(Video) Airbus A350 XWB on 1 scale: 20 and the first flight
About 2 years after the first flight operated by an Airbus A350 XWB, here is a younger brother, a model built on the scale 1: 20, took off in the first flight. The event took place at the Airbus base in Hamburg, Germany.
The small aircraft was piloted by Christoph Paff, an Airbus training mechanic. He took the idea of colleagues to build an A350 model and took the project to another level.
"We work for a super company, so we should try something bigger: we build an A350 XWB with a wingspan of 3.20 meters and powered by jet engines," was Paff's statement. The project started in 2011 and was completed in the middle of 2012. 3000 working hours were required.
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