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RC Space Shuttle
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space vehicle
two to five
3 x Rocketdyne
393,000 lbs. total 172,000 lbs.
240,000 lbs.
122 ft. 7 in.
78 ft. 2 in.
17,500 mph
600 miles
423 hours
1981






RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle


Pictured immediately above is of Sheri holding the rc Space Shuttle by CJS Aviation. It is 1/62 scale, 34 in. long, and made from Depron. Power comes from a G80 motor.

What is commonly referred to as the Space Shuttle is a combination of vehicles that NASA, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has used to transport people and cargo to the edge of space, circling the earth. The first launch was in 1981.



RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

We received the following email from Carlos Marin, aka guapoman 2000 of RC Universe:
"I have made several modifications to a RC Space Shuttle originally built by Electric Jet Factory (EJF). You can view all the details at RC Universe and I will provide you with the direct link down below within this e-mail message. Within this thread, you will find picture links and video links showing the rc Space Shuttle in action.
RC Space Shuttle modifications made were as follows:
1. Full wing Airfoil instead of a flat wing airfoil.
2. Scale double nose wheel and fully steerable.
3. Much better rc Space Shuttle main landing wire and brace to allow this model to rotate and take off at the center-of-gravity. The main gear is long enough to match the nose down stance from the full size Space Shuttle.
4. 480 Watt Electric Ducted Fan Unit by Freewing.
5. Additional floor within the rc Space Shutle in the fuselage cavity to keep the light wires harnesses from being sucked into the Electric Ducted Fan unit using 3mm Depron.
6. Additional openings at the Upper Nose section and bottom chin nose section to the rc Space Shuttle to allow for additional air inlet flow to the Electric Ducted Fan unit.
I am already up to my 2nd successful Flight with my rc Space Shuttle. Here are some super digital pictures that David Hart took with his camera:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10017018/mpage_5/tm.htm

Now for the actual Maiden Flight then go:
http://www.vimeo.com/15480251

Hope this helps!"
- Carlos



RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

The launch of the rc Space Shuttle from Estes. It is 13 1/2 in. long. A C6-3 is the recommended motor. Although no longer produced, it can often be found on eBay.

The Space Shuttle consists of a airplane-like aircraft that holds people called the "Orbiter". A 154 foot long, 28 foot diameter orange color tank holds the fuel used by the Space Shuttle to achieve lift off and orbit. Two 149 foot long, 12 foot diameter cylinders call boosters, containing the rocket motors are used to propel the craft during its launching. The fuel tank and boosters are jettisoned after the fuel is used up during the launch. While the boosters are parachuted for a soft landing and reuse, the fuel tank is discarded.



RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

Gyronuts aka Bill of RC Groups launching his rc Space Shuttle pusher prop model. It weighs around 22 oz.

The Space Shuttle Orbiter has three smaller rocket motors it uses for maneuvering and to slow its rotation speed down in order to leave orbit. Once the Space Shuttle has left orbit, it glides back without any engine power to its landing destination on earth.



RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

This picture above was posted to RC Groups by Scott Todd. It is a rc Space Shuttle built to 1/40 giant scale. The model was designed by a group of aerospace engineers.


A total of six Space Shuttle vehicles were built. Two were lost while flying and one was used as a prototype test vehicle. The remaining vehicles were retired in 2011.



RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

The rc Space Shuttle by EJF.com is 1/36 scale with a wingspan of 26 in. Power comes from a 64 mm EDF unit.


RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

The rc Space shuttle designed by Luther Hux is available from AMA Plans as no. 368. It is a glider that features rudder, elevator and aileron controls.


RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

Pictured above is the rc Space Shuttle from RCXX. It is 82 in. long and can fly to almost 3,000 feet high.


RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

Frank Burke emailed us the above picture of his rc Space Shuttle. It is 35 in. long, has a 26 in. wingspan, and weighs about 13 1/2 oz. Power comes from an Aerotech E6 rocket motor. You can find of video of Frank's rc Space Shuttle at www. youtube. com/watch?v=NWEn_qoBItE. Thank you Frank!


RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

JR Aircraft's Johnny and Kurt scratch built the good looking rc Space Shuttle seen just above. It features retractable landing gear, a drogue parachute, and working speedbrakes.


RC Space Shuttle
RC Space Shuttle

The rc Space Shuttle from Daron Toys appears to be a radio control model that does not fly. It goes like a car on the ground.

Jim Bissett's rc Space Shuttle is a scratch built foamy that uses a pusher prop for power. It weighs around 28 oz.

RCM has rc Space Shuttle plans. They build to a 37 in. wingspan and use a .40 two cycle engine pusher prop for power.

Model Aerospace Co. has a rc Space Shuttle. It is 15 1/2 in. long and uses B6-4 to C6-3 motors.

Semroc has a rc Space Shuttle kit for sale. It is 15 in. long and uses a C6-3 motor.

Bad to the Foam.com has rc Space Shuttle pusher prop plans. They build to 23 1/2 in. long with a 22 in. wingspan and weight of 12 oz.

Dr. Zooch has a rc Space Shuttle on eBid. It is 13 in. long and uses B6-2 and C6-3 motors.

There is a 10 in. long foamy model that has been converted to a rc Space Shuttle by Guillow's. Pusher props are used for power.

AnyAirRC posted a video of a rc Space Shuttle to You Tube.

Robert posted a video of his 37 in. long rc Space Shuttle to Y Video.

Art Neuenschwander built a rc Space Shuttle for launching from his model airplane.

At RC Hangout kenchiroalpha posted a link to a video of a rc Space Shuttle.

At RC Powers.com planefreak posted about his rc Space Shuttle.

At RC Powers.com ray allenr asked about EDF power units for his rc Space Shuttle.

Mr. Wing of RC Groups posted a video of his rc Space Shuttle.

At RC Groups mandrin13 was looking for a rc Space Shuttle.

At RC Universe jacksonjrs was asking about a rc Space Shuttle.

At RC Universe puma79 was looking for a rc Space Shuttle kit or plan.

At the MAN Backyard Flying Forum Ka6 was asking about a rc Space Shuttle.

Starmoon of WattFlyer RC was looking for a rc Space Shuttle.

At WattFlyer RC ericthebree started a rc Space Shuttle build thread.

Turbojoe of WattFlyer RC mentions the rc Space Shuttle in a post.

At WattFlyer RC troy24 was looking for rc Space Shuttle plans.

WaterBoy of RC Groups started a thread about building a rc Space Shuttle.

At RC Groups donnylove posted pictures, a video, and a description of his rc Space Shuttle.


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