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Anyone know if this is real or fake?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Rick Barker, Mar 22, 2012.

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  1. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    <object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/9LQGI-bEucQ?version=3&feature=player_detailpage"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/9LQGI-bEucQ?version=3&feature=player_detailpage" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="360"></object>
  2. Rick Barker

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    If real, the most amazing thing I have ever seen.

    Guy was calm enough to do a "knife edge" and then cut the power enough to drop the plane down on its gear.
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    You wouldn't think that is possible but if it is it took some unreal talent to pull it off.
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    As they used to say in the Air Force, "Give me enough power and I could fly a barn door"

    It could be possible, but I kinda doubt it but who knows
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    Fake!!! When that plane sets down at :50-:52 seconds it bounces like an R/C plane. Rick, you do R/C's. I can't believe you even half believe that.
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    Yeah but a guy crawled out of it. Unless they had an RC painted like a real plane.
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    Fake. This video has been around for several years.
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    I think it is a mix of real, RC and some real good editing, but was not sure.

    Quality of video goes good to bad, and good again and the plane goes out frame a couple of times.

    Figured if anyone who knew it was fake could advise.

    If fake, some damn good movie making SFX
  10. Dickgshot

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    I've flown RC planes and helicopters for over 30 years. I've also seen full aize
    aerobatic planes compete in Fond du Lac Wisconsin, and I've been to the Las Vegas Tournament of Champions many times where the best model airplane flyers
    in the world competed with 40% scale aerobatic planes like the one in the video.
    ( I was also a trapshooter at the Las Vegas Gun Club.)


    The plane in the video shows a little too many quick wing corrections that
    you don't see in real airplanes. The pilot in the plane was motionless and
    it looked like the figure you would see in a model.


    The plane lost it's right wing. When the camera switched to the real plane
    the right wing was hidden by the fuselage. It is common for models like the one
    in the video to look exactly like a real plane - right up to the numbering
    and paint acheme.

    The reason the video is so well done is that I'm sure it was done professionally for a commercial or something similar.
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