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MDA
22-02-2005, 19:47:42
http://www.steamerbean.com/B52_crash.wmv

A 300 pound gas turbine operated model of a B52.

Estimated cost, $24,000.

Insert <priceless> comment here.

Oerdin
22-02-2005, 19:53:52
A nice looking model. To bad the chav bastard crashed it. :lol:

Venom
22-02-2005, 19:57:43
FYI B-52 is not a fighter. Is not capable of model equivalent of 5g snap roll turn.

Oerdin
22-02-2005, 20:04:10
True, goats are much better at that.

Drekkus
22-02-2005, 22:28:46
Damn, didn't read the comments, so at first I thought it was a real plane. I've seen a very similar crash with a real one though.

Drekkus
22-02-2005, 22:31:45
http://airside.paradise.net.nz/video/B52%20bomber%202.wmv

MDA
23-02-2005, 12:30:11
Horrible. Odd that they said the pilot was a habitual risk taker so they... got him a new copilot? WTF?

I guess they saved his old copilot's life. :(

Drekkus
23-02-2005, 12:35:01
Maybe the old one refused to fly with him anymore.

Funkodrom
23-02-2005, 12:52:14
That's a quality video - first one.

Funkodrom
23-02-2005, 12:55:11
Second one doesn't work.

zmama
23-02-2005, 12:56:27
familar isp though

MDA
23-02-2005, 12:57:22
Its a real B52 going down nose first. Their suffering must have been measured in milliseconds, I guess that's something.

Funkodrom
23-02-2005, 13:02:15
I didn't realise they took off nose last. That's really freaky.

MDA
23-02-2005, 19:12:32
I didn't know that either, they only showed the landing - and I thought chimpcopter was weird!

Darkstar
23-02-2005, 20:02:40
Funko... no. It isn't actually. Pretty common with planes for the tail and the rear to lift first. Most designs just set up the airplane so that the main undercarriage remains in contact for longer then the B-52 does.

Most planes are designed so that tail lifts first, then the wings. Then the aircraft rises at a slow rate on its own. Some though, you got to "jerk" its "dirt loving" nose up. Or you'll have a bad time when you run out of runway.