(Lockheed AC-130 Gunship RC Airplanes)
Click on the picture to hear the wav
2001 US$ Cost:
$45,986 per hour
1- 25 mm Gattling
1- 40 mm cannon
1- 105 mm cannon
4- 4,910 hp. each
97 ft. 9 in.
132 ft. 7 in.
Pictured above is the rc AC-130 ARF from GWS. It is under the name Cargo
Trans Q. It has a wingspan of 45 in. and is 33 in. long. It uses GWS
EDP 50 motors.
The Lockheed AC-130 Gunship is one of the most heavily armed U.S.
The rc AC-130 from Advanced Scale Models (ASM) with a 100 in. wingspan.
If you are looking for a giant scale, ready to fly airplane to use as a
basis for your rc AC-130 this model should be considered. Construction
materials are a plywood and balsa internal structure for the molded
fuselage, reinforced with carbon. Recommended for power are either four
brushless motors, .25 to .32 two cycle, or .30 four cycle
The U.S.A.F. had Boeing take a total of thirteen Lockheed cargo
aircraft, stuff them with a sophisticated computerized fire control
system, the same avionics as the most modern USAF fighters, 25 mm
40 mm and105 mm cannons, and gave them the name "Spooky." The nickname
for prior Lockheed AC-130 gunships is "Spectre".
If you like to power your rc airplanes electrically there is a 60 in. wingspan rc AC-130 from EAM. It uses 4 x 280 size
motors. That's Bill Sorrell and his EAM rc AC-130.
The AC-130 can operate in all weather conditions
and have the ability to support ground troops or take out separate
selected targets over 1/2
mile apart with pinpoint accuracy.
The ARF GWS RC AC-130 has a wingspan of 44 in. and length is 33 in. Included are four electric motors.
The gunships saw action over Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Panama, Somalia, and Vietnam.
Precision Cut Kits.com has kits and plans for three sizes of the rc AC-130. All are from Palmer Plans.
The Precision Cut Kits 1:39 scale rc AC-130 has a wingspan of 52 in. and a length of 31 in. It is designed to accept four Cox T.D. .051 engines, but
is said to be easily converted to electric power. Weight is around 4 lbs.
The Precision Cut Kits 1:18 scale rc AC-130 has a wingspan of 87 in. and a length of 64 in. You can power it with four O.S. .25 FP engines. It should weigh in at around 11 lbs.
The largest Precision Cut Kits rc AC-130 is 1:12 scale. It has a wingspan
of 132 in. and a length of 98 in. Recommended power comes from four MWS
.49 rear exhaust engines. When
ready to fly, it should tip the scales at just about 22 lbs.
If you haven't done so already, you may want to check out the rc AC-130 build thread at RC Universe about the 11 foot wingspan giant scale airplane. It is from Kit Cutters, taken from Palmer Plans.
The build appears to have been going on for a number of years.
Do you have a favorite rc AC-130 you would like to tell us about? If so, please email us.