Spirit of St. Louis

Spirit of St. Louis

This Ryan M-2 “Spirit of St. Louis” made history when it made the first solo, nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927, and this 1/4-scale model would certainly make pilot Charles Lindbergh proud. With a 141.7-inch wingspan, the 66-pound model is powered by a radial 4-stroke that’s an authentic reproduction of the original Pratt & Whitney R9. Based on a Ziroli plan, the model has scale wing ribs and a lattice wood skeleton, a scale cockpit, and Robart gear. Builder and pilot Christian Kamman notes that this was the model’s sixth flight after he built it in only 150 days, adding “It was my dream for several years. All dimensions are scale. Also the flaps … this is why it is a bit tricky to fly with crosswinds😊… but i love it.” Nicely done, and thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for sharing this great video.

 

Updated: May 8, 2018 — 10:48 AM
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