Gizmodo.com updates today with the launch of another large-scale Star Wars vehicle – Y-wing. While it suffered the same fate as its wingman Red 5, its launch was no less spectacular. Here’s an excerpt from the post —
The X-Wing fighter at Plaster Blaster 6 this weekend got all the glory. But the model rocket with the biggest heart/size ratio goes to the underdog of a model based on the space bomber Y-Wing fighter. Ion cannons? Check. More torpedoes than the X-Wing? Check. Fewer parts to tear off on liftoff? Check…not that it lived to see a second flight. This reel has a bit of friendly yet competitive smacktalk about the X-Wing, the liftoff, and even a bit of in flight camera salvaged from the fake black box the team rigged up.
Head on over to Gizmodo.com to view the launch video and interview with the Y-wing rocket’s creators.