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VSS Enterprise test flight

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David Ashby - Moderator12/10/2010 11:43:58
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Who's going to build a model then
 
Phil May12/10/2010 11:53:26
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Looks like a job for Tony Nijhuis!!
 
                                        B.P 
David perry 112/10/2010 11:58:40
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Interesting to see a nose skid rather than a wheel.  I wonder if its just weight saving?
 
Looks good though and I reckon a two pilot jobby that actually releases would be a fun thing to see.
 
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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator12/10/2010 12:19:23
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Impressive! It never fails to amaze me what is technically possible given a big enough budget and enough imagination!
 
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Craig Carr12/10/2010 12:20:57
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Saw that on the BBC the other day
 
exactly my first thought...... yep it would be great "project X" to bring out at the field.
 
Every so often on Discovery there is a programme following the development of the previous "spaceship one" craft including the first sub orbital test flight.  Amazing.
 
Im sure it was designed by Burt Rutan.  Hes produced some really great designs in his time.
 
Craig

Edited By Craig Carr on 12/10/2010 12:25:49

Myron Beaumont12/10/2010 13:49:11
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Did you notice the slight alteration in the wing of the "motherships "angles on take off ?
What a brilliant design with the tail configuration as well on the vehicle itself !
Steve Houghton 112/10/2010 14:13:36
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Arghhhh, my streaming stops right after the plane begins its climb out and the guys are looking into the sky and I can't get it to download past that point.

Edited By Steve Houghton 1 on 12/10/2010 14:14:00

Steve Houghton 112/10/2010 14:22:09
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Got it that time. I must get the boss to improve our work internet connection, its disgraceful that in this day and age I'm not able to stream video like this easily whilst I'm supposed to be working.
Simon Chaddock21/10/2010 00:05:57
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They need to sort out that nose wheel shimmy on take off.
 
The landing was most impressive. At the final part of the decent it looked for all the world like he was going to slam it into the ground.
 
I guess a skid as on re-entry the whole nose section will get too hot for a pneumatic tyre.

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