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Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« on: 11/03/2013 11:30 PM »
So we’ve had a week to reflect on Dream Chaser’s magnificent first flight though ending with an unfortunate tumble. How about sending out some good wishes to her for a speedy recovery and positive energy to her caregivers at SNC.   :D

Get well little bird!  :)

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« Last Edit: 11/04/2013 12:58 PM by Rocket Science »
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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #1 on: 11/04/2013 12:31 AM »
Heh. At least this is a better than the "countdown to video release" thread!

I doubt we're ever going to see photos or video of the incident, but I'm sure we'll see her once they've cleaned her up, or repaired.

Meanwhile, there will be people with their arms crossed and pulling a miserable face over this thread. To whom I say "get over it" - it's traditional for this site to care about the vehicles. :)

Get well soon ETA!

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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #2 on: 11/04/2013 12:56 AM »
Let's give credit where it's due: the cartoon of the bird depicts a problem with the Left Main Gear, i.e it's technically accurate. Nicely done, Robert.
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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #3 on: 11/04/2013 06:41 AM »
Anyway, here's hoping DC gets up and at 'em quickly.  The glide video was inspiring.  Now if they can just stick the landings.  :)
« Last Edit: 11/04/2013 03:12 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #4 on: 11/04/2013 09:35 AM »
Agreed. I've seen the glide video a number of times now and I can't get over the fact just how incredibly smooth the flight appeared to be.
« Last Edit: 11/04/2013 03:12 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #5 on: 11/04/2013 10:08 AM »
Hope to see her easily repaired for them.

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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #6 on: 11/04/2013 12:34 PM »
Let's give credit where it's due: the cartoon of the bird depicts a problem with the Left Main Gear, i.e it's technically accurate. Nicely done, Robert.

Ha, ha... thanks Adrian!  :) Those are also available as stickers. I think SNC should put a couple on her, one on each side of the ETA for RTF and make it their mascot for the next flight... How about it SNC? Own it, make it yours and fly DC with pride again!  ;)

http://www.zazzle.ca/bird_with_broken_leg_round_stickers-217893122165144242

P.S. to Chris... They are can be personalized and are available in tee shirts and mouse pads. Maybe we can make it available in NSF new store...  :)
« Last Edit: 11/04/2013 12:53 PM by Rocket Science »
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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #7 on: 11/04/2013 01:01 PM »
I'd like to see them move on to the next version with "Flight Actual" landing gear. If NASA accepts the data as milestones achieved then why waist resources. Just move on to the next phase of testing with the next DC LM has been building the last few months.

Our "little bird" needs to grow and get strong quickly.

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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #8 on: 11/04/2013 03:12 PM »
Just a little bit of humor...

Now if I could only figure out how to include that "Eye of the Tiger" clip of the Duck in rehab...
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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #9 on: 11/04/2013 06:46 PM »
Just a little bit of humor...

Now if I could only figure out how to include that "Eye of the Tiger" clip of the Duck in rehab...


Heh! Oh my goodness! ;D

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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #10 on: 11/04/2013 07:08 PM »
Just a little bit of humor...

Now if I could only figure out how to include that "Eye of the Tiger" clip of the Duck in rehab...


Heh! Oh my goodness! ;D

I suppose folks outside the US didn't get to enjoy the AFLAC spots when they were first on TV.
 
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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #11 on: 11/05/2013 12:20 AM »
Add my name to the Get Well Soon card. :)
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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #12 on: 11/05/2013 01:14 AM »
Just a little bit of humor...

Now if I could only figure out how to include that "Eye of the Tiger" clip of the Duck in rehab...


Heh! Oh my goodness! ;D

I suppose folks outside the US didn't get to enjoy the AFLAC spots when they were first on TV.
 
I see you’ve begun your campaign that DC be converted for amphibious operations.... :D
« Last Edit: 11/05/2013 01:15 AM by Rocket Science »
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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #13 on: 11/05/2013 01:20 AM »
Re amphibious DC: I was only slightly kidding when I suggested a while back that the nose skid would make a nice water ski, and so enable ditching at sea (keep the main gear stowed).

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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #14 on: 11/05/2013 11:56 AM »
Excellent thread idea! Get Well Soon Eagle!!! We know you can do it & RTF with God Speed.
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Re: Dream Chaser Get Well Quick Thread
« Reply #15 on: 11/05/2013 04:53 PM »
Agreed. I've seen the glide video a number of times now and I can't get over the fact just how incredibly smooth the flight appeared to be.
I've seen the dices move more on the local bus. Local bus drivers get creative with their buses, adding plush, dices, carpet and the name of their kid. Now they are adding LEDs.
But anyways, very smooth ride. If I was NASA, and assuming the telemetry is as good as the video looks, I would give it a go and if I had to take the tumbling into consideration, it would be regarding how well the avionics compensated and the demonstrated survivability of this failure mode. Still more than a capsule, but not that bad, actually.

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