Posts: 88 From: Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom Registered: Jul 2002
posted 02-12-2010 05:46 AM
David Bryant mentions the giant B-52 model. I believe that this had something like a 21 foot wingspan and was built by Gordon Nichols who had previously built a number of large scale models. It was powered by eight Wren model jet engines.
Unfortunately it crashed while being flown at the BMFA National Air Show in August 2004.
This model was so large that the incident was formally investigated by the UK's Civil Aviation Authority.
I had heard that this was the second B-52 he had build that had subsequently crashed and the authorities had refused him permission to build a third.
I think you can still view videos of the test flights and the crash on YouTube.
Posts: 3292 From: Houston, TX Registered: May 2001
posted 02-12-2010 08:14 AM
That video is incredible. I'd not seen it before and it's my new favorite.
Here are the B-52 flight and crash videos Peter mentions: