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  1. me262

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    Do they make them full size ME? if they do I want one ;)
     
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    man that's seriously cool!
     
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    That has to be fake...
     
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    That is freakin cool! Actually, CC, I believe that is real. You use a lightwight foam construction. It's weighs next to nothing, but is strong as hell and flexible too. Put enough horsepower behind it, you can make anything fly. "There's nor replacement for displacement"!
     
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    I like that saying. :)
    Cool video, by the way.
     
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    Well, I can't claim that one, that's why I put it in quotes. Our wing maintenance officer says it all the time.
     
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    and if they managed to video it how's it fake??
     
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    Edited footage, Cleverly arranged stunts...

    If they are real, I dont understand how theyre on the water fine one second, then suddenly take off? Almost liek the aerodynamics suddenly changing...still a bit fishy to me...
     
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    Uh, lanc, have you ever seen a movie with "special effects"? :lol:


    They kinda have to edit some fake stuff in, it's not particularly a new concept. ;)
     
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    yes but it's normally obvious if it's computer graphics, this was obviously done with a home camera and a simple editing program, if they did edit that in, they're bloody brilliant at it, they've got the water ripples and everything..............

    and CC, a plane will remain on the ground untill it's given enough power, once it's got a cirtain ammount of power, it will take off, think of what they're doing in the water as taxying (i dunno how it's spelt!!).........
     
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    They probably filmed the water scenes and edited in the flying, if it is indeed edited. I believe it could be real.
     
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    They dont change speed at all though, they go up to speed very quckly, then piss about on the water for a while, then they just randoml take off! ;)
     
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    there is also a quick shot of moveable controll surfaces in the video, and it also says they'll be on sale sometime, then we'll see........
     
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    Awesome video, if that is real, I want one now!
     
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    i tell you they are real!
     
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    Have you ever seen one of the real boats become airborn after hitting a wave? They get up there. Now, change the motor configuration in your model and add some control surfaces and you have a flying boat. Especially with the lightweight foam they have today. They made a freaking lawnmower fly, the hydrofoil boat should be a snap next to that.
     
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