YouTube – Boeing 777
127,900 lbs. ea.
7,552 cu. feet
47,890 US gals.
242 ft. 4 in.
199 ft. 11 in.
2,850 fpm est.
The Boeing 777 is larger than all other two engine or three engine commercial aircraft. It is the first ever jet passenger aircraft to be completely designed by computer. Unlike other aircraft, a mock-up was never produced. This helped lower development costs.
The wing of the Boeing 777 is among the most efficient used in a current airliner. We are told that its turbojets are powerful, efficient, and among the quietest for the amount of power that they produce.
The Boeing 777 uses about 2/3 more carbon fiber materials, for added strength and lightness, than any other Boeing jet, except for the newest Boeing models. The twelve-wheel main landing gear of the aircraft allows for less wear on runways and taxi ways by more even weight distribution. As of this writing, the Boeing 777 holds the record for longest non-stop commercial flight ever accomplished.
A total of some 1,460 Boeing 777 aircraft of all types have been produced to date.
RC Boeing 777
Mikhail Karasev emailed to tell us about the RC Boeing 777 shown above from airliner-rc.ru. Its wingspan is 117″ and overall length 116″. The fuselage is glass fibre and wings are balsa over foam. Power comes from two EDF units. You can find videos and lots more information on its page.
The RC Boeing 777 from RC Castle is for three of four channel control. The ARF foamy comes with motors turning ducted fan units. It has a 55.16″ wingspan, is 57.13″ long, and weighs around 3.3 lbs.
You can find plans for the RC Boeing 777 from Joe Yap at hilbren.nl/rcplans. The rc 777 is a slope soarer for ailerons, rudder, and elevator controls. Its wingspan is 72″, length is 86″, and weight about 4 lbs.
The RC Boeing 777 from EDF Model wingspan is 78″ and length is 73″. Recommended power is by a pair of Typhoon 600-33 brushless motors driving WeMoTec Midi Fans. All up weight is about 9 lbs.
Windrider’s RC Boeing 777 has a 53″ wingspan. Included are 64 mm EDF units and servos.
The RC Boeing 777 from Gemini RC comes almost ready to fly including motors and 64 mm fan units. Wingspan is 52″, length is 56″ and weight is about 4 lbs.