Every so often, while perusing Facebook or the ‘net, I stare slack-jawed at some of the awesome radio controlled aircraft I see being demoed. As a wannabee R/C pilot that never took the plunge, I get goose bumps every time I see some of these creations take to the sky, particularly in the age of augmented and virtual reality, where grounded pilots can don specially designed goggles and actually see and experience what their aircraft are doing.
Earlier today, while scrolling through some recent threads, I came across this video, which portrays a scale model of a US Air Force MH-53 Pave Low helicopter. Featuring a retractable undercarriage, fully-operating rear ramp and incredible detail, I was simply flabbergasted that someone scratch-built this model, even getting it to fly and operate like the real thing. This beast must have cost thousands to build, so it takes a stout heart and nerves of steel to want to take it out for a spin. Anyway, check out the video!