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Posted: 10/1/2004 3:34:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:08:19 PM EDT
All r/c planes crash sooner or later

That one was a very expensive lesson.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:42:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 5:55:14 PM EDT

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 5:58:15 PM EDT
The guy who flew it is in trouble with the authorities and the RC geeks.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:22:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:35:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2004 7:36:51 PM EDT 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 7:37:35 PM EDT
It would be cool if you could set one up to drop those snap/pop things.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:49:02 PM EDT
that sucker went down fast
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:50:43 PM EDT
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 11:23:28 PM EDT
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 11:40:06 PM EDT

What a mess!
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 11:40:58 PM EDT
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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