Friday, February 03, 2006

Very cool R/C jet

YouTube has a video showing the "coolest toy EVER," a radio controlled scale model of the F-14 Tomcat:
Built out of kevlar and carbon fiber, this miniature figher jet can reach speeds upwards of 280 M.P.H. The models use small jet turbines, functionally identical to those used in actual full-sized jets to achieve remarkable speeds and flying precision.
I got to see one of these at an R/C airfield when I was (much) younger. They had a real hard time getting it off the ground. After finally getting it in the air, it didn't take long for the pilot to auger in. Chuck Yeager he was not.

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