X-1 on Mach 1 Day!

X-1 on Mach 1 Day!

Our buddy Brent Hecht got to fly his Bell X-1 at Edwards Air Force Base. Edwards was the venue for Chuck Yeager’s historic flight when he became the first person to exceed Mach-1 and break the sound barrier.

The X-1 was designed and scratch-built by Brent and Paul Stelly and utilizes an E-flite 80mm EDF with an Avios 120-Amp ESC.The model is flown using a Spektrum IX-20 radio system with a 10-channel receiver and full telemetry. At 1/6 scale, the model has a 51-inch wingspan and is 56 inches long.

Flying at Edwards must have been a special experience!

Read more about General Yeager’s historic flight here: https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/breaking-sound-barrier-75th

Updated: October 16, 2023 — 11:01 AM


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  1. Awesome work, Brent!

  2. OUTSTANDING work Brent

    1. Excellent!

  3. Very nice, that looks really well done.

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