The four builders are shown in the lower left image above. Colin Straus, the owner, is at the nose of the aircraft.
This 1/9th scale radio-controlled C-17 model was built in the United Kingdom. To date it has about 20 flights. 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 model weighs over 250 lbs fuelled, 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. Complete with retractable landing gear and pneumatically operated flaps, the rear cargo doors open and they drop an r/c jeep on a pallet, as well as 2 free-fall r/c parachutists. The model also has smoke systems on 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 data includes airspeed, turbine RPM, EGT, fuel consumption, etc. It is covered in fiberglass and epoxy resin. It's built mainly from balsa and ply, with many glass and carbon fiber moldings to reduce weight. This C-17 Globemaster III is one of the largest jet models in the world today!
这1/9th规模无线电控制的C - 17型模型是建立在英国。迄今为止，它大约有20次航班。它建为核心的15个项目的电视连续剧在英国生产的主页和休闲卫星电视频道。内置的帮助下，三个朋友，花了一年的建设和供电4 Jetcat的P - 120涡轮机的总推力为108磅。该模型重量超过二百五十○磅燃料，并进行十二点五升（ 3.3美国加仑）的95 ％和5 ％ ，煤油涡轮燃油。其他细节包括5叶的PCM接收机， 16个电池组（ 93细胞） ， 20双叶舵机，在船上空气压缩机，电动/气动缩回等翼展为20英尺8英寸，和上方的鱼翅是74英寸（ 6英尺2英寸）地面。起飞重量是二六四英镑。完整的可伸缩起落架和襟翼气动操作，后货舱门打开，他们下降的R /炭吉普车托盘，以及2自由落体的R / ç伞兵。该模型也有烟雾系统上的船轮机，并使用2.4 GHz的数据链路，提供实时数据传输到笔记本电脑，而在地面上飞行中，这个数据包括空速，涡轮转速， EGT ，燃料消耗等。这是涉及玻璃纤维和环氧树脂。它的建立主要是从巴尔萨和铺设，许多玻璃和碳纤维成型，以减轻重量。这架C - 17环球霸王III是一个最大的飞机模型在当今世界上！