C-17 
Globemaster

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C-17 Globemaster

Globemaster write-up information is below pictures

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2 Setting up for landing
1 C-17  Low flyby

C-17 Low flyby

Setting up for landing

4 On the ground
3  C-17 landing

C-17 Landing

On the ground

5 Congratulations on a great flight
6 Checking nose gear

Congratulations on a great flight

Checking nose gear

7 The four builders are shown in the picture.The owner, Colin Straus is at the nose of the C-17

The four builders are shown in this picture. the owner, Colin Straus is at the nose of the C-17 Globemaster

C-17 Globemaster Information

This 1/9th scale radio-controlled C-17 model was built in the United Kingdom. It was built as the centerpiece of a 15 program television series produced in the U. K. for the Home and Leisure satellite TV channel.  Built with the aid of three friends, it took one year to build and is powered with 4 Jetcat P-120 turbines with a total thrust of 108 lbs.  The models weighs over 250 lbs fueled, and carries 12.5 liters (3.3 US gallons) of 95% kerosene and 5% turbine oil fuel.  Other details include 5 Futaba PCM receivers, 16 battery packs (93 cells), 20 Futaba servos, on board air compressor, electro/pneumatic retracts, etc. Wingspan is 20 feet 8 inches, and the top of the fin is 74 inches (6 feet 2 inches) above the ground   Takeoff weight is 264 lbs. The rear cargo doors open and they drop an RC jeep on a pallet, as well as 2 free-fall RC parachutists.  The model also has smoke systems both of the inboard turbines, and uses 2.4 GHz data link to provide real-time data to a laptop computer on the ground while in flight, this datum includes airspeed, turbine RPM, EGT, fuel consumption, etc. It is covered in fiberglass and epoxy resin Built mainly from balsa and ply, with many glass and carbon fiber moldings to reduce weight.  This C-17 Globe Master III is one of the largest jet models in the world today! Complete with retractable landing gear and pneumatically operated flaps.

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