The F-20 TigerShark was built the day i was born, 1975, an expensive private project started by Northrop and was not funded by the government, when the Reagan Administration decided to allow international sales of the F-16, the F-20 program was shut down. The F-20 Tigershark is powered by a General Electric F404 engine that produces 17,000 pounds of thrust. The F404 is recognized as one of the world’s most… Continue reading
I truly love flying RC jets, i mean as an RC pilot, who doesn’t right? I have pretty much seen and flown every RC jet from the F-14 Tomcat, the MIG 15, the F-18 Super Hornet to the simple and in my opinion the funnest jet, the Funjet by Multiplex. No matter which jet you decide to buy and fly, it ultimately comes down to two factors, the scale look of the jet and/or the speed of the jet. To often i see these wicked looking F-14 ducted fan jets that look absolutely breathtaking from the scale look to the minuscule decals, but lack the speed in which a jet is suppose to perform. Although some RC pilots love to fly these beautiful RC jets in slow motion and enjoy a slow flyby, i on the other hand DONT.
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The wicked looking Concept X64 by Nitro Planes seems to be the perfect plane from a design perspective. Impressive aerodynamic look, which seems to be using the SN26 Mod style airfoil which is build for speed. This plane design seems to mimic the British Jets the Red Arrow. The design is very similar and i bet the designer of the Concept X64 had the blue prints of the Red Arrow when designing the jet.
Here they are side by side.
|British Red Arrow||Concept X64|
Now if you are like me and enjoy that adrenalin rush of a speed jet and are looking to purchase the Concept X64 from Nitro Planes, i suggest loosing the ducted fan and converting this bad boy into a pusher, unless you want to enjoy your slow flybys while gazing into the clear blue skies wondering what you will be having for dinner that very evening. Continue reading