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Discussion in 'Denver, CO' started by kitarusapien, Aug 12, 2002.

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  1. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    Oh, well.....a conservatively-run simulation using a legitimate aircraft program has proven that the X-Wing is far too unstable to fly with a human onboard unless it is computer-controlled, much like a Harrier. Inputs to the system would need to be on the order of 125 corrections a second to the electromechanical actuators. Actuators that can deliver that kind of performance cost about $1,000 per piece, and that's a little out of most individual's price-range. Sorry kids.....a builder, I am, but I ain't got Northrop's facilities or money.....FLOL!!!!
     
  2. Miccu_Resea

    Miccu_Resea Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Shouldnt this be in the "The Force is at Work" thread? :p :p

    In all seriousness, im sorry to see that happen Kit. Maybe you could write a very convincing letter to the government to let you build this craft for the Defense of the Planet vs. The asteroid, and have them foot the bill...

    Sorry to here about that Kit. :(
     
  3. arrowheadpodracer

    arrowheadpodracer Jedi Master star 5

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    Sorry Kit. I know you really wanted to make that work & I applaud your effort.
     
  4. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    Yea, physics can be a real mother......!
     
  5. darth_hair

    darth_hair Jedi Master star 5

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    next stop , tie fighter !
     
  6. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    I don't need a stinkin' computer to tell me that one WON'T fly......!
     
  7. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    However.......that Jedi Starfighter might just be able to........................
     
  8. Jedi Girl of Corellia

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ooo... I'm getting all goosepimply just thinking about it.
     
  9. chunk_the_jawa

    chunk_the_jawa Jedi Knight star 5

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    crash tim? is that the word your looking for?
     
  10. kitarusapien

    kitarusapien Former RMFF CR star 6 VIP

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    I haven't given up all hope....after all, it's just a stupid computer flight program....what does it kno?! FLOL!!!!
     
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