McDonnell Douglas MD-11
McDonnell Douglas tried to stay in the airliner market by improving their DC-10. The MD-11 has a stretched fuselage, additional winglets and a smaller horizontal stabilizer. Less successful than its predecessor the MD-11 reached a production total of only 200.
Not only because of its size this plane is easy to fly. Being originally a three-engine aircraft the modelplane can easily be powered by a single turbine in the vertical stabilizer.
Powerplant: Glow: 3 x 15 cc (.90 cu.in.) engines
Turbine: 1 x 140 N (32 lbs.) thrust
2 x 70 N (16 lbs.) thrust
3 x 47 N (10.5 lbs.) thrust
Ducted Fan: diameter up to 135 mm (5.3’’)
Specifications: Fiberglass parts : Norbert Rauch
Span Length Wing Area Weight Foam cores : Manfred Köster
MD-11 3.23 m (127’’) 3.82 m (150’’) 142.3 dm² (2206 sq.in.) 21 kg (46 lbs.) Retracts : Hawe Modellbau
(Henk van der Velden)
(Vicente de Toribio)