Blink and you’ll miss it. German airplane pilot Niels Herbrich has officially broken the record for the Fastest remote-controlled jet-powered model aircraft (RC), after his handiwork achieved an incredible speed of 749.221 km/h (465.544 mph).
The 47-year-old, along with fellow enthusiasts Christoph Meier and Tunc Uzun, designed and built a bright pink model plane that is equipped with a Behotec 180 turbine jet engine and runs on kerosene. It weighs just 7.5 kg.
The record attempt took place at an annual event for model plane racing fans in Rothernburg.
Aircraft experts were on hand to witness the flight, with the speed recorded using high tech camera equipment.
Guinness World Records required the speed to be measured over 200 m, in two different directions, and then the average taken for the official record.
The model was a reworked version of the RC plane Niels first broke the record with back in 2013, with a speed of 706.97 km/h (439.29 mph).
The pilot’s latest attempt is an impressive 42.251 km/h faster than this!