Harrier AV-8 Jump Jet RC 4CH Electric RTF RC AirplaneBy
There is nothing more impressive than an aircraft that has vertical take off. The Harrier jet is one of those great British inventions born out of necessity. In the 70′s there were huge cuts on military spending, which resulted in the end of the British Navy’s dream of large aircraft carriers. There was suddenly a need for an aircraft that could behave as a helicopter and an aircraft.
The inventors gave the Harrier 4 nozzles that allowed the thrust of its Pegasus engine to be directed. Thus when the nozzles are directed downward the thrust lifts the Harrier pretty much like a helicopter. They also allow the jet to hover like a helicopter. The nozzles can of course be directed aft and propel the jet like a regular jet.
This makes the Harrier an incredibly versatile fighter that can land and take off without the need for a runway. Its also what makes it an awesome radio controlled jet. This rc jet is an electric powered jet. It is made of super tough plastic.