Macross/Robotech VF-1 RC Plane (Video)
For those of us that love anime we can probably think of at least one series or movie that really captivated us do to their awesome aircraft or mecha. For me (and I think most of the world) no anime aircraft is more iconic than the VF-1 from the Macross/Robotech series. The design is similar to that of the F-14 Tomcat but still stands the test of time and looks just plain bad ass. Building replicas of this iconic fighter has been done quite a bit, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen one built that can actually fly.
Now building a replica of an anime aircraft that can actually fly sounds a whole lot easier than it actually is. It takes a lot of precision crafting and trial and error as you can see in the video below. Once all those things finally come together the results can be very satisfying and pretty spectacular. The remote controlled VF-1s look amazing and have a ton of detail on them. They could easily pass for display models right down to a detailed cockpit and pilot. I love being able to see Rick and Roy seated in their Valkyries.
The only thing that would really make this better is if it could actually “transition” to it’s different modes. Anyway, check out the awesome video below of the remote controlled VF-1 and let me know what you think Nerd Nation. Do these look like something you would like to own and what other Anime aircraft might make for a good RC plane? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below, on the Facebook page, or hit me up on the Twitter @Nerdgasmneeds.