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From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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posted 01-31-2010 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an absolutely astounding flying jet model.

history in miniature

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From: Slatington, PA U.S.A.
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posted 02-01-2010 02:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW I can't use the words here to describe that video!!

Apollo Redux

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From: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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posted 02-01-2010 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo Redux   Click Here to Email Apollo Redux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*Jaw-drop...eyes bugging out...* ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! WOW!!!

David Bryant

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From: Norfolk UK
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posted 02-01-2010 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At Duxford IWM they have an annual flying model show: a couple of years ago they had an Me 262 and a B52: both huge, both (like this!) beyond words!


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From: Denver, CO USA
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posted 02-01-2010 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those models are amazing...But I could could never trust myself to fly one! Crunch it, and there went $10,000+


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From: Carrollton, GA USA
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posted 02-01-2010 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I owned that model I'd be holding my breath the entire time it was off the ground. Unbelievable!


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From: Woodbridge, VA, USA
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posted 02-09-2010 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astroborg   Click Here to Email astroborg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


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From: West Jordan, Utah USA
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posted 02-09-2010 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely INCREDIBLE!


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From: Cortlandt Manor, NY
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posted 02-11-2010 05:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not quite as impressive perhaps, but a B-29 with Bell X-1.

Peter Kemp

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From: Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
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posted 02-12-2010 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter Kemp   Click Here to Email Peter Kemp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.


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From: Houston, TX
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posted 02-12-2010 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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:

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