The 757 was developed as a replacement of the 727 but this twinjet was less successful than its predecessor. Production was terminated in 2004 with a total of 1050 delivered. The 757 can easily be identified by its combination of a thin fuselage with big Rolls-Royce or Pratt&Whitney engines.
For the modelplane both engine nacelle variants - RR or P&W - are available. The flight characteristics are good. Because of the large vertical stabilizer rudder movement gives sufficient control in case of an engine failure.
Powerplant: Glow: 2 x 10 to 12 cc (.60 to .75 cu.in.) engines
Turbine: 2 x 40 N (9 lbs.) thrust
Ducted Fan: diameter up to 120 mm (4.7)
Specifications: Fiberglass parts : Norbert Rauch
Span Length Wing Area Weight Foam cores : Stefan Hinze
B757-200 2.38 m (94) 2.96 m (117) 70.8 dm² (1097 sq.in.) 11 kg (24 lbs.) Retracts: Hawe Modellbau
B757-300 2.38 m (94) 3.40 m (134) 70.8 dm² (1097 sq.in.) 12 kg (26 lbs.)
(Hermann Geyer / Peter Michel)