X-Wing Fighter Rocket

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, Polecat Aerospace built a 21 foot (6.4 m) long rocket shaped like an X-Wing Fighter! And they're going to launch it in two days...

We decided to make the project to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie. Our club members are making several Star Wars based projects to fly at Plaster Blaster VI, or Plaster Wars.

We decided to make the project challenging in several ways. The first is just the massive size of the rocket. It is over 21' long, with a wingspan of over 19'. We opted to use a cluster of four motors to emulate the "real" X-wing, and positioned the motors in the wing pods. The real challenge was to make the wings move in flight, from the "attack" position, or extended to the "landing" position, or folded. This proved to be quite a mechanical feat.

http://www.polecataerospace.com/X-Wing.htm | More at Plaster Wars - Thanks Eugenio Martínez Sierra and Robert N.!

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