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April 22, 2014 6:46 PM   Subscribe

Flying RC Aircraft Carrier, Last year we saw the first launch of an RC Aircraft from an RC Carrier. Now we have the first launch AND landing of an RC Aircraft on a Flying RC Carrier.
posted by Confess, Fletch (16 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I saw planes launch from the flying carrier, and the flying carrier landed on a non-flying carrier, but I didn't see a plane land on a flying carrier. Did I miss it?
posted by jjwiseman at 7:23 PM on April 22 [2 favorites]


Same concept on a larger scale in real life: the Lockheed CL-1201.

Nuclear powered, therefore capable of remaining aloft for 40 days at mach 0.8. It was to have had a 300 meter wingspan, a crew of 800, and 20 parasite fighter/bombers intended to dock with it in mid-flight. Craziest of all, the CL-1201 was designed with 182 lift jets for VSTOL. That's right, lift jets. Lockheed designed a helicarrier.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 7:25 PM on April 22 [5 favorites]


I didn't see an aircraft land on it either.
posted by Brocktoon at 7:29 PM on April 22 [1 favorite]


Aircraft landing on a flying aircraft carrier. Not quite as.. powered as the CL-1201, but maybe larger by volume. And it was a real thing that really flew.
posted by Nelson at 7:36 PM on April 22 [8 favorites]


Very cool! Disappointed it doesn't turn invisible though.
posted by Loudmax at 8:05 PM on April 22


I also kinda wish they had made the flying aircraft carrier look less like, well a flying aircraft carrier. It could have been any flat-topped design, this was the least cool option.
posted by blahblahblah at 8:55 PM on April 22


How many people get hit by model airplanes there every year?
posted by bottlebrushtree at 9:00 PM on April 22


You're very clever, young man, very clever," said the old lady. "But it's aircraft carriers all the way down!
posted by slater at 9:02 PM on April 22


this was the least cool option

No way, this was the most cool option! I like that it had a bunch of little flags.
posted by Dreadnought at 9:04 PM on April 22


As I have said after EVERY. SINGLE. MARVEL. MOVIE. "You know, I'm beginning to wonder if having flying aircraft carriers is even a good idea."

And I see nothing here to reassure me regarding those doubts.

well, every single marvel movie that features the damned useless, dangerous, stupid, endlessly-falling-out-of-the-sky motherfuckers. and that seems to be most of them.
posted by Naberius at 9:26 PM on April 22


The opening few seconds, with all the planes flying around, looks like Mad Max.
posted by dry white toast at 9:28 PM on April 22


well, every single marvel movie that features the damned useless, dangerous, stupid, endlessly-falling-out-of-the-sky motherfuckers. and that seems to be most of them.

That would just be AVENGERS and CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, wouldn't it?
posted by brundlefly at 11:31 PM on April 22


I didn't watch the whole video. Did they manage to crash the thing into a model of the Potomac River?
posted by happyroach at 12:23 AM on April 23


"I also kinda wish they had made the flying aircraft carrier look less like, well a flying aircraft carrier. It could have been any flat-topped design, this was the least cool option."

"No way, this was the most cool option! I like that it had a bunch of little flags.
posted by Dreadnought

Epony-something, shurely.
posted by marienbad at 1:08 AM on April 23


Epony-something, shurely.

Absolutely; I freely admit that I am biased.
posted by Dreadnought at 5:47 AM on April 23


There was also the Russian Zveno project.
posted by Mitheral at 5:52 PM on April 24


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