Your Favorite Childhood Lego Set Has Been Turned Into a Flying RC Toy
Kids and space ships go hand in hand, which is why so many of us fondly remember
Turning a Lego set into a flying toy is no easy feat. Lego's designers don't take into account aeronautics when they're creating a set like this, they just want the space shuttle to look realistic to entice kids. As a result, the final product features rough angles, tiny wings, and unrealistic proportions. Since Woodworth is actually an
Woodworth's shuttle is five times as large as Lego's and its made from 9-millimeter-thick foam sheets instead of hundreds of plastic bricks. The flying shuttle's motors were mounted to the moving elevons on its wings, which adds to its maneuverability in the air, but makes it especially sensitive to pilot error. Luckily, the lack of actual rocket engines means a crash isn't going to result in a catastrophic fireball.
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