When I was a kid, I can remember my dad and one of his buddies, David Kroppf, building model airplanes, flying them at the vocational school at which my dad taught. I remember crashes, and even losing an aircraft on top of the Sears warehouse building across Amnicola Highway from the school.
There was even this huge aircraft they built called the Cherokee. Neither of them ever had the gumption to fly it, so it wound up for sale at a hobby shop in Chattanooga.
I thought that Cherokee was huge, that is, until I saw this video. This is a model of a C-17 Globemaster. It has an almost 20-foot wingspan and four turbine engines. It sounds like a jet! (You can see some photos I shot of a real one here.)
Now that’s cool!!!