This unique model aircraft is an amazing creation by a Swiss RC aircraft enthusiast named Peter Michel. It took eight months to complete the model which and the materials used included a lot of styrofoam and lightweight balsa wood. It is 15.8 feet long, has a wingspan of 17.4 feet, and a 2.6-gallon fuel tank that burns 0.3 gallons per minute. Peter Michels' model aircraft is an incredible remote controlled scale model (1:5) powered by four Jetcat p120 turbine engines. Each one of the engines is capable of delivering around 30 pounds of thrust. You can read more about Jetcat engines at jetcatusa.com.
The power to weight ratio of the scale model is very similar to that of the full-sized Airbus A380. As far as model planes go, this is a very large one but unfortunately, the 2.6-gallon fuel tank means that it can only stay in the air for approximately 8 minutes. It was a hit at a model aircraft show in Switzerland and thanks to youtube it can now be seen and enjoyed by aviation fans from all over the world.
The picture below is of a real Airbus A380. The Airbus A380 is the world's largest passenger plane, a four-engine jet airliner that began commercial service with Singapore Airlines in the year 2007.
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