Our friend across the pond Tbobborap1 captured more great footage at this year’s British Model Flying Association Nats, including this great Navy F9F Cougar. Built from an Airworld kit, this 85-inch turbine jet looks and flies great. We don’t know his last name, but builder/pilot Steve gets two thumbs up from us. Nicely done!
Rudolf Winter heavily modified a Fly Eagle kit to create this beautiful swing-wing F-14 Tomcat. Rudolf notes that he spent approximately 400 hours building the plane, and it shows! Weighing in at 77 pounds, the twin turbine jet looks like its full-scale brother in flight. Thanks to tbobborap1 for taking this video and sharing it [...]
Check out this gorgeous, 20-foot-span Avro Vulcan XH558! Built by Dave Johnson, the 1/7-scale model is powered by four (!) 160 turbines. The plane has sheeted wings with black Depron ribs, about which Dave notes, “The ribs essentially just keep the skins apart, and so [they] needed very little in the way of strength laterally. [...]
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 [...]
From our November 2011 issue of MAN, Steve Shumate’s great F/A-22 Raptor Pusher Jet is an awesome looking park flyer you can build from foam sheet. Plans are available at: http://www.airagestore.com/plans/f-a-22-raptor.html To download the 22-page PDF construction guide, Click Here. F/A-22 Raptor pusher jet–An easy-to-build pusher park jet with functional thrust vectoring Photos by Lawrence Dong [...]
Today in 1951, Colonel Fred J Ascani set a 635.686mph world speed record in an F-86F Sabre. He received the Mackay Trophy for flight, an award established in 1911 for the most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons or organization. One of our favorite F-86s is this $149.99 electric ducted fan [...]
This year’s Kentucky Jets event, held at the Springfield-Lebanon airport, was a weekend full of the best jets from across the country and even around the world. John Raclawski was there to capture the action, and here are some of his favorite photos from the weekend and a summary of the event. Enjoy! Kentucky Jets [...]