7' fire-breathing, flying dragon built by RC airplane hobbyist


30 Responses to “7' fire-breathing, flying dragon built by RC airplane hobbyist”

  1. why do i see this showing up on the next season of “fact or faked”?

  2. LunarMovements says:

    “…this scratchbuilt dragon is able to breath fire thanks to a liquid propane and a stun gun circuit.”

    So, where’s the video of it breathing fire?

  3. BijouxBoy says:

    Okhay….Anyways, has anyone seen my toenail clippers?

  4. Metostopholes says:

    I used to be into remote controlled planes, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  5. Egypt Urnash says:

    I may be biased what with having a long-standing dragon fursona, but this is just about the BEST THING EVER.

    • Richard Dagenais says:

      Dragons do not have fur. ಠ_ಠ

      • Egypt Urnash says:

        I’ve seen some that do! Also of course dragon hybrids. Because some dragons are randy beasts that will boff anything.

        Also of course “fursona” is an imprecise term; it unpacks to “the animal character I sometimes play in the context of the furry fandom” but does not actually say anything about being a fur-bearing creature. Dragons, lizards, birds, naked mole rats, they’re all possible as fursonae. Though there are not many naked mole rats in the furry fandom. If any.

        This has been your subcultural discourse for the day! n.n

  6. Kimmo says:

    It’s a pity people are still shooting 240p vid in this day and age… and the vid’s missing something to give the thing scale, like a person next to the dragon.

  7. E T says:

    Send it to London for more fun.

    • petsounds says:

       “Sir, we have a possible bogey at 2 o’clock. It appears to be…dragon-shaped.”
      “Launch the missiles, Wellsley.”
      “Sir, someone is having a barbeque on the roof right now. Where the missiles are.”
      “Launch them, damn you! I shall not see London razed by dragons on MY watch!”

  8. Finnagain says:

    That could never really fly. The wings are too short. 

  9. taintofevil says:

    Spoiler: Godzilla wins.

  10. Haroun says:

    Thatched roofed cottagessssss!!!!!!!!!

  11. KNHaw says:

    The video doesn’t show the flames in flight, as it’d blow back on the model.  I can’t wait to see a variant of a Discworld Swamp Dragon http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/Swamp_dragon , where the laws of physics are observed and the flames come out (ahem) the other end.

  12. tylerkaraszewski says:

    If only it had an arduino in it or a pixelated-looking primary color paint job reminiscent of an NES, then the builder would have been a “Maker” instead of a “hobbyist”.

  13. ocker3 says:

    Now if they setup the flame so it would exited like a JATO boost, That would be cool :D

  14. Telephoto lenses, have you ever heard of them? 

  15. Looks like an RC plane, until it’s close enough to see that it’s a cardboard dragon.

  16. Culturedropout says:

    That’s pretty cool.  They just need to make a video of it roasting screaming, fleeing villagers now.

    In other thoughts, people who do model rocketry have a sort of “code of ethics” put forth by Estes.  I’m pretty sure that they would frown on something that flies around overhead filled with flammable liquid and high-voltage.  Just sayin’…

  17. petz79 says:

    Yeah, let’s put a liquid propane tank and a flamethrower on a remote controlled RC plane. What could possibly go wrong?

  18. Eric Hunting says:


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