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Dave W wrote:@dominicm, some of these are very impressive and of course many pilots have an R/C modelling background.

I do think these videos are more suitable for an R/C forum than a GA one, though.

Given that they are posted under 'aviation photography' I don't see a problem, and the work is already well known elsewhere in the R/C world.

I think the variety and sophistication of the subject matter it extremely interesting, it may not 'add' to the experience of a typical GA flyer in terms of hands on flying experience but I would have thought simply seeing what is being flown as 'a model' these days and the benefits that todays technology has brought would be of interest to anyone interested in anything that flies.

Some of these 'models' are flying at 70% scale, I can only see that as being fascinating to anyone interested in any machine that flies. At 61 years of age and having worked in aviation for over 30 years now I've seen many things, I don't tire of seeing anything that relates to flying; maybe I'm just childish and naive.
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Filmed at the Large Model Association Cosford Show. You can't deny the effort and skill that must go into designing, building and flying this superb giant scale models. It was a challenging day for flying with the cross wind but nothing deters the pilots from putting on a display for the paying public.

Out again for my second flying session with this awesome Extra 330LX. I'm liking it more and more each time I fly it. I've got a 35% scale Krill Extra 330SC ready to fly BUT I'm going to get my raise my skills with this Extra 330LX before I take that for a spin!

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Brilliant VTOL. So simple to fly even in strong wind ! Take-off vertically, transition to normal flight with flick of a switch, and then flick switch back for vertical landing (or hand grab). Superb.

Fantastic DH.91 built and flown by Peter Harbusch. At 1:8 scale and 4 metres wingspan and 2.7 metres length this is a large scale model which looks impressive in the air. Take off weight is ~20 kg. The wing profile is NACA 2415. The four motors are brushless 1000W with 15x8 vario-prop. 5 x 5S-5000 lipos are used for each flight.

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