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Posted: 10/1/2004 2:34:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 3:08:19 PM EST
All r/c planes crash sooner or later

That one was a very expensive lesson.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:42:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:55:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mach1:
All r/c planes crash sooner or later

That one was a very expensive lesson.

Half the fun is in the crash. We build planes just for air to air combat. The object is to knock the other plane(s) out without pranging your own
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:58:15 PM EST
The guy who flew it is in trouble with the authorities and the RC geeks.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:22:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:35:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 6:36:51 PM EST by KA3B]

The CAA = Civil Aviation Authority

Large scale model aircraft are certified by the CAA.

The B-52 was flying at a sanctioned meet, the rules state that large scale aircraft are to be kept 500 feet from buildings, it crashed at less than 200 feet.

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:

How so?

That site says the plane was under the weight limit for the country in question. (Canada, I believe?)

Personally, I'd be inclined to build and fly an RC aircraft of any size and weight I wanted to. 1:1 scale F-4 Phantom, anyone?


Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:37:35 PM EST
It would be cool if you could set one up to drop those snap/pop things.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:49:02 PM EST
that sucker went down fast
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:50:43 PM EST
Have to wonder at what point is a BRC justified?

I think it already was, what a shame not to have one -
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:23:28 PM EST
As has been said several times, the engines were donated by the maker for PR purpouses. I bet ALOT of the plane was donated (Materials).

Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:40:06 PM EST

What a mess!
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:40:58 PM EST
It's sad that it's a B-52. it's funny cause it's a euro-pee-on who lost it!
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