No, i dont want it to be RC, more like pre-programmed waypoints fed to a small CPU in the plane. And im sure we can do something about the range of the plane.
Do you know the Lockheed D-21 Drone?
It was launched from a B-52, so maybe we could build a big flying wing RC plane with Ducted Fan
Engines, the one for 540 motors (bottom) would be enough, maybe fit one or two.
Or else we could build a "Rocket booster" Like attachment with five 540 driven ducted fans that fits behind the tail of the F-16, and when waypoint
0 is atchaived the booster drops and the plane continiues its travel, saving battery power from T-O and climbing, now that the plane is in the air,
the weight problem would be less important so we could give it more batteries since its already in the air! Then the onboard CPU would take control of
the plane when it would have detached from the booster!