These guys made a real, flying model of the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier

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Jan 19, 2015, 4:33 PM EST (Updated)

It seems like every numbskull with a bit of sky above him is trying to fly a drone these days, but these guys have taken the hobby and turned it into something awesome.

The folks with FliteTest, which is basically a group of hardcore RC hobbyists, have cobbled together several drones and other parts to create something truly magnificent — the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier made famous in Marvel’s The Avengers (not to mention decades of comics). 

But that’s not all. Along with building a real-life mini-helicarrier, the guys also used the craft to launch another drone plane from midair (with mixed results), proving S.H.I.E.L.D. is real science needs to find a way to make a life-size version of this thing a reality. Pronto.

Check out the helicarrier in action below and let us know what you think:

(Via Sploid)