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Date: 04/26/09 07:00 PM

70 Responses to Worlds Largest Model Rocket

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    Link: Worlds Largest Model Rocket - 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.
  2. Profile photo of vegascartman
    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    4000 feet doesn`t seem that impressive to me.
  3. Profile photo of mikeeegeee
    mikeeegeee Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    Very cool. But what if it falls down?
  4. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    i know, i fly higher than dis

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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    wow, and i just watched october sky... weird...
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    unreedemed Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    lmao. the camera dude`s voice sounded like a children`s tv host or something.
  7. Profile photo of zazuch
    zazuch Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    @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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    "wow, and i just watched october sky... weird..."

    k;rjn3`rknr3lnkewlfewn3

    I love that movie.

    o-o

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    jrm5016 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    that rocket should easily reach 10000 feet. some one didn`t put in enough awesome engines
  10. Profile photo of xboxman
    xboxman Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    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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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    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.

  12. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    Dak, videotape it and submit it to I-A-B!
  13. Profile photo of runt514
    runt514 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    Now Apparently, and these are just rumors, but that was a big woket!
  14. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    Nice rocket! I like it.
  15. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    I`m just waiting for the ISS to come crashing down...
  16. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    Now build models of the Challenger and Discovery space shuttles and launch them at the same time.
  17. Profile photo of SLC77
    SLC77 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:20 pm
    man, that kid just LOVED the rocket
  18. Profile photo of hoboriffic
    hoboriffic Female 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    *jumps up and down excitedly pointing at the computer monitor*

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

    That made my day. ^_^

  19. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    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.
  20. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    How large does a model rocket have to be before they just call it a rocket?
  21. Profile photo of DoodGuy
    DoodGuy Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    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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    JoexBro Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:27 pm
    the 12 year old kid videotaping totally jizzed in his pants
  23. Profile photo of Guy6870
    Guy6870 Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    Aerospace Engineering FTW
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    @ 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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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    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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    zazuch Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    @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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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    that was straight awesome...
  28. Profile photo of ChrisRlive
    ChrisRlive Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm
    The guy filming has such a weak voice...
  29. Profile photo of AndroidMetro
    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm
    I would like to launch that into my cousin`s house.
  30. Profile photo of ChrisRlive
    ChrisRlive Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:20 pm
    march 3rd was last month...
  31. Profile photo of Immigrant
    Immigrant Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    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.

  32. Profile photo of SharayaAnne
    SharayaAnne Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:54 pm
    Cool... kinda?
  33. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2009 at 11:55 pm
    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.
  34. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:00 am
    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.

  35. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:19 am
    "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.

  36. Profile photo of mjfoxman
    mjfoxman Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:54 am
    uhhhh eh
  37. Profile photo of mehh
    mehh Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:54 am
    "a rocket, a rocket, a rocket!" I would have punched that kid
  38. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:26 am
    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.
  39. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Sorry, I meant "Wocket"
  40. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:12 am
    I think the Top Gear one could be classed as an actual rocket+stuff though, rather than just a model. Point taken though
  41. Profile photo of CoeshCoesh
    CoeshCoesh Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:33 am
    WANT
  42. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:47 am
    Whoooo!
  43. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:18 am
    Nerds
  44. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:19 am
    "LOOK IT!"
  45. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:39 am
    God, that child is annoying.
  46. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:53 am
    Will it reach Iran?
  47. Profile photo of sculptress
    sculptress Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 5:06 am
    Hey daddy thats a big woket!
  48. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 5:43 am
    At what point to you have to warn air traffic control you`ll be launching a small missle?
  49. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 6:13 am
    "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!)

  50. Profile photo of Spambot3000
    Spambot3000 Male 18-29
    525 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 6:23 am
    36 inches! Thats almost as big as my... um motorbike
  51. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 6:49 am
    That was pretty cool.
  52. Profile photo of Taipan
    Taipan Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 6:53 am
    now they just need to make it so you can guide and and point it at something
  53. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 7:01 am
    very cool! And Spambot? Thats 36 FEET.
  54. Profile photo of Spambot3000
    Spambot3000 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 8:30 am
    jtrebowski opps, my mistake. Sorry i`m used to metric. 36 feet is abit bigger than my... motorbike
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    excelman Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Would have been nice if they could have stuck a camera on board
  56. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 11:17 am
    "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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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    The guy who`s counting down. His voice sounds familiar. Very familiar...
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    at what point does a largest model become just a small whatever it is?
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    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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    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    First... the dipsh*t with the camera HAS to shut up.

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

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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    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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    Aligirl964 Female 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    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

  63. Profile photo of mrpopenfresh
    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    Sure hope they got clearanced for this, because it ain`t a model no `mo.
  64. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm
    Liked the camera
  65. Profile photo of proof1221
    proof1221 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    i jope to god they got clearence
  66. Profile photo of Seak
    Seak Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    I don`t know why but I pictured it where they look up and see it coming down like a missile and everyone running away as if it was going to blow them up.
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    SoCal Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2009 at 4:29 am
    i like how toward the end someone tries to start a group applause by clapping and fails.
  68. Profile photo of kronosbr
    kronosbr Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2009 at 5:37 am
    the kid girl saying she liked the big rocket is so cute...
  69. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    April 28, 2009 at 5:27 pm
    At 1:35, does someone say something about shooting his foot?
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    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    May 1, 2009 at 12:08 am
    a wocket!

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