8 and a half tons of homemade rocket thrust!!

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Postby SPG » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:48 am

OK I didn't make it, the Rocketeers did for the boys at Top Gear (which is a BBC TV motoring show for those not in the know). But here it is anyway.

For the YouTubers:
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AwVnfo_3Sk


Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOc1mjH9bKQ



And for the Googlers:
Parts 1&2 http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?doc ... 0882387819

No idea why I get the annoying bit of code with YouTube, but frankly, who cares. Watch it quick before the Beeb find it and ask for it to be removed.

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Postby Los Frijoles » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:24 pm

Bwhahahahaha...that is funny. I always liked british humour about serious things...

That was simply awesome
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Postby fullmetaljacket » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:10 am

hahah class!

I love the way those blokes dedicate massive resources to the most unlikely of projects, although to be honest I agree with James, i really would have liked thise one to work, and it was all going so swimmingly in the beginning... That final explosion generater more of an "awwww!" than a "phoar!"

Some other fascinating top gear clips:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq1xC9WSBE0">top gear crew gets assaulted by rednecks</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIWV4Yqx8FI">top gear's take on clay pigeon shooting</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vggE9hhutq8">Jumping 14 motorcycles with a bus</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF2YsJoxts8">rangerover vs tank</a>

:D
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Postby SpudMonster » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:29 am

Oh what a glorious failure!
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Postby DriftingRz » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:03 pm

yea top gear is an awsome show, good episode
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Postby Madprofessor1775 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:15 pm

Top Gear rules.
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Postby clide » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:10 pm

Oh my, that is amazing. No offense meant to the Brits, but that show is the only thing that makes me jealous of them.

We don't have any shows that would do anything near that amazing, and if we did they would make it into some overblown 2 hour special. I guess the huge explosions that the mythbusters occasionally do are pretty sweet, but this is still on a whole different level.
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Postby Duodec » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:17 pm

That was absolutely fantastic! I cant even imagine how much bank they had to have to get that ready in such a short time.

I wish I lived where I could get this show on TV.
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Postby PotatoNick » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:35 am

just say money.....
the term "bank" is so gay, like straight up homo.

That was probably one of the coolest things ever done! Obviously, it would've been better if it worked, but that big explosion at the end was pretty damn cool.
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Postby fullmetaljacket » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:50 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Oh my, that is amazing. No offense meant to the Brits, but that show is the only thing that makes me jealous of them.

We don't have any shows that would do anything near that amazing, and if we did they would make it into some overblown 2 hour special. I guess the huge explosions that the mythbusters occasionally do are pretty sweet, but this is still on a whole different level.
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No offense to Americans but your shows... well, suck.

You're probably familiar with <a href="http://www.tv.com/junkyard-wars/show/6391/summary.html">Junkyard Wars</a> - it's the US version of the British <a href="http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/S/scrapheap/">Scrapheap Challenge</a>. Both shows revolve around exactly the same concept, two teams competing to build machines out of scrap, but the latter show is so much more enjoyable because it assumes the viewer has some sort of IQ and is presented in a much more intellingent manner.

There are exceptions of course, Mythbusters is infinitely better than <a href="http://www.g4tv.com/brainiac/index.html">Braniac</a>
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