Name that Big Bipe (It’s not a Jungmeister!)

Name that Big Bipe (It’s not a Jungmeister!)

This unusual RC bipe can really put on a show! The 13-foot-span, 67-pound aircraft is a scale model of an Icelandic homebuilt called an “Aerokot” that was designed and flown by aerobatic champion pilot Hunn Senadel. Based on a Jungmeister but slightly smaller, the plane got its name because it fit Hunn like a coat (“kot” is Icelandic for “coat”). Steve Holland designed and built the RC version, using balsa and ply construction with 25 meters of Profilm covering and homemade landing gear. Powered by a DA 150, the 66%-scale Aerokot is controlled with a Futaba radio and 11 servos, including one from a full-size Reliant Robin in the rudder. Our thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for taking this great video at the Southern RC model Aircraft Show at Headcorn Aerodrome near Kent in the UK.

Updated: September 17, 2015 — 10:39 AM
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