Ultimate Toy?

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    Ultimate Toy?

    Actually has 8 "real turbines" at about $1500 each !!!
    Took over 2 years to build. It has a wing span of about 22 feet. Takes multiple pilots, as there are so many things to control.
    Think they were nervous during the maiden flight ???
    Unbelievable that someone would make this - all real turbines! $12,000 just for the engines !!!
    Now if they could just make it drop miniature bombs on miniature insurgents!
    Check out the movie link below to see the first flight. It's kinda long, takes a while to load

    http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Gian...52_flight2.wmv

    Last edited by sisco; March 1st, 2007 at 04:03 PM.
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    Just realized the movie link didn't work. Should be OK now.
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    Outstanding. What a flight. Great landing.

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    Now my face hurts from the big .... eating grin while watching that!
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    OHHHHHHHHHH MANN! I'd LOVE to have one of those!! That's ONE AWSOME group of people who built that rig.
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    It is indeed a beautiful plane - awesome. I am thinking it does in fact have only one guy flying it, altho probably using all 7 or 8 channels he probably has. Not so sure shared piloting would be too easy, or useful!

    The sad thing is, this or one near identical crashed and was wrecked and I have a clip of that. It was flown on a day with possibly more wind than useful but main problem was, which I read on an RC website ............ they went into a turn with too little air speed and because the jet throttle's response was slow - typical for these engines - it side slipped and went in - totally ruined .
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    The sad thing is, this or one near identical crashed and was wrecked and I have a clip of that.
    Bummer
    http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Giant_B52/b52crash.mpeg
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    Bummer indeed

    That vid actually has too much zoom - the one I have is easier to follow. You can hear the wind and see the plane go into a turn but after that - it's a matter of time before it comes down. I can but speculate the amount of time that went into the build.
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    That is one amazing piece of work!

    Now to get picky, there is one thing I can't put my finger on, but for some reason that tail section just doesn't quite look right. I saw a lot of B52s when I was stationed near Kadena AFB on Okinawa and that tail just looks little off. Any "BUFF" experts out there?
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    Looks similar enough to me, if there's one thing I know about RC model makers after living with my dad growing up, it's that they are very, very particular.

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    Certainly scale models follow very close to full size but .......... altho I fly mostly other than scale, I am aware that often small concessions are and have to be made to maintain max flying characteristics at scale levels.

    Often this might be a small change in aerofoil but also could include small changes to flight surface profiles, including control surfaces. Usually not enough to notice.
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    I'm Impressed...

    Fantastic...what a toy...can they mount weapons on it?

    This guy could write a book..."How to talk your wife into expensive hobbies!"

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    That is just way too cool!!
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    Did it lose one of its landing wheels? The one on the wing tip?

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