Ready to go large The Jager Hobby Huge F104 StarfighterSeptember 7, 2018
The #Jager Hobby F104 Starfighter is manufactured in the new lightweight XPS Foam, . This construction makes the F104 very light but extremely stable. The complete model will be as a set of cut foam components. The Jager Hobby F104 is designed for the seasoned jet pilot looking for a jet model that is close to 100% original
With equally perfect flight and landing capabilities, while still delivering on its limitless flight fun.
The F-104 Starfighter looks less like a plane and more like a rocket with some extra bits added as an afterthought. Its long thin fuselage – with a tiny cockpit perched behind its pointy nose and short stubby wings either side – make it look state-of-the-art even today; one can only imagine how revolutionary it seemed when it was unveiled in the 1950s. #scalemodel
The #Starfighter, designed just after the first jet-vs-jet air combat in The Korean War, was created to fly as fast as possible, hurtling past all the previous speed records. Less than a decade after test pilot Chuck Yeager first broke the speed of sound, it became the first jet to fly more than twice the speed of sound.
On top of a military career which lasted nearly 50 years, the #F104 Starfighter found itself serving as an experimental testbed – a rocket-powered spacecraft stand-in that allowed pilots to practice the kind of rocket-thrust manoeuvring astronauts would use to control a spacecraft.
Now, some 60 years after the prototype first flew, the F-104 has found another role – as the launch vehicle for a new generation of tiny satellites.