RC fighter planes land on an RC aircraft carrier


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/07/rc-fighter-planes-land-on-an-r.html


#2

Everyone knows F-22’s don’t have VTOL capabilities!

F-35 or Harrier sure, but that’s just cheating.


#3

Next: RC Godzilla overtakes carrier.


#4

Quadrotor Plops onto Oblong Raft didn’t have the same ring to it.


#5

Yeah, I was prepared to be blown away by a feat I thought pretty much impossible, i.e. regular fixed-wing aircraft kinda landings. VTOL is still impressive, I guess, but not quite what I was hoping to see.


#6

Nice boat though…


#7

Now that’s an anime cut.


#8

Those landings remind me of every commercial jet landing I’ve experienced at Burbank airport… Best pilot comment “thanks for dropping in with us today”


#9

Can someone please confiscate YouTubers’ “epic” VSTs?

Even then, pretty sure the pilot at 2:10 bought the farm and took a few flight deck crew with him/her.


#10

Yeah i saw the arrestor cable and thought cool, then they flew a quadcopter instead :(.


#11

Yeah, I don’t think of a quadcopter dressed up like a plane as an “RC fighter plane.” But a real RC plane would have required a much bigger boat…


#12

Just from reading the headline, I figured the planes would not be in the same scale as the boat. By the time you’d built a boat to scale with those planes, you no longer have a serious RC habit, you’d now have a serious boating habit!


#13

Kids these days…


#14

Somebody said it did have an arrestor cable/wire. So you’d just need to put the back of the plane down at the right spot(s), then be prepared to go-around. With a good plane (not foam) and a good pilot I think its doable, possibly with a few goes at each landing.

The arrestor hook would be fairly simple to actuate with a servo.


#15

over dramatic music is over dramatic


#16

On the plus side, at least it’s not set to O Fortuna.


#17

Comments are disabled for this video.
/smh


#18

It’s Youtube. Fuck knows why anyone ever enables the comments to start with. :confused:


#19

HUh… I have comments enabled on My Youtube channel/Videos and I have had only one issue.
Guess some of it might have do with click baity titles but, that would be a guess.


#20

Expensive though, given that the first 10 or 20 planes are going to get wrecked, plus not insignificant damage to the boat