Tag Archives: x-wings

Dark Side Wins…Sort of.

If you’re Andy Woerner and his crazy rocketeer friends (translation: Geeks), and you have an idea, four Class M solid-fuel rocket engines, Baltic Birch wood, solid aluminum, CAD software, and friends at Polecat Aerospace (helped by RMS Laser and Aerotech Consumer Aerospace), what would you do?

Build a flyable X-wing fighter, of course.

The Flight of the X-Wing occurred on October 6.

There’s another, more extensive video here. There’s also a link at the bottom to the launch of a Y-Wing on the same day, with in-flight camera footage!

Tuesday morning reading list

Building notes and video of the X-Wing rocket.

Can Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda move beyond Chad Vader?

ABC News featured the Wilhelm scream Sunday night.

Drew Struzan’s original paintings on display at Oregon gallery.

Roleplaying jokes meet Star Wars in the Darths & Droids webcomic.