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Enormous RC Grippen Fighter Jet Destroyed in Midair Breakup

Hundreds of hours of model construction down the drain in an instant


Did the controller over-G the jet?

RC airplanes seem to be getting bigger and bigger.   This 1:2 scale (yes…half the size of an actual aircraft) Saab Grippen jet is probably the largest jet we’ve ever seen!  It’s so big that it either required a trailer to bring it to the field or it must be assembled before flight.

The bigger they get, the harder they fall

In any case, the flight didn’t turn out as intended.  After only a few minutes of flying, the model was completing a flight line pass when the model’s vertical stabilizer ripped off.  In an instant, the rest of the jet broke apart and fell to the ground in a blaze of glory leaving the poor operating crew to run after their prized flyer.  Fortunately, it doesn’t appear that anyone was hurt.  Back to the drawing board!

Video posted on Youtube by RC Media World

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