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  1. #1
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    His flight card says only, “Level 4” …

    His NAR number is less than zero.



    He is the world’s most interesting rocketeer.



    NASA flight directors have his number on speed dial.



    He once entered a Big Bertha in Super Scale competition, and won.





    “I don’t always fly BP, but when I do, it’s always ‘Those Estes’”.

    “Stay thrusty my friend.”


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    hahaha!

    Nick DeBrita
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    NAR #81410 L3 TRA #12809 L3

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    ROFL!

    The FAA calls *him* for flight clearance over his rocket range.

    He once built a rocket out of three sheets of toilet paper, a stick of Juicy Fruit gum, and a Band-Aid. And won a contest with it.

    Richard Branson and Paul Allen finance his experimental designs.

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    He's related to Chuck Norris.

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    Besides making things that go boom and produce clouds of smoke; he smokes cigars, drinks whiskey, and enjoys women.

    He must be Tony Stark's dad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Upton View Post
    Besides making things that go boom and produce clouds of smoke; he smokes cigars, drinks whiskey, and enjoys women.

    He must be Tony Stark's dad

    And Ron White's uncle...

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    Good one, Greg
    Dick Stafford
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill View Post
    And Ron White's uncle...
    His L4 certification flight was with a rocket named "Tater Salad".

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    L8er... OL JR
    The X-87B Cruise Basselope- THE ultimate weapon in the arsenal of homeland defense and only $52 million per round!

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    He doesn't need a tracker..... his rockets always come right back to his feet.
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    Public Enemy Aerospace
    Beep-Beep-Boop-Boop

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill View Post
    And Ron White's uncle...
    Good one Sue

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    Trees give him his rocket back

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    interesting

    He only smokes BT 50 or bigger cigars rolled with chinese news paper.This is an awesome thread. I love humor Scotty Dog

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    He sketched the design of the V-2 on a cocktail napkin over drinks with Wernher von Braun in a Berlin nightclub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill View Post
    And Ron White's uncle...
    I don't care who you are, that's funny!
    A dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets. But high above the quiet streets on the twelfth floor of the Acme Building, one man is still trying to find the answers to life's persistent questions. Guy Noir, Private Eye.

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    hahaha very clever
    Matt Vetere
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    L2: 3" Scratch Built Neon Dart LDRS 31 J285

    "The man who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before." ~Albert Einstein

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    "NARAM competitors THANK him for taking first place in every event."
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    Hint #1: Do not use magician's flash paper for recovery wadding!

    Hint #2: Clean your shoes after flyin' in that cow pasture - that ain't no dirt clod on the sole!

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    He initiates main deployments using voice commands.

    He runs out and catches recovering high power rockets.

    He launches high altitude Machbusters in precision spot landing events, and wins every time.

    He consistently achieves high altitude boosts, long duration glides and gentle landings with stock Cosmos Mariners and Astron Invaders.

    He can construct accurately scaled and durable Apollo LES towers out of dental floss in his sleep.

    He customizes his FlisKits Saturn 1Bs with blueprint-accurate capsule interiors.

    The waiver kisses him.

    He sued the BATF and was successful in getting an important composite propellant constituent removed from the explosives list.

    He always pays forward.
    Mark S. Kulka NAR 86134 L1, ASTRE 471, Adirondack Mtns., NY
    Opinions Unfettered by Logic • Advice Unsullied by Erudition • Rocketry Without Pity
    In the forest no one can hear you order a grande caffč misto.
    Warning: I brake for invisible squirrels

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    In his lifetime, he has built only one Estes Mosquito kit,

    which he still has,

    after 783 flights.


    At all LDRS launches, he is the only flyer ever to be issued a lifetime “Fast Pass” for the away pads safety check-in line.

    The world's most interesting rocketeer:

    On filling body tube spirals: “ There is no spoon, and there are no spirals”
    On flying your rockets naked: “Only if you have the body for it”
    Last edited by Space Ranger; 15th September 2010 at 08:06 AM.
    Push the button Max! :D :eek:

    "Dad" - Official light turner off-er

    All is Two.

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    When he built an upscaled Patriot, it wasn't an upscale of a kit. Be worried if he ever takes an interest in this thread...
    Don't just stand there, get one up!

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    He successfully gets Estes to start producing B14's again and any other BP engine he wants in whatever production quantity he needs.


    This has to be one of the funniest threads EVER !
    Last edited by ghrocketman; 15th September 2010 at 03:13 PM.

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    He shows up to a SCRA launch with an Exoskell powered by a Quest C6-5. Fred lets him fly it.....

    He then produces an overbuilt Mars Lander with the exact same motor. Fred even hooks it up for him.....

    He then pulls out a Quest D5 and looks it over before loading it into a new Estes Saturn V. Fred even tells him to roll lots of tape around the motor so it fits correctly. It works.....

    He then takes a turn at RSO. Fred isnt allowed to fly anything...


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    He knows what the manufacturer will say without calling.

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    AstronMike, you ROCK !

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    For him, no kits are out of production.

    The FAA call him and asks if he needs a waiver. They all laugh because he don't need no steenkin' waiver.

    He has a license to kill. (oops, wrong forum)
    Last edited by rstaff3; 15th September 2010 at 06:27 PM.
    Dick Stafford
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    Kari Byron asks him to pose for a picture at LDRS.
    "...Ya know I'd be worried if I did that..."

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    He knows exactly how much BP to use for his DD without ground testing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Evil View Post
    Kari Byron asks him to pose for a picture at LDRS.
    Dick Stafford
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    His delays are accurate to the nano-second.

    Sweet thread.

    NAR 87574 L1

    NASA/Houston Rocket Club, flying in the shadow of the mighty Saturn V!

    Visit our website at www.nasahoustonrocketclub.org

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