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Gigantic Globemaster

Would you believe that this giant 19-foot-span model weighs in at just under 11 pounds? Designed and built by Thomas Maier, this C-124-2 Globemaster features balsa construction and is covered with Oracover Air Indoor film. Power comes from four modified Scorpion M-3011-760kv motors—originally intended for multirotor aircraft—that each weigh 3.17 ounces and turn a 18.5 x 20 three-blade propeller via a 6.7:1 gear reduction. The current consumption of each motor is around 11 amps at 22 volts, which is perfect for the model’s scale-like average 26mph speed. Enjoy this flight video from YouTube’s RCScaleAirplanes!

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All framed up, the Globemaster is ready for its Oracover Air Indoor film covering. It’s easy to see how this giant weighs less than 11 pounds!

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Motor nacelle from the inside with mounted motor. The small Scorpion multirotor motor is geared and turns an 18.5 x 20 three-blade propeller and is powered by a 6S LiPo.

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