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Posted: 8/11/2005 3:46:31 PM EDT

Team A vs. Team B

Flying Cars VIDEO 5MB
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 3:51:42 PM EDT
why?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 3:52:07 PM EDT
the second one was way better. looks like alot of fun.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 3:54:27 PM EDT
Ok, that was fucking cool!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:08:04 PM EDT
my cousin and i did that once. with rocket engines and cheap cars we went and bought at kmart.

about the exact thing happened.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:16:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chaos4570:
why?




Exactly. That's why I don't watch television.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:18:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:20:12 PM EDT
Didn't some scientists kill themselves by strapping rockets to a car and flying into the side of a cliff?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:26:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By soccermike7:
my cousin and i did that once. with rocket engines and cheap cars we went and bought at kmart.

about the exact thing happened.



You made a car fly with model rocket engines?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:39:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Didn't some scientists kill themselves by strapping rockets to a car and flying into the side of a cliff?




IIRC, he was a Darwin Award Winner
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:40:32 PM EDT
One question though, who paid for those mini coopers?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:44:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Didn't some scientists kill themselves by strapping rockets to a car and flying into the side of a cliff?




IIRC, he was a Darwin Award Winner



Turned out not to be true. Bummer.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:53:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Didn't some scientists kill themselves by strapping rockets to a car and flying into the side of a cliff?



Nope, didn't happen. Lots of cool stories about it on the internet though.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:29:23 PM EDT
It's a TV show called Master Blasters.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:38:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
Ok, that was fucking cool!



Yes it was.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:46:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Didn't some scientists kill themselves by strapping rockets to a car and flying into the side of a cliff?



Nope, didn't happen. Lots of cool stories about it on the internet though.



I read on The Straight Dope that it did happen, because the guy who did it wrote in to tell the story.
Apparently, the rocket was a discarded JATO (booster rocket for assisting heavily laden planes like B-52s and C-130's get in the air). It was a long story, I can't remember where I read it but google cecil Adams/The Straight dope/rocket car.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:51:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 8:52:37 PM EDT by mjrowley]
I loved it!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:19:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasSIG:

Originally Posted By chaos4570:
why?




Exactly. That's why I don't watch television.




It's about problem solving and engineering.

They were given a project "Strap rocket engines to a mini-cooper and make it fly". They then have to sit down and figure out how to make it work. That show so the biggest reason that as an animal man has been successful, and why western civilization has been the most successful.

So basically, while Wilbur and Orville Wright were out trying to make it possible for man to fly, you two would have been sitting around saying "Why would anybody do that? That's a waste of time"
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:22:26 PM EDT
Yes, it was on last Friday's master blasters. The rocket engines they used are the ones that act as boosters to the cruise missiles -- how were they able to obtain those rockets? Each has 2500lbs of thrust, and they put two on each car.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:26:12 PM EDT
awesome.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 9:32:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 9:32:31 PM EDT by KScoltAR]
I have the DVR set to record every new episode of Master Blasters. I can't wait to see the rocket lawn dart competition! If we have to explain why it's interesting, you wouldn't understand.
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