Colossal TWA Super Connie Airliner

Colossal TWA Super Connie Airliner

Rarely seen in RC form, this amazing 1/6-scale RC Lockheed Super Constellation Airliner is wearing the colors of the TWA “Star of America”. Owned and built by Keith Mitchell, this four-engine behemoth took 5 years build including design and construction.

Its initial flights were taken under the Large Model Association regulations (CAA approved ) for model aircraft weighing more than 176.3 pounds. It underwent 12 test flights for combined flight time of more than 2 hours to get it is now LMA\CAA certificate to fly at public shows.

The amazing scheme was applied by the master, Philip Noel of Pinnacle Aviation. The Super Connie has a wingspan: 21 feet  and a Length of 19 Feet. Weighing in at 220 pounds, it is powered by four   ZDZ 90cc gas engines turning 28×10 Biela Carbon fiber propellers. Radio gear is a Futaba 14-Channel system controlling 22 servos: (13 for ailerons, elevator, rudder, flaps, 4 for throttle, and 5 for landing gear and lights). The video was filmed at the LMA Cosford Show by Dom Mitchell.

Video courtesy of ‘Essential RC’.

Updated: February 20, 2020 — 1:49 PM

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  1. Simply AWESOME !

    1. Unbelievable, beautiful plane..

  2. Very nice. Only thing can think of is some onboard cameras to add to the visuals.

    1. Very Good! Congratulations!

  3. Very cool . My dad flew these Connie’s for TWA and my mom was a “stew” . Dad later flew the VISCOUNT
    another beautiful plane , for capital airlines , then United , until jets emerged on the runways.
    I like big R/C, but I’ll never get this big .
    I think I like building planes more than fling them .

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