AMAZING 1/8 SCALE DETAILED JUNKERS JU 88 RC EP BATTLE OF BRITAIN GERMA

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AMAZING 1/8 SCALE DETAILED JUNKERS JU 88 RC EP BATTLE OF BRITAIN GERMAN WW2 BOMBER - TIBENHAM - 2021

The model represents a Ju88 A-5 of 7/KG76 in late 1940. The build was based on the excellent plans by John Ranson. John's plans are for a Ju88G so I needed to modify them particularly in the forward fuselage area, the nacelles and the fin. At 1/8 scale the wingspan is 98 1/2 inches and weight is just under 20lbs. Construction is purely traditional using balsa and ply then covered in dope and tissue. Build time was probably around 2 years but this has been spread out over 10 years due to other projects. Power is from a pair of 5065 270kv brushless motors running on 6S 5000mAh Lipos through 60A ESCs. Propellers are scale diameter Menz 18 x 12 wooden 3 bladed. The camouflage and markings are based on photographs of the original aircraft which I sprayed and brushed on using Humbrol enamels. The video shows the models first flight which was expertly flown by Phil Goff. The unfortunate undercarriage collapse on landing was due to a retract servo arm breaking. Servos and arms have since been upgraded and luckily damage was minimal, --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------'' The Junkers Ju 88 is a German World War II Luftwaffe twin-engined multirole combat aircraft. Junkers Aircraft and Motor Works designed the plane in the mid-1930s as a so-called Schnellbomber that would be too fast for fighters of its era to intercept. Top speed : 510 km/h Range : 2,499 km Engine type : V12 engine Variants : Junkers Ju 85 Aircraft Owner : Luftwaffe It suffered from technical problems during its development and early operational periods but became one of the most versatile combat aircraft of the war. Like a number of other Luftwaffe bombers, it served as a bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, heavy fighter and at the end of the war, as a flying bomb. Despite a protracted development, it became one of the Luftwaffe's most important aircraft. The assembly line ran constantly from 1936 to 1945 and more than 15,000 Ju 88s were built in dozens of variants, more than any other twin-engine German aircraft of the period. Throughout production the basic structure of the aircraft remained unchanged. Dive bomber In October 1937 Generalluftzeugmeister Ernst Udet had ordered the development of the Ju 88 as a heavy dive bomber. This decision was influenced by the success of the Ju 87 Stuka in this role. The Junkers development center at Dessau gave priority to the study of pull-out systems and dive brakes.The first prototype to be tested as a dive bomber was the Ju 88 V4 followed by the V5 and V6. These models became the planned prototype for the A-1 series. The V5 made its maiden flight on 13 April 1938, and the V6 on 28 June 1938. Both the V5 and V6 were fitted with four-blade propellers, an extra bomb bay and a central "control system". As a dive bomber, the Ju 88 was capable of pinpoint deliveries of heavy loads; however, despite all the modifications, dive bombing still proved too stressful for the airframe, and in 1943, tactics were changed so that bombs were delivered from a shallower, 45° diving angle. Aircraft and bomb sights were accordingly modified and dive brakes were removed. With an advanced Stuvi dive-bombsight, accuracy remained very good for its time. Maximum bomb load of the A-4 was 3,000 kg (6,600 lb), but in practice, standard bomb load was 1,500–2,000 kg (3,300–4,400 lb).Junkers later used the A-4 airframe for the A-17 torpedo carrier, which did not have the undernose Bola gondola for a ventral gun position. Fighter-bomber The Ju 88C series of standard fighter-bomber versions from the C-2 onwards culminated in the Ju 88 C-6, applying experience acquired with the A-4 bomber, equipped with the same Jumo 211J engines but replacing the "beetle's eye" nose glazing with a smoothly curved all-metal nose, pierced only by the barrels of its forward-firing offensive armament. The C-6 was used mostly as fighter-bomber and therefore assigned to bomber units. As a reaction to the increasing number of attacks on German shipping, especially on U-boats in the Bay of Biscay, from July 1942 it started flying anti-shipping patrols and escort missions from bases in FranceV./Kampfgeschwader 40 being formed to operate the C-6. PLEASE LIKE US ON "BELL" NOTIFICATION FOR FUTURE UPLOADS NOW (ITS FREE) AND KEEP UP TO DATE AND WATCH OUR 4K / HD QUALITY RC MODELS VIDEOS AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHS UPDATES OF THE MAJOR UK RC SHOWS AND CLUB FLY-INS AT -   FILMED AT THE FORMER SECOND WORLD WAR LIBERATOR BOMBER AIRBASE OF RAF TIBENHAM - NR16 1NT - IN NORFOLK UNITED KINGDOM, WHERE THE FAMOUS AMERICAN ACTOR JAMES STEWART WAS BASED IN WW2 AND WAS A SQUADRON / GROUP LEADER FLYING B-24 LIBERATORS AND FLEW 10 MISSIONS TO BOMB BERLIN ! FILMED ON 10 - 9 - 2022,

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