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RocketsNorth

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One of the guys from work sent me this :eyepop:

Man these guys are super builders!

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I'm not much into RC aircraft but that was impressive and seems like a major accomplishment to me.

Thanks for the vid.
 

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I agree guys but i wonder if you could rig it to do a LAPES extraction :)
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I agree guys but i wonder if you could rig it to do a LAPES extraction :)
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I've been in the back of a C-17 during LAPES of a 25K platform during the test program... Helluva ride :D
 

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I've been in the back of a C-17 during LAPES of a 25K platform during the test program... Helluva ride :D
I saw a herc throw something out the back and it disintegrated :) I believe it started out as a jeep of some kind :)
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I saw a herc throw something out the back and it disintegrated :) I believe it started out as a jeep of some kind :)
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I think that happens a lot in the real world when you can't control the extraction zone, one good bump/rock/rut/turtle, whatever can catch the platform. :y: Never saw that happen during test, but we had a nice smooth dry lakebed to use, and we won't even talk about releasing the load too early... :p
 

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I think that happens a lot in the real world when you can't control the extraction zone, one good bump/rock/rut/turtle, whatever can catch the platform. :y: Never saw that happen during test, but we had a nice smooth dry lakebed to use, and we won't even talk about releasing the load too early... :p
I think you're right:) They were talking about airbourne recce when I was in and the idea i guess was to lapes our vehicles and drop us by chute, The vehicle drop was supposed to demo the concept. Did not inspire me to volunteer at all :) Like all honest god fearing troopers I wanted a tank not a bag of laundry strapped to my back and the family truck to run around in but I digress :)
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How does he get that to the field? I'd be too afraid to fly it, after all that work and effort!
 

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How does he get that to the field? I'd be too afraid to fly it, after all that work and effort!
Good point the wings must come off and I bet a trailer is involved :) How ya doing Troy:)
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How does he get that to the field? I'd be too afraid to fly it, after all that work and effort!
I know what you mean. Our Design-Build-Fly group just finished up our prototype last week and flew last Sunday. Four months of design and labor by a build team of 12 people. Two of us had R/C flying experience in the group, so we flipped a coin for flying it and I won. I was nervous the entire time, but at some point you realize that it would be a sin to let something built to fly sit in a "hangar" somewhere, so it flies and you hope that you didn't forget a screw somewhere.

The same thing goes for the 100+ hour scale models you see at NARAM. At some point, you just need to press the button and hope you did everything right.
 
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