Norbert Schuerz' RC V-22 Osprey

Norbert, his wife Susanne and good friend Egon are here in San Diego to fly his one-of-a-kind giant scale RC V-22B Osprey at the Miramar Airshow.  Norbert designed and built the Osprey from scratch at home in Austria.  I had the pleasure of meeting them and witnessed their pre-airshow flight test at Alpine Aerosquadron's field on Thursday before the airshow.  Click the pic and you can see pictures and a video of the Osprey.  If you can make it to the airshow, please go visit them in the model airplane tent near the flight line.  Like most modelers, they are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.  -  Steve

 

Norbert & V-22

 

Norbert's website:  http://www.avens.at/cms/index.php/en/

 

Another great video and pictures here.

 

Some interesting facts below:

 

 

Original V-22     Model data  
2 Rolls-Royce AE1107C 4.586 kW   Length 2,05m 6,72 feet 80,7inch
Length 17,48m / 57,3feet   Width 9,84 feet / 118,1 inch
Width incl. rotors 25,78m / 84,5feet   Rotor diameter 14,52 feet / 54,3 inch
Rotor-diameter 11,60m / 38feet   Weight inc. batteries about  48,5 pound
Max. height (nacelles vertical) 6,73m / 22feet   Motor Kontronik Pyro 1000-40
Max. starting weight 23.859 kg / 52.600pound   ESC Kontronik KOSMIK 200 HV
Max. travel speed 500km/h / 300 kts   Batteries 12s 4x5100mAh (2p) LIPO
Range 790 km / 428mn   External tiltelectronic Benedini
Max. hovering time (Loiter time) 20 min   Flight controller Flip32 Board
Payload 24 men or weight up to 20.000 pound   Remote control Jeti DC-16
Maiden flight March 19.1989, deployed 8.12.2005   Scale ratio 1:8,5