Yes they do. It's a blast to watch.
I think the current speed record for all model planes is held by a GLIDER (low drag, they just dive it a quarter-mile) somewhere around 400-500kph.
There are full turbojets (read any R/C magazines??? They're covered in just about everything.) The biggest problem they have is that the faster they go, the more efficient they are and they just keep wanting to go faster. The challenge now is to keep them throttled back enough to keep from ripping the control surfaces off them and to keep them within sight.
I live 30 miles from the Top Gun tournament in West Palm Beach and one of my friends works at GM in Ohio with Terry Nitch (3 time Top Gun champ). In his Top Gun demo, he flies out a 1/2 mile each side of runway center and can travel the full distance each way in just a few seconds!
Of course it's not cheap.... Terry's Rafale has (2) $4000 turbines that suck 2 gallons of jet fuel in an 8 minute flight. I think he said that he has about $20,000US in it.
|Category||Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|can't fly without ailerons||DS||Beginner Training Area (Aircraft-Electric)||24||Aug 28, 2012 02:01 PM|
|Discussion||Noob Question: What do you do if you Charge your NiCd, but Then Can't Fly that day?||dmt||Batteries and Chargers||9||Jan 26, 2007 04:28 PM|
|Can't fly in a public park! (Grrr!)||brianchristie||Electric Plane Talk||79||Jun 25, 2002 11:12 PM|
|UK - What's on the building board seeing as we can't fly in hurricane force winds!||Steve Wrona||Parkflyers||28||Feb 04, 2002 07:58 PM|
|Who says the T-52 can't fly in wind?||Sal C||Foamies (Kits)||8||Jun 18, 2001 07:53 AM|