The Dornier 328 from Scorpio is a stand-off scale model of a production airliner designed by Fairchild-Dornier of Germany. This 32-seat turboprop regional transport jet first carried passengers in 1993, and to date over 100 of the 328's have been produced. The 328 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney 119C engines, which deliver their power through 6-bladed carbon-fiber propellers, resulting in a cruise speed of 335 knots (385 mph). It's an incredibly sharp aircraft, and if I were a billionaire I'd probably have one or two parked in my garage.
The Dornier model is constructed primarily from polystyrene sheet-foam, thermoformed to shape. The beauty of this type of construction is its ability to capture elegant lines of an aircraft with NO effort required on part of the builder. Strength with formed foam parts is achieved via the "shell" structure, and is bolstered where needed with balsa and ply reinforcements. Balsa and ply pieces are die-cut, and ply pieces used externally are painted white. Engine nacelles and nose cone are vacuum-formed styrene plastic (best I can tell).
For this review, Hobby Lobby provided a Hitec 3-chnl Focus III FM transmitter, 555 receiver, and two HS-55 servos. Also included were a Jeti-110 speed controller, extension wires for motor connections, and a 6-cell 1000mah NiMh battery
|Length:||690mm (27 inch)|
|Wingspan:||940mm (37 inch)|
|Wing Area:||14.5 dm2 (225 sq.in)|
|Weight:||Stated 400 gram (14.1 oz)|
|Weight:||Reviewed 432 gram (15.3 oz)|
|Wing Loading:||Stated 27.6 gram/dm2 (9.0 oz/sq.ft) - Reviewed 29.8 gram/dm2 (9.8 oz/sq.ft)|
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