Driven by the fascination of the Concorde and the lack of an electric driven semi scale RC-model, Harald Matussek and Lars Habedank engaged themselves in developing an impeller powered Concorde.
From the very beginning the focus of this project lay on the "scaleness" of the model.
It was not only the original's shape and appearance which have been transfered but also we drew importance to realistic flight characteristics. In order to have such realistic flight characteristics it is important to have an extreme lightweight construction whereby this model is able to fly slow compared to its dimensions.
The prototype of our Concorde has a glasfibre fuselage and a foil-coated balsa wood wing strengthened with carbonfibre.
A fully balsa covered and glas fibre coated version was also built for testing purposes.
The fuselage and wing combine scale appearance with light weight construction. After years of challenging development to the status quo multiple power plants, wingprofiles and fuselage constructions were developed, constructed and tested in normal operation. All this lead to a very satisfying result.
Currently a new wing is under construction which will be manufactured of glas fibre. It will be expected to be ready for production in summer 2017.
This model is not only a pleasure for the audience. For the pilot the HM Modelltechnik Concorde offers a stable flight attitude in gusty winds and also in the range of the stall speed.
A stall will be recovered after a loss of only a few meters altitude with an appropriate powerplant. Short take off and landing roll distances will not be a problem with the recommended equipment. A tarmac or gras runway with the length of 100m is sufficient. Diligent assistants aren't necessarily required since the model consists of multiple parts and can be transported to the airfield in a medium-class car. We also placed importance to the fast and uncomplicated setup at the airfield. Depending on the setup you can reach a flight duration of around 7 minutes plus reserves.
The Concorde shown in the gallery is the prototype of the serial production. Until it is ready for sale a few upgrades and extras will be developed and added.
It is a breathtaking feeling to hear after a succesfull flight, excited viewers thought the real Concorde was up in the air.
Thy myth Concorde continues to live and exist in the sky albeit only in small scale.
Technical Data- Concorde (Prototype)
Engine: 2× 90mm Electric Ducted Fan
Battery: 12S 5000mA/h
Flying Time: ca. 7 Minutes
Take Off Weight: Depending on the equipment from 7KG