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Giant RC Airbus jet takes model aircraft flying to a new level

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ast month, at a club meeting in Switzerland he showed off his gigantic scale model of a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380, and the specifications are pretty mind-numbing.
Powered by four JetCat P120 jet turbines that can each deliver around 30 pounds of thrust, the model can't exactly compete with the 280,000 pounds of thrust you get with the real thing. On the other hand, at 155 pounds, the model has almost the same power to weight ratio as a fully loaded 1.2 million pound real A380. Range is another problem however, and due to its tiny 2.5 gallon fuel tank the model can only stay aloft for a little over eight minutes. That means you can't exactly recreate Singapore Airlines' nonstop 18 hour Newark to Singapore route using the model.

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