Remote-controlled planes can be much more than the palm-sized toys you find at toys stores and hobby shops. They could be as large and powerful as the jet turbine-powered creation above. Continue reading to see five of the coolest remote-controlled airplanes ever.
1. B-29 with X-1 Rocket
While this remote-controlled B-29 with an X-1 rocket might be on the large side, it has no troubles maneuvering the skies, thanks to its incredibly skilled operator. Unfortunately, this one-off creation is not for sale.
2. Jet Plane
Whether it be the afterburners or jet turbines, this remote-controlled jet most certainly is one of the fastest ones we’ve ever seen…on YouTube at least. Despite its incredible speed, the jet safely lands.
In the aviation world, the “Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner, a supersonic transport (SST).” However, the remote-controlled version is just as impressive, albeit much smaller sized.
4. SR-71 Blackbird
First flown on December 22nd, 1964, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird “is an advanced, long range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12 aircraft by the Lockheed Skunk Works as a Black project.” Here’s an incredible mini version that can be safely controlled from the ground.
5. 366MPH Jet Plane
Created by YouTube user “jetsinhd”, this jet plane is powered by a single Jetcat P160 SE turbine and capable of achieving speeds in excess of 350MPH.