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These guys are nuts! (REALLY big remote control plane)


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#1 of 37 Andy_S

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Posted June 02 2004 - 09:27 AM

Someone can get killed with one of these!

http://www.ehowa.com.../b52model.shtml
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#2 of 37 Lee L

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Posted June 02 2004 - 09:36 AM

You have got to be kidding me. Posted Image That thing must be worth tens of thousands of dollars, maybe $100,000. I would be too afraid to fly it.
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#3 of 37 CalvinCarr

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Posted June 02 2004 - 09:42 AM

You could probably fly a small kid on that thing...

#4 of 37 Philip_G

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Posted June 02 2004 - 10:15 AM

jesus, that site must be hosted on an amiga.
pretty cool.
I can't tell if those are gas ducted fan engines or if they're electric or what. Look like gas with electric start. Cool!

#5 of 37 Dan Lindley

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Posted June 02 2004 - 10:17 AM

Actually, this is a recently declassified Pentagon deception program. Half our B-52s in the Cold War were models, and flown at sufficient height look so real, they helped deterrence by making the Sovs think we had vast armadas....
Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human beings if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.

#6 of 37 Jeffrey Noel

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Posted June 02 2004 - 11:32 AM

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Actually, this is a recently declassified Pentagon deception program. Half our B-52s in the Cold War were models, and flown at sufficient height look so real, they helped deterrence by making the Sovs think we had vast armadas....

You serious?! Or am I just really bad at sarcasm/jokes?!
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#7 of 37 Andrew W

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Posted June 02 2004 - 02:35 PM

My dad is into RC airplanes. He says each of the engines is about $4000. That's $32000 right there!
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#8 of 37 Lee L

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Posted June 03 2004 - 12:44 AM

If you go to the forum linked to on the site above and do some digging, there is some more info about it along with some links to videos. Evidently they got slashdotted late last week and had to take some stuff off the forum but others have hosted it.
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#9 of 37 Dan Lindley

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Posted June 03 2004 - 07:49 AM

Jeffrey, it was an attempted joke! Posted Image
Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human beings if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.

#10 of 37 Lance Nichols

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Posted June 03 2004 - 08:06 AM

The engines are really jet turbines, just like a real B-52. I think I stumbled across the original posting ling @ slashdot the other day.

YEp, here is the Slashdot article (gee, whould that be why the original site was hammered?) Posted Image

HERE is the jet engine site.

"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it."

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#11 of 37 Philip_G

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Posted June 03 2004 - 08:24 AM

oh, even cooler Posted Image

#12 of 37 alan halvorson

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Posted June 03 2004 - 01:06 PM

Please God, if I'm really, really good, and I quit kicking my neighbors dog - can I have this thing? I've never seen anything neater, short of an F-18.

I admire the daylights out of the guys who built the B-52. Fortunately for me, it's way too expensive to consider persuing something similar. I wonder if it will do anything other than fly around, like drop things that go boom?

P.S. Be sure to check out the Alyssa Milano photos. The woman has no shame Posted Image.
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#13 of 37 Francois Caron

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Posted June 03 2004 - 01:59 PM

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I wonder if it will do anything other than fly around, like drop things that go boom?


Hopefully with some action figure "riding da bomb!" Posted Image

#14 of 37 Holadem

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Posted June 03 2004 - 02:36 PM

An unmanned aerial vehicle? We need to invade these people ASAP.

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#15 of 37 Lance Nichols

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Posted June 04 2004 - 05:20 AM

I was was disapointed that the rear defense guns were static, rather then a "real" set.

Damn, it would be impressive if the thing dropped paint bombs, or Cherry bombs....

"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it."

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#16 of 37 Joey Skinner

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Posted June 04 2004 - 06:09 AM

At my local hobby shop someone had a plane with a jet engine. He fired it up in the parking lot and it sounded just like a full size jet, LOUD. I can hardly imagine what 8 of these would sound like.

#17 of 37 Dave Poehlman

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Posted June 04 2004 - 06:09 AM

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P.S. Be sure to check out the Alyssa Milano photos. The woman has no shame .


So that's why the site is blocked here at work! CURSE YOU, ALYSSA AND YOUR TEMPTRESS WAYS!

#18 of 37 Mark Leiter

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Posted June 04 2004 - 11:06 AM

I just realized that they had a video of this beast taking off. They had one of it flying around. But, the one of it LANDING is noticeably absent. I wonder if this $35,000 investment lasted the day???
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#19 of 37 Cam McFarland

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Posted June 04 2004 - 01:03 PM

I used to have an RC glider with a 5 ft. wingspan, but that
is amazing...Posted Image Posted Image

#20 of 37 Brett DiMichele

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Posted June 05 2004 - 01:01 AM

I am fairly certain the particular Kerosene Turbines in
this particular plane cost about $8000.00 each and that's
more than 60K just to power this beast.

As for how it flys? From the videos it looks extremely
well managed and docile. Those aren't words that can be
used to describe most other "real" RC Jets because most of
them will top out at more than 300 Miles Per Hour and are
very darty and prone to stall!

I would love to see someone do an SR71 with a pair of these
but I know it would be damned near impossible to fly Posted Image
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