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Old Sep 28, 2011, 07:19 PM
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Massachusetts Man Plotted to Blow Up Pentagon

Just great. This will not help us in any good way. He sure picked a nice time to do it also given that one bill is still in process (last I heard anyways).

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011...on-us-capitol/
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 07:23 PM
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One funny thing is he did not seem to know squat about flying as he had multiple pounds of C-4 and was planning to use some F-86 foamy as far as I can tell from the story. No way that sucker was going to get off the ground with anything but a few ounces. Idiot.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 07:25 PM
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When did u hear about this?

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Old Sep 28, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Just watched the clip.now they all will start thinking!
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 10:38 PM
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the f86 was the hobby lobby foamy fj-3 fury.... a slow anemic edf to begin with.


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Length: 34 3/4 in
Wing area: 212 1/2 sq in
Weight: 30 oz
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as for that "f-14 Phantom" or the black f-4 phantom looks like its a nitro ducted fan to me. Either way, isnt it like a 20 mile flight pasth he was planning to have and done without any FPV equipment... kindna hard to fly from the ground over a mile away, much less father.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 10:04 AM
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Yeah, they said something like 6 lbs of C-4 and wanted to have 3 planes? Huh? Dumb overall. If you really wanted to do this and had a clue you would buy a big telemaster as those suckers can truly haul a nice payload and would be easy to fly via fpv comparatively.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 10:11 AM
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<Groan>

Just great. Well, on the bright side, this mastermind did not know much about concepts like wingloading.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Has anyone actually seen a definitive report as to what models this guy actually had?

I've seen all sorts of pictures and they looked like they were just pulled off the web..
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 09:36 PM
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.. and almost on-cue..

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To date, the FBI has not released photos of the actual RC airplanes, only photos such as below of models that are “similar.” “The public will see these photos and think ‘model” when it is the internal configuration, capabilities, and use of the plane that defines it,” continued Hanson.
( http://www.modelaircraft.org/news/RCPlot.aspx )
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 10:54 PM
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I read the AMA thing they sent out, seemed like this was just a random guy that had no clue what he was doing, its scary.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 08:02 AM
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Yeah, no real threat but the media has to jump on it and call out this hobby.. nice.
Not unexpected, though..
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