As with all outdoor hobbies flying RC aircraft is dependent on favourable weather conditions, the solution of course is to move the runway indoors. Attendees of the recent Stuttgart model convention (Modell Süd Stuttgart 2016) were witness to this new indoor trend with one hell of an RC aircraft, the world’s largest RC A-320 Airbus.
Constructed and flown by Airstage.de the 1/22 scale A-320 has a 4.8-meter wing span and is 5 meters long yet it weighs only 350grams, when fully gassed with helium. The two wing jets house small electric fans that allow the aircraft to fly silently above the crowd.
Presented for your viewing is the flight of the world’s largest RC aircraft wowing crowds with its low and slow fly-by’s. Also included for completeness is a video of two helium filled A-10 Warthogs dueling while indoors. Will large open indoor spaces soon be taken over by RC enthusiasts and quad copter racers? Will zeppelins make a comeback if they are airplane shaped? For the answer to these questions and more hit the play button.
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Footage has recently surfaced that captures an A-10 Warthog and Apache helicopters in action fighting ISIS. Apparently filmed by Special Forces troops on the ground in Syria the incredible video may show the officially announced October introduction of the A-10 has already happened.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video that probably shouldn’t exist for another month, capturing the roar of an A-10’s GAU-8 Avenger Gatling gun, introducing ISIS fighters to the hand of god.
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With budget cuts affecting the US military from top to bottom multi-role aircraft are being favored over specialist machines such as the A-10. This has led to the sad possibility that the greatest ground support aircraft in the world may soon be decommissioned, as soon as 2019.
The final decision to pull the pin on the A-10 is still to be made, with many senators wanting the Warthog to remain in service it isn’t over yet.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence of the A-10’s massive impact on the battlefield, the amazing machine in action. Sit back, relax and let the air show begin. Just don’t get on the wrong side of the Warthog; you won’t like him when he’s mad.
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The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt, a single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing air-craft designed for the United States Air Force to provide close air support (CAS) to ground forces. Specialising in attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability. The A-10 is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed solely for close air support. Singular of purpose, a rarity amongst modern fighter aircraft.
A-10 Warthog, it’s not just its unusual features that earned it the name Warthog, the scream of its rotary machine gun sounds akin to a wild bore growling. A truly unnatural sounding and looking aircraft. It is also the most majestic and beautiful aircraft to take service in the American Air Force, slow flying and highly maneuverable the A-10 harks back to an older era of aircraft.
Included for your viewing pleasure are 3 videos, the first two being two of the best examples the the Warthog screaming available on the internet. Listen to the roar of the rotary canon, look at the faces of the soldiers it supports, they know the sound of the A-10 screaming at their foes.
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