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06-07-2009 07:00 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Burnt Offering

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How about a 7 foot Model rocket encounter at 16,000 feet? And they are worried about us flying at 75. As if anyone launching a rocket beyond 16,000 feet is going to tell anyone let alone get a permit. O yeah, and just how fast do these things go? O yeah... and this thing is going to come down somewhere to correct?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31146205/

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06-07-2009 01:59 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Lunesta

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That is only going to add fuel to the FAA's fire on model aircraft restrictions.

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06-07-2009 11:27 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Hogster

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But surely model rockets and model aircraft / helicopters can't be considered as sitting under the same umbrella??

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06-08-2009 12:28 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Lunesta

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No,but the fact that the FAA has to step in to the model aviation field is becoming more and more evident.Their both technically unmoderated at this time.

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06-08-2009 12:34 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Burnt Offering

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My guess is it was about this size or larger. Check out this video wen a guy launched one of these and the friggin chute didn't open. Now this is some scary stuff.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dfa_1236043507

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06-08-2009 12:53 AM  9 years agoPost 6
sean911sc

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Clearly un-sat. These should at least be launched at an angle that plots the recovery path away from spectators.

Too close for comfort. Did anyone notice (hear) the velocity?

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06-08-2009 01:15 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Rich H

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"Things suddenly turn serious at an RC rocket launch...!"

Why the "RC" association? Should say "High Power rocket launch".

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