September 12, 2004

I feel their pain

Remember when I posted the link about these guys? A group of radio control hobbyists who built a scale B-52; 300+ pounds, 27 foot wingspan, 8 working miniature jet engines. So very impressive.

It crashed. Before, during, and after video and pictures here.

Posted by Ted at September 12, 2004 06:14 AM
Category: SciTech


Damn, that thing was a work of art.


Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 12, 2004 10:01 AM

Double damn. Looks like it hit the ground pretty hard, too.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at September 12, 2004 05:13 PM

Gad! How many man hours of work went up in smoke with this project! Maybe they should have taken it to the Burning Man in thr desert, it would have fit right in! My heart goes out to these guys.

Posted by: Big Al at September 12, 2004 05:54 PM

It was kind of chilling too, because that flight profile exactly matched a video I saw of a real B52 crashing at an air show several years ago. The buff is just not built to fly when the wings go vertical like that. Spooky parallel.

Posted by: Ted at September 12, 2004 06:06 PM
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