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Posted: 11/4/2009 4:08:59 PM EST
Well, I have no way of actually proving that... but it's freakin cool anyway :D


Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:11:01 PM EST
DO WANT!!!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:11:37 PM EST
FugginA.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:15:10 PM EST
That is bad ass!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:15:33 PM EST
That's crazy fast!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:16:01 PM EST
Damn, that was cool.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:19:49 PM EST
Too Cool.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:21:50 PM EST
that is so awesome I can hardly believe it! a remote controlled airplane with afterburners. wow
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:22:58 PM EST
How fast was it going? Whats the record?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:25:08 PM EST
More than 350 MPH, if not, then it isn't the fastest. Records are constantly being broken by dynamic soaring.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:25:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 4:26:03 PM EST by LightingLink]
I've a propeller driven plane like that on top 160 over 20 years.
Then watched it turned into little bits of scrap as it went through a tree treetop.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:26:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 4:27:50 PM EST by Gravity_Tester]
I think I've seen another of his vids-that plane does something around 260mph... Smoking fast. There are, however, folks who do "Dynamic Soaring". They fly gliders at the top of a hill-some planes can hit 250+ without a motor of any sort..

392MPH with a glider..
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:27:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 4:28:11 PM EST by Kalmar]

Originally Posted By Bugalaman:
that is so awesome I can hardly believe it! a remote controlled airplane with afterburners. wow

No afterburner on that plane.. just a basic model turbofan. This guy on the other hand, took one of the larger RC turbines and built his own afterburner!

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:28:04 PM EST
Hell... you can't hardly even catch a glimpse of it as it goes by!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:29:03 PM EST

Next up, fly it remotely by computer!

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:29:04 PM EST
The military has some RC planes that go over MACH1

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Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:30:50 PM EST
Holy shit.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:30:51 PM EST
That is BAD ASS!!!

Very cool!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:35:32 PM EST
Very impressive.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:36:51 PM EST
How do they keep track of it
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:36:58 PM EST
that guy may be flying a model jet but he's got fighterpilot eyes, that plane is a tiny spec in an instant!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:38:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By 2000Z3M:
The military has some RC planes that go over MACH1

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Yes we do:



Nasa even have some that'll do damn near Mach 10:




Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:40:10 PM EST
Anyone else notice the burn scars on the dad's hands? I guess the fire extinguisher wasn't just for show.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:47:06 PM EST
Wow!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:52:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By Deep-Blue:
DO WANT!!!


this
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:55:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:01:23 PM EST
If I were to fly that people would end up finding it in the next state.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:03:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:03:50 PM EST
Gonna watch later.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:04:33 PM EST
Having flown gliders in DS conditions at over 200, I can tell you that yes they are moving and a punch out straight up will put a 3m wingspan glider at the limits of visibility. Even a fast RC airplane seems positively pedestrian after doing DS circles for 5 minutes.

Back in the early days of DS is was always funny to watch the folks next to you if they hadn't seen it before, first they would stand next to you and as you got it wound up they would be hiding behind whatever they could find that was substantial. Many high dollar sailplanes ( over 1k each ) were sacrificed to find out what it took to keep them to stay in one piece.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:07:14 PM EST
You've got to have great eyes to do that. At those speeds, it would be very easy to lose the aircraft or simply let it fly out of radio range, in which case you
will probably never see it again.


CJ
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:09:03 PM EST
Very cool, and so was the home made after burner vid.

Although I found myself wondering...was it a really good idea bolting a gas turbine engine with an afterburner to a partical board work bench?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:11:35 PM EST

That's phenomenal.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:14:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kalmar:

Originally Posted By Bugalaman:
that is so awesome I can hardly believe it! a remote controlled airplane with afterburners. wow

No afterburner on that plane.. just a basic model turbofan. This guy on the other hand, took one of the larger RC turbines and built his own afterburner!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5tqK2c7Xgg

You can watch the fuel in the tank get sucks down fast when the after burner is on. Gas guzzler!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:16:31 PM EST
Nice landing. I would have crashed that thing into the ground.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:21:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By guncrazy72:
If I were to fly that people would end up finding it in the next state.


I've always wondered––how do RC folks know what the "R" limit is, so you don't lose "C"?? Do they just fly away until the fuel is exhausted? Expensive lesson that would be! I think I would just fly mine in tight little circles overhead.


Practice. And it depends on the size of the plane. And you learn to watch where the plane *should* be-tunnel out on the plane, you fly into things, too focused directly on the plane, any distraction and your plane is gone.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:22:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By chupacabras:
Nice landing. I would have crashed that thing into the ground.


Really, I'd never get more than one flight out of it.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:25:19 PM EST
Believe it or not, the fastest sport RC airplane is a glider!!!!
Google "Dynamic Soaring".
I think you will find speeds well over 300 mph.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:27:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By 2000Z3M:
The military has some RC planes that go over MACH1

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Yep, phantoms!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:29:36 PM EST
tag for home.

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Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:33:18 PM EST
Man, that thing sounded beautiful!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:34:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:41:47 PM EST
In the late 1990s, radio-controlled gliding awoke to the idea of dynamic soaring (a "discovery" largely credited to RC soaring luminary Joe Wurts).
With the aid of improved composite materials, model sailplanes grew stronger and their ability to utilize dynamic soaring increased dramatically.
Radio controlled glider pilots perform dynamic soaring using the leeward side of ground features such as ridges.
On ground features whose shape combine with the prevailing wind direction to produce a stagnant or reverse flow on the leeward side, the velocity gradients can be much greater than those used by birds or full scale sailplanes, allowing relatively greater power extraction.
As of March 2009, the world speed record for radio control flight was 392mph (631 km/h), accomplished using dynamic soaring.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:59:23 PM EST
I've DSed with Joe at the very hill that 392 vid was taken at. Joe Wurts is a very cool dude.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:06:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:18:20 PM EST


Footage is much faster then actual.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:22:21 PM EST
I think I just came a little!

I LOVE R/C jets!

But the ultimate is a R/C turbine helicopter!

If I only had $4,000 to drop on a hobby!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:28:28 PM EST
The rollers in that turbine's main bearings are hauling ass.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:33:23 PM EST
That sucker needs a video camera in the nose streaming to a monitor. That would be one badass flight simulator.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:41:21 PM EST
Way too fucking cool!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:55:42 PM EST
Bet he is flying with at least 2 axis gyroscopic aid.
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