Airbus A310 designed, built and controlled by Martin Müller.
The main goal was to design a model which would not only look scale, but would fly like the original – not too fast, but not too slow either. As the model was planned to have all characteristic features, like functional flaps, retractable landing, lights etc. it was clear from the beginning, that the construction needed to be very light. An inflatable fuselage appeared to be the best solution.
The A310-200 was selected for various reasons, but especially for its fuselage-wing-blending and landing gear arrangement. Martin also wanted to copy the originals control method via spoilers, i.e. no outboard ailerons.
While the start of this project was triggered at the model-hobby-spiel in Leipzig 2010, it was the same fair which saw the premiere a year later.
Not quite finished yet, the Airbus A310 performed the first test flights there.
In the meantime the model got more powerful motors, full scale lighting and the paint job was completed.
Type: Airbus A310-200
Wingspan: 2000 mm
Number of Servos: 9
Rudder, Elevator, Flaps, Spoiler, Ailerons via Spoiler, Motors (differential control)
Retractable Landing Gear, Cabin lighting, Landing lights, Position lights and fin illumination (individually switchable)
Weight (RTF) with helium filling: 348g
Weight (RTF) with air filling: approx. 390g
Max. Speed: approx. 7m/s (equivalent to approx. 300kts scale speed)
Landing Speed: approx. 3m/s (equivalent to approx. 130kts scale speed)
Please note: This Airliner model is a hand made single piece production from Martin Müller. He build it in a creative way with almost no drawings, just using pictures and 3 views from the original. So there is no plan and no kit of this Airbus available.
We apologize for that. Hope you enjoy it anyway!