YouTube – Boeing 787
2 x GE or RR
64,000 lbs. ea.
up to 330
2,500 fpm (est.)
We are told that the Boeing 787 is the most “green” commercial air transport in the world. The aircraft has been named “Dreamliner”.
Modern compression technology makes the engines approximately 20 percent more efficient, with less hydrocarbon pollution, than those on the aircraft it will eventually replace.
Another reason the 787 is environmentally friendly is that over half of the construction materials used in the fuselage are made up of light weight, yet strong carbon graphite, secured with epoxy. In comparison, other modern airliners have fuselages with about 10% composites.
The wings of the Boeing 787 feature an ultra high aspect ratio making them more efficient at higher speeds, while flaperons enable them to produce more lift than the wings of other commercial airliners.
Another creature comfort of the Boeing 787 is that a higher humidity level can be maintained in the cabin, alleviating dehydration. Aircraft built with more corrosive materials in their fuselages have to keep their humidity at very low levels.
Boeing 787 pilots report that they appreciate the benefits provide by the Boeing 787 computerized systems, particularly of flight envelope protection, yet feel comfortable in that it still can be overridden by the pilot when deemed necessary.
In January of 2019 Boeing announced that they intend to increase Boeing 787 aircraft production from 12 to 14 per month. To date some 780 Boeing 787 aircraft of all types have been produced.
Pictured above is the Boeing 787 from Windrider. It is available as a slope soarer, but 70 mm EDF units can be added to it. Wingspan is 65 in., length is 61 in. and weight without motors is around 28 oz.
The Boeing 787 by Skyhunter Hobby has a 65 in. wingspan with a length of 62 in.
The Boeing 787 by E-flite has a wingspan of 55 in, and length of 57 in. Recommended are two BL 400 motors and controllers. DF units are included.
EDF Model has a rc Boeing 787 kit. It is 6.2 feet long and has a 6.5 foot wingspan. For power is uses a pair of Typhoon 600-33 motors driving Midi Fans. It is designed for Robart 600 retracts in front and Robard 602 retracts for the main landing gear. All up weight is 9.2 lbs.
RC Aerodyne has a Boeing 787 with a 65 in. wingspan. You will need to add your motors and 70 mm EDF’s. Decals for Quantas markings are sold separately.