Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fly your own MiG-25 Foxbat

MiG-25 is the highest flying military aircraft ever produced in the world. The Russian high-altitude supersonic reconnaissance and fighter interceptor aircraft flies at altitudes beyond 36,000 metres (37,650 meters to be exact). 

Code named 'Foxbat' by NATO, the aircraft was developed in 1964, probably as a response to the American U-2 spy plane that was shot down by the Russians in 1960.With a speed of 3.2 Mach, the aircraft is also equipped with four air to air missile and a powerful on-board radar. It is said that the development of MiG-25 led to the creation of American F-15 Eagle subsequently.

Watch a rare video of MiG-25, as it has seldom been seen flying otherwise, since a very numbers have been produced and even it flies, it flies so high that it is not seen:

Well that is the actual MiG25. But hobbyists finally find ways and means to 'build' their own aircraft and fly it to satisfy their dreams of flying an actual aircraft. 

Generally remotely controlled aircraft are not very big and heavy. But herein under is a video of the MiG-25 which much bigger than normal Rc aircraft and weighs heavily. With a length of hefty 4.2 metres and a weight of 42 kg, the RC MiG-25 was skillfully test-flown by 18-year-old Clinton on the first day of the 2011 ANZAC jet rally in Tokoroa New Zealand. 

Having watched the actual MiG-25 above, you will not find any difference between the two and must appreciate the effort of this young man of flying the RC Foxbat as good as an actual aircraft.


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