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Old 04-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Dragon Turbine Jet..... 2012 Toledo Expo has it!

Walking around on the show floor I came across this masterpiece that actually flies!

This Mystical Beast is Rick Hamel's creation. More than a year of time was spent creating this flying turbine dragon. The beast has an articulated head that moves with rudder inputs, eyes that let you know the receiver status and propane flames that shoot out of the mouth! The plane is made of a special nomex composite material and several other exotic materials that keep this beauty light and flying friendly. With a 22lb's of thrust I over heard Rick say that this dragon flies like a trainer!

We love creativity here at FG, and this dragon exemplifies what we love to see!

Nice job Rick.. I'm sure were going to see you take some awards home this weekend!
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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We NEED video of this thing flying. What an awesome machine.

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Old 04-13-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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This was on you tube but not turbine yet.

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Old 04-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #7
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That was Ricks first one that he made. The man is a true craftsman when it comes to stuff like this.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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Incredible craftsmanship!!! WOW!!! and a Turbine at that!!
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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I tell you what... we saw that in person today... you HAVE to see it in person.... photos don't even do it justice !! It's FLAT A@@ AMAZING. I spoke with Rick about it also... and I tell you what... I am in awe of the workmanship and creativity.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #10
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I tell you what... we saw that in person today... you HAVE to see it in person.... photos don't even do it justice !! It's FLAT A@@ AMAZING. I spoke with Rick about it also... and I tell you what... I am in awe of the workmanship and creativity.
I agree with plasticjoe..This thing was amazing in person and the colors that he used to paint this thing were just plane out bad a**. There is so much detail that he put into this thing that you would just have to see it in person to appreciate the true craftsmanship ..Great Job on this Rick, and you deserve to win it all...
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:24 PM   #11
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #12
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too cool, cant wait to see more vids
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #13
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:08 PM   #14
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:39 AM   #15
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