Giant Model Aeroplane Has Tiny Jet Engines, Weighs As Much As Grown Man

Giant Model Aeroplane Has Tiny Jet Engines, Weighs As Much As Grown Man

Nope, those dudes aren't giants. Indeed, the presence of humans - for scale - is about the only thing stopping this footage of an amazing remote-controlled plane from looking (and sounding) like the real thing.

Thomas Bodmer, from Switzerland, builds and flies remote-control aircraft. Like this 1:15 replica of an Airbus A-380. Those four engines are actually miniature, working jet engines.

This might be one of the coolest things I've ever seen in my life. About the only thing cooler would be if they could get a small kid inside in a pilot's costume and have them give a thumbs-up on the runway.

Wait. No. Not a kid. A dog.

[via Laughing Squid]


Comments

    About the only thing cooler would be if they could get a small kid inside in a pilot’s costume and have them give a thumbs-up on the runway.
    Like Professor Frink and his RC plane for babies?

    I wonder if it sucked any miniature birds into it's engine? :P

    That must be hard as hell to control. Real airbuses have a millions sensors and instruments to help pilots fly them, this guys has to do all that just by looking at the plane itself!

    Normally these kind of things are kind of 'ruined' for me by the weeny sound of weeny little engines going NUUUUUUR ruining the authenticity, but this... what a sound! What a mini-plane!!

    Last edited 21/11/13 2:16 am

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