Space Shuttle

Homemade Space Shuttle RC airplane flying easy model

Space Shuttle RC

Materials: XPS foam 3 and 5 mm / Depron 3mm, 6mm, aircraft plywood 2mm, UHU Por glue
Wingspan: 0,52m (20,5")
Flying Weight: 113g (4 oz)
Electric brushless motor: MF1306-2700KV (10g)
Propeller: 5030
Receiver mini : FlySky FS2A 4CH (2g)
Transmitter: FlySky FS-i6X ($45)
ESC: VGood 6A (7g)
Servos: EMAX ES9051 (5g)x2
LiPo battery: 350 mah 2S 7.4V (20g)
LiHV battery: 380 mah 2S 7.6V (18g)
Carbon Strips: 0.6mm x 5mm
Carbon Fiber Rods: 1mm
Nylon Control Horn with Clevis (0,52+0,34g):
Control Horn (0,5g)
for Beginner RC Pilots: 3 Axis Gyro Flight Stabilizer

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Space Shuttle RC plane plans

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The first of the shuttles, the construction of which began on June 19, 1974, was named ENTERPRISE at the request of viewers of the popular science fiction television series "STAR - TREK", and after the names of two famous U.S. aircraft carriers. NAVY. ENTERPRISE was not intended for space flight. Its task was to undergo a test program so that the next shuttle (OV -102) could start flights into orbit after the completion of construction. ENTERPRISE left the assembly station on September 16, 1976, after which it was subjected to tests including approaches and landings, launcher vibration, durability of engines and booster rockets with external tank, and shuttle avionics.

On March 27, 1975, assembly of the 0V -102 shuttle, COLUMBIA, began. On January 29, 1979, NASA signed a new contract with ROCKWELL to build new shuttles: CHALLENGER (challenging) DISCOVERY (discovery) and ATLANTIS. The success of the ENTERPRISE test flight program suggested that the next shuttle, COLUMBIA, would be launched into orbit in 1979. In fact, this event did not happen until two years later. On April 12, 1981, at 700 AM EST, in the presence of approximately one million spectators at Cape Canaveral, COLUMBIA rose into the sky on a pillar of fire and smoke, ushering in the era of reusable space vehicles.

Considering it as an aircraft structure, it is difficult to classify this vehicle as a specific family of flying ships. At take-off, its action in combination with the rest of the elements resembles a rocket, in orbital flight it is an artificial satellite, and when it returns to the ground it becomes a glider. The shuttle is by far the most complex of any aircraft ever built. Similar in size to a medium-sized passenger jet, eg the DC-9, it is a tailless, cantilevered low-wing double-delta wing, powered by rocket engines.

It houses the propellants for the main engines of the shuttle and provides the support structure for the entire system during take-off. It absorbs the stresses caused by the thrust of booster rockets and main engines. Upon completion of work (8.5 minutes) after take-off, it is thrown back and disintegrates upon entering the dense layers of the atmosphere. His remains fall into the Indian or Pacific Oceans. It is the only non-recoverable component of the shuttle system.

Permanent propellants accelerate the space shuttle during the first two minutes of flight and operate in parallel with the three main engines. After disconnection and launching, the auxiliary rockets are recovered, overhauled and can be used on one of the next expeditions. Booster rockets are the largest devices of this type used in space flights. The length of the rockets is 45.36 m, diameter is 3.708 m.

Most of the satellites carried by the shuttle require gentle handling and precise alignment in orbit. It was built by the Canadian company SPAR AEROSPACE Ltd. It has 6 degrees of freedom, an overall length of 15.24 m, and while the hold doors are closed, it is folded along the port side of the shuttle.

SYSTEM - length 56.1 m,
height 23.3 m
EXTERNAL TANK - length 47.1 m,
diameter 8.5 m,
take-off weight 747 600 kg
curb weight 32,200 kg
SUPPORT RACKET - 45.4 m long
3.7 m diameter
take-off weight 582 900 kg
curb weight of 80,000 kg
Pendulum - length 37.0 m
span 23.8 m
height during taxiing 17.4 m
curb weight 73,200 kg
LOADING - length 18.3 m
4.6 m diameter