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Offline nacnud

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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #40 on: 11/08/2017 12:00 PM »
Oh goodie, the return of “lifting bodies are great and capsules are dumb”.  Lifting bodies aren’t inherently more advanced than capsules.
The term I used was "cutting edge," because it is using approaches that have not been very well explored up to now.

I don't think you can apply cutting edge to the Dream Chaser. Smooshing edge maybe, dream chaser is far too rounded to cut anything. A bit like my wit, good job I'm only using half of it ;)

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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #41 on: 11/08/2017 02:09 PM »
Your future posts would be improved if you read what I wrote, not what you think I wrote.
You said Dream Chaser is "human rated".  It's not.

I'll stop there, as this is making for a really boring party.

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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #42 on: 11/08/2017 02:19 PM »
Just waiting for the guest of honor to make her appearance. Help yourself to the beer and rum, but don't touch the champagne until wheel stop.


Winds are light and variable this morning with CAVU skies, according to Intellicast, sunrise at 0620 so if it's going to happen....
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #43 on: 11/08/2017 04:21 PM »
Winds are light and variable this morning with CAVU skies, according to Intellicast, sunrise at 0620 so if it's going to happen....

The secrecy is high with this one.  I suppose we can surmise that if it doesn't happen today, it ain't due to weather and there's likely an issue causing extended delay.

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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #44 on: 11/08/2017 04:31 PM »
While we wait something to watch... :)
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #45 on: 11/08/2017 05:20 PM »
Winds are light and variable this morning with CAVU skies, according to Intellicast, sunrise at 0620 so if it's going to happen....

The secrecy is high with this one.  I suppose we can surmise that if it doesn't happen today, it ain't due to weather and there's likely an issue causing extended delay.
Hey, did we pull all the "remove before flight" pins..? :)
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #46 on: 11/08/2017 05:43 PM »
Still a beautiful day in Mojave with no wind. If it's not the vehicle they're probably having trouble integrating it with Eddy flight ops. Not like they can shut down the main runway and airspace for an hour or so without much notice. Good news is that the temps are still in the 60s so density altitude is no factor.
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #47 on: 11/08/2017 07:28 PM »
Still a beautiful day in Mojave with no wind. If it's not the vehicle they're probably having trouble integrating it with Eddy flight ops. Not like they can shut down the main runway and airspace for an hour or so without much notice. Good news is that the temps are still in the 60s so density altitude is no factor.
No need for "Go Fever" after all their time and effort, so we'll just continue to stand by and wish them well...
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #48 on: 11/09/2017 08:11 PM »
Thanks for the flight test date Gerst, now I can get my life back until next week... ;D
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #49 on: 11/09/2017 08:39 PM »
It's gonna be a longgggggg weekend. So close.
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #50 on: 11/11/2017 04:03 PM »
"The laws of physics are unforgiving"
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #51 on: 11/11/2017 04:06 PM »
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #52 on: 11/11/2017 04:17 PM »
Lifting body song... "I'm learning to fly and I ain't got wings"... ;) ;D
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #53 on: 11/11/2017 06:35 PM »
Too quiet in here...
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #54 on: 11/11/2017 06:53 PM »
Got a bunch of guys about to turn blue...
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #55 on: 11/11/2017 06:54 PM »
Got a bunch of guys about to turn blue...
We're breathing again, thanks a lot...
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #56 on: 11/11/2017 06:56 PM »
Got a bunch of guys about to turn blue...
We're breathing again, thanks a lot...

Not until we see pics.
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #57 on: 11/11/2017 07:01 PM »
Got a bunch of guys about to turn blue...
We're breathing again, thanks a lot...

Not until we see pics.
Have faith... ;)
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #58 on: 11/11/2017 07:07 PM »
Have you heard from my son? He was supposed to solo today....
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #59 on: 11/11/2017 07:08 PM »
Who remembers that day in 2017 when we all had the same dream about a test flight of some mini-space shuttle like thing? That was one of those dreams where you wake up wishing it was real life!

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