Don’t Blink: 399 MPH R/C Glider
What's the fastest RC aircraft? Amazingly, gliders. The non-powered planes can whip up a speed of over 300 mph - 8x the speed of the air driving it!
Dynamic soaring is a flying technique used to gain energy by repeatedly crossing the boundary between air masses of significantly different velocity. Such zones of high wind gradient are generally found close to obstacles and close to the surface, so the technique is mainly of use to birds and operators of radio-controlled gliders.
As of May 2010, the highest reported speed for radio control dynamic soaring was 445 mph (716 km/h).
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