Douglas DC-8

 

In many respects similar to the Boeing 707 Douglas’ first jet airliner was produced in lower numbers than its rival. A total of 556 was built between 1958 and 1972. Because of fuselage stretching and a later re-engine program the DC-8 was popular with cargo airlines for many decades.

For the modelplane two nacelle variants are available, either the nacelle of the old JT3B or of the newer CFM56 used on the DC-8-71, -72 and -73. The long and thin fuselage of the stretched variants is looking very elegant in the air. The plane is easy to fly and an engine failure is also not a dramatic problem.

 

 

 

Powerplant:   Glow:                four  6.5  to  7.5 cc  (.40  to  .45 cu.in.)  engines

                          Turbine:           2  x  50 N  (11 lbs.)  thrust

                                                     4  x  25 N  (5.5 lbs.)  thrust

                          Ducted Fan:   diameter up to  70 mm  (2.8’’)   (series  50, 61)

                                                    diameter up to  105 mm  (4.1’’)   (series 71, 72, 73)

 

 

Specifications:

 

                             Span            Length                  Wing Area                Weight

                                                                                                                                                                      Fiberglass parts : Norbert Rauch

DC-8-50      2,71 m  (107’’)     2,87 m  (113’’)    104,7 dm²  (1623 sq.in.)    12,5 kg  (28 lbs.)

DC-8-61      2,71 m  (107’’)     3,57 m  (141’’)    104,7 dm²  (1623 sq.in.)      13  kg  (29 lbs.)                            Foam cores:                    Manfred Kφster

DC-8-71      2,71 m  (107’’)     3,57 m  (141’’)    104,7 dm²  (1623 sq.in.)      14  kg  (31 lbs.)

DC-8-72      2,83 m  (111’’)     3,00 m  (118’’)    106,2 dm²  (1646 sq.in.)    13,5 kg  (30 lbs.)                            Retracts:                         Hawe Modellbau

DC-8-73      2,83 m  (111’’)     3.57 m  (141’’)    106,2 dm²  (1646 sq.in.)      14  kg  (31 lbs.)

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