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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by mscard88, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. mscard88

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    “I’m a rocket mannnnn...”

     
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    You beat me to it damn you! ;)
     
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    “All this science I don’t understand, it’s just my job five days a week”.

    Perfect for the Flat Earth Society.

    Cheers
     
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    Bowie's "Space Oddity," performed using only the 1000 most-common words in English.

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    I'm sure he will succeed. It's not rocket science after all.
     
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    IMG_5443.JPG But, but.... isn't he Rocketman??
     
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    no.....make it stop. :rollercoaster::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    An oldie, but a goodie:
     
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    https://xkcd.com/1133/
    You are having a bad problem and you will not go to space today.
     
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    Already been done once before.....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Actually sort of “half done” before.

    Cheers
     
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    He's only going to go 1,800' up?

    Wouldn't it be easier to just drive up a local small hill and just park and look down?


    I think the whole flat earth thing is just a giant troll fest and attention grab.
     
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    I think that's Rocket boy.

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    Just be happy I did not post the William Shatner version....
     
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    He's the new Super Dave Osborne:

     
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    Fly away in my space rocket.
    Five, four, three, one.. OffBlast!
     
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    To be safe he better bring his towel. Hitchhiker's guide reference.
     
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    He was unable to determine if the earth was flat or round but he did discover it was hard.
     
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    Pretty badass that he actually gained 1,875’ of altitude in a homemade rocket. He might be crazy as a ****house pigeon, but he launched. :)
     
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    Ballsy... but help me here.... How does this help prove the earth is flat?
     
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    Dude is whacked.
     
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    Here's a video... Of course Shakes the Clown is operating the camera...
     
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    The guy flew 350 miles an hour in a homemade steam powered rocket. I think he's my hero. He built a pharging rocket in his friggin garage!
     
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    Yeah I have to agree, that was pretty ballsy.
     
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    Not that I’m doubting the numbers but are the altitude and speed numbers from an outside source or from the guy who built it?
     
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    What goes here?
    But can he land at Gaston’s?
     
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    Is he alive? Is he two inches shorter from the accel/decel? Is the earth flat?

    Enquiring minds want to know!

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    Probably if his chute is controllable.
     
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    Loved to see the flight suit he used. Probably off the rack Carhardt’s. Oh, and with Squadron patches.

    Cheers
     
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    Nah, heard it was a STP patch.

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    I thought the camera work was not that bad, until the end. From your description, I was expecting much worse.
     
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    I don't know. It's not something I'd do, mostly because I have a problem with heights and speed. But then again I know a lot of people who would NEVER go up in a light GA aircraft, thinking the same thing.

    But I'm glad the guy did it. And it was a fun video to watch.
     
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    I couldn't read the PM article. But I read something somewhere about a problem with steam leaks. Steam powered rocket?