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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:18 pm

...I actually found a picture on the web that I can share with ya'll. This pic was taken 22 Jan 2009. I'm the guy who pushed the big red button (actually, it's a small white button, but who's counting?). :)

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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:38 pm

How big are my chances of finding out what is coming out of that nozzel?

and they say girls are turn ons, bah!
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Unread postAuthor: thedeathofall » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:46 pm

I will admit, that is impressive.

(actually, it's a small white button, but who's counting?).


good point, but its more dramatic if its red :wink: Plus it goes great with that sweater :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:06 pm

john bunsenburner wrote:How big are my chances of finding out what is coming out of that nozzel?


Uh... Smoke and fire? ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:10 pm

D_Hall wrote:
Uh... Smoke and fire? ;)


:lol: :lol:

White? What ever happened to green (go/start) and red (S**T!!)?
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:14 pm

No really D? I was convinced it was vaporized uranium caused by immense heat from the the nucler fission inside the "thing"...(ok to a degree i would believe you if you said i was exactly right)
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:27 pm

Gippeto wrote:White? What ever happened to green (go/start) and red (S**T!!)?

Well, it's white plastic that's backlit with amber.

When the button is unpushed, it's just white.

When I push the button, HALF of the button is now white and the other half is glowing amber.

When the computer concurs that functions are nominal, it sends it's signal and the other half of the button lights up amber as well.
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Unread postAuthor: Tidbit77 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:55 pm

thats just plain awesome! do you work for the government or for a private company? Because if it was the government, im sure they wouldnt be too umm..."supportive" of your spudgunning. anyways, i think it would be cool to be the guy firing/testing/whatevering things like that!
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:13 pm

Wow that's awesome!

That's one big rocket. What's the thrust on something like that?
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:30 pm

Cool pic... i wish i had your job... but i have no plans to do engineering at Uni so i don't suppose there is much chance of getting one like it :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: jeepkahn » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:32 pm

Now, the big question is: Did you pick your current proffesion because you were a spudder, or did you become a spudder because of your proffesion???

Inquiring minds want to know... :D
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:36 pm

Do do you just test or do you also make and invent?
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:14 pm

There was somthing on the discovery channel about a test similar but with one of nasa's rocket boosters.
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You can tell how awesome a cannon is by the pressure used.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:58 pm

I would also like to know what the thrust is, but more importantly, how do you get the measurment? :D

The engine/booster/rocket/alientechnology actually looks pretty small, is the fuel contained in the aparatus or is seperate?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:01 pm

Shuttle engine test??? Thats my guess.
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