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Posted by: Number2 - Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:13 pm
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Post Next to Fly   Posted on: Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:13 pm
Of all the remaining Xprize teams which vehicle/concept design would you like to see fly next?


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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:27 pm
Armadillo ... oh wait ... do you mean fly beyond 100 km or just fly ... because if you mean beyond 100 km it's harder to predict. Actually, isn't STC doing another test soon?

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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:45 pm
First Wild Fire,
second ARCA, Black Armadillo and the vehicle of the second canadian team.

I have in mind the one sea-launching team too but there have been no news from them since a long time.



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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:14 pm
You know, I am ready to see something from the Blue Ridge Nebula folks- they should be making trips to Pluto by now.
I think they had to order a new screen door for the flying Hooptie from Home Depot, though! :lol:


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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:10 am
JoeBob wrote:
You know, I am ready to see something from the Blue Ridge Nebula folks- they should be making trips to Pluto by now.
I think they had to order a new screen door for the flying Hooptie from Home Depot, though! :lol:


Ummm... well, according to their website, they have been making some progress:

"8-5-2004: Day pre-flight display of our UFO's internal and external lighting systems at FTG airport, Saucer open to the both the media and public for one of the last times before our FAA -AST flight testing program initiates.

9-10-2004 Colorado Summer History Event!! The DEHAS Ramrocket-711 instalation / op's testing at 15, 25, 50, 75, and even 100% max (7k lbs each, total 14,000 lbs) static thrust . Both air ram /supercharge rocket inlet op's, and Vertical / Horizontal exhaust exit - vectoring initial op's confirmation test. "

see: http://www.blueridgeairlines.com/products115295.html

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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:37 pm
Thanks for the update!
They actually do have the "saucer" listed with the FAA.
Assigned/Registered Aircraft
Aircraft Description



Serial Number
  
71100A
          
Type Registration
  
Individual

Manufacturer Name
HAYNES DOUGLAS EDWARD
Certificate Issue Date
10/21/2003

Model
HSGS 711
Status
Valid

Type Aircraft
Fixed Wing Single-Engine
Type Engine
Reciprocating

Pending Number Change
None
Dealer
No

Date Change Authorized
None
Mode S Code
52300027

MFR Year
None
Fractional Owner
NO



Registered Owner



Name
   
HAYNES DOUGLAS E

Street
xxxxxxxx
City
DENVER
State
COLORADO
 
Zip Code
    802xx
County
DENVER

Country
UNITED STATES

Of course, this doesn't address the problem of no pilots license=
:shock:

Hey, I hope they can pull it off, and make us look silly for being sceptical.
I am not gonna fly on it, though.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:46 pm
The next time I have business on Pluto, I will certainly look into flying with them.

Wonder if it's a meal flight?

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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:04 pm
If you're talking about hardware leaving the ground, I think STC is next up. I wish I could be there. I would love to see that tincan have a successful launch.


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