM
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