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This is Jim (Burr) Drever's Turbine Powered F-18. Burr's F-18 is powered by a Golden West JetCat Hammer, made in Germany, with a very cool auto start feature. Burr began building the F-18 with a bare Byron fiberglass fuselage and designed and built the rest. It's quite a sight to watch a R/C model of this sophistication start itself! In spite of it's weight, the F-18 accelerated smartly and took off using less than half of the available runway.

Weight....... 23.5 lbs dry and 27 lbs wet
Engine........ Golden West JetCat Hammer Turbine
Thrust........ 17 lbs at 117,000 RPM
Flies........... Looks and sounds very scale in the air.