Rocket Plane Racing Starting 2006

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Mr. Anderson, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    Just like a real version of WipeOut. :eek: Brilliant :D
     
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I think they should just bring back the old air races. How cool would it be to watch planes like the Mustang, Spitfire, Bf109, FW190, F4U Corsair, Thunderbolt, Lightning and others racing around a huge oval course?

    They still do the races with Mustangs....they could just expand them. Cheaper than building new rocket planes too.

    Even with gliding, I don't see how they're going to stretch a four-minute burn rocket into an hour of flight time. :confused:

    Still, it sounds like an exciting concept.
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    They obviously climb vertically for four minutes and glide down in a spiral.
    ;)
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I think if they could mix this with the Xprize contest's that are coming they both could bolster each other and in the end we get closer to space travel.
     
  6. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Maybe, but this is a little unclear:

    I still think the piston engine fighter Reno Air Race is cooler. Plus they have a new Jet class. Oh yeah. :)
     
  7. pknz macrumors 68020

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    That would be awesome, as would the , older planes...
    Next thing they will be having Space Races, o wait thats been and done
     
  8. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Turns out this is part of the new Xprize ! Cool this would be a very cool event to go to and even more so now that we have a very very bloated NASA and its once a year Shuttle flight...... :rolleyes: If we are going to space they or the Russians are going to have to show Nasa it can be done for a lot less then 100 billion a year.
     

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