Amphibious firefighting airplane ("Super Scooper"), equipped with PowerFunctions, able to taxi via LCS
About this creation
this is a first aircraft, a Canadair CL-215 in minifig scale, meant to be taxiing on the airport of the future town.
Wingspan: 80 studs
Weight: 1050 g (batteries included)
Fits 2 whole minifig pilots
Power Functions gear: 3 PF M motors, 1 battery box, 1 IR receiver
- engines (2 M motors)
- flaps (1 M motor)
- rudder (coupled with nose wheel which is steered via LCS)
The main building aspects here were the wings and the rear part of the fuselage which should have a smooth surface. Other than that it was quite a fun build although it took nearly two months.
Being a complete newbie in building airplanes I was very glad to see that I had some predecessors. It helped me a lot to look at their versions of the Canadair. That's why there are quite a few credits:
Last not least a big thank to my dear friend, the well-known Steffen Kasteleiner, who gave me a lot of advice.
Some more pics:
The inner section of the wings (between the motors) is quite sturdy to carry the engines. Since the beam between engine and flap is only one stud wide the outer sections are built as lightweight as possible. Plus there is a built-in pre-tension to counterbalance the weight of the wingtips (plus floats) so that the wings are more or less straight when mounted.
Thank you very much guys, glad you like it! @Yann: Thanks. Yeah, I've seen them in France, too, very impressive aircraft. @Frank: Thank you! They can turn much faster, but due to their design there's no thrust at all - not even a sound ... :-( @T.J.: Glad you like it that much! @Henrik: Many thanks! It's as realistic as it can get, but certainly there is still room for improvements. @Cheryl: Thanks a lot! @Sinan: Many thanks mate! @Michael: Thanks a ton! @Vinny: Thank you very much. I've seen those planes several times in the South of your home country and wanted to build one of them for a long time. @Sam: Thanks pal! @Tom: Many thanks! @Alex: Thank you. Yeah, without those planes it would be much worse. @Steffen: Danke dir. Ich hoffe ja, nicht mehr so viele Flieger bauen zu müssen ... ;-) @Henrik: Many thanks, glad you like it. Yeah, I've seen it, very nice. @David: Glad you like the functions, too! @Starscream: Many thanks mate! @Karol: Many thanks! @Steffen: Glad you like it! @Matt: Thank you very much. As said, I love your version, too. Of course, that's a missing feature ... ;-) @Sven: Thanks pal! Ich wollte einfach sehen, ob so was mit dem LCS machbar ist - war ja überhaupt nicht klar, ob das mit so einem Brummer klarkommt. Aber ich hab da auch richtig Bock drauf, mal andere Sachen zu machen. Das Gute ist ja, man kann alles für die Stadt verwenden ... Serienbau hört sich gut an, ich melde mich die Tage mal per Mail. @Jet: Glad you like it!
Very cool plane! It exactly looks like the real one! I saw one landing on the see one time in south France ! It's very impressive! And the functions are perfect! This should seriously be a set! 8-) 5/5
Nice! I've seen a lot of these on my vacations in Croatia, because the Mediterranean shrubbery tends to catch fire a lot in the hot summer months. Usually only half an island has actual trees because the rest burned down. And when you think it's going to be okay the forest starts burning and next year the whole island is covered in short pine and dried grass. But what can you do? it's nature.
Wow my friend, i'm really excited. A Canadair with sooo many great details and functions. Really really cool!! Ich bin echt total begeistert weil ich nicht im geringsten damit gerechnet hätte das du auch mit Flugzeugen anfängst. Da sieht man mal wieder wieviel Potenzial in dir steckt. Hast du echt wieder total klasse hinbekommen. Ich bin im Moment auch wieder ganz gut mit Lego beschäftigt, da ich den VW Amarok nun in Serie baue für Freunde aus dem Amarokforum wo ich auch Mitglied bin.