Boeing 737

 

The 737 is the world’s best selling airliner with more than 10000 aircraft having been built up to now. First generation 737-100 and -200 had long and thin engine nacelles but for the second generation (series 300, 400, 500) advanced CFM56 engines with wider nacelles were used. Today only New Generation 737s (series 600 – 900) are in production as well as the latest 737MAX variants.

Due to its small size the modelplane is not as easy to fly as a larger one. A 3-axis-gyro is recommended.

 

 

 

Powerplant:    Glow:               2  x  6.5 cc  (.40  cu.in.)  engines

                           Turbine:          2  x  25 N  (5.5 lbs.)  thrust

                           Ducted Fan:  diameter up to  70 mm  (2.8’’)   (series 100, 200)

                                                     diameter up to  85 mm  (3.3’’)   (series 300, 400, 500)

 

 

 

Specifications:                                       

                             

                              Span            Length               Wing Area               Weight                                                                          

 B737-100      1.77 m  (70’’)     1.78 m  (70’’)      40.3 dm²  (625 sq.in.)      6  kg  (13 lbs.)                                     Fiberglass parts : Norbert Rauch

 B737-200      1.77 m  (70’’)     1.90 m  (75’’)      40.3 dm²  (625 sq.in.)      6  kg  (13 lbs.) 

 B737-300      1.81 m  (71’’)     2.09 m  (82’’)      41.2 dm²  (639 sq.in.)      7  kg  (15 lbs.)                                      Foam cores:                       Stefan Hinze

 B737-400      1.81 m  (71’’)     2.28 m  (90’’)      41.2 dm²  (639 sq.in.)    7.5 kg  (17 lbs.)

 B737-500      1.81 m  (71’’)     1.94 m  (76’’)      41.2 dm²  (639 sq.in.)    6.5 kg  (14 lbs.)                                      Retracts:                       Hawe Modellbau

 

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  (Norbert Rauch)

 

  

  (Helmut Jobelius)

 

    

    

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