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C-130J Specifications

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global airlift
US$110 million
US$14,014 per hour
RR AE2100D3
4 - 4,591 hp. ea.
6 blade R391
75,560 lbs.
164,000 lbs.
3,000 gallons
4,551 cubic feet
47,000 lbs.
112 ft. 9 in.
132 ft. 7 in.
115 mph
410 mph
2,750 fpm
1,500 feet
1,500 feet
35,000 feet
3,340 miles

Radio Control Airplanes C-130
RC C-130

The RC C-130 from GWS has a 44 in. wingspan and is 32 1/2 in. long. It is a foamy that comes as an ARF, painted, and with decals. You will need four 400 size electric motors for power.  Weight is around 12 oz. empty.

RC C-130
RC C-130

The scratch built RC C-130 by Michael Haberle and Jorge Golombek has a wingspan of 19 1/2 feet and weighs about 44 lbs. Geared Marx Maxi motors power it.

RC C-130

The RC C-130 from ASM is an ARF that has a 100 in. wingspan. Recommended power are .25 - .36 engines.

RC C-130
RC C-130

Joe Grable's 141 in. wingspan RC C-130 weighs in at 43 lbs. ready to fly and is powered by 4 x .91 Saito 4 cycle engines.

Kit Cutters has the RC C-130 as a kit made from Uncle Willies Plans. It has a 65 in. wingspan. You can power it with either O.S. .10 engines or with electric motors.

Kit Cutters has the RC C-130 cut from Nexus Plans. Wingspan is 108 in. It needs size 550 motors for power.

Kit Cutters has kits for the RC C-130 made from Dan Palmer Plans. Their 52 in. wingspan rc airplane uses .051 engines for power and weighs 4+ lbs.

Kit Cutters has a RC C-130 from Palmer Plans with a 87 in. wingspan that has a length of 64 in. It uses .25 engines for power and weighs around 11 lbs.

The largest Kit Cutters RC C-130 made from Palmer Plans has a wingspan of 133 in. and a length of 98 in. You can power it with four .49 engines. It should weigh around 22 lbs. all up.

Pence Aviation has a RC C-130 in a kit. It has a wingspan of 108 in. and a length of 61 1/2 in. Its fuselage is all glass, and its wings are made from foam. You can power it with .25 - .46 two stroke engines or the equivalent electric motors. Weight is around 19 lbs.

Electric Aero Modeling (EAM) has the RC C-130 in a kit. It is a foamy with a 60 in. wingspan and 39 in. length. With four 300 size motors it will weigh around 2 1/2 lbs.

Jet Hangar Hobbies has a RC C-130. They have it as a short kit. It has a 133 in. wingspan and is 100 in. long. It needs from 1.08 to 1.20 two stroke or 1.54 four stroke engine power.

The C-130, built by Lockheed and called the "Hercules" can operate from rough dirt strips and is the prime transport of the West for parachuting troops and equipment.

The four engine cargo hauler has been used for airlift support, DEW Line, Arctic supply missions air medical missions, aerial spraying, air tanker, and a host of other missions.

It remains in production over fifty years after its first flight. C-130 airplanes have accumulated over 30 million flight hours.

Compared with earlier models, the Model J has a 21 percent higher top speed and a 50% increased rate of climb.

It has 40% more range and can cruise at a 40% higher altitude than prior models.

Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprops feature 15% better fuel efficiency while having 29 percent additional thrust.

Six bladed propellers are lighter and have fewer moving parts.

In the cockpit there are liquid crystal display (LCD) instruments for all major aircraft functions.

The pilot and copilot use two holographic head-up displays and four multifunction head-down LCD displays.

All displays are night vision imaging system compatible.

There are dual redundancy mission computers which provide system diagnostics.

To date over 2,600 C-130 aircraft of all types have been built.

RC C-130

One of the most capable of all air tanker aircraft, the C-130 is used by numerous agencies. It is equipped with MAFFS, Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System. The system is designed to quickly convert the aircraft in to an air tanker. It consists of a total of seven components aboard the aircraft plus a ground based air compressor. It is capable of being installed in about 120 minutes. Replenishment of compressed air and retardant is accomplished in a little over 15 minutes. The MAFFS on board system holds 3,000 gallons which can be delivered in 6 to 8 seconds.

RC C-130
In November of 1963 a C-130 landed on the carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59) without use of arresting gear. The aircraft weighs the most and is the most massive aircraft to ever land aboard an aircraft carrier.

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