This flight capable scale model of an Airbus A380-800 aircraft is impressive to say the least. At 4.8 metres in length, with a wingspan of 5.3 metres, weighing some 70 kilograms, and powered by actual jet engines, it could easily be mistaken for the genuine article if observed at a distance.
Watch it taxi and take off like any other commercial jet airliner, but marvel at that landing… that remote controlled landing.
Some pilots will tell you the hardest part of flying an aircraft is landing it. Clearly though that doesn’t bother this flyer, who has no qualms landing his craft on… the ridge of a mountain, in this instance Bunker Hill, part of Toiyabe Range, situated in the US state of Nevada.
Note how he lands the aeroplane into an uphill slope on the mountain, and then takes off by taxiing on a downward slope. One of the better ways to get on, and off, a mountain though, if you ask me.
What do you get when you attach a camera to an eagle’s back? An eagle’s eye view, literally, of the hills and valleys in the Chamonix region of France. Abba fans, if are there any in the house, might find this to be the perfect musical accompaniment to the clip.