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Lance Campbell’s Amazing SR-71 Blackbird — From inside a Workshop

At a 2017 Top Gun Scale Invitational, there were many extraordinary aircraft flown by some of a best pilots in a world. One of a standouts on this year’s Paradise Field flightline was an surprising aircraft in a form of a Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” that was totally scratch-built by first-time Top Gun aspirant Lance Campbell of Columbia, Missouri. Lance did an extraordinary pursuit and warranted second place in a Expert class. The Blackbird scored an considerable 99.167 immobile points, and during a Top Gun awards banquet, Lance also perceived a Engineering Excellence award, sponsored by Robart Mfg., as good as a Critic’s Choice award, sponsored by Zap Glue and Model Airplane News.

Using Futaba radio gear, Lance flew a SR-71 to a sum moody measure of 195.709 points. The 85-pound SR-71 is 13 feet prolonged and is powered by a span of JetCat 140-RXi turbines. After a competition, we had a possibility to locate adult with Lance to get a inside story on his extraordinary award-winning and super-smooth-flying Blackbird. Speaking with him it was tough not to feel his passion for this project.

In a Oct emanate of MAN, we have a minute talk with Lance who spent 9 years designing, building and perfecting his extraordinary SR-71. There’s lots of behind a scenes information though unfortunately, we did not have adequate room for his extraordinary construction articles.

And given a print is value a 1000 words, here they are for all of we to enjoy.











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If you’d like to review some-more about a credentials Lance’s extraordinary 9-tear project, here’s his build record for a plane, that spanned years:

http://www.mmrca.org/lance/sledframe.html


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