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Old 10-10-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default The Rocket-Powered X-Wing'* Flight...and Death

I've been following this one for a few weeks.

It started here....

rocket powered 21 foot long x wing model

And finishes (literally) here...

The Rocket-Powered X-Wing'* Flight...and Death

LANGUAGE WARNING: A couple of times in the video, someone does not use the word Poo
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That was a kewl rocket!
too much rocket for the airframe?
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Without studying the movie frame by frame (because I just really don't care that much) I would guess the wings failed, tore off, causing damage to the main body which weakened the rest.

Nice dramatic flight, though. I wish someone would have filmed the Y Wing launch...
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is there anyway that could of turned out good? uhmm no
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My brother was there. He'* an aeronautical engineer.
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i was thinking that it failed because one of the rockets wasn't "pushing" as hard as the others causeing it to spin violently and blow apart...
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I think the biggest issue was over engineering. They wanted the wings to move. They wanted to use 4 rockets. etc.

Static wings and one engine in the body, and it might have worked out a lot better
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yeah, just way to many potential disasters there...
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From the interview, they didn't expect it to work, anyways. There is too much force on those wings, and I doubt the weight was evenly distributed. The rockets seemed to launch flawlessly.
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ROFL

my buddy in Engineering class showed me this, and I didn't believe it, we searched for a while to find some more info on it but nothing...lol

i'll have to show him this!

And yeah, it doesn't sound like they expected it to work
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