RC airplane enthusiasts are a…dedicated bunch. If you’ve ever tried to fly one of these things, you know that it’s not nearly as easy as it looks. It takes a lot of time and dedication to assemble these planes, learn how to fly them, and do it as a hobby.
But, apparently, once you do, you decide to turn one of your planes into a model flying dragon, and also figure out how to make it breathe fire.
Called “The Mythical Beast,” this dragon can indeed take to the skies; it’s really just a re-skinned RC plane. It’s the fire breathing that really catches everyone’s attention. Rick Hamel, the designer, set up a rig in the mouth that squirts liquid propane through a stun-gun circuit, creating a jet of fire.
Sadly, you can’t use this dragon to fly above your workplace and torch the joint, or to burn the crops of your enemies and hear the lamentations of their women. But, it does have the advantage of being incredibly neat. And, hey, if the liquid propane runs out, maybe it’ll start shooting lightning!
7′ fire breathing, flying dragon [Boing Boing]