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Supersonic 1940s MILES M.52 RC Electric Ducted Fan JET

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A rarely modelled Miles M.52 radio controlled jet, scratch built from a 3 plan view of the original full size aircraft. Powered by a Wemotec 90mm electric ducted fan system and running on 6S5000 lithium polymer battery pack.//Essential RC

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The Miles M.52 was a turbojet-powered supersonic research aircraft project designed in the United Kingdom in the mid-1940s. In October 1943,Miles Aircraft was issued with a contract to produce the aircraft in accordance with Air Ministry Specification E.24/43.

The programme was highly ambitious for its time, aiming to produce an aircraft and engine capable of unheard-of speeds of at least 1,000 miles per hour  during level flight, and involved a very high proportion of cutting-edge aerodynamic research and innovative design work.

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The single cockpit pod would have been ejected from the fuselage in an emergency by explosive bolts, the pilot then exited this pod by parachute.

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