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Specifications

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$370 - 380 million
transport
two
525
Trent 900 or GP 7000
4 x 70,000 lbs. ea.
608,400 lbs.
1,235,000 lbs.
239' 3"
261' 8"
560 mph
587 mph
2,850 fpm (est.)
43,000 feet
8,000 miles
4/27/05
2007






A380 For Sale


Pictured above is the A380 for sale from Chinese manufacturers. It is a popular model that you can easily find on line or at your local hobby shop.

It has a length of 56" and a 60" wingspan. Power comes from four 55 mm EDF's. Weight is around 3.5 lbs.

To build the the airplane, its EDF units are first mounted on the wings. Next the aileron connecting rods are installed. After that the wing halves may be glued together.

The vertical stabilizer, horizontal stabilizer, and elevators are assembled and glued to the fuselage next. Now you can complete the installation of the flight battery mount and flight controls.

This is a good time to install the landing gear and check the fit of the wing. It should not present any problems.

Although the center of gravity isn't shown in the instructions, you can use 1/3 from the leading edge of the wing root as a starting point.

Flying the airplane is a breeze! There is sufficient power to take off easily from a smooth runway. Climb out is very strong.

The stall characteristics of the A380, for sale from Chinese manufacturers, are very predictable and gentle, just like the real airliner.



A380 For Sale.

Shown just above is the huge, great looking, 18 foot wingspan A380 for sale by Peter Michel. There are four jet turbine engines powering it. It has been reported that Michel paid 3,500 Euros each for the custom manufactured engines. Michael's airplane is said to reach speeds up to 75 mph. All up weight is about 155 lbs.


Although there are longer passenger airliners, the overall largest in wingspan and weight is the A380 for sale by Airbus. Its maximum seating capacity is over 850. Airbus tells us that due to its high bipass engines and efficient aerodynamics, it is the most efficient giant airliner. Although the aircraft can take off and land in about the same runway length as other large aircraft, some runways needed to be made wider to accommmodate its extra wingspan.

The Rolls Royce Trent 900 and Engine Alliance GP 7200 turbofans make the A380, for sale by Airbus, the most quiet transoceanic aircraft currently in service, according to the manufacturer. They claim that the aircraft is 50% quieter than their competition.

In order to keep training expenses down, Airbus made the cockpit of the A380 similar to its other aircraft.

Multi function displays are the centerpiece of the cockpit design. Navigation is as simple as point and click.

Pilots commented that flying the A380, for sale by Airbus, is like operating a computer game.

An optional HUD (Head Up Display) is available for the airplane. The display is specialized for passenger aircraft and is used primarily for take off and landing in low visibility situations.



A380 For Sale.

This is a nice looking slope soarer A380, for sale from Windrider, built by Glenn of RC Groups. It has a 6' wingspan. Construction is from EPS foam. The slope soaring airplane weighs about 50 oz. and has 3 channel radio control. For such a bulky airplane, A380 for sale from Windrider is surprisingly fast. And, it looks great in the air! It needs winds above around 8 mph to fly at its best. It also flys smooth and steady, just like a real one.


A380 For Sale.

EBay has the A380 for sale as seen above, with a 72" wingspan. Power comes from four EDF 55-300H units.


A380 For Sale.

The A380 for sale, shown above, designed and built by Richard Oethken, has an extended fuselage. Wingspan is 216" and length is 241". Power comes from four jet turbine engines fed by about 5 1/2 gallons of fuel. All up weight is around 214 lbs.


Composites are used throughout the A380, for sale by Airbus, including its central wing box, for light weight strength.

Additional savings in weight have been realized by using a weldable aluminum alloy. With welding, the use of rivets is reduced or eliminated, providing less drag on exterior aircraft surfaces.

Integrated Modular Avionics, similar to what is used on modern fighter aircraft, is used in the A380 for sale by Airbus. Processors holding dedicated software have replaced multiple single purpose avionics reducing wiring, parts, weight and costs. A network and server system stores data, navigation charts, aircraft logs and more in the aircraft.

The A380, for sale by Airbus, is the first civilian aircraft to use power by wire flight controls, all powered by their own electronics and hydraulics. Aluminum power cables are used throughout the aircraft for weight savings. Previous aircraft used copper. There are no light bulbs in the airliner. All have been replaced with LED's for greater reliability. The aircraft only has thrust reversers on the inboard engines to reduce debris. To increase reliability and save weight, these are electrically actuated.

A total of 78 of the A380, for sale by Airbus, have been produced to date.


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