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Amazing L-39 Albatros Jet

Amazing L-39 Albatros Jet

— World’s Largest Turbine Powered Jet

Today, turbine jets are very popular and you can see them at most scale competitions. As jets developed from glow powered ducted-fan-power systems to true turbine power, their sizes started to increase. Really big turbine jets fall in the 1/3 scale size, but now there are even bigger jets in the Monster scale size knocking on the half-scale door. This impressive L-39 Albatros is a try show plane and it is almost half-scale.

This triple-X size L-39 Albatros has a wingspan: 3,50m and is 4,50m long The jet is 1:2,7-scale and it has a takeoff weight of 49,5Kg. Piloted by Marc Petrak at the Euroflugtage event in Rheidt Niederkassel, Germany, Marc showed off the amazing aerobatic performance of his monster Albatros.


Updated: September 18, 2018 — 11:08 AM
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  1. same ol same ol..not impressed.

  2. What I would really like to know in these articles is who are the folks who build these and how? Are they engineers or metal fabricators with access to high-tech cnc machines? Your average joe cannot do this in his garage!

  3. Ditto to Steve and Douglass above. Besides, who the hell can afford to invest in this aspect of the hobby?!?!

  4. I think someone needs to build a full scale airplane (start with a Cub) that can be flown either as an RC plane without a pilot inside, or it can be flown with an actual pilot in the cockpit and using the controls. Why not? It seems these guys are almost there anyway. It might only cost $100,000 and up! LOL! And it could be flown to the events, rather than disassembled and transported by car.

  5. I think the tenor of the above and previous comments – there have been many in
    recent years – suggests that you contribute to the craft of the model airplane building hobby by returning to the kind of planes that working people can financially afford to construct in their garage or basement and fly for fun and comraderie. Let’s bring back a monthly kids column to advance a new generat ion through “stick ‘n tissue” “no-Cal” profile planes, Pussy Cats and Little Richards then on the small field r/c 36″ span 8–12 r/c trainers. By the time the 8 year olds reach 12-13 they will be able to BUILD and FLY decent RC planes if different genre.

    In New England we lack the 200 acre fields that lie outside many mid-western towns. I recommend this program because I founded and participate in one. Kids who learn to BUILD planes to fly are the ONLY way to save the flying model airplane hobby. Pre-built foamies and $150,000 corporate-funded shrunken airplanes built by engineers and materials specialists will not. The AMA is promoting its own demise. Look at the BRITS– real MODEL BUILDERS – beautiful workmanship in practical scales. They are bot bidding other clubs to see who can build the biggest with the mostest $$$$. You are now in the approach leg of the field that devoured AIR TRAILS, AMERICAN MODELER, MODEL BUILDER and FLYING MODELS and others

  6. why dont you guys do an article on poor boys air planes! how about flying hub caps.

  7. Terrific. It looks nice, it flies good and it is a lot easier to see in the sky. They did a nice job with a lot of money. Scale keeps getting bigger and now you need a hanger to keep it in. It could fit in the garage, but that’s where they keep the truck to haul it to the airport(flying field) However with that all said, it is not as big as the Lancaster at an English field.They needed a truck to get it to the flying field. It took 4 guys to assemble it and fly it. It was about a 16 foot wing span By the time they got it assembled and the engines started it was time to go home. The pixs weren’t sharp enough to see any detail.

  8. Why not a pilot to complete such an outstanding???????

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