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Monster Scale SR-71 Blackbird Spyplane

Monster Scale SR-71 Blackbird Spyplane

SR-71 Blackbird Spyplane

One of the most advanced spy planes used by the CIA was the mysterious SR-71 Blackbird and RC pilots around the world get very excited when one shows you at the flying field. This impressive example was flown at the Oberhausen Jet-Meet in Germany. The pilot and owner of this scale model is Lothar Heinrich and the Blackbird is powered by twin Jet-Cat P200 producing more than 57 pounds of thrust. The model has a wing span of 97 inches and is an impressive 177 inches long and weighs in at 77.6 pounds. Construction is basic balsa and plywood construction with fiberglass cloth and resin finish and this scratch-built SR-71 is one of only two flying Blackbirds approved for flight in the EU. To duplicate the visual affect of afterburners in the model, a set of high intensity LEDs are located in the exhaust ducting.

Special thanks to  xxxsolonly for posting this impressive video.

Updated: July 15, 2015 — 10:34 AM

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  1. I guess that you’ve never seen this……

    http://www.mmrca.org/lance/sledframe.html

    1. I guess that you’ve never seen this……

      http://www.scalerc-il.com/ScaleRCForum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3068&PN=1&TPN=9

      This huge aircraft manufactured in Israel and presented the Israeli forum ..
      Great pride to the people who take part in the project.
      Top planners is Mr. Gilad Olinki. lives in Ness Ziona town -Israel

  2. Awesome ! Brought back a bunch of memories to an old HABU repair man ! Habu was the nick name of the SR-71 flown in SAC for photo recon.

  3. I saw a real one fly at an air show many years ago, this one looks just like it in flight. Very impressive!

  4. Absolutely realistic. I am an 87 year old WWII USAAF Veteran, 321st Bomb Grp., 12th. Air Force. Served in the European Theater during Germany’s surrender.

  5. Impressive! The finesse required in gauging the landing speed on that runway is especially noteworthy.

  6. What a shame to have lost this model, but what happened?

    Did he lose the RC link?

    MB

  7. an realy well done and well flown SR71 i am very i am very impressed

  8. Love it. As a Habu NUT, I love any RC video of the SR-71 whether it’s foam, composite, turbine, you-name-it. I actually went through 10 64MM foam airframes due to my stupidity and tenaciousness, LOL.

    My muse, my nemesis.

    A very difficult plane to fly since there is nothing else like her. The reward however, is glorious.

    There’s an old saying which rings true with this bird…

    “The only human-made plane you could ever see Darth Vader fly.”

    So true.

  9. NICE SR 71 ONE: BUT THE LANDING WAS A BIT OUT OF CONTROL! A LITTLE MORE WORK ON THE STABILITIE CURVE MIGHT HELP HERE. NICE AFTER BURNNERS TOO!

  10. According to Mike Boyajian the model was lost. Does anyone know how that happened?

  11. I want one, where can I get one and what is the price tag on it?

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