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Blue Ridge Nebula's Family team is kicked out of X-Prize

Posted by: Sigurd - Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:21 pm
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Post    Posted on: Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:34 pm
Jesus H. Christ on a surfboard. That thing's got screen doors and a friggin' sunlight for a roof. Made from 2x4s, with what looks like cheap PVC sheets for an outer skin, with God-only-knows-what inside it besides a big hole for somebody to sit in, if that thing gets off the ground, it'll be because it was carried.

Are there people that are truly this stupid?

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Post    Posted on: Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:32 pm
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Are there people that are truly this stupid?


Probably.


Although it could be argued that something like that is a valid mockup of a real vehicle. Real aerospace companies do similar stuff for some systems testing. I think there was a plywood mockup of the F-117 that were used extensively during that project. For some reason though I really doubt that applies to these guys.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:59 am
Wood is easy to work with, and a mock up is built to verify the computers were not smokin anything....

But that is not a prototype. Its not even a mockup. Close to being a shell...

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Post    Posted on: Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:46 pm
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Although it could be argued that something like that is a valid mockup of a real vehicle. Real aerospace companies do similar stuff for some systems testing. I think there was a plywood mockup of the F-117 that were used extensively during that project.


But you don't put a SUNLIGHT, the kind that is put in your ROOF in a mockup. You put in cheaper versions of the actual hardware. And no, a sunlight is not valid hardware...

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For some reason though I really doubt that applies to these guys.


And whatever gave you that idea? :roll:

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Post    Posted on: Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:29 pm
LATEST NEBULA NEWS

04-23-04 The DEHAS aircraft manufacturing corporation has just selected Mr. Douglas E. Haynes to be their primary test pilot for the first man made UFO test flight program commencing this summer in Denver. Mr. Haynes was selected because of his unique, four decade aviation background encompassing, maintenances, avionics, engineering, test piloting corporate business class high speed, high altitude multiengine turbo jets, airline US domestic, and international certification environments, Domestic and International CEO airline Management experiences, and advanced Ph D studies in educational training. Mr. Haynes will be primarily responsible for both atmospheric, and the advanced space flight qualification phase of the Haynes Saucer development program before it is turned over to normal line flight duties with Blue Ridge Nebula Airlines next year.

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Post    Posted on: Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:57 pm
Since the vehicle is not unidentified maybe he should change the name to FO

On second thought, maybe just O


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Post BRNA SPACE HOOPTIE   Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:16 am
UFO: Unfit For Objective


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Post Re: BRNA SPACE HOOPTIE   Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:35 am
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UFO: Unfit For Objective

Hahaha nice one :)

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Mr. Douglas E. Haynes to be their primary test pilot for the first man made UFO test flight program commencing this summer in Denver. Mr. Haynes was selected because of his unique, four decade aviation background


Thats a ..... sixty year old test pilot?!?!?

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Post    Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:55 am
Check this out, first thing I got when I googled the pilot :lol:

http://www.kscourts.org/ca10/cases/1999/11/98-9549.htm


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Post    Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:57 am
This just gets funnier and funnier.


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Post UFO (Ungainly Floundering Objective)   Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:10 pm
TrevorM and Bad_Astra beat me to the good comments :lol: but this whole Blue Ridge Nebula thing is a massive joke. What puzzles me is how they got in the X-Prize competition to begin with. A quick reading of their tortured nonsensical language, massively misused jargon-laden "documentation" and a glance at their website should have ended the application process right there. A little humor is great but common sense certainly should apply to space travel. As to Blue Ridge's chance of getting off the ground, I would have to rate that somewhat below any old pig out on the farm, as in the old cliche about when those tasty-bacon laden animals become airborne.

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Post "list of the Pluto (and its moon's) orbital departure t   Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:30 pm
I was just perusing Blue Ridge's "reservation" system (about which one should perhaps have a LOT of reservation). Among other destinations in the solar system they offer a "list of the Pluto (and its moon's) orbital departure time" which makes them, so far as I have been able to determine, the only Colorado-based airline currently offering connections to Pluto. I am not sure if this is a direct flight or if you have to change in Dallas (seems every flight west I go on, I have to change at DFW--I suspect space travel probably won't change that).

The list of Blue Ridge destinations is to be found at http://www.bluenebula.com/products63276.html (see the bottom of the page and click on each destination for additional information).

So far, Blue Ridge does not offer service to Sedna, the new body discovered beyond Pluto (and still being debated about whether it qualifies as a planet or not). I suppose one could fly to Pluto and hope for a local connection on to Sedna.

Hey, I write science fiction but I could not make this stuff up! BRNA deserves credit for imagination if not literacy or technical reality. :)

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Post Re: "list of the Pluto (and its moon's) orbital departu   Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:08 pm
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I am not sure if this is a direct flight or if you have to change in Dallas (seems every flight west I go on, I have to change at DFW--I suspect space travel probably won't change that).


Nah, it's got a two-hour layover in Atlanta, like everything else.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:01 pm
Right, but at least in Atlanta they got that little train that talks to ya. :lol:

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