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Posted: 6/22/2004 2:03:01 PM EDT
Warning 29 meg video.


8 ft wingspan, 8 jet engines. It even sounds real.

Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:05:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2004 4:52:32 PM EDT by KBaker]
Tagged so I can watch it at home.

I love cable broadband!

Just watched it. AWESOME!

But can he hover it upside down 1" off the ground?
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:15:13 PM EDT
wow! that was cool. wonder how mouch that thing cost? either way, looks like $ well spent.

the only thing he needs to construct along with that is a minature MECCA

sorry did i say that out loud?
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:15:55 PM EDT
That was very cool.

I wonder if he could put a saddle on it, and strap a little kid on for a ride.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:18:12 PM EDT
Hmm, I don't see the dropable bomb with the Slim Pickens action figure on it.

Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:18:49 PM EDT
That is really cool! Got any mini-14 Tomcats?
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:19:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2004 2:41:08 PM EDT by bvmjethead]

Originally Posted By thecleaner:
wonder how mouch that thing cost?

Well the turbine engines are about $1800 each, but IIRC the plane belongs to the owner of the company that makes the turbine engines.

If you'll take a closer look it's also ALOT bigger than a 8 foot wingspan...........shoot the horizontal stabalizer os probably 8 feet across.

Probably has about 20-30 servos in it, my experienced guess is that it's in the neighborhood of about $15,000 as you see it in the video.

He could certainly sell it for at least that.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:21:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2004 2:23:40 PM EDT by M4]

Originally Posted By Xer0:
8 ft wingspan, 8 jet engines. It even sounds real.

Looks like the wing span is a lot more than 8 feet to me. Bad ass!!!!! Now THERE'S an expensive RC plane! How cool is that? I'd give it a military paint job...maybe strap some fake munitions under it too.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:22:46 PM EDT

Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:23:11 PM EDT
That may well be the coolest thing seen all year... Too bad they couldn't get that front left gear up. It has landing ligts and all.

This proves that dorks, geeks, and space cadets are incredibly valuable resources.

Unfortunately, if this was in the states, Bush/Ridge/Ashcroft would likely label it as a potential WMD delivery vehicle, and would confiscate/destroy it under the guise of 'Americas Security".
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:23:29 PM EDT
Sorry, meant 8 foot per side. Not total.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:26:05 PM EDT
That is Soooooo cool!


Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:30:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2004 2:30:52 PM EDT by druncuncas]

..maybe strap some fake munitions under it too.

why would you use FAKE munitions?
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:33:20 PM EDT
I am saving this video WOW!!!
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:35:13 PM EDT
How about a C-17...

See the built at:

Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:36:13 PM EDT
Cool video.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:38:33 PM EDT

Did anyone else notice that he flies around for about half the video with all the gears down, but then during the second half of the video all of the gears are up except for one? For the first half of the video I was thinking to myself "It would be even cooler if the gears retracted." But I guess they do! (barring a malfunction)
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:42:13 PM EDT
Extremely cool video... Thanks ! That one got saved. (Thank God for cable broadband)
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:44:04 PM EDT
Here are some REALLY expensive but true to scale and completely functional R/C planes.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:50:19 PM EDT
Add some heavy smoke during and after take off and I'd of never known the difference.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 2:54:03 PM EDT
tagged for home.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 3:21:48 PM EDT
There was another discussion about this plane earlier
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 3:26:18 PM EDT
Awesome. I was half ass expecting to see the "FOLLOW ME" truck.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 4:57:21 PM EDT
It would be cool to see it drop a load of paint balls or something.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 5:10:11 PM EDT
So...when is the group buy ?
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 5:11:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mantis:
It would be cool to see it drop a load of paint balls or something.

Link Posted: 6/22/2004 5:15:20 PM EDT
they have a couple of different kinds of functional landing gear, but pnuematic is the most common.
there are a lot of lines, connectors, valves, and the pistons/seals of the gear itself.
it doesn't take too much leak-off of the air to keep them from working correctly.
i had a p-40 where the gear rotated 90 degrees as it came up, very cool to see. had the air leak out and the gear on one side collapsed on landing, not very cool to see.
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 5:17:41 PM EDT
I know what I want for Christmas!
Link Posted: 6/22/2004 5:18:40 PM EDT
BVM, think you can dig up a few videos of a turbine F-4 or F-15? This ought to be an interesting thread.

Better yet, a dual turbine Tomcat. How HOT would that be?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:46:52 PM EDT
... Bummer

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:23:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... Bummer


think they found the black box?

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:27:27 PM EDT
I haven't looked at it just yet, but holy hell that's cool.

The only thing it needs now is little remote controlled ALCM or ACM
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:34:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GomerPyle:
I know what I want for Christmas!

No you don't. I saw a video yesterday of that plane crashing nose first into the ground.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:14:52 AM EDT
The turbines are closer to $3k each and were donated IIRC by wren turbines for the builder of the project for PR reasons. Hell, most single or dual turbine small fighters cost $15 to build when all is said and done.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:28:27 AM EDT
tagged for a friend
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:36:05 AM EDT
yep, that WAS one bad assed BUFF.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:38:44 AM EDT
That's REALLY cool!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:39:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sneaker:
That is really cool! Got any mini-14 Tomcats?

I found this one. I'll host it for a few weeks.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:42:46 AM EDT
Everything about that plane was cool and rather realistic. Even the crash.

Ever notice how in real life most planes crash behind the treeline. Only in the movies do they always crash in front. True to real life to the end this thing crashed behind the treeline.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:45:50 AM EDT
that F-14 vid was cool!

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:46:17 AM EDT
You mean to tell me ,you all hav'nt seen this one before?Sorry to say , it crashed and is no longer.It was extremely cool though!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:23:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mandingo:

Originally Posted By sneaker:
That is really cool! Got any mini-14 Tomcats?

I found this one. I'll host it for a few weeks.


... that was sweet!
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