Boeing 757

 

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:               two  10  to  12 cc  (.60  to  .75 cu.in.)  engines

                            Turbine:          twice  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 : Manfred Köster

 

 B757-200      2.38 m  (94’’)     2.96 m  (117’’)     70.8 dm˛  (1097 sq.in.)     11 kg  (24 lbs.)                                                          Retracts: Hawe Modellbau

 B757-300      2.38 m  (94’’)     3.40 m  (134’’)     70.8 dm˛  (1097 sq.in.)     12 kg  (26 lbs.)

                                                                                                                                                                       Basic Instructions:   

Pics:    

 

   

   (Norbert Rauch)

 

   

   (Udo Fick)

 

    

   (Hermann Geyer / Peter Michel)

 

   

   (Benedikt Alt)

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