RC Airliner Lockheed Super Constellation – Flying and Engine Start Problems
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A Little Falling Out
Siegfried Knecht’s 1:10 scale Super Constellation was quite a showstopper at the Airliner Meeting held at Oppingen in 2022.
The RC model measures 11.81ft in length and has a massive wingspan of 15ft. In addition, it’s also powered by four gasoline Laser 100 single-cylinder 4-stroke engines.
Before starting up, all four of its engines must be started individually with the use of a hand starter and glow plug connector. This time, however, Knecht’s plane had a tiny problem. While the engines were getting cranked, a glow plug connector fell out. Luckily, another person saw it play out and alerted the pilot to correct the problem.
The plane flew a few times over the airfield and even performed several low passes. After its impressive showing, the aircraft landed and was greeted with applause.