GIANT RC Grumman HU-16 ALBATROSS Flying Boat

GIANT RC Grumman HU-16 ALBATROSS Flying Boat | World War Wings Videos

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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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