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Waaaay OT but this vid is cool

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by porknbeaner, May 29, 2012.

  1. Sorry for thr O/T thread but someone sent me this link to a vid of a complete scale model of Skunkworks finiest, the SR-71 Blackbird. This is complete all the way down to the retractable landing gears and miniture jet engines.

    It was built by a german engineer and is the neatest R/C plane I have ever seen/heard.

  2. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,682


    Got my vote! That's my alltime favorite jet! Damn cool!!
  3. J Twitero
    Joined: Apr 15, 2011
    Posts: 105

    J Twitero
    from Minnesota

    The SR-71 served from '64 on, and is one hell of a "hot-rod" I vote it stays. ;)
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
    Posts: 613


  5. One Finger John
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 459

    One Finger John

    Wonder how fast it goes?
  6. That would awesome to have at the Holiday Inn parking lot Friday night!!!!
  7. Iceberg460
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 880


    F$%&ing sick! I want one...
  8. WallingfordHotRods
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
    Posts: 153

    from Seattle

    I would crash that thing 3.1 seconds.....But it would be a fun 3.1 seconds.:D
  9. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    5 Western states to make a "U" turn at speed. They had to let it cool off before getting the pilots out after it landed. When the russians made bigger and better and set a record, we'd go up and break it for them with no mods. I have a friend who was a ground crew chief. The coolest thing, the yellow gear had Nailheads in '64.
  10. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,089

    from Oregon

    Amazing model and some great flying. I saw a SR -71 make a fly by at the Reno Air Show. A impressive airplane.
  11. Plung
    Joined: Aug 15, 2011
    Posts: 165

    from San Diego

  12. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,376

    from Indiana

    That was very cool!
  13. EnragedHawk
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 1,080

    from Waco, TX

    Holy crap, that is awesome!

  14. I actually saw one at an air show down the peninsula from San Francisco before they existed. I was about 9 or 10 as I recall my step brother and I walked into a hanger that I guess wasn't supposed to be open and there it sat in all its glory.

    We got caught and were given a ride in a Huey to now remember what we saw. We both sat in the big assed Chopper not remembering a thing. I still don't remember. Hell I didn't even know what I wasn't supposed to remember until I saw an article about them in mechanics illustrated years later.

    I read somewhere that they would fly somewhere in the range of Mach 7
  15. Now that is just too fuck'in cool!! That thing is wild, and the dude can fly it!!-MIKE:eek::D

  16. I was pretty impressed when he landed it. I was expecting a crash landing.
  17. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,298


    Now you guys know what I do for fun.
  18. Watch You Tube? :D:D
  19. htweelz
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 126

    from Maryland

    Same here! I prefer my R/Cs on the ground in the 4 wheeled versions.

    That is one wicked model to be flying around. Cool video. Thanks for posting.
  20. mixedupamx
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Posts: 513


    I once read that the actual top speed of the blackbird was classified but that it was faster than a 30.06 bullet. I belive it still holds the record for speed between LA and NY!
  21. Can you imagine taking your project for a test run and if you didn't get it perfect the first time it would smash to smithereens?
  22. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    never have been interested in any kind of rc be it car or plane but DAMN beaner thats cool as hell.!!!!!! ive watched that vid 3 times now!i see where he spent all his money. he must not have enough money to by longer pants lol. i wonder if he could build me a remote gate opener that would work at around 1000 ft? thanks for the video. i gotta say i liked it. ALOT.
  23. They are going faster now or should be. They pulled them out of moth balls a few years back to test some new sort of induction engine or something like that on them.
  24. honeyman
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 330

    from Steiner

    VERY COOL, thanks for sharing that with us. Used to make sales calls at one of the Air Force bases in San Antonio that always had several of them sitting around. Freakin' Germans can engineer anything...
  25. RamJet1
    Joined: Apr 9, 2012
    Posts: 343


    Kelly Johnson designed the P-38 Lightning- unusual and very effective, the F-104 Starfighter (each wing was only 6' long and 4" thick at the root, other engineers said it wouldn't work) that could go Mach 2, and in '58 designed the SR-71 / A-12.

    If you are ever near Tucson, AZ, there is one at the Pima Air and Space Museum. It's inside, you can walk up to it and under it, and usually there is a guy there that worked on the ground crew. He can tell you stuff that will blow your mind!

    Thanks for posting the video!
  26. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
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    Alliance Vendor

    That's either a testament to how fast it is, or an allegation to how it handles! haha
  27. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    The highlight were the multiple controlled stalls at landing.

    The lowlight were those pastel capris pants. Wifey neglected to tell him he was in the wrong drawer that morning.
  28. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


    ...sounds like my Chevy! :D

    Great vid - one of my all time favorite planes!

    ~ Carl
  29. porknbeaner -

    Very cool ... but for the full effect (& to be a bit more HAMB-friendly :rolleyes:), he really needs to build a scale "AG330 Start Cart" (complete with Nailhead) ;) :D:

    AG330 Start Cart.jpg
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    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  30. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,703

    Tech Editor

    The SR71 here at the Pima Air Museum has a starter cart with two BBC's in it.

    But I think the audio they have of a SR71 being started is with a twin Nailhead powered starter cart.

    ( just going by the sound they made...
    But I could be wrong about that.)

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