10 Best Giant RC Aircraft Replicas On The Market

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Boeing #307B Stratoliner

10 Best Giant RC Aircraft Replicas On The Market - Boeing #307B Stratoliner

Here is the first of our “10 Best Giant RC Aircraft Replicas On The Market.” It’s not everyday you see a scale RC plane from the 1940s. Consider yourself lucky today friends. This Boeing #307B Stratoliner was a transcontinental aircraft built by Boeing in the 40s. They only made 15. Seeing this RC scale (about 1/7 scale) is like seeing a ghost.

Featuring a 180 inch wingspan, this plane was built by Carl Bachhuber in the winter of 2006-2007. her maiden flight was golden. She only suffered minor damage upon landing due to an air leak which made the landing gear  collapse on impact. This aircraft was built in the winter of 2006-07. Has 180″ wingspan, about 1/7th scale, powered with Zenoah G-26’s.

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SR-71 BlackbirdSR-71 Blackbird - 10 Best Giant RC Aircraft Replicas On The Market

The next of our giant RC aircraft replicas is a duplicate of one of the fastest military jets in the world, the SR-71 Blackbird.. There is arguably no aircraft that has captured the imagination of the public quite like this aircraft. The Blackbird has been out of commission for awhile, but there’s not one person at an air show that wouldn’t give something special to see one fly low to the ground overhead.

There’s a reason for this: the SR-71, in many respects, has yet to be beaten in many of the records it has broken, and it was built in a time when America was breaking barrier after barrier in terms of scientific endeavors.

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L-39C AlbatrossL-39C Albatross - Giant RC Aircraft Replicas

The L-39 Albatros is our third giant RC aircraft replicas. It is a conventional jet fighter trainer produced by Aero out of Czechoslovakia. Although not a war fighting aircraft, the Albatros was extensively sold to Warsaw Pact nations during the Cold War because of its excellent trainer capabilities. The L-39 Albatros is reported to be an exceptionally easy aircraft to fly.

Used versions of the L-39 are commonly available on the civilian marketplace for as little as $200,000. The very design of this aircraft was for minimal maintenance required. With a maximum speed of 446 mph, it is capable of basic jet fighter maneuvers but incapable of use as an actual jet fighter. For this reason, it was able to get a broad distribution in both military and civilian flight programs. As far as this RC vehicle goes, the creators definitely picked an aircraft paint job that dominates the skies.

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Airbus a330 RC

Giant RC Aircraft Replicas - Airbus a330 RC

Okay so it’s one thing to be a scale RC jet fighter enthusiast. However, when you decide an Airbus A330 RC plane is your style, you really have to wonder. This plane had to be moved in several pieces and put together on site before flying. The battery nests inside the fuselage just over the wings.

The nose section hold firm with magnets. The Airbus looks and acts just like a real one with wing inspection lights, taxi lights and lights illuminating the landing gear. The plane features full flap capabilities with two twin 50 mm high-performance EDF 11 blade turbine engines. And just like a real Airbus, the landing gear retracts when the Airbus A330 takes to the skies. Just be mindful of the landing. The entire plane weighs just over 5 pounds. It’s probably better to fly her on a windless day.

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Fly Eagle Jet F18F

EAGLE JET F18FThere are large RC scale jets and 1/6 scale large RC F18 fighter jets. This one is fantastic! Owner Michael Sarysz is seen here before a take-off run in Kentucky. Large-scale RC jets like these lend themselves to options like custom cockpits, paint jobs, and landing gear.Features like opening canopies, custom lighting, and operational speed break doors make these RC fighter jets really look and act authentic. Most pilots/operators are members of local air clubs and travel the US or the globe as members of Air meets and Aeroclubs. It’s what you do when you have toys that cost several thousand dollars. That or you buy a real military aircraft for sale.

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RC Boeing 747

RC Boeing 747-400_RC Media WorldOkay so this is definitely the biggest RC airplane we have ever seen. Are you ready for the specs? She is almost 18 feet long with a wingspan of 16 feet and weighs almost 150 pounds! Yes, this baby has spent little too much time  filling up on jet fuel. She may need a diet. Yet, she flies just the same. Facts

This RC Boeing 747-400 made its debut at the Airliner Meeting in Oppingen, Germany July 2015 and was the talk of the show. It’s easy to see why. Something that large is awfully hard to overlook, especially with the Virgin livery adorning the tail. We hope this is a scale RC aircraft you can buy right now.

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Mitchell B-25 Bomber

There is perhaps no aircraft more famous, especially during World War II, than the B-25. Its high-rate of production, versatility, and use by several Allied countries makes it one of the most recognizable aircraft in the world.

This North American B-25 Mitchell is one scale RC vehicles that look like the real thing. The company named the original twin-engine bomber after Brigadier General William “Billy” Mitchell. However, over time it became much more than just a bomber. The B-25 was a high-level and low-level bomber, submarine patrol and photo reconnaissance aircraft, and even a fighter. North American Aviation produced just under 10,000 B-25s in a six-year span from 1939-1945.

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B-2 Spirit

Here are some interesting facts about the B-2 Spirit. While the focus of the B-2’s design is to fool radar, it also works to fool the human eye. The B-2 Spirit is indeed a flying optical illusion. Viewed from one angle, and the aircraft is a thin line—a ‘flying wing’, as the design is called.

Viewed from a slightly different angle, and the whole thing becomes a bulbous flying torpedo. This makes the B-2 difficult to spot in the skies, and potentially difficult to identify. As its missions are most often classified, the ability to disappear or distort visually gives the B-2 Spirit a hefty advantage over its competition.

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A-10 Thunderbolt Camo

The A-10 Warthog. The official designation for this aircraft is the A-10 Thunderbolt II, named after its illustrious WWII predecessor the P-47 Thunderbolt.

However, one interesting A-10 fact is that the nickname “Warthog” is so popular and well loved that it appears in official documents. This is a beloved airframe: a robust ground attack aircraft proven time and again in battle. And the stories behind it are just as interesting as its combat record.

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C-130 Hercules

Enter the C-130 Hercules. Some amazing facts about this aircraft is the Korean War proved to the United States that a new generation of heavy lifter was desperately needed in order to meet the changing mission requirements of the Cold War world.

The World War II era piston engine driven aircraft were no longer cutting it, and something new was needed. In 1951, the United States Air Force issued the call for a transport aircraft with a large enough carrying capacity for 92 passengers, 72 combat troops, or 64 paratroops, depending on the mission requirement. The cargo bay and its doors were to be wide enough to allow the transport of heavy vehicles, including tanks.