R/C plane 400 Mph

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  1. sunny91

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    Impressive! Pity the camera operator wasn't as good as the 'pilot' though!
     
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    Okay assuming a SR-71 "type" fuselage, that looks to be about... what... 1/32nd scale (give or take)? That makes for a scale speed of about 400 x 32 = 12,800mph. Cripes!!! :shock:
     
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    expanding on the SR71 idea what if he fits 2 engines like the real thing how fast would that be
     
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    Jesus Mary and Josepheus... I want one of those, make that 2 of those, right NOW!!! Fu*k the Oompa Loompas, I want that...
     
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    If you messed up your navigation and that went into the crowd, it certainly would kill somebody. Cut em right in half.
     
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    Even the camera guy couldn't keep track of it.
    I might get one flight out of it, a short one at that, and it would end up looking like a lawn dart with its nose drove into the ground.


    Wheels
     
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    Pretty skilled "pilot". I would either 1) enjoy flying it for 10 seconds as I lose sight of it and it flys away, or 2) plow it into the ground at 400mph.
     
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    No doubt I would do the same Thor. That being said still want one badly!
     
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    Awesome specially when you realise this footage was made somewhere in Holland, one of the densest populated area's of Europe with a matching severe legislation. Wouldn't want one of those flying through my bedroom window ;)
     
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    I bet that damn thing would go through an average build house and still cut someone in half. That RC is flying!!!
     
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    the engine looks to be the same one Yves Rossy uses for his wing pack.
     
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    Wow..............
     
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    Very impressive and the controller had best have very good eyes but I am a skeptic when people claim high speeds for small objects. where did they get the 400mph from? radar gun? at 400mph we have 587 ft/s or in 3 sec that thing has covered 1764 ft. do a climbing turn for 3 sec and the plane is over 2500ft from the controller or almost half a mile. I'm not RC but is that a reasonable range for a transmitter?
     
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    Hey Mike, my best friend and I fly R/C planes, and I can tell u from previously using a radar gun to clock in a FAST 165mph that that frickin thing is MOVING man... I can believe 400mph and so soes my boy Lloyd...
     
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    That was my thoughts too. That and with a low cloud base... bye bye RC. Your now IMC with no I.
     
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    And IMC can sometimes be translated as "I Might Crash" !!
     
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    Lesof, I can't argue with you because I have no experience with RC except my little helo and that's fast, for me, at least to control. Human reaction time is about .5s on average so somehere around 300ft or a football field covered before you could even think to react.
    I have a friend who owns a Hyabusa which is supposed to top out at 180mph. I got it up to about 160 before i pulled the plug. Utility pole were a picket fence. so i don't know, like to see radar data before i buy 400mph
     
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