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Lockheed Super Constellation (88″)

At 88” span this plan can be built into an impressive scale model using four electric motors for power. The retractable undercarriage can be incorporated too. If you’re looking for a really big project for your next RC model aircraft, this nine-sheet plan for an impressive 88 inch (2.235m) wingspan Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation could be for you.

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Lockheed Super Constellation

Plan (9 large Sheets) for Phil Noels Super Constellation, one of the classic 1950’s airliners, affectionately known as the ‘Connie’ and served with many airlines and even the military.

£37.00 £33.30Add to basket
Lockheed Super Constellation - ABS Cowl

Cowl (ABS) for the 88″ Super Constellation, one of the classic 1950’s airliners, affectionately known as the ‘Connie’ and served with many airlines and even the military.

£32.00 £30.40Add to basket
Lockheed Super Constellation - Laser Cut Wood Pack

Laser Cut wood pack for the 88″ Super Constellation, one of the classic 1950’s airliners, affectionately known as the ‘Connie’ and served with many airlines and even the military.

£331.00 £291.28Add to basket

Additional Wood Pack for the Super Constellation, one of the classic 1950’s airliners, affectionately known as the ‘Connie’ and served with many airlines and even the military.

£255.00Add to basket
Buy the Short Kit & Save 15% Lockheed Super Constellation - Set

Short Kit (Set) includes Plan, ABS Cowl set,  Laser Cut Wood Pack & Additional Wood Pack for the 88″ Super Constellation, one of the classic 1950’s airliners, affectionately known as the ‘Connie’ and served with many airlines and even the military.

£655£556.00Add to basket

Specification

  • Designer: Philip Noel
  • Wingspan: 88″ (2235mm)
  • Power Source: 4 x Speed 480 or eqivalent
  • Radio Functions: 5
  • Battery: 2 x 3S LiPo 2200mAh
  • Length: 82.57″ (2117mm)

Full Description

At 88” span this plan can be built into an impressive scale model using four electric motors for power. The retractable undercarriage can be incorporated too. If you’re looking for a really big project for your next RC model aircraft, this nine-sheet plan for an impressive 88-inch (2.235m) wingspan Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation could be for you.

Designed by Phil Noel, the model is powered by four geared electric motors and the plan includes details of installing a retractable undercarriage. The model is built in sections for easier transport.

The large radar housings seen on the EC-121 AEW versions can be made by carving the shapes from block balsa and using them to mould the parts from plastic or fibreglass. The model is of conventional all-wood construction, but a set of moulded engine cowlings are available. A laser-cut wood pack is available that contains most of the shaped wood parts needed such as fuselage formers and wing ribs. This saves a great deal of time in the build and ensures accuracy, but you will need to buy additional sheets and strip wood or the available Additional Wood Pack (both Laser Cut and Additional Wood packs and parts are all included in the Short Kit (Set)) to complete the model, as well as all the hardware needed.

The full size: The Super Constellation was one of the classic 1950’s airliners, affectionately known as the ‘Connie’, and served with many airlines and even the military. It was a long-range airliner developed from the L-049 Constellation military transport used during WWII. It was used by famous airlines such as TWA, Pan Am, Qantas, and KLM on their prestigious routes. The flight from New York to London in a Super Constellation was around 16 hours, with refueling stops in Labrador or Shannon – sometimes both. When new jet airliners like the de Havilland Comet, Douglas DC-8, and Boeing 707 slashed it to six or seven hours non-stop, Connie’s glory days were over and it rapidly disappeared from service with the major airlines. But military versions of the aircraft were to remain in service with the US Air Force and US Navy for many more years as a C-121 transport, EC-121 Warning Star airborne early warning (AEW), VC-121E ‘Columbine III’, personal aircraft of President Dwight D Eisenhower, and in many other specialist roles. There was even the NC-121J, a version that transmitted television to US troops serving in Vietnam. So there is no shortage of interesting colour schemes for your Connie, from the gorgeous post-war civilian airline liveries to the many military schemes it wore during its long service.

TWA graphics can be purchased from www.callie-graphics.com

Thank you to Richard McFarland for the additional photos.

Plan MW3663 Laser Cut Wood Pack WP3663 ABS Cowl Set CA3663CL Additional Wood Pack AWP3663 Short Kit SET3663

What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack?

A CNC or Laser Cut Wood Pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply & lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals & GRP sheets.

What’s in an Additional Wood Pack?

Our Additional Wood Packs contain MOST of the necessary sheet and strip wood needed to complete a model being built from a Sarik Hobbies plan and using the associated Laser Cut Wood Pack, if available. We stock a wide range of balsa, ply and spruce in popular sheet and strip sizes but even so we cannot guarantee to be able to supply all the wood necessary to complete each model. So some additional purchases may be required from other modeling wood stockists if not available from Sarik Hobbies. Our Additional Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and spruce wood in the stock sizes as used by our suppliers and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model such as hardwoods, metals & GRP sheets. CLICK HERE for further information & our FAQs

What’s in a Short Kit?

A short kit usually contains, where available, the plan, the laser/CNC cut wood pack, additional wood pack, canopy, cowl or any other available Glass Fibre or plastic moulded items.

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