Airbus A340

 

With exception of the number of engines the A340-200 and -300 are nearly identical to the A330-200 and -300. For the A340-500 and -600 not only span and fuselage length have been enlarged but also wing chord, horizontal stabilizer and engines. The A340-600 has one of the longest fuselages of all airliners in service worldwide.  379 planes of all versions have been built until production was terminated in 2011.

Because of its size this modelplane requires a lot of time for building but the flight characteristics are phantastic. This plane is easy to fly and looks great in flight.

 

 

 

Powerplant:   Glow:              four  10 cc  (.60 cu.in.)  engines    (A340-200/-300)

                                                    four  13 cc  (.75 cu.in.)  engines          (A340-500/-600)

                          Turbine:          twice  80 N  (18 lbs.)  thrust           (A340-200/-300)

                                                    four times  40 N   (9 lbs.)  thrust    (A340-200/-300)

                                                    twice  90 N  (20 lbs.)  thrust                  (A340-500/-600)

                                                    four times  45 N  (10 lbs.)  thrust         (A340-500/-600)

                          Ducted Fan:  diameter up to  110 mm  (4.3’’)       (A340-200/-300)

                                                    diameter up to  150 mm  (5.9’’)             (A340-500/-600)

 

 

 

Specifications:         

                                                                                                                                                                             Fiberglass parts : Norbert Rauch

                               Span              Length                Wing Area                  Weight

                                                                                                                                                                                          Foam cores : Manfred Köster

A340-200       3.77 m  (148’’)     3.71 m  (146’’)     141.3 dm˛  (2190 sq.in.)      19  kg  (42 lbs.)                                  (A340-200/-300 only)

A340-300       3.77 m  (148’’)     3.98 m  (157’’)     141.3 dm˛  (2190 sq.in.)    19.5 kg  (43 lbs.)

A340-500       3.97 m  (156’’)     4.25 m  (167’’)     170.8 dm˛  (2647 sq.in.)      21  kg  (46 lbs.)                                                    Retracts: Hawe-Modellbau

A340-600       3.97 m  (156’’)     4.72 m  (186’’)     170.8 dm˛  (2647 sq.in.)      22  kg  (49 lbs.)

                                                                                                                                                                     Basic Instructions:   

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Videos:  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

 

 

Pics:

 

 

  (Thilo Kyritz, Hermann Geyer, Peter Michel)

 

  

  (Manfred Köster)

 

  

  (Manfred Köster)

 

  

  (Hermann Geyer)

 

  

  (Udo Fick)

 

  

  (Hartmut Fess)

 

    

  (Adi Pitz)

 

    

  (Nasser al-Rabban)

 

    

  (Heiko Schiffers)

 

   

   (Gottfried Schmitt)

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