Full-size and model pilot, Tim Jenkinson flies his Jet Turbine on a cloudy Spring afternoon at the Phoenix Model Flying Club. This is his 20kg+ Vectored Thrust Mephisto by Carf, Great model and flying; frightening and awesome at the same time.
Brother David Woods did the camerawork with his very nice Sony AX53 handy-cam and I put the video together using VideoPad.
Videoed at the Phoenix MFC field, London Colney, Hertfordshire, UK on 21st March 2019.
Oh, the smell of Kerosene and burning Smoke Oil, a model standing vertically on a column of hot air. A model like this, somewhere north of £10K, flying like this, definitely exercises the 'sphincter ani internus' I should imagine.
Specs: As far as I can see this model uses 10 high power digital servos, two gyros, two receivers and a couple of sets of LiPo batteries as for both the glow ignition and RC gear. I think this model has a 300N turbine running on Paraffin (Kerosene) to drive its massive 20+kg bulk, 2.6m wingspan and 3.1m length.
(Mephisto is a short version of Mephistopheles, the winged demon that Faust does a deal with when he sells his soul to the Devil. An apt name I thought.)
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