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Posted: 8/31/2004 11:00:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2004 11:02:10 PM EDT by Astrogoth]
You saw the videos of it flying but not landing. Here's why:

Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:01:01 PM EDT
It didn't land because the link doesn't work?
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:03:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
It didn't land because the link doesn't work?

Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:05:06 PM EDT
Gee I wonder why it crashed?!?!?

Jim: "Hey bob lets fly our $20,000 hand made B52 today"
Bob: "NO JIM!!! What about the 30 MPH winds?"
Jim: "Fuck it"
Bob: "K"
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:06:13 PM EDT
Still a shame as that was a cool plane, regardless.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:06:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2004 11:07:08 PM EDT by KA3B]
This works....That sucks!!

Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:06:48 PM EDT
wow, that sucks.
what's the story on this one?

Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:08:03 PM EDT
That sucks. 'Twas a BEAUTIfUL plane too....
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:10:14 PM EDT
Thank God it didn't hit that house....
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:11:54 PM EDT
i remember growing up in MI close to a SAC base...........
i fell in love with those big ugly things.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:21:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 11:40:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:17:06 AM EDT
Realistic to the end...

That airplane was spectacular. Sad to see it go, but that's part of the risk. It wasn't built for a static display.

Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:25:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:31:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
Stupidity on the part of the operator(s). OBVIOUSLY the weather conditions weren't good enough.

$20,000 dollars? That wouldn't pay for the eight engines alone, hardly! It probably cost
over 30K and maybe near 40.

That really sucks, but the operator is to blame for trying to fly in weather that clearly wasn't good enough.


I hope and pray that dumb shit does not have a pilots license. I would hate to see someone with judgement THAT bad try and fly a real plane.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:15:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By phatmax:
I hope and pray that dumb shit does not have a pilots license. I would hate to see someone with judgement THAT bad try and fly a real plane.

Actually, real airplanes are alot easier to fly!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:18:38 AM EDT
Damn, what a waste
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:31:58 AM EDT
There goes $30,000 worth of whoopie!!

Too windy, what were they thinking?

Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:36:17 AM EDT
I for one don't feel sorry for them. I base this upon the response when it crashed. The only thing said when it crashed was "oh no" They must be filthy rich.

Me being poor and extremely pathetic would have screaming cursing blah, blah, blah.

They will build another :)

Link Posted: 9/1/2004 5:41:58 AM EDT
For 30K you better get a nice fireball at the end!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:39:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By skpp108:
For 30K you better get a nice fireball at the end!!!!!

Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:45:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 8:50:09 PM EDT by CFII]
Eh, wind doesnt matter when you are already flying. Landing, however That was soo much like that B52 airshow crash. You dont have vertical component of lift in a 90 degree bank

That was total pilot error/shit flying.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:49:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:53:35 PM EDT
Kick ass plane it just sucks it crashed. Do they have insurance for those?
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:59:57 PM EDT
that sucks, sweet plane, bad crash, i wanna see pics of the wreckage
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:00:36 PM EDT
Any survivors?
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:07:45 PM EDT
Actually, the bigger the model the less wind affects it. A plane that big with that much wing area and power should have flown fine in the weather I could see. IIRC, the engines (Wren Turbines) cost about about $3500 x 8 but were donated by the manufacturer because of the projects publicity. These planes especially the jets when this big have TONS of wireing, 20+ servos are not uncommon as are multiple recievers for differnent functions, then you have air and or hydraulic systems for the gear, bomb bay doors, fuel pumps, mult battery packs, gyros etc etc. A pinched wire, dead battery,binding control rod or cable, etc can spell doom.

What kind of reaction would you expect? The guys just saw years of work go inthe shitter, they were probably in speechless awe.....

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:33:49 AM EDT
You know you've been reading too much about K98s when you see a topic and think it meant "Russian Capture B52..." - and dont figure out WTF people are talking about until you watch the movie....
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:48:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:51:26 AM EDT
There is also another guy in England that made a similar scale C-17....HUGE. There is a guy here in the states that has made a mammoth B-58 Hustler and a 150" U-2S.

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:53:54 AM EDT
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