Caravelle

 

The french Caravelle was the first airliner with engines located at the rear fuselage. A total of 282 was produced between 1955 and 1973. The versions 1, 3 and 6 had Rolls-Royce engines, later versions were equipped with Pratt&Whitney turbines.

For the modelplane the P&W versions were chosen. The large wing of this elegant airliner provides a low wing loading, so take off and landing speeds are low. As the vertical tail is small sized a gyro should be installed on rudder to maintain yaw control in case of an engine failure.

 

 

 

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

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

                           Ducted Fan:    2  x  70 mm

 

 

 

Specifications:       

                                                   Span            Length             Wing Area                Weight                         Fiberglass parts : Norbert Rauch

 

  Caravelle 10R                   2.14 m  (84’’)    2.00 m  (79’’)    57.3 dm²  (888 sq.in.)      6  kg  (13 lbs.)                       Foam cores : Manfred Köster

 Caravelle 11R                   2.14 m  (84’’)    2.06 m  (81’’)    57.3 dm²  (888 sq.in.)      6  kg  (13 lbs.)

 Super-Caravelle 10B      2.14 m  (84’’)    2.06 m  (81’’)    59.3 dm²  (919 sq.in.)    6.5 kg  (14 lbs.)                                          Retracts: Hawe Modellbau

 Super-Caravelle 12         2.14 m  (84’’)    2.27 m  (89’’)    59.3 dm²  (919 sq.in.)      7  kg  (15 lbs.)

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 Videos :  (1)

 

 Build Log:  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

 

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  (Norbert Rauch)

 

   

  

  (Manfred Köster)

 

   

  (Jürgen Lüling)

 

  

  (Yves De Latour)

 

  (Gerhard Putschkat)

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