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Old 11-16-2014, 01:20 AM
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Default Huge scratch-built SU-25 bomber from Norway

This model was built by my friend here in Norway, it has 2x30 kg turbines and weighs in at approx 140 kg or
about 300 lb. The main wheels are gocart wheels and it flies like the real thing! He is now in the process of
fitting scale details and painting it, it is an amazing feat!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp55UvTfe34&feature=youtu.be Here you see him taxiing in an unusual configuration!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xNIug2mCWs
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:25 AM
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Amazing work.
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:57 AM
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Great maiden flight. Extremely realistic both in the air and on the ground.

300 lbs eh.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:12 AM
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it has a REALLY NICE flight envelope... looks just so great!

heres a picture of me... On it
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:59 AM
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Wow! Are those go-cart wheels? That's huge!
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Old 11-16-2014, 01:59 PM
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Amazing!!

Yes it's very impressive in the air!! The go cart wheels make it look a little cartoonish on the ground but I can totally understand how hard it would be to find wheels and tires in that size.

is he planning to make some ordinance for it?

thanks

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That's just stunning , congratulations
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Old 11-16-2014, 04:53 PM
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It seems very heavy for the size. Very nice though.
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:15 PM
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I guess it just proves the theory that given enough power , a brick will fly .
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:16 PM
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Real thing had pretty big wheels on mains. I dont think they are that far off
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:33 PM
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If I'm not mistaken , the real thing was designed to fly from less than perfect runways . Hence the big wheels .
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:33 PM
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Very nice. Going to look very cool with ordinance.
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Magnificent work. Great flying and looking forward to the scale detail.
Plain looks solid.
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:15 PM
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The tires looks ok and will look much better when you rounded the edges and cover the silver aluminum wheals ,grate looking jet the finest russian jet in Afghanistan so bad the Russian pilot didn't use the fighter potential .
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:09 PM
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Love it! Big, ugly and different. It also flies really smooth. Well done!
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:55 AM
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It will be outfitted with ordnance, wheel hubs and everything else will be painted and it will probably look something like this:
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by as722 View Post
It seems very heavy for the size. Very nice though.
Well - in the builders own words: "I am not a model builder - I'm a brick layer!"
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:39 AM
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Congratulations on the model!. Well, not so model!.

Congratulations on the near full size jet airplane!.

Best Regards,

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Old 11-17-2014, 03:14 AM
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Pretty cool, but 300lbs!!!

Bricklayer or not, has someone checked it isn't full of bricks?! It's not really THAT big. If I saw it sat at an event I'd guess 60-70 odd pounds based upon models of similar size!
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:39 AM
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I think you'll find that the wheels weigh 200Ib of the 300!

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A 300lb "model airplane"? Just proves there are ********* around us all the time.
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Well - in the builders own words: "I am not a model builder - I'm a brick layer!"
One of the all time great quotes from a man who who built a 300lb jet.

We have all seen models that fly 'heavy' but that flight did not look that way to me.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:26 AM
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I think it flys great - *much* better than those 1/3 or 1/2 scale models that weigh 70-80 lbs and fly like kites!

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Originally Posted by rgburrill View Post
A 300lb "model airplane"? Just proves there are ********* around us all the time.
Thanks……...
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:44 AM
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I think it flys great - *much* better than those 1/3 or 1/2 scale models that weigh 70-80 lbs and fly like kites!

+1, .. nothing against giant "kites" but this is nicer in my opinion.. and about safety concerns I am sure that how much this model weights is irrelevant as this kind of models are always flown in a proper and safe place.

Fantastic model.. very nice to watch it fly.
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