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In the anime Macross, Valkyries are fighter craft that can turn into mecha. Forget the transforming bit for a moment, because some Macross superfans just wanted to see if they could build RC Valkyries and get them airborn.

Here, you can see the incredible hard work that went into building VR-1 Valkyries and then seeing if they could fly. This clip is quite heartwarming in the geekiest way possible!

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