June 15, 2004

This is just so far beyond cool...

Code Blue for Mr. Ashcroft! Yet another group of pesky civilians display a little technological prowess, so it's time to warm up the black helicopters and suppress a few hobbyists in the name of Homeland Security.

Would you believe a flying radio-controlled scale model of the B-52? This incredible beastie weighs 300lbs and is powered by 8 tiny turbines.

There are photos and take-off & flyby video clips here, and golly gee, here's a link to the British manufacturer of those nifty little hobby turbine engines.

Kudos to Bill S, who pointed this out on one of my rocketry email lists.

Posted by Ted at June 15, 2004 05:20 AM
Category: SciTech
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