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dnf777
05-27-2010, 07:00 PM
This will excite anyone whose ever launched an Estes model rocket! This thing's on steroids!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100527/ap_on_sc/us_hypersonic_flight

Maybe point one of these things down that well??

Buzz
05-27-2010, 11:01 PM
An interesting fact from the article:


"We equate this leap in engine technology as equivalent to the post-World War II jump from propeller-driven aircraft to jet engines," Brink said.

Hew
05-28-2010, 08:08 AM
This will excite anyone whose ever launched an Estes model rocket! This thing's on steroids!!!
Hopefully the scramjet doesn't require trying 3 different igniters for every successful launch, or like the rest of Estes afficionados, the govt. is going to have a box full of unused scramjet engines sitting around in its closet.

dnf777
05-28-2010, 08:35 AM
Hopefully the scramjet doesn't require trying 3 different igniters for every successful launch, or like the rest of Estes afficionados, the govt. is going to have a box full of unused scramjet engines sitting around in its closet.

You're not supposed to spit on them before sticking them up the nozzle Hew!

Hew
05-28-2010, 08:37 AM
You're not supposed to spit on them before sticking them up the nozzle Hew!
How else do you make them stick inside the engine's nozzle?!?