The SR-71 Blackbird is an aircraft that has captured the imaginations of countless people for over half a century. The Blackbird’s design, speed, stealth and mystery continue to inspire fans all over the world. RC enthusiast Lance Campbell took his passion for the Blackbird to a new level when he built his own RC model of the legendary jet.
The Top Gun Invitational is one of the best places in America to check out RC Planes. This year, Lance Campbell brought along his homemade SR-71 Blackbird RC model and it caught a few eyes. The massive Blackbird RC even caught the eyes of the judges and won 1st Place in the Master’s category.
“Powered by a pair of JetCat 140-RXi turbines, and he completely scratch built the scale retractable landing gear complete with disc brakes.”
– Gerry Yarrish (Model Airplane News)
This labor of love took nine years to complete and it flies so well you might even think its the real deal. The RC Geek captured some great video of Lance’s Blackbird at the 3oth Annual Top Gun Invitational. Check it out and be sure to subscribe to The RC Geek for more awesome RC videos.