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New World Record for Fastest RC Jet!

World Record ImageOn January 26, 2010, Guinness World Records awarded Axel Hache of the Dominican Republic and David Shulman of the USA the new world record for fastest remote controlled jet powered model aircraft when they piloted their turbine powered rc plane to an average of 337.18 MPH.  The jet was flown at the Hobbyland airfield in the Dominican Republic on January 17, 2010, and achieved a maximum speed of 345.23 MPH down wind.  The record breaking plane is a JMP Firebird equipped with an AMT Olympus HP turbine engine generating over 50Lbs of thrust. 

Now for the bad news.  AMA rules (link to rules) stipulate that turbine powered aircraft shall not exceed 200 MPH and turbine engines shall not exceed 45lbs of static thrust. Also the PVMAC strictly prohibits the use of turbine powered aircraft at our fields.  So unfortunately, I don't think we will be seeing any record breaking attempts at our local fields.  Congratulations though to Axel and David though for their accomplishment.  Check out the video below, it's unreal and the plane is way too fast for my thumbs.

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