Giant Model Airplane Has Tiny Jet Engines, Weighs As Much As Grown Man

Nope, those dudes aren't giants. Indeed, the presence of humans - for scale - is about the only thing stopping this footage of an amazing remote-controlled plane from looking (and sounding) like the real thing.

Thomas Bodmer, from Switzerland, builds and flies remote-control aircraft. Like this 1:15 replica of an Airbus A-380. Those four engines are actually miniature, working jet engines.

This might be one of the coolest things I've ever seen in my life. About the only thing cooler would be if they could get a small kid inside in a pilot's costume and have them give a thumbs-up on the runway.

Wait. No. Not a kid. A dog.

[via Laughing Squid]