Radio-controlled aircrafts are too much fun and we’re happy to see RC plane CAD models show up in our library. It’s an interesting niche that deserves a little attention.
That’s the Extra 300 plane (SolidWorks version). Of course you could just buy one for a few hundred dollars but engineers wouldn’t be engineers if they didn’t model one themselves (check out the next model) to see if they can improve a certain characteristics. Paulo Henrique Faria has also uploaded a nice 26 cc engine that fits the plane perfectly.
Talking about self-designed amazing aircrafts then the boxy White Bus radio-controlled plane looks like a "sleeper" aka nothing special but in reality a very capable flier. Marc Erasmus had this to add: "This plane, originally designed by a good friend of mine, Paul Lyonns [master pilot and all round great guy], can fly as softly as a gentle trainer and then suddenly explode in to the most incredible aerobatics you can think up."
Think an old fashioned internal combustion engine is not fast enough? This RC turbine engine from Nelson Brazeau will give your flier all the thrust and speed it needs. Check the video below to see what jet engines on an RC plane are capable of (the action starts around 1:20) - the whole thing is insanely fast!
If you’re not familiar with radio-controlled aircrafts then Wikipedia has a useful article about them but essentially they are tiny planes and helicopters with tiny electric or petrol or even jet engines guided by a remote control in the hands of the "pilot".