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2012-11-04 06:06:31 AM
hmm, hope that transmitter has a longish range at that rate of climb and distance from base station, or some tall buildings could get hurt.
 
2012-11-04 06:15:15 AM
I'm calling shenanigans. Sky is a Turkish airline and there is no evidence in the video that the plane is RC.
 
2012-11-04 06:29:32 AM

SnarfVader: I'm calling shenanigans. Sky is a Turkish airline and there is no evidence in the video that the plane is RC.


You mean besides the fact it's obviously ~1/4 scale and there are a whole bunch of civilians wandering around near the runway carrying transmitters and RC planes?
 
2012-11-04 06:58:29 AM

vossiewulf: SnarfVader: I'm calling shenanigans. Sky is a Turkish airline and there is no evidence in the video that the plane is RC.

You mean besides the fact it's obviously ~1/4 scale and there are a whole bunch of civilians wandering around near the runway carrying transmitters and RC planes?


It's not obvious that it's 1/4 scale in the video since there really is no frame of reference. The civilians standing around the grounds are not sufficient evidence either. It's just an airport hosting an RC meet.

I will grant that I don't know what is being said in the video. However, if this plane is really 1/4 scale and modeled after the Turkish airline, there should be other pictures somewhere. I am finding none on Google, so if you would kindly point them out I will concede the point.
 
2012-11-04 07:14:28 AM
Just because some dipshiat labels a video a certain way doesn't make it so. That was no RC.
 
2012-11-04 07:16:15 AM
I'm going with shenanigans too, that thing just looks big and heavy to me.
 
2012-11-04 07:16:24 AM
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2012-11-04 08:40:40 AM

RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 850x758]

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We need a banana for scale.
 
2012-11-04 08:48:05 AM
I'm going with shenanigans. Wait, no, I'm going with NFW.
 
2012-11-04 08:56:20 AM
Note that in two places in that video you can see that the AC is on the actual runway.
 
2012-11-04 09:11:30 AM
I thought all of our passenger jets were RC for take-offs and landings.
 
2012-11-04 10:04:32 AM

vossiewulf: SnarfVader: I'm calling shenanigans. Sky is a Turkish airline and there is no evidence in the video that the plane is RC.

You mean besides the fact it's obviously ~1/4 scale and there are a whole bunch of civilians wandering around near the runway carrying transmitters and RC planes?


I fly R/C planes and we usually fly at abandoned airports or low traffic real airports. It's not unusual to have civilians around waiting for real planes to take off.
 
2012-11-04 10:50:54 AM
its a streetlight
 
2012-11-04 10:56:24 AM

Redwing: RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 850x758]

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[i.imgur.com image 850x638]

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We need a banana for scale.


You see how the banana easily fit in your hand and is peeled? That is evidence that the plane is in fact RC and not 'real' as RC controllers also fit easily in your hand.
 
2012-11-04 11:01:47 AM
Scale 727 Link
 
2012-11-04 11:08:19 AM
i.imgur.com

To extend on Roy Batty's premise, consider that this image is probably captured at eye-level. Note how both wingtips are approx horizontal to each other in the frame, +/-. From that vantage point a full size airliner's wing tips would appear at a more drastic angle to each other. So I am inclined to believe this is a scale model, when this and other evidence is considered.
 
2012-11-04 11:08:58 AM
why not just build a real plane?
 
2012-11-04 11:12:08 AM
At 1:4 scale, the Boeing 737-800 is about 30 feet long. How long are the lines on that runway?
 
2012-11-04 11:16:35 AM

Makh: I thought all of our passenger jets were RC for take-offs and landings.


Not sure if serious. If you're talking about using autoland, it's pretty rare. It usually happens only when weather requires it, there is no alternate, and the airport is ILS 3c capable, which most aren't, or every once in a while for the pilots to remain proficient at using it. Most pilots greatly prefer to land by hand.
 
2012-11-04 11:17:53 AM
It's a bird!!!!
It's a plane!!!!
It's Superma... no, I was right the second time, it's a plane....
 
2012-11-04 11:29:52 AM
Not RC, ottopilot.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-04 11:32:31 AM
It looks and sounds like a full-sized plane to me. Most R/C jets are actually ducted-fan models which do not sound at all like jets. Also, if it was an actual RC-scale jet engine, it'd probably sound more "whiney". A scale model pilot would also probably turn it towards the crowd shortly after becoming airborn.
 
2012-11-04 11:33:30 AM
Clearly shenanigans. Unless someone had the money to convert a full size commercial passenger jet to RC control and bought a shiatload of liability insurance, that was a pause in the RC action to let a real airliner use the field for its intended use.

Oh, wait... this is Fark. Totally one quarter scale! The squiggley MS paint lines prove it!!
 
2012-11-04 11:36:23 AM

TimeCubeFan: [i.imgur.com image 850x638]

To extend on Roy Batty's premise, consider that this image is probably captured at eye-level. Note how both wingtips are approx horizontal to each other in the frame, +/-. From that vantage point a full size airliner's wing tips would appear at a more drastic angle to each other. So I am inclined to believe this is a scale model, when this and other evidence is considered.


Seems legit
 
2012-11-04 11:36:40 AM

TimeCubeFan: So I am inclined to believe this is a scale model, when this and other evidence is considered.


I'm leaning towards full sized aircraft. Compare this video to others of real jumbo-sized RC aircraft. The plane is this video has to be huge by comparison, otherwise if would be traveling to slowly to fly. A scale plane would have to travel times its body length every second just to stay aloft.
 
2012-11-04 11:38:46 AM
Also note the vapor trails coming off the plane towards the end of the video. A scale RC simply could not do that.
 
2012-11-04 11:39:52 AM

Tr0mBoNe: At 1:4 scale, the Boeing 737-800 is about 30 feet long. How long are the lines on that runway?


Zooming in on the Google map and using the map scale each line comes out to about 30 meters. Using the one picture above that shows both plane and line, the plane appears to be approximately 1.5 times as long as the line.which rounding down would make it about 45 meters long. The length of the 737-800 is 39 meters. The length of the 737-800 is 42 meters so allowing for distortion in both map and photo it's full size and probably a 900.

Now for a harder question. Can anybody tell me why I just spent time actually figuring that out? I haven't even had anything to drink yet. Maybe I should start now.
 
2012-11-04 11:52:02 AM
Check out this neat WWII diorama I built of a German Panzer and its crew....

i.imgur.com 

It's custom from scratch, at 1:24 scale (I used auto racing figures modified to look like German soldiers), with cotton used to simulate the dust clouds.

Legit.
 
2012-11-04 12:02:10 PM
Look again at :44 seconds in as the plane is passing by. The trailing edges of the wings are both in line visually, horizontally. This could only be true if they were at eye level to the camera lens. A full size craft's wings are substantially higher than eye level from the ground. Of course this assumes the camera man wasn't on stilts or bleachers since other people's heads are visible across the same horizontal line.
 
2012-11-04 12:06:40 PM

Noah_Tall: Tr0mBoNe: At 1:4 scale, the Boeing 737-800 is about 30 feet long. How long are the lines on that runway?

Zooming in on the Google map and using the map scale each line comes out to about 30 meters. Using the one picture above that shows both plane and line, the plane appears to be approximately 1.5 times as long as the line.which rounding down would make it about 45 meters long. The length of the 737-800 is 39 meters. The length of the 737-800 is 42 meters so allowing for distortion in both map and photo it's full size and probably a 900.

Now for a harder question. Can anybody tell me why I just spent time actually figuring that out? I haven't even had anything to drink yet. Maybe I should start now.


You know, I may stand corrected. Great observation. I will see if I can replicate your results.
 
2012-11-04 12:17:14 PM
I used Google Earth's measure tool and got a distance of 22.5 meters for the white line nearest the taxiway, shown in the image under the plane. If you are correct in reporting the length of a 737-800 as 39 meters, then this appears consistent with what we're seeing. It is certainly not SMALLER than the white line, which if it were 1/4 scale would be the case. So I stand corrected in my original observations. Funny how our minds can be deceived by perfectly reasonable sounding logic. :)
 
2012-11-04 12:20:08 PM

MelGoesOnTour: Also note the vapor chem trails coming off the plane towards the end of the video. A scale RC simply could not do that.

 
2012-11-04 12:23:48 PM
I was told there would be no math.
 
2012-11-04 12:36:24 PM
Wow big woop. Discovery Channel just test crashed a REAL Boeing 727 "RC plane".
 
2012-11-04 12:39:15 PM

Noah_Tall: Tr0mBoNe: At 1:4 scale, the Boeing 737-800 is about 30 feet long. How long are the lines on that runway?

Zooming in on the Google map and using the map scale each line comes out to about 30 meters. Using the one picture above that shows both plane and line, the plane appears to be approximately 1.5 times as long as the line.which rounding down would make it about 45 meters long. The length of the 737-800 is 39 meters. The length of the 737-800 is 42 meters so allowing for distortion in both map and photo it's full size and probably a 900.

Now for a harder question. Can anybody tell me why I just spent time actually figuring that out? I haven't even had anything to drink yet. Maybe I should start now.


+1 on each conclusion. I'll get the ice
 
2012-11-04 12:39:29 PM
Totally an RC Plane.. I mean most RC planes take 20+ seconds to take off as they have scale weights of passengers, luggage, food, urine etc in them, don't they?
 
2012-11-04 12:40:35 PM

Bill_Z_Bub: MelGoesOnTour: Also note the vapor chem trails coming off the plane towards the end of the video. A scale RC simply could not do that.


Yes. 1/4-scale chemtrails would not be as effective.
 
2012-11-04 12:41:11 PM
That may have been nonsense, but this is the real (by real I mean actual model) deal. Huge turbine-powered F4 Phantom RC plane maiden flight .

That guy looks nervous for good reason; here's the site where the kits are available, and they have a completed one (Ready To Fly) listed for $10,000! That's a really cool toy, but imagine if you augered it in.
 
2012-11-04 12:59:07 PM

Repo Man: That may have been nonsense, but this is the real (by real I mean actual model) deal. Huge turbine-powered F4 Phantom RC plane maiden flight .

That guy looks nervous for good reason; here's the site where the kits are available, and they have a completed one (Ready To Fly) listed for $10,000! That's a really cool toy, but imagine if you augered it in.


Put a camera on it and hang some missiles off it, sell to government for $$$$
/Profit
 
2012-11-04 01:14:24 PM

Redwing: RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 850x758]

[i.imgur.com image 850x721]

[i.imgur.com image 850x638]

[i.imgur.com image 847x538]

We need a banana potato for scale.

 
2012-11-04 01:26:53 PM
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2012-11-04 01:54:06 PM
i.imgur.com



"Smells like Bullshiat"
 
2012-11-04 01:54:24 PM

TimeCubeFan: [i.imgur.com image 850x638]

To extend on Roy Batty's premise, consider that this image is probably captured at eye-level. Note how both wingtips are approx horizontal to each other in the frame, +/-. From that vantage point a full size airliner's wing tips would appear at a more drastic angle to each other. So I am inclined to believe this is a scale model, when this and other evidence is considered.


You mean besides the fact that the plane itself reaches above eye level? If it was a scale model, even a 1/4 model, the observer would be able to see over the top of the plane. He can't.

The only way that video works is if the camera was on the ground, and it clearly wasn't, as you can tell because you can see paint on the taxiway.
 
2012-11-04 02:02:30 PM

Repo Man: Huge turbine-powered F4 Phantom RC plane maiden flight .


Never seen that before. THAT is something I would like to have!
 
2012-11-04 02:26:14 PM

Repo Man: That may have been nonsense, but this is the real (by real I mean actual model) deal. Huge turbine-powered F4 Phantom RC plane maiden flight .




I'll see your turbine-powered F4 Phantom RC and raise you an SR-71 "Blackbird" RC.
 
2012-11-04 02:49:16 PM

Friskya: Repo Man: That may have been nonsense, but this is the real (by real I mean actual model) deal. Huge turbine-powered F4 Phantom RC plane maiden flight .



I'll see your turbine-powered F4 Phantom RC and raise you an SR-71 "Blackbird" RC.


Until today, I had no idea such awesome toys existed.
 
2012-11-04 02:54:46 PM

Repo Man: Until today, I had no idea such awesome toys existed.


You and me both. Though I disagree a bit with  Friskya -- I think the F4 Phantom RC was just a hair bit cooler.
 
2012-11-04 04:41:58 PM
"Very" huge?
 
2012-11-04 06:18:42 PM
farm5.staticflickr.com 

This scale model is 1:1, if you know what I mean. Looks identical.
 
2012-11-04 06:50:18 PM
If you had enough money to build and fly a scale model jet, why wouldn't you just buy and fly a real jet?
 
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