English Electric Lightning COLD WAR Supersonic RC jet

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English Electric Lightning COLD WAR Supersonic RC jet

Postby Dominicm » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:54 pm

Luke Metcalf, assisted by his Father Paul, flying this in true scale style at the BMFA Power Nationals 2017. Lightning by name and he flies it like Lightning. I had trouble keeping up with my camcorder. Full after burners and tight turns. TERRIFIC !

Some details of this amazing model.
Built by Trond Hammerstad from Norway from the Airworld Modellbau kit. 9 litres of fuel onboard in two 4.5 litre tanks.
Scale: 1/5
Span: 176 cm
Length: 284 cm
Engine: B300F turbine (320N thrust)

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Re: English Electric Lightning COLD WAR Supersonic RC jet

Postby Spitfire » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:35 pm

Dominicm wrote: Full after burners


Really ... don't you mean LED lights :D :p

It looks REMARKABLY similar to Ali Machincy's old Lightning ;)

Could be its the same Airworld kit ....

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Re: English Electric Lightning COLD WAR Supersonic RC jet

Postby Dominicm » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:13 pm

It's the same model actually. Ali sold it onto Paul before he left for the U.S. Lucky for us in the UK I'd say.
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Re: English Electric Lightning COLD WAR Supersonic RC jet

Postby Spitfire » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:00 am

I KNEW I'd seen that jet before #keenobservation #goodmemory #sheerluck ;) :p

Thankfully it didn't suffer the same fate as Ali's poor Hunter :D

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