F-86 Sabre: SUPER-SIZED!

Jan 16, 2013 11 Comments by

Flown by Henri Wild at the Icare-Airmeet in France, this 14-foot-span F-86 weighs in at 145 pounds and uses two JetCat 160 turbines for power. We’ve learned that the plane experienced an air leak in its retracts during this flight; at minute 2:59 the pilot starts to retract the gear but due to lack of pressure he decides to keep the gear extended for a safe landing. Thanks to Rich Uravitch for sharing this with us and to YouTube’s RCScaleAirplanes for posting this amazing video!

Debra Cleghorn, Featured News

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11 Responses to “F-86 Sabre: SUPER-SIZED!”

  1. RazoyoRC says:

    Way to pull off a safe landing, Henri Wild!

  2. brians356 says:

    How are the two turbines slaved together, with only one narrow scale jetpipe?

  3. Glen Gall (@gman518) says:

    I’d love to see how those 2 Jetcats are slaved together

  4. RCSA says:

    Many thanks for showing my video on ModelAirplaneNews . com

    If you like to see more of giant scale airplanes and warbirds, just have a look at my YouTube channel.
    Best regards

  5. Les Reynolds says:

    Model Airplane is a great mag and I look forward to my copy each month.You do a great job Debra. Les Reynolds Grahamstown South Africa

  6. Chuck Champagne says:

    Why would an experienced hobbiest fly such a beautiful plane with no pilot? Takes the scale out of the picture and a beautiful flight look stupid!

  7. PJ Ash says:

    Wow! Thanks for putting this on for us. Nice video! Hope to see you at Warbird Alley again at Top Gun! ~PJ

  8. Tom Brockman says:

    where can I get plans for this big bird.Regaeds TOM

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