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Giant 15-Foot-Wide RC Plane Weighs Less Than a Pound

Looking more like the tiny single-prop planes that amateur pilots fly, this massive replica of an Airbus A-320 airliner is actually a remote control plane with a wingspan of almost 16 feet. What’s more impressive is that it weighs less than a pound and flies slow enough that it can be piloted indoors.

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Watch an Airbus A380 Abort a Landing While It’s Incredibly Close to the Ground

Here’s a British Airways Airbus A380 attempting to land at the Vancouver airport. You can see the world’s largest passenger airplane make its final approach and come so, so close to the ground—but then decide to abort and make a go-around instead. It’s crazy impressive to see such a big plane make a maneuver like this.

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Here’s the Crazy Wing Bending Airbus Does to Stress Test Its Airplanes

You would never want to look out of your window on a flight and see the airplane wing bend like this but it’s nice to know that Airbus stress tests the hell out of their flying tubes to make sure that even if the wing is at such an obscene angle, it won’t snap in half. It’s really cool to see the process of pushing the Airbus A350 “to the brink” but I also love seeing the huge structure that houses the plane and all the cables involved in testing it.

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