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Monday, October 08, 2007

Real-life X-Wing Fighter goes down in a blaze of glory

Remember the story a week ago about the X-Wing Fighter from Star Wars, that was an almost life-sized replica built by Polecat Aerospace? Well, a few days ago they actually launched the thing!

So how did it do? The X-Wing got off the launch pad and remained intact for about 3 seconds of flight before disintegrating spectacularly over the California desert.

Mash down here to watch 2 videos of the carnage. In spite of the destruction, this was still an awesome effort by the Polecat guys and it sounds like everyone had a great time!

EDIT 3:01 pm EST: Here's a YouTube video of the X-Wing taking flight...