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steamthunk
04-23-2008, 12:49 PM
Heya. I know there's a lot of people modeling airplanes so I thought I'd share this news about our counterparts who model airplanes in the real world using tangible materials. Crazy! But way cool. :D

http://gizmodo.com/382748/top-gun-2008-biggest-rc-airplane-competition-in-the-world

Steamthrower
04-23-2008, 02:30 PM
My grandfather was, several years ago for a few years straight, state champion in RC modeling/flying/racing. Cool stuff. Very intricate. They'll have servos snapping pictures, divebombing eggs, all sorts of stuff.

JamesCurtis
04-23-2008, 06:10 PM
A friend of mine actually designed a lightweight RC model plane that he now sells. Best feature is that the parts are very inexpensive to replace if in a crash. Sorry, but I don't have a pic of it right now. yes, he has put all kinds of accessories on it too.

kurv
04-24-2008, 01:28 AM
I fly, it is a ton of fun.... thanks for the link, love it!!

JeffrySG
04-24-2008, 06:44 AM
very cools stuff there! I knew someone that used to build some of these, but never flew them... would just sell them to people who were looking to fly them.

lesterfoster
04-24-2008, 10:36 PM
Check out this video with a remote controlled airplane. If a remote controlled airplane can do this, then why canít a real airplane do this.

The link is below.

Red Devil In Action "RC" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yT6yeJ0WDQ):devil:

RudySchneider
04-25-2008, 08:41 AM
Check out this video with a remote controlled airplane...

Forget the plane! THAT was some NASTY piloting!

Oedo 808
04-26-2008, 12:28 AM
Did you see that Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II???

Ahh, the most beautiful aircraft ever to have graced the skies.

Warthog indeed, what a beauty! ;D

animotion
04-26-2008, 11:43 PM
Iv'e been building and flying for over 36 years now and doing large scale for about 12 years. It is a lot of fun.

animotion
04-26-2008, 11:47 PM
A real plane can actually do those things with a large enough engine but we can't seem to find a pilot willing to die while learning the maneuvers. :D

A sim helps but you don't get that good without eating the dirt a couple of times.

meshpig
04-27-2008, 05:58 AM
Heya. I know there's a lot of people modeling airplanes so I thought I'd share this news about our counterparts who model airplanes in the real world using tangible materials. Crazy! But way cool. :D

http://gizmodo.com/382748/top-gun-2008-biggest-rc-airplane-competition-in-the-world

Way cool for sure. I couldn't tell in the video whether the F 18 was one of these types

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=model+turbo+jets&hl=en&sitesearch=


with working turbines in them or not?



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doimus
04-27-2008, 02:40 PM
They have actual fully functional jet engines inside those things?!?:eek:

Holy four asterisks!

dwburman
04-27-2008, 10:34 PM
yup... real jet engines... of course, r/c jets can set you back over $10,000 USD...

or at least that's what they said on the thing I saw about them several years ago. I don't have any first hand experience with them.

r/c planes... not a subject I can speak with authority on.

meshpig
05-01-2008, 07:36 AM
They have actual fully functional jet engines inside those things?!?:eek:

Holy four asterisks!

there a better one on the same page on the same link as above...

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animotion
05-01-2008, 12:53 PM
I have an f16 that I can't wait to fly, just need to buy some parts to finish it.