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1/8 DC-4 maiden flight
« on: August 15, 2016, 02:07:57 AM »
DC-4 radio controled model drawn and built by Birgir Sigur├░sson in 1/8 scale, decked out in the livery of Geysir, TF-RVC, operated by The Icelandic Airlines Loftlei├░ir.
This project has been going on for quite some time now and I was lucky enough to play a small part in it. 
Wingspan 450 cm, length 350 cm, height 100 cm, 4x OS 33 engines, 2x Futaba 3ch RX and a Powerbox do all the fun radio stuff(my part).
Brakes on main wheels, nose stearing and retracting of the nose gear is all done with hydraulics, main gear is retracted with air.

Maiden flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P02fmgbemII

Older video with ground runs and pictures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpQY5b4wjGk


















 











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Re: 1/8 DC-4 maiden flight
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 07:24:36 AM »
She's a beaut!

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Re: 1/8 DC-4 maiden flight
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 08:59:03 AM »
Well, I'm not 'into' scale but my god I have to say that is pretty dam good! In fact, it's quite fantastic! What a model! And being flown fast and low on it's maiden flight made me smile. :)

Very well done, I don't know how you guys do it. Must be all those long winter nights.

Thanks for sharing.

Keith

(The video was very good as well.)
Try not to run out of airspeed, altitude and ideas....... all at the same time.

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Re: 1/8 DC-4 maiden flight
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 12:44:47 PM »
Simply stunning model!  :-* :-*
Most certainly the most beautiful DC-4 to be seen on the RC scene! I wish I could see it with my own eyes  :'(

Well done to all of you guys!
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