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C-17 with 4 Jetcat P-120 Turbines



     This radio-controlled C-17 model is 1/9th scale and built in the United Kingdom.  It has about 20 flights on it. 

     Built as the centerpiece for a 15 program television series produced in the U.K.

for the Home and Leisure satellite TV channel. 

     Three friends spent over a year to building and it is powered with 4 Jetcat P-120 turbines with a total thrust of 108 lbs.

Prepping for flight Really Big
Ominous Wings level! Fly By

      The models weighs over 250 lbs fuelled, and carries 3.3 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.

     The four builders are shown in the lower right image.

  Low Fly By That's our Baby

      Wingspan is 20 feet 8 inches, and the top of the fin is 6 feet 2 inches above the ground and Takeoff weight is 264 lbs.  The rear cargo doors open and they drop an R/C jeep on a pallet, and 2 freefall R/C parachutists. 

     The model also has a smoke system on both inboard engines, 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. and is covered in fiberglass and epoxy resin.  It is built mainly from balsa and ply, with many glass and carbon fiber parts for weight reduction. 

     The C-17 Globe-master III is one of the largest jet models in the world today! It is complete with retractable landing gear and pneumatically operated flaps.




      I publish Metro Area R/C Flying to make a central web site for all the area R/C clubs, not to replace individual club sites, but to tie all of them together and promote growth and interaction between clubs. The most important service of the web site is to post the Metro Area Schedule. The schedule lists all the events for all the clubs in one location so that R/C flyers can see what events are available in the area and plan ahead. I believe it will also help the area clubs to work out their schedules so that a club event, will not conflict, with another club's event. The next most important service is to provide a Page that has s to all the events, meetings, dinners and parties. Right after that comes the Newsletter Page which lists all club newsletters. Reading other club newsletters lets members see what others are offering in the area that they are interested in and promotes interaction between clubs. Perhaps an even more important item is the New Flyers Page that gives new members information they need to join a club and become part of our R/C community. This is your web site, if you would like to show-off your newest plane, or share an experience, you can E-Mail pictures and articles to me at: There’s an Email Link on every page.