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Old 12-17-2009, 02:32 PM
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Default Strange & unusual flying contraptions

Time for a little light humor and interesting photos to share for a smile.
Since the beginning of aviation, some real strange flying contraptions/designs saw the light of day.
Some were ingeneously clever and some, well, did not exactly fly as expected.
Ever came across a photo of a real strange or unusual flying contraption to show, or interesting story?
They can be RC/Real or cartoons. Let's hear/see it, especially if it is a RC flying thingamagic............
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:25 PM
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I liked these.
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The convair xfy1 pogo

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xf5u1

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White Knight w/ Space Ship One

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1. Wouldn't know how you fly it.And the drag. OMG
2. I just park it here no one will notice.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:36 AM
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1. Grasshopper
2. Butterfly
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I took this photo in the London Museum of science - I guess this guy broke more than just a couple of ribs jumping off a cliff with this contraption......
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:04 AM
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im sure youve seen all of these, but here are some great ones, and some graphic media that I'd LOVE to turn into a scratchbuilt RC plane


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Old 12-19-2009, 08:37 AM
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im sure youve seen all of these, but here are some great ones, and some graphic media that I'd LOVE to turn into a scratchbuilt RC plane


Yes, they will be unique projects, but quite technically challenging - the kind of thing you can say "there is only one of those"...........That T tail "plane" thing is a thing that skims/flies just above the water (in ground affect). I don't know about the tubes on it's back but it is a Russian ground affect craft.
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