Around the Web – Rocket-powered X-wing

In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise a rocketeer named Andy Woerner, with the help of his rocketry club members, has built a 21 foot long replica of the X-Wing Fighter that will actually fly on four rocket motors in the scale engine locations. Click here to see how they built it and what the finished product looks like. It’s big enough a child could fly in it.

A 1/4 scale flying model of the Y-Wing fighter will be launched at the same event as the X-wing flight (PlasterBlaster.com/projects.html). These creations will fly on October 6, 2007 at the rocket launch event called Plaster Blaster IV located near Plaster City, California, USA. The Plaster Blaster website can be found at: www.PlasterBlaster.com.