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 and the Blackbird is powered by twin Jet-Cat P200 producing more than 57 pounds of thrust. The model has a wing span of 97 inches and is an impressive 177 inches long and weighs in at 77.6 pounds. Construction is basic balsa and plywood construction with fiberglass cloth and resin finish and this scratch-built SR-71 is one of only two flying Blackbirds approved for flight in the EU. To duplicate the visual affect of afterburners in the model, a set of high intensity LEDs are located in the exhaust ducting.
Special thanks to xxxsolonly for posting this impressive video.