Jetpack Jesus - UFO Dev

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With a great level of predicted risk - I'm putting most of my efforts into this model flying saucer. The whole thing is powered by an OS Max .40 glow engine mounted to a Styrofoam ring measuring 49" in diameter. The hope is to design a craft to fly primarily from gyroscopic stabilization. The Free Flight Flying Saucer is my one shot at this contest, the others are pretty much going for the rocket approach. If I can make something that stays aloft for 3+minutes, I think I have a shot. The only problem is that I don't think there is any way to do a test flight without this thing taking off and crashing into the house or, at a bare minimum, tearing itself apart. If I lose - I'll have white hair.. :-(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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