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  • A Look At the British Space Shuttle Effort

    Fecking brilliant! Really it is. The folks on the British TV show Top Gear come up with the idea of slapping a Reliant Robin onto a rocket and sending it up into space. Mind you, these guys are working with the kind of stuff you could find in any decent machine shop not the incredibly sophisticated stuff that NASA plays with (word has it, BTW, that the folks at NASA were highly impressed with the effort). Sweet Jebus, if I could pull something like this off, I'd die a happy man.

    You can see it here:
    Part 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckyXtEd0PV0

    Part 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk5M6J2zMWQ

    Fun doesn't even begin to describe what that looks like!

  • #2
    So, did he come up with this idea before or after he suffered brain damage? Or is it possible to tell with a Brit?

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    • #3
      Presumably after. Otherwise he would have volunteered to crew the Reliant.

      Thanks for posting the links, Tuckerfan. Made my day.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tuckerfan
        Fecking brilliant! Really it is. The folks on the British TV show Top Gear come up with the idea of slapping a Reliant Robin onto a rocket and sending it up into space. Mind you, these guys are working with the kind of stuff you could find in any decent machine shop not the incredibly sophisticated stuff that NASA plays with (word has it, BTW, that the folks at NASA were highly impressed with the effort). Sweet Jebus, if I could pull something like this off, I'd die a happy man.

        You can see it here:
        Part 1:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckyXtEd0PV0

        Part 2:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk5M6J2zMWQ

        Fun doesn't even begin to describe what that looks like!
        I Like the British gear head type shows. Junkyard Wars was one of my favorites.

        Thanks for the links.

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        • #5
          now that was awesome to watch!

          Ken.

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          • #6
            Where is the video of the mini getting launched??

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tattoomike68
              I Like the British gear head type shows. Junkyard Wars was one of my favorites.

              Thanks for the links.
              Is the Junkyard Wars series on DVD?

              TMT

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              • #8
                the british version is called scrapheap challenge

                all the best.mark

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                • #9
                  The same show had a sequence torturing an elderly
                  Toyo PU, crashing it, drowning it in a 12' tidal bore
                  and finally putting it on the roof of a 12 or so story
                  building just before a CDI type demolition. After
                  digging it out of the debris the truck still started
                  and drove sort of. Video is around.
                  Steve

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                  • #10
                    Bloody marvelous. Thanks for that link!

                    -Mark
                    The curse of having precise measuring tools is being able to actually see how imperfect everything is.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sch
                      The same show had a sequence torturing an elderly
                      Toyo PU, crashing it, drowning it in a 12' tidal bore
                      and finally putting it on the roof of a 12 or so story
                      building just before a CDI type demolition. After
                      digging it out of the debris the truck still started
                      and drove sort of. Video is around.

                      LINK HERE

                      http://www.guba.com/watch/3000003544...ize_step=0&o=4

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