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trainer/attack
$25 million (2009)
instructor + student
GE F404
17,700 lbs.
42' 7"
30' 1"
14,000 lbs.
29,700 lbs.
1- 20 mm
10,000 lbs.
925 mph
27,000 fpm
48,000 feet
1,150 miles
8/20/02
2005






The Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) T-50 Golden Eagle is an advanced supersonic trainer and light attack aircraft. It was developed in a joint venture with Lockheed Martin.

The aircraft is being marketed as the only advanced trainer that will allow students to graduate immediately into flying the most modern, fifth generation fighter aircraft.

To accomplish its goals, the T-50 Golden Eagle is able to achieve controlled flight in high alpha modes with low stall speeds.  Its digitally enhanced controls give the same feed back experienced in today's jet fighters. The cockpit is fighter like with all glass avionics typical of a modern jet fighters.

Instructors and pilots both enjoy a cockpit that permits excellent visibility. The instructor has the benefit of a raised seat to enhance his front view. Full controls are available front and rear. Both front and rear control sticks have electronic linking, so the instructor can experience the stick movements of his student. Instructors can even dial in control limits, gradually increasing travel as students acclimate to the aircraft. An on board computer records all flight information during training for later review.

The UAE evaluated the aircraft as trainers for their air force, but decided on another design. Finland, Indonesia, Israel, Poland and Singapore are considering purchasing the aircraft.

The Korean Air Force currently uses eight T-50 Golden Eagle aircraft in the Black Eagles aerobatic team.

Some fifty KAI T-50 Golden Eagle aircraft have been produced and are expected to be deployed throughout the Korean Air Force in the near future.



Jivaro Models rc T-50 Golden Eagle.

Pictured above is the rc T-50 Golden Eagle rc EDF built from Jivaro Model Plans.  Its wingspan, is 27" and it has a 33" length, with a weight of 27 oz. A SF 2200-6-3000 motor drives a 65 mm SF fan unit.

The first picture below is the rc T-50 Golden Eagle ARF for sale by Easy Tiger. Its wingspan is 32" and length is 41". The scale rc foamy features a electric operating canopy, retractable landing gears, and a 70 mm EDF unit.

The next picture is of Jet Captain's scratch built rc T-50 Golden Eagle foamy. You can find the build thread for the 24" wingspan or 36" wingspan models at RC Groups. The 24" rc airplane is powered by a TP 21 motor driving a 8 x 4 prop and weighs about 1 lb. 4 oz.

Pictured last is Jivaro holding his profile rc T-50 Golden Eagle. Wingspan is 18" and length is 22". A champion 1230 motor is used with a 3 x 2 pusher prop.

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Easy Tiger rc T-50 Golden Eagle.



Jet Captain's rc T-50 Golden Eagle.



Jivaro with his rc T-50 Golden Eagle.