Apparently of a German RC flyer who takes this unique jet to more than half of the speed of sound. 709 km/h or 440 mph.That is quite an amazing feat and somewhat mind blowing. The mid-sized jet is pink on the top and black on the bottom. It is a thin design without landing gear. It is constructed to be light yet stable. The engine is a Behotec JB 180 Turbine Gold Edition.
The Color Scheme:
With a top flying speed of 440 mph, the bright pink upper color is needed to find this aerial demon in the sky. The jet has the capability of moving over large spans of the sky in a very short time. The bright color is needed to track the jet through its aerials. The black underside of the jet produces two effects. First, it provides a dramatic and stunning visual, especially against those gray clouds. Secondly, the black belly of the jet brings a sense of realism to the jet.
Power and Engine:
Notice the amazing power of the jet at take off. The raw thrust from the Behotec JB 180 Turbine Gold Edition engine takes the jet from the surface to the sky in just 30-40 feet. While that impressive, the jet then begins a nearly 100 percent vertical climb into the lower stratosphere. In no time, this jet that is roughly three feet in length is nothing more than a small dot in the sky. So high does it climb that the bright pink color is lost to the human eye.
The Behotec JB 180 Turbine Specs: The jet is equipped with the Behotec JB 180 Turbine Gold Edition is supposed to produce 190N of thrust at 120,000 RPM. The specs are for the regular JB 180 Turbine, not the gold edition. (see entire instructional manual here )
- Maximum Thrust 180N
- Minimum Thrust 7.5N
- 113 mm wide
- 320 mm long
- Weight 1600 gr.
- Exhaust temp is 650 ºC
- Consumption at maximum RMP is 580ml/minute
It is a super cool. One of the things that crossed my mind was what would happen if a Remote Control Jet were capable of breaking the sound barrier? Removing any structural barrier to gaining such speeds, it seems possible that this jet could potentially crest the speed of sound.
So exactly what are we talking about here? To put it in blunt terms, an RC Jet that was capable of traveling at the speed of sound would need to cover a single kilometer in just 2.914 seconds. The speed of sound at sea level is 768 MPH. That is a dizzyingly fast speed for a regular jet, let along an RC Jet. The jet is clearly capable of easily handling 440 MPH.
Think About Alternative Designs
Could this jet be modified to hold two Behotec JB 180 Turbine Gold Edition engines? The problem is that as you move faster through air, which is a gas, it becomes increasingly more resistant. If you think about small insects that fly through the air, the air at their mass is almost like water is to us. So for them the air becomes buoyant, yet for an RC jet that is moving at the speed of sound, the pressure that is exerted on the frame would be intense. How many of you think that an RC jet can break the sound barrier, and if so, what do you think would happen to the jet?