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RR Pegasus Mk5
21,500 lbs.
15,360 lbs.
31,000 lbs.
2- 25 mm
10,800 lbs.
47 ft. 1 in.
30 ft. 4 in.
660 mph
14,700 fpm
50,000 feet
2,000 miles
12/21/67
1969






Harrier Jump Jet Radio Control Airplanes For Sale
Harrier Jump Jet For Sale

There have been numerous attempts to built a Harrier Jump Jet for sale as a radio control airplane that transitions from hover to forward flight. Thus far, we only know of one successful example.

In the picture immediately above is Bob Blackburn launching his Harrier Jump Jet For Sale. It is a profile model built from Dave Chinery plans. Power comes from a WeMoTec mini fan. All up weight is 47 oz.



Harrier Jump Jet For Sale

The Harrier Jump Jet For Sale built by Ewald Schister is 1/16 scale, powered with a Pegasus P-120 tubine engine.


Harrier Jump Jet For Sale

The Harrier Jump Jet For Sale built by Mike Koskela is capable of hovering and forward flight. However, it can not transition from hover to forward flight. Mike uses gyros on all three axis to smooth the performance.


Harrier Jump Jet For Sale

The Radical Concepts R & D Harrier Jump Jet For Sale uses an O.S. 91 VF engine driving Kress fan units through four nozzles. It can take off and land vertically and hover. However, no mention is made about transition to forward flight and no model specifications are given.


Harrier Jump Jet For Sale

The Harrier Jump Jet For Sale, with hovering capabilities built by Ulrich, who goes by usr1 at RC Groups. He modified a 31 in. wingspan model by adding gyros, sensors, four motors and propellers to allow for hovering flight. It retains the EDF unit for forward flight. All up weight is about 3 lbs.


Harrier Jump Jet For Sale

The RTF shown as a Harrier Jump Jet For Sale is made by Shenzhen Linpa Technology and Shantou Chenghai Pencheng Toys, China. It is said to have four motors, although it appears to have three. Its dimension are also unclear. We have seen it for sale at Amazon and various toy stores. There is a huge difference in prices at different retailers. The one product review at Amazon was very negative.


Harrier Jump Jet For Sale

The Harrier Jump Jet For Sale by Eric Dainty is powered with a OS .91 engine driving a modified fan. All up weight is 9 1/2 lbs. We understand that it is capable of transitioning in flight from forward to vertical to horizontal motion.

The Harrier Jump Jet is a combined project of McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing, and BAE Systems.


You can check out Hobbytron to see their version of a Harrier Jump Jet For Sale. If you do get it, please let us know what you think of it.

The origins of the aircraft trace back to its predecessor's first hovering flight in October of 1960. Since then it has received numerous updates and improvements and is still serving today.


Skymaster Jets was working on a prototype of a Harrier Jump Jet For Sale, however we can no longer find information about it on their site.

The idea for the aircraft was in response to the threat of an enemy quickly knocking out runways, rendering conventional aircraft useless. The answer was to develop a fighter aircraft that could take off and land without using long runways.


Zhongshan Guanli Models produces the Harrier Jump Jet For Sale. It is a RTF that has a 31 in. wingspan, a 49 in. length, and is made from foam. Included is a motor and 70 mm ducted fan unit. Weight is about 25 oz. all-up. It is also available as a ARF. It is only capable of forward flight.

The aircraft utilizes a single engine for all of its maneuvering. The pilot can angle the engine exhaust nozzle downward for vertical flight or hovering and then rearward for conventional flight. Directional control jets in the nose, wings and tail allow for turning while hovering.


Huayu Hobby manufacturers the 31 in. wingspan Harrier Jump Jet For Sale.

The aircraft first entered service with the RAF in October of 1969. These aircraft were designated GR1. The United States designated their aircraft that first flew in the early 1970's as the AV-8A.


Cheerwing has a Harrier Jump Jet For Sale as either an ARF or RTF. Its wingspan is 31 in.

The aircraft currently used by the British are licensed American design aircraft, fitted to RAF requirements. These requirements include navigation and defensive systems, and additional missiles.


Shantou Chenghai Pengcheng Toys has the Harrier Jump Jet For Sale with a 31 in. wingspan.

The latest aircraft has day/night/all weather flying capabilities. It is particularly suited to ground support missions with forward looking infrared equipment, and pilot night vision visors. It has more than double the payload capacity of earlier jump jets.


Canton Trade International is also manufacturing the Harrier Jump Jet For Sale with its wingspan of 31 in.

The aircraft have seen action during the Falklands War, Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, and the U.S. invasion of Iraq.


Zhenhua Technology is yet another company that has the 31 in. wingspan Harrier Jump Jet For Sale.

We received the following email:
"The Harrier Jump Jet was actually entered into Marine Corps Aviation service in the early 1970's. It was flown out of Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort South Carolina (Marine Airgroup 32, VMA513) while I was stationed there as an aircraft structural mechanic from 1972 - 1975. During my time at MCAS Beaufort a Harrier stalled while hovering, due to seagull ingestion, and fell into a swamp. The aircraft structure remained sound except for the left engine intake (and the engine!). The intake required extensive rebuilding which I was given the responsibility to complete. Great memories for me."
- Henry Ward, Prospect, KY.

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