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Batteries not included

  1. May 31, 2007 #1

    Danger

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  3. May 31, 2007 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    AIRBUS!!!????!!!! I'm a Boeing man! For one, they help to put food on my table. :biggrin:

    I'll fix the typo.
     
  4. May 31, 2007 #3

    Danger

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    Thanks, Ivan. Weren't you the one who started the 'Damn, that's a big plane!' thread a while back? :confused:
     
  5. May 31, 2007 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Hmmmm, could be... I am definitely a low grade aviation buff.

    Did you see Cyrus' post showing the model B52 in flight? I think it was in the Youtube classics.

    These people spend some serious bucks on this stuff. Incredible!
     
  6. May 31, 2007 #5

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    Didn't see that thread (or maybe couldn't get the link to work; I can't see the video on this one). I'll try to find it, and check it out on the Mac later. It usually downloads videos that this work PC won't.
     
  7. May 31, 2007 #6

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    That's a beautiful thing. There's a lot of blood, sweat and tears in there.

    That B-52 video (the crash video) is a tough one to watch. It's cool to see that the scaled version suffered from the same problem the real ones have.
     
  8. May 31, 2007 #7

    Danger

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    Hmmmppphhh... :grumpy: Can't view the video on the Mac either.
    Anyhow, I can't help wondering if, with a properly located cockpit carved out, that thing would be capable of carrying a pilot. :uhh:
     
  9. May 31, 2007 #8

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    Video? I'll guess you mean it's a wmv, or "windows media video." In that case, you can view it anytime without too much trouble or anything different, you just have to install this free plugin:
    http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv_download.htm

    The video on the page you linked to in the original post says 404 error, which means that the video was removed from the website or moved to another location.
     
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  10. May 31, 2007 #9

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    Thanks, mk, but I've already got flip4mac and an upgrade for it that I just downloaded today. It might have been removed, since I get the video frame but with no control panel.
     
  11. May 31, 2007 #10
    Here you go guys ;-)



    This thing is amazing. :eek: I wonder how they transport it.
     
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  12. May 31, 2007 #11

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    Probably something like a boat trailer or flatdeck. I imagine that the wings come off.
    Thanks for that link, Circles. It played just fine.
    A question comes to mind, though. I've never been involved with model planes (couldn't afford it). Do any of you guys know if there's some specific size that limits when one of them is legally defined as an aeroplane (or drone, or whatever) as opposed to a model? This sucker is bigger than a BD5.
     
  13. May 31, 2007 #12
    that one must have cost them a pretty penny...
     
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  14. Jun 1, 2007 #13
    Theres a german guy who builds big scale RC airliners. Its probably his.

    PS, those are real jet engines. You dont need batteries. You need Jet A1, 1-K kerosene.
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  15. Jun 1, 2007 #14
    The wings and empennage bolt into place.
     
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  16. Jun 1, 2007 #15

    I think it has to be under 500lbs in the States.
     
  17. Jun 1, 2007 #16

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    I hope that there's some wing dimensioning involved in that as well; otherwise, I'm illegally flying my El Camino through the mud bogs. :biggrin:
     
  18. Jun 1, 2007 #17
    Man, speaking of mud bogs. I lost an airplane in the woods today near a lake. I went to retrieve it in shorts. The brush was thick and full of thorns. My lets got cut everywhere and when I stepped down my shoes went shuckkkkkkkkkkkkkk right into the mud. Ruined my shoes and cut my legs all over. I was pissed when I got home.
     
  19. Jun 1, 2007 #18

    Danger

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    You've been flying for how long, and you've already lost an aeroplane? And how the hell did you manage to bail out of a 150 before losing it? (At least, we never carried chutes when I was flying them.)
    Of course, you're being pissed probably had something to do with it. Up here, we have to be sober the same as for driving.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2007 #19
    It was a model airplane smart - fill in the blank- :wink:.


    And I dont fly 150's. I fly 172/182's. A 150 is just a model airplane with people inside of it.

    Cessna 150 shown in actual size:

    [​IMG]

    /sarcasm.
     
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  21. Jun 1, 2007 #20

    Danger

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    :biggrin:

    I can't argue with that. My knees still hurt when I think about cramming myself into that flying Volkswagon.
     
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