Rocket-powered 21-foot X-Wing

21 foot X-Wing model rocket

A group of Star Wars enthusiasts built this very cool 21-foot model of an X-Wing fighter, and equipped it with actual rockets. The plan was to launch it in a similar fashion as a traditional model rocket and recover it in one piece through the use of parachutes. You can read the whole story and see many more pictures and a video over at Gizmado, here and here.

Unfortunately, as this video shows, the launch didn’t go quite as planned. But, the first few seconds still looked pretty cool.

via Geekologie

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