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The “Blue Thunder” a Giant Jet Turbine 1/4 Scale RC Helicopter

Blue Thunder is the helicopter in the 1980s American titular film and television series. The aircraft itself was a modified Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter.This is a model from the movie “BLUE THUNDER” featuring Roy Schneider.

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This RC 1/4-scale version is the handiwork of French builder Eric Meaux, who created it from a Heli Factory kit.The 24kg heli is powered by a Jet Cat SPT5H 7kW turbine and uses a 102-inch-diameter rotor blades.

This models is a truly work of art, representing countless hours and immeasurable energy and resources spent ensuring that as many granular details as possible to accurately reflect the original.


Most people who get into turbine powered RC helicopters do so because of their fascination with turbine engines and full size helicopters.Seeing the heat waves blowing out the exhaust nozzles is pretty special.

The scale replica features:

  • Scale rotor head with carbon fiber blades
  • Moving gun “left right, up down “+ Gatling gun
  • Full Navigation lights
  • all surface details