Anybody can fly a drone nowadays, but real skill is shown in the piloting of model airplanes.
This $75k model airplane from Austria is as legit as it gets.
It features a 138″ wingspan, weighs 155 lbs., and is a 1:2.7 scale of the L-29 Delfin. Sick.
I wonder how much time it takes to learn to fly one of these bad boys?
FPVicious: “New episode in our continuing series “Hobbyists gone wild”:
We take a closer look at Mario Walter’s L-39C XXXL super jet
Footage from Jet Meeting Slovenia 2020
Body Kit by Tomahawk Aviation
Wingspan: 3,50 m / 138″
Length: 4,50 m / 177″
AUW: 70 kg / 155lbs
Required turbine size: 400 N
Material: fibreglass/carbon composite
Turbine: JetCat 550
From manufacturer’s website:
The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer aircraft developed in Czechoslovakia to meet requirements for a “C-39″ (C for cvičný – trainer) during the 1960s to replace the L-29 Delfín. It was the first of the second-generation jet trainers, and the first turbofan-powered trainer produced, and was later updated as the L-59 Super Albatros and as the L-139 (prototype L-39 with engine Garrett TFE731). The design is still produced in an evolved state as the L-159 ALCA, while more than 2,800 L-39s still serve with over 30 air forces around the world. The Albatros – the most widely used jet trainer in the world – is versatile, seeing duty in light-attack missions as well as in basic and advanced pilot training.”