Giant F-14 Swing-Wing’s First Flight

Giant F-14 Swing-Wing’s First Flight

From our friend across the pond Tbobborap1, this video of the maiden flight of Mick Burrell’s 1/7.5-scale Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a must-see. Tbob notes that there are only two of these models in the UK and that this one is the first to fly, adding, “It was a beautiful sunny day with a reasonable right-hand crosswind but Mike did a brilliant job with her on this first flight.” We agree! Built from the Skymaster kit, this 100-inch-span model is powered by two 160 turbines (each producing 37 pounds of thrust!) and it weighs in at 54 pounds. A Futaba 18MAZ radio controls the jet’s 14 servo via a Robbe SBus power distribution system. What a plane!

Updated: July 30, 2015 — 12:50 PM
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