If you didn't see the guy standing next to this scale model Airbus A380 in this video, you'd think it was the real thing. The massive radio-controlled airplane could hardly be called miniature with its 18-foot wingspan and four powerful jet turbine engines lifting its 150-lb weight as if it were made of balsa wood, but it's a whole lot smaller than the full-sized plane that just went into service around the world.
Even though some people might call it a toy, flying a model aircraft like this is serious business. Each of its turbine engines costs between $3000 and $4000, and the plane is big enough to cause some serious damage if it flies out of control. Check out this plane's-eye view of a flight, shot with a fuselage-mounted video camera, as well as an additional video of another RC Airbus A380 takeoff and landing: