Giant Scale Me 262 Swallow

Giant Scale Me 262 Swallow

When it comes to giant scale RC aircraft, nothing even comes close to amazing and gigantic aircraft that Ali Machinchy pilots. Here’s a video of Ali’s 1/3-scale Messerschmitt Me 262 powered by twin turbine engines as it performs at the Classic Jets Meet at the RAF Abingdon base In Oxfordshire.

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With a span of 181 inches  the Me 262 weighs in at 100 lbs. Powered by twin 50 lbs thrust turbines, this amazing WW II Luftwaffe jet fighter was a one off design that was scratch built by John Greenfield in the UK. Ali purchased it and had it re finished, then went on to Fly it for a number of years before he sold it to a collector in the US.

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As can be seen, the Me 262 has no lack of power and with several video cameras onboard, this video make you feel like you in the air along side the sleek jet fighter.

Video courtesy of Tbobborap1

Updated: December 31, 2018 — 3:38 PM


  1. Pretty amazing video! The 262 and 163 are the best, most brilliant designs of WWII aircraft!

  2. Very Impressive. Better be glad they didn’t have enough of those,early enough or we’d probably been sol as far as bombing the “Reich”!

  3. What would Hitler think of this?

  4. What an amazing video, with cameras all over the place.
    Appears no different from the real thing, even seen through the cameras.

  5. What plans were used? There should be more of these than one!

  6. Great looking aircraft and expertly flown.
    I have a friend that worked at Kansas City enroute air traffic control center that flew P51s in WW2 and shot down a ME262. He saw a couple in formation and raised his nose and lobbed a volley and one flew into the stream of bullets.

  7. Really a great scale plane and the piloting was very good with a very quick landing that could have been seen as a full scale. But man that set-up time! I guess maybe 1.5 to 2 hrs? Could depend on how many people and how many questions about the plane you get hit with! Lol!

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