Worlds Largest Model Rocket

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Science

It"s a model of a Saturn V, the rocket that sent man to the moon. The Rocket is 36" and flies up to 4,000 ft.
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Male 1,109
a wocket!
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Female 2,120
At 1:35, does someone say something about shooting his foot?
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Male 274
the kid girl saying she liked the big rocket is so cute...
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Male 650
i like how toward the end someone tries to start a group applause by clapping and fails.
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Male 690
i jope to god they got clearence
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Male 1,222
Liked the camera
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Male 1,036
Sure hope they got clearanced for this, because it ain`t a model no `mo.
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Female 115
at what point does a largest model become just a small whatever it is?

ya can`t we just call this the wolrds smallest rocket

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Male 11,740
Very cool but I hope they have their butts covered. They`re in FAA airspace at that altitude and they could get into some serious poo.
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Male 600
First... the dipsh*t with the camera HAS to shut up.

Second.... JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!!!

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Male 422
Ha ha hah ha hah hah ah hahhaha ha ha ha hah hah ha the guy filming this obviously hasnt reached puberty.
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Male 2,388
at what point does a largest model become just a small whatever it is?
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Male 787
The guy who`s counting down. His voice sounds familiar. Very familiar...
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Male 3,756
"Can we please just, as a race, come together and agree going "Whoooo" is never justified, under any circumstance? And that to do a full 3-5 second "Whooo" is punishable by death."

Sir, I`d like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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Male 418
Would have been nice if they could have stuck a camera on board
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Male 525
jtrebowski opps, my mistake. Sorry i`m used to metric. 36 feet is abit bigger than my... motorbike
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Male 3,364
very cool! And Spambot? Thats 36 FEET.
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Male 156
now they just need to make it so you can guide and and point it at something
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Male 4,594
That was pretty cool.
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Male 525
36 inches! Thats almost as big as my... um motorbike
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Male 4,004
"At what point to you have to warn air traffic control you`ll be launching a small missle?"

You notify them prior. I would give it a good 48 hours just to be in the safe. Also, I would think the airfield would be the best place to do it. I, somehow, doubt they would want you launching that out of your backyard. And things like these are not uncommon at all. Rocket launches, parachutes, gliders, etc... all operate in previously designated areas where it`s safe to do so.

(yay for my ATC training!)

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Male 14,334
At what point to you have to warn air traffic control you`ll be launching a small missle?
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Female 101
Hey daddy thats a big woket!
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Male 500
Will it reach Iran?
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Male 4,290
God, that child is annoying.
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Male 683
"LOOK IT!"
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Male 2,521
Nerds
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Male 561
Whoooo!
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Male 131
WANT
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Male 1,929
I think the Top Gear one could be classed as an actual rocket+stuff though, rather than just a model. Point taken though
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Male 8,302
[EDIT]
Sorry, I meant "Wocket"
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Male 8,302
Description incorrect, this is NOT the world`s largest model rocket. The team from car show Top Gear, with the help of a bunch of model rocket nerds, built a model rocket with a Reliant Robin shuttle attached to it that was much larger and flew higher before crashing and exploding spectacularly.
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Female 528
"a rocket, a rocket, a rocket!" I would have punched that kid
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Male 336
uhhhh eh
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Male 602
"Can we please just, as a race, come together and agree going "Whoooo" is never justified, under any circumstance? And that to do a full 3-5 second "Whooo" is punishable by death."

Except for at concerts and places that are too loud for anyone to care.

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Male 1,254
I didn`t think of that alternative Ollie, I`ll definitely look into it.

Unfortunately, my electronics tinkering has been relegated to VHDL sims, but I always enjoy the opportunity and challenge to work with something manually. Should be fun.

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Male 1,505
36` foot tall rocket for a 4000` flight. Hmm. Glad you phails weren`t running NASA or we`d have to figure out how to make the moon a lot drating closer.
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Female 152
Cool... kinda?
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Male 195
Ewwww.

Can we please just, as a race, come together and agree going "Whoooo" is never justified, under any circumstance? And that to do a full 3-5 second "Whooo" is punishable by death.

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Male 260
march 3rd was last month...
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Male 807
I would like to launch that into my cousin`s house.
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Male 260
The guy filming has such a weak voice...
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Male 3,915
that was straight awesome...
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Male 286
@Joolin

Technically a model rocket is by definition a rocket but they call it model since its a small version. Kinda like a compact car. It is a car but it is small so that is why they call it that.

On the note of people mentioning October sky i do belive i will watch that movie tomorrow lol.

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Male 914
come here doggy...red rocket, red rocket, red rocket...that south park episode has stained me for life...

awesome rocket though...a thousand times better than the north korean one.

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Male 15,832
@ Dakkar "...a mounted camera would provide a nice touch. I`ll have to see what I can do."

You could go with something like this mounted in the tube looking out on a downward-tilted fish-eye mirror tucked under a fin.

Or if you`re more ambitious, you could cobble together a board camera with a few gigs of flash memory. This would be much cheaper and lighter. It just depends on your level of electronics expertise.

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Male 142
Aerospace Engineering FTW
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Male 557
the 12 year old kid videotaping totally jizzed in his pants
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Male 52
If someone launched one of those in their backyard, I wonder how long it would take for men in suits with sunglasses, wired earpieces, and black sedans to show up and start asking questions.
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Male 1,002
How large does a model rocket have to be before they just call it a rocket?
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Male 1,254
Well my rockets won`t be as impressive as that, but a mounted camera would provide a nice touch. I`ll have to see what I can do.
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Female 153
*jumps up and down excitedly pointing at the computer monitor*

"A WOKET! A WOKET! A...WOK-ET!"

That made my day. ^_^

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Male 569
man, that kid just LOVED the rocket
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Male 1,666
Now build models of the Challenger and Discovery space shuttles and launch them at the same time.
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Male 1,853
I`m just waiting for the ISS to come crashing down...
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Male 10,440
Nice rocket! I like it.
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Male 99
Now Apparently, and these are just rumors, but that was a big woket!
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Female 15,763
Dak, videotape it and submit it to I-A-B!
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Male 1,254
4000 ft isn`t too high, considering some models, but it weighed in at 16000 pounds and it is using "stock" motors.

If they were to mix their own fuel and build their own motors they could definitely send it higher, but due to rocketry restrictions, they have to use those stock motors to launch the thing. Believe it or not launching the high-powered rockets is steeped in bureaucracy.

But this is my favorite hobby. I`ve got one rocket finished and ready to fly and another to build over the summer. Hopefully will get a chance to launch during the fall.

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Male 380
I could imagine halfway through that video it turned into a heat seeking missle and hit a plane flying by...

a man can dream though.. a man can dream...

Also i got to build a rocket in introduction to aerospace camp in cadets.. needless to say it was fun. A "G" type engine is what we got to use (i believe it is military grade in canada). Cant even begin to imagine what class this one was. amazing

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Male 74
that rocket should easily reach 10000 feet. some one didn`t put in enough awesome engines
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Female 15,763
"wow, and i just watched october sky... weird..."

k;rjn3`rknr3lnkewlfewn3

I love that movie.

o-o

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Male 286
@vegascartman

That is 1200 feet shy of a mile. So it went 3/4 of a mile up into the sky.

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Male 543
lmao. the camera dude`s voice sounded like a children`s tv host or something.
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Male 2,199
wow, and i just watched october sky... weird...
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Male 3,296
i know, i fly higher than dis

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Male 317
Very cool. But what if it falls down?
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Male 734
4000 feet doesn`t seem that impressive to me.
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Male 20,188
Link: Worlds Largest Model Rocket [Rate Link] - It`s a model of a Saturn V, the rocket that sent man to the moon. The Rocket is 36` and flies up to 4,000 ft.
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