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Giant SR-71 Lockheed Blackbird RC Turbine Powered Airplane

The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is a long-range, high-altitude, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed and manufactured by the American aerospace company Lockheed Corporation.

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This giant model R-71 Lockheed Blackbird is based on the original on a scale of 1: 7.5 and its overall construction is made of wood.Thus the SR-71 Blackbird reaches a length of 4.80 meters and a take-off weight of 36 kg.video by: DIGITAL RC

The tank capacity is 10 liters of kerosene and the model has a flight time of max. 10 mins.The model is powered by 2 Frank turbines with a total of 32 kg of thrust. Retractable undercarriage with wheel brakes, braking parachute like the original.

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The entire model airplane is a one-off and was completed in approx. 2,400 working hours (2 years). The material value is approx. 20,000 euros. The builder of this airplane is Walter Blaß (father), the SR-71 is flown by Matthias Blaß (son)./DIGITAL RC