Cool video of the week: Jet-Powered Ultralight

Cool video of the week: Jet-Powered Ultralight

 Have you ever heard of a jet-powered ultralight? Dean Arnold recently uploaded this amazing footage of the maiden flight of the his Sirocket, the first twin engine jet-powered “microlight” in the UK. Filmed at the Damyn’s Hall Airfield, the Sirocket is a composite monoplane design normally powered by a 40hp gasoline engine and pusher propeller. Sounding exactly like a Lear jet on takeoff, this new version is powered by two RC grade JetCat P200SX turbine engines. We’ll bet it’s crazy fun to fly!

And the view from the cockpit:

Updated: January 1, 2012 — 6:08 PM


  1. Looks a bit scarey! Underpowered?

    1. I thought that was very inventive. I just want to know how fast he was going.

  2. Sweet! but noisy….Too bad it wasn’t built in the US..What’s wrong w/ us now?

  3. Underpowered? Maybe but all jets start their take off rolls slowly (except fighters). I suspect the noise is nulified by the lack of vibration. Noise cancelling headphones would take care of that.

  4. Wonder what the comparative stats are – max speed, fuel consumption, climb rate, take off length etc compared to Stock set up.

  5. To a girl in the bar that night: “yeah, I went flying in my twin engined jet today just for fun.”

  6. Note the Left aeileron in the up position a level flight. Wonder why? Also looks like it lands a little hot for an ultralight. (typical jet).

  7. Q; Now James, do try to take care of this. It costs our taxpayers dearly.

    007: Now Q, you know I always do.

    Q: That’s what I’m afraid of.

  8. A beautiful woman that has a passion for aviation and RC. Debra Cleghorn is my dream woman. The plane is cool too.

  9. Awesome project. sounds like a Lear or Falcon jet starting up and taking off

  10. What is the cost to put one of these together? Man i want one!

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