Building your own 13-foot long remote control replica of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk is challenging enough. But what good’s an aircraft carrier without any aircraft? So to further up the challenge, its creators also found a way to land an RC plane on it.
After almost two years of testing it became apparent that safely landing a traditional RC plane, in this case a ParkZone Ultra Micro T-28, on the carrier’s flight deck just wasn’t going to happen without an impossible amount of luck. So instead, a slow flying F-22 quadcopter was called in to duty. Landing it on the tiny carrier still requires a steady hand at the controls, but now that the tiny Kitty Hawk has proper air support, it can finally sail into battle. [YouTube]