It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's...A R/C Superhero?
This is an R/C plane that looks like a superhero so you can provide false hope in an emergency situation. THERE -- IN THE SKY -- THAT SUPERHERO WILL SAVE US! *crashes into powerlines, bursts into flames* CAPTAIN PLANET NOOOOOOOO!!
Flight characteristics: Great! This is due to the low weight to surface area and that it has a high wing like a Piper cub with a low center of gravity. In addition, he has plenty of vertical tail surfaces due to the double side bodies; which adds to the stability. He takes off by being thrown or by standing upright in a stand and lands on his belly skids.
Thrust: The RcSuperhero has about 6 pounds of thrust; this allows for vertical take off.
RcSuperhero Package Includes: laser-cut foam, substructure materials, control horns, a plywood motor mount, 2 sizes of rubber bands, carbon fiber fabric strands, two 4mm square arm spars and other various carbon fiber sizes, a picassa photo build album with captions, materials list, and e-support materials (directions and tech. info).
Plans will cost you $20, or a kit $300, significantly cheaper than a kid, which will cost you thousands IN DIAPERS ALONE. That's a lot of shit! Also, this whole Playstation Network being down thing. I THINK I JUST LEVEL-UPPED TO 12 (okay -- 9) BUT I WOULDN'T F***ING KNOW BECAUSE I CAN'T SIGN IN.
Hit the jump for a several videos of the superhero in action (with bonus streamers!)
Thanks to Sean, who once barnstormed a neighbor's house with an R/C plane. Bitchin'!