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Douglas DC-3 ( 96 in. / 243.8 cm )

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Douglas DC-3

Douglas DC-3

The total number of all the variances of the Douglas DC-3 was 16,079. This number can be broken down into 607 civil variants of the DC-3. 10,048 military C-47's and C-53 derivatives. Japan and Russia were licensed by Douglas aircraft company to build their version. The DC three was introduced in 1936 and an estimated 4 to 500 are still in service today. (From Wikipedia) C–47's were modified as AC-47 gunships for uses ground support in Vietnam. This editor witnessed AC-47s (nicknamed then as "Puff the Magic Dragon" or Spooky) orbiting in a ground support role firing cannon and gatling type machine guns concentrated on targets in one area on the ground. To be on the receiving end of that firepower must have been devastating and very demoralizing. At that time the C-47 was "only" 27 years old.

This is a a large model as shown on the plans having a wingspan of approximately 99 inches and is powered by two .45 nitro engines. It appears that the wing ribs and fuselage formers are well depicted making this a relatively "simple" model aircraft to scratch build.

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Text Copyright: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-3
Details: Full Details
ID: 80828
File Size: 2.9 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Multirole
Motor Size:0.40-To-0.60-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 96 in. / 243.8 cm
Weight:4,500 Grams
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 26/03/2015 16:05
Updated: 15/12/15 07:33:26pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:80828
Keywords:Douglas DC-3 C-47 C-53 civilian military transport passenger cargo gunship Vietnam World War II Korean War AC-47
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Multirole
Wingspan: 96 in. / 243.8 cm
Wingspan Class:200cm-To-260cm (79in-To-102in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Size:0.40-To-0.60-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:2-To-4
Weight:4,500 Grams
Weight Class:More-Than-4000g (141oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
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