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JU 52    6204     
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Powered R/C model aircraft for electric power. Semi-scale model for electric power, with three SPEED 400 motors and 7 NC cells. 8 channels.
Product information
This new model is a close-scale version of the full-size JU 52 which is still popular today, designed to a scale of 1:20. The three SPEED 400 motors produce the characteristic vibrant sound of a multi-motor model aircraft. The model's compact dimensions make it easy to transport, and it can even be hand-launched if you do not have a hard take-off strip at your disposal. The model is of conventional all-balsa construction, although numerous vacuum-moulded parts are included in the kit to simplify difficult areas. All three motors are supplied from a common NC battery and speed controller. Full power is only required for a ground take-off and steep climbs. Like the original the model is fitted with separate control surfaces mounted below the wings. This feature also helps the model to achieve good slow flying characteristics.

Contents of the quick-build kit
Quick-build kit showing R/C installation illustrated building instructions in German, English and French. Accurately pre-cut stripwood, die-cut printed balsa sheet and modelling quality ply vacuum-moulded ABS plastic parts, cancoy side windows in clear, untinted plastic, pre-formed steel wire undercarriage, ultra-light AlR wheel, R/C installation pack, miscellaneous parts and transfer sheet

R/C functions
Rudder Ailerons Elevator Speed control



Recommended radio control systems
GRAUPNER/JR FM 314 to FM 414 module systems on the 35 MHz band or mc-14 to mc-24 computer systems on the 35 MHz band

Wingspan approx. 1500 mm
Length overall approx. 1000 mm
Wing area approx. 26 dmē
Tailplane area approx. 5 dmē
Total surface area approx. 31 dmē
All-up weight approx. 1600 g
Total surface area loading approx. 52 g/dmē
Scale 1:20

A legend in the skies - the JU 52
The Junkers JU 52's birthplace was Dessau, half-way between Berlin and Leipzig. Dipl. Ing. Ernst Zindel, head of the development office at the Junkers aircraft works, designed the aircraft as the successor to the first success-ful all-metal transport aircraft F 13, G 24 and W 34. Zindel's design brief was for a single-engined freight aircraft utilising similar construction, with large storage capacity and with potential to develop a three-engined passenger variant from it. The result of this development saw the light of day in 1930 in the form of the single-engined JU 52, soon to earn the 9 nickname flying furniture van. The three-engined JU 52 3m which was destined to have a chapter of aviation history all to itself, first flew in March 1932. The machine was first used as a land-based and sea-based transport aircraft in Scandinavia and South America but in 1933 Lufthansa adopted it, and soon the JU 52 accounted for up to 80% of the machines in the aircraft park. As a reliable and (by the standards of the day) convenient transport aircraft the JU 52 set new standards in terms of safety and reliability. Even in peacetime it soon acquired the affectionate nickname Tante JU (Auntie JU). In the period from 1936 to 1944 almost 5000 JU 52s were built, many of them seeing sevice in the most arduous conditions. Up to 1947 the type was built in France as the AAC 1 Tucan, and it flew in the Armee de l'Air until 1960. Spain was still building the machine 1954 in the guise of the CASA 352, i.e. 22 years after the type's maiden flight! During this long history different engines were installed with consequent structural modifications. The standard power plant was the BMW series 132, but Pratt & Whitney Hornet and Wasp engines were also installed. All JU 52s have in common the all-metal construction the corrugated metal sheet skin the roomy fuselage for 17 passengers, the tapered, 4-spar wing with its lattice-like internal strutting, and the Junkers-style separate landing flaps and ailerons. These surfaces take the form of an auxiliary wing located parallel to and slightly below the wing trailing edge. operatlng as ailerons outboard and as landing flaps inboard. The aileron and flap ontrol systems are superim posed so that the ailerons droop slightly when the flaps are lowered, and at the same time the elevator trim is adjusted automatically. The rugged, fixed undercarriage can be fitted with skis or removed and replaced with floats. The radial engines are faired in with NACA cowls and Townend rings which promote good airflow and efficient cooling. The Tante JU - today Advances in aviation technology, the inevitable wear and tear on old aircraft and the increasing difficulty in obtaining spare parts has led to the present-day situation where only a handful of JU 52s are still in airworthy condition. In the interests of tradition South African Airways and Lufthansa both keep a JU in flying condition for special flights. Lufthansa's example, dating from 1936 was formely based in Scandinavia, then in the Luftwaffe, later in Ecuador and the USA, but has been lovingly restored by Lufthansa with tremendous effort, and is now licensed under the registration D-AQUI. In mernory of the origins of the company - then known as LUFT HANSA - 60 years ago in Berlin, the machine has been christened Berlin-Tempelhof after the famous Berlin airport. However, the most famous JUs are based in Switzerland, and have been flying since 1939. At that time the Swiss Air Force obtained three examples of the JU 52 3m g4e for general transport purposes and as a flying auditorium for air staff. After a huge number of flights, including their rescuing angel act in the avalanche winter of 1951, they were very reluctantly decommissioned after more than 10,000 flying hours per aircraft. However, they had made many devoted friends in Switzerland, who subsequently took on the task of maintaining the old Aunties for nostalgia flights. The Association of the Friends of the Swiss Flying Troops Museum assumed responsibility for the machines, while pilots, stewards and maintenance personnel gave their services voluntarily and without pay As a result these three JUs are still flying across Switzerland and all of Europe, usually from Duebendorf near Zuerich, under the name JU-AlR. And even today the JU 52 is still making new friends. We wish to pay our respects, old lady!

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