What the Heck Wednesday - I Don't Even Know What to Call This!

I don't even know what the heck to call this thing. It's an airplane!


What the Heck!

This week on What the Heck Wednesday we have a, uh, umm, I don't even know what the heck to call this thing. It's an airplane, I think, lol. I've seen some crazy planes in my day, but this one tops them all. It's a blend of modern art and model airplane and it actually flys despite the way it looks. Maybe this came out of a Dr. Seuss book or something, but it's here and there's no going back. This thing exists now and we have to live with the knowledge that even something this crazy can actually take flight.

What do you think about this....thing?

Would you, could you, build it to fly. Would you, could you, make it go high?

If you have a video of a weird or entertaining crash and would like to be featured on What the Heck Wednesday, please send me a PM with your submission.

LIDL Glider Modern Art (1 min 40 sec)

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Aug 04, 2021, 07:40 AM
Right Rudder
PittSpecial's Avatar
Super! Something different!
Aug 04, 2021, 07:45 AM
I'd rather be Flying
davecee's Avatar
We had this show up at a fly-in a few years ago. It flew quite well. The flight is from about 1:20 to 1:58 of the video.

Fun Fly @ The Tarheel R/C Flyers (21 min 59 sec)
Aug 04, 2021, 09:40 AM
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That looks like an advanced attempt to control the boundary layer. It exceeds all boundaries that I know of.
Aug 04, 2021, 09:52 AM
Held by Grace
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Are those 2 entries in the
proposed F.I.A. “Picasso” class ......😉
Aug 04, 2021, 10:18 AM
RCG Admin
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Thread OP
Aug 04, 2021, 11:19 AM
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I like!
Aug 04, 2021, 11:43 AM
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Digital Don's Avatar
Everyone has heard of BNF, ARF, PNP.

Well, this is an ABC... Already Been Crashed.

What a concept! Think of all the anguish you save by buying a plane that's already been crashed when you buy it.

No more maiden flight jitters!

Aug 04, 2021, 12:46 PM
"Aircraftus Fragmentum"
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Looks like a PIXEL PLANE. Cool idea.
Aug 04, 2021, 12:53 PM
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Little bit proud

Thanks all for the nice comments. And thanks for the article. So many positive reactions everywhere. Very nice is also the video from the Tarheel RC event. All different planes in the video like the dog, cat, multi wing and so are my planes. I like to build different rc planes and I will never stop that.
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Aug 04, 2021, 01:54 PM
homo ludens modellisticus
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It looks like good old fashioned analogue TV interference

More experiments, weirdness and nuttiness, since 1984.
Pictures and videos

Originally Posted by Inter-Ex
Inter-Ex is the world of those devoted to experimental modelling. Starting in the eighties in Germany, Belgium and Holland a steady group of "experimental modellers" got together because of their mutual interest:
To realise "off the beaten track" ideas by creating own structures and bring it to fly. The idea must not necessarily come from us, there are more modellers in the world than truly original ideas. The structure is the builders choice, often based on proven methods. Than we build the experiment by ourselves. And the the great moment comes: Does it fly or not. sometimes it does, sometimes not - but this is the experimental idea we love so. In the mean time Inter-Ex is well known in great parts of Europe.

A very small selection of pictures from the www.inter-ex.com site in the thumbnails below.

Video of the twin turbine Horten 9
Horten 9 building pictures
www.amtjets.com → galleries → photo's → Horten 9

Vriendelijke groeten en wees voorzichtig, Ron
• Without a watt-meter you're in the dark ... until something starts to glow •
• E-flight calculators • watt-meters • diy motor tips&tricks • Cumulus MFC •

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Aug 04, 2021, 07:05 PM
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What an abomination! Whatever crazed and demented mind thought up this offense to humanity should be imprisoned lest the contamination spread further.
Aug 04, 2021, 10:42 PM
Scratchbuild Aviation
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my finless plank
finless RC Plank (0 min 43 sec)

all rectangle, no flight controller , no vertical fin , only one motor and two servos
Aug 04, 2021, 10:43 PM
Scratchbuild Aviation
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Finless RC Plank (2 min 33 sec)

another video
Aug 04, 2021, 11:01 PM
It flies? I like it!
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