750KMH! FASTEST RC TURBINE JET OF THE WORLD?!

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750KMH! FASTEST RC TURBINE JET OF THE WORLD?!

Model: Delta Jet Pilot: Hans Litjens Speed: Up to 750 km/h Turbine: Jetcat P180RX Location: Jet Power 2018, Germany - Please subscribe for upcoming videos Learn what it takes to join the turbine jet community Article and photos by Peter Goldsmith Featured in the June 2014 issue of Model Aviation.

Jets are one of the most aspirational and biggest growing segments in fixed-wing RC. Ten years ago, the buzz at the field was about 40% International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) type aircraft. People would boast, “I own a 40 percenter.” Today, the buzz is about jet turbines. Most of the larger segments of RC are seeing event attendance stabilizing or reducing, but the jet community is seeing substantial growth. This is largely because jets are just so cool, and are now heavily supported by the explosion of decent-quality, highly prefinished ARFs. Turbine operation has become easier and there are more options for the consumer. I see many of my old friends whom I competed against in F3A and IMAC gravitating toward jets. It’s fulfills our need to immerse ourselves in the hobby. It’s said that we are in tough economic times, but the jet community seems to still find a way to fund its projects and attend events.

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