GIANT RC Grumman HU-16 ALBATROSS Flying Boat
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1:6.5 Scale Albatross
It’s quite hard to make a flying boat look as good as John Greenfield did with his HU-16 Albatross.
This remote-controlled aircraft was built by John himself and was painted similarly to the one seen in “The Expendables” movie. His project came about when he found a fiberglass fuselage and some parts originally intended for a film in the 70s.
All in all, the RC model took a year to build and another to engineer its retractable landing gear. For power, the 93lb aircraft uses its twin Zenoah G-62 gas engines and three-bladed Beila propellers.
In the video, we can finally see the culmination of John’s work as his HU-16 Albatross makes its public debut during the North London Model Flying Clubs Scale Day in 2019.
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