Watch a Giant 1/4 Junkers Ju 188 Perform Its Maiden Flight [Video]

After seven years of planning and construction, Franz Obenauf’s 1/4 scale Junkers Ju 188 recently performed its maiden flight.

The machine spans 18 ft, weighs 1876 lbs and is powered by two Moki 250cc engines spinning 30.7″ 3 blade Ramoser propellers. The colors and markings were applied by Klaus Herold, who is an expert at painting and weathering WW2 RC aircraft.

Click below to check out a video of the flight.

(via RCScaleAirplanes Top Image: Kaboldy from Wikimedia Commons Thanks, Pascal!)