Giant scale B-52--with 8 turbines!

Anybody see this giant scale B-52?
http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Giant_B52
Actually has 8 "real turbines" at about $1500 each!
It has a wing span of about 22 feet, and weighs 330 lb fully fueled.
Takes multiple pilots, as there are so many things to control.
Check out the movie link below to see the first flight. The movie is 23 megs, but it is well worth the wait.
http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Giant_B52/B52_flight2.wmv
Unfortunately, it crashed
http://www.mcgirt.net/RC/VIDEOS/Giant_B52/b52crash.mpeg
Another link with info on the model
http://www.stukastudios.se/b52.htm
Better video of the crash...(there may be a bandwidth limit on this site, as I have had problems getting back to it)
http://www.teambanana.co.uk/b52crash2.wmv
Now, using this as a super-scale launcher for an X-1 or X-43...hmmmm!
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David Stribling
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Unfortunately the story is sadder than that
They rebuilt / built a new one (or two according to some sources) and the new one suffered an in flight structural failure.
Hugh

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Wow! Talk about your crash and burn......
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Mark Daughtry, SR
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Even the crash was realistic! Talk about scale accuracy!
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Joe Michel
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Totally cool!
Randy http://vernarockets.com /
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