Radio-controlled plane in flight including footage of control levers moving by themselves!
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations unclear / unknown.
United States of America - September 1947.
M/S of the ladder to the radio-controlled plane being taken away and the door closed. Pan from the nose of the plane to the propellors which begin rotating. A man removes the chocks from beneath the wheels preparatory to the take off.
Shots of the plane in flight. Shot of the engineer seated at the controls. C/U of the control panel with lights appearing as buttons are pressed. The magnetic radio compass is set. C/U as the lid of the control panel is lifted to reveal elaborate internal mechanism. The engineer speaks into a microphone. The pilot in the cockpit is seen pressing a button. M/S of the complicated dials and switches on the pilots control board. The levers move by themselves!