Would you believe that this giant 19-foot-span model weighs in at just under 11 pounds? Designed and built by Thomas Maier, this C-124-2 Globemaster features balsa construction and is covered with Oracover Air Indoor film. Power comes from four modified Scorpion M-3011-760kv motors—originally intended for multirotor aircraft—that each weigh 3.17 ounces and turn a 18.5 x 20 three-blade propeller via a 6.7:1 gear reduction. The current consumption of each motor is around 11 amps at 22 volts, which is perfect for the model’s scale-like average 26mph speed. Enjoy this flight video from YouTube’s RCScaleAirplanes!
ONE OF THE FEW REAL MODELERS LEFT. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ACHIEVEMENT.
You are one impressive modeler – magnificent! 4 engines, retracts, 19-foot span and 11 pounds – WOW!
I worked on the hydraulic systems in the C-124 from 1968 to 1974 as a full-time Air Technician in the 165th MAG, Georgia Air National Guard. Until the advent of the C-5, it was the largest cargo aircraft. the 165th flew cargo all over the world with “Old Shakey” albeit slowly…very slowly! It was restricted to about 205 IAS. You could go anywhere you wanted to, just don’t be in a hurry about it!
Magnificent bit of engineering and building…good on ya!
How can a plane this big be so light? Well done!
UNREAL Covering job with the chrome Film!
Trying to locate the US source for the Ultracote Air Indoor film material.
A great achievement.
Un video de como lo construyó y como es el costo del avión,de los planos y lista de materiales.
A thing of Beauty………
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