Supersonic Scale: RC Concorde

Jan 03, 2013 16 Comments by

The full-size Concorde set world speed records, flying from New York to Paris in less than half the time of conventional airliners. This huge twin-turbine version was recently flown at Panoramaflugtag 2012 in Ohlsdorf, Germany, where it impressed onlookers with its speed and performance. Thanks to YouTube’s Klaus Enser for posting this video!

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16 Responses to “Supersonic Scale: RC Concorde”

  1. Filadelfos says:

    who is the owner/builder? He should get props!

  2. Scott Anderson says:

    Congratulations!
    Beautiful work!
    Imagine how nice this will look flying off of a paved runway!

  3. Dick Vogel says:

    Shit happens. HOPEFULLY NOT TO MY PLANES.

  4. AlphaCrusis says:

    That is one amazing aircraft, I wish I had one

  5. Kent S. Carper says:

    WoW! Great work, beautiful model and flight!

  6. Don Patterson says:

    I agree that this is a neat model that flew well and was in the hands of a capable pilot. But, eventually things will not go right and one of these with several gallons of jet-A will go into a group of people or a building, possibly causing deaths. That will not be neat because we will probably lose our hobby. We need sensible limits on model size and speeds.

    • Matt Eberhard says:

      This is Germany which is a long ways away from the states. We all have to realize that Germans have been flying huge dangerous looking gas and kerosene planes for a long long time, and that they only fly over crop land. No danger there except maybe to the crops.
      Awesome build and awesome flight! If ever there were an RC jet that didn’t look like it would fly, the Concord is it! Amazing skills!

    • Test Pilot says:

      Go find a rubber band powered balsa wood plane…. oh wait… that could put out an eye.

    • Roland says:

      Real planes do that at air shows….we still have them. Train wrecks happen……we still have them. People die in avalanches every year…….people still go skiing. Get my drift?
      You can stay in your house all day and worry about a meteor coming through the roof or go outside and start enjoying life.

      Who would be put in charge of what is “sensible for size and speed?” Maybe B.O. will appoint at counsel! Would this affect the Reno Air Races?

      Face it, even taking a dump has its’ risks. You stay full and the rest of us will take our chances.

      Hope you soon find your life,
      Roland

  7. Don Waitkus says:

    Terrific. This is as beautiful as the R.C. Blackbird. Congratulations are due to the fine craftsman and pilot. Why would anyone think that this would be crashing into houses. Large scale planes use gasoline to propel chainsaw engines for flight. Would n,t they also be capable of crashing into houses with even worse effects.

    This is not the largest scale model airplane ever built. I believe that record belongs goes to a group in England who built a huge WWII Lancaster. It took FOUR pilots to fly it, a tuck to carry it around and a bunch to assemble it for flight.

    CONGRATULATIONS FOR SUCH AN HEROIC AND HISTORIC ACCOMPLISHMENT. Thank you for sharing this event with us.

  8. Rich Uravitch says:

    “We need sensible limits on model size and speeds.”
    And who, exactly, Mr.Patterson, would establish those “sensible” limits? Our government? They have a dismal track record on most other issues. Sensible is a relative term. My guess is that most people involved in the development and operation of spectacular models like the Concorde are reasonably well equipped to undertake the project, recognize the potential difficulties and address them, probably far better than those who would choose to legislate them away. ANY undertaking is subject to unanticpated accidents, that’s why they’re called accidents. You should be expected to accept the risk; if not, don’t participate or SPECTATE. Get your thrills watching somewhat more benign activities.
    If you are an ACTIVE R/C flyer, you should easily grasp the concept.

  9. Bob Barth says:

    Two thumbs up, Rich. As you said, if you feel you are in danger, don’t spectate. I wonder If Mr. Patterson ever flew in a full size aircraft. How does he justify that?

  10. Frank Sroka says:

    Cool. What more canI say.

  11. David says:

    We’re did u get the info to build the rc concorde so u can get the right wings n nose n that

  12. isaac says:

    wow the technology people have made

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