Only once have a I seen a scale model fighter jet up close. That was a few years ago in Florida. I watched someone do and engine run-up test on a model F-15 while his friend held it in place.

What impressed me most is how jet-like the micro-jet engines sound. It really does seem like you're witnessing a fighter jet trying to fly.

So it was with some fascination and pleasure I watch this video and wondered how I would feel about test flying one for the first time, knowing how much time and money goes into it.

But it sure would be fun! Especially when it has an afterburner.

Posted by jzawodn at April 20, 2008 09:23 PM

Reader Comments
# John Walker said:

Awesome video. I would be waaay to scared to try it out. I wonder how long it can stay up. Is it powered by jet fuel?

on April 20, 2008 10:06 PM
# Michael Stoppelman said:

Jeremy, you've gotta check out this video...

on April 20, 2008 10:13 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Oh, man... that's great!

on April 20, 2008 10:20 PM
# Kevin Fox said:

Wow, I wonder how long it would take to go out of RC range if it kept going straight? Maybe that's why the pilot just kept doing immelmans and dives? That kind of fast thinking in an RC plane (much less an expensive and labor-intensive plane!) would scare the fun out of me.

on April 20, 2008 11:16 PM
# Raptor said:

Awesome, i felt like 12 years old again, i want one.

on April 21, 2008 12:40 AM
# Jeffrey Friedl said:

Getting caught in video linkage, I eventually found my way to this video of a mid-air collision/crash from an inside-the-plane video. I'm still not sure exactly what happened, but the pilot walked away.

on April 21, 2008 04:09 AM
# Chris said:

You should come watch our jet in Morgan Hill.. Not as quite as much fun as the Citabria, but it's faster :)


on April 21, 2008 07:04 AM
# James D'Andrea said:

Here's a pretty unusual r/c airplane using twin pulsejets flying around at 450 kph. I have always been interested in the "poor man's jet."

on May 21, 2008 06:41 PM
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