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OMG!
« on: 21.11. 2016 12:01 »
My gob was well and truly smacked!

https://youtu.be/3GBNNghuR6Y

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Re: OMG!
« Reply #1 on: 21.11. 2016 13:50 »
 *whistle*  Dats a BIG Fokker..   *roll*
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Re: OMG!
« Reply #2 on: 21.11. 2016 14:18 »
If the real one had a similar power-to-weight ratio it would have been an awesome warplane. What a great pilot that chap is!

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Re: OMG!
« Reply #3 on: 21.11. 2016 20:41 »
Wasn't sure so had to look it up, but it indeed is a model of the famous Red Baron's tri-plane

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker_Dr.I
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen
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Re: OMG!
« Reply #4 on: 21.11. 2016 21:49 »
I see the pilot is frozen with fear!
(And I bet the airline pilot landing around 5.00 was keeping an eye on it).

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Re: OMG!
« Reply #5 on: 22.11. 2016 08:25 »
They're really into their model aeroplanes in Germany. My uncle used to be an enthusiast and we used to go 'flying' when I was on holiday there as a kid. On one occasion he smashed one into somebody's bedroom window, good job it wasn't the Fokker!
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Re: OMG!
« Reply #6 on: 22.11. 2016 08:44 »
Oh Fock!

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Re: OMG!
« Reply #7 on: 22.11. 2016 20:27 »
I fly RC planes nothing on that scale though  *eek*

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Re: OMG!
« Reply #8 on: 22.11. 2016 20:45 »
Impressive and scary, that mutha Fokker could do some damage if it hit someone, surely you cant just obtain one of those and start to mess about with it ? I take it you must need some sort of qualification or test of competency ? Best on I have watched was on Beverly racecourse , some old boys have mowed a decent runway and meet regular by the looks of it and one had a Lancaster bomber with 4 working engines and about 5ft wingspan and another had a Vulcan bomber about the same size with a small jet engine in it  *eek* Awesome to watch !
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Re: OMG!
« Reply #9 on: 23.11. 2016 20:10 »
No any model over 20kgs is classed as a real aircraft and yes you have to a license and insurance to fly one 

some more check out the Vulcan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-lUBm-Guw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4172DIs6gz4

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Re: OMG!
« Reply #10 on: 03.12. 2016 19:12 »
No any model over 20kgs is classed as a real aircraft and yes you have to a license and insurance to fly one 

some more check out the Vulcan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-lUBm-Guw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4172DIs6gz4

Vulcan model is amazing although bet it didn't sound or smell as good as the real thing!

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Re: OMG!
« Reply #11 on: 03.12. 2016 22:01 »
Vulcan model is amazing although bet it didn't sound or smell as good as the real thing!
That model Vulcan sounds great. It has real jet engines. I went to a local airfield where a real Vulcan lives. It no longer has permission to fly but they they occasionally do fast taxi runs, even lifting the nose wheel off the deck! After the real thing a chap was flying that huge model. It looks and sounds almost like the real thing.