Wednesday, October 03, 2007

X-Wing Fighter To Take Flight On October 10th

Rocket Powered 21-Foot Long X-Wing Model Actually Flies

It even has R2D2.

Andy Woerner and his crazy rocketeer friends have built a 21-foot long X-Wing
model that can actually fly. Yes, this is a real X-Wing powered by four
solid-fuel rocket engines complete with radio-controlled moving wings. It blasts
off in California next week, and we talked with Andy about the project, and how
they expect it will do. All the details and a full construction gallery after
the jump.

The X-Wing model is huge. At 21 feet long and with a wingspan of over 19 feet
it is, in fact, big enough to fly a kid in. However, knowing that it will be
powered by solid-fuel rockets, they wouldn't put a kid, dog, monkey or Gizmodo
editor inside, even if it uses three full parachutes to land.

Yea, they're cool. I'd love to hang with them on a Friday night.

Anyway, I can't wait to see the video.

Will it fly? Or will it end up like Red Six?

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