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Another crazy attempt to get in space

  1. Oct 2, 2005 #1
    Hey me and my friend Kyle are trying to make a space plane that will get us to LEO or at least high atmosphiric flights.We think we got the engine design done right but the problem is knowing the amount of oxygen we should have.

    Extra:The flight is going to be about 2-4 minutes long. :biggrin:
     
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  3. Oct 2, 2005 #2
    Burlington...how far from Ottawa is that? Tell us when you fly it!

    Um....on a more serious note....how are you doing this?
     
  4. Oct 2, 2005 #3

    Danger

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    Whatever the formulae say about the required air supply, double it because you'll probably be hyperventilating for the whole time. :tongue:
     
  5. Oct 2, 2005 #4

    FredGarvin

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    This is boarderline trolling.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2005 #5
    Hey Burlington from Ottawa is about 5 hour drive :smile:
    On that serious note we are doing this because we got guts and a high temp metal molder thingy and an order of tugstin(may not be spelling)metal because of it's high boiling point.

    But the main problems are getting support from friends and family,get the tugstin metal and getting the right amount of the oxygen for the flight.(oh ya and the moneyy :mad: )
    Well hope it works.

    P.S dont know when the flight is. :cry:
     
  7. Oct 3, 2005 #6

    Danger

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    I hope you realize in time that tungsten is one of the worst choices that you can make for spaceship or aeroplane construction. The reason that it's used for darts and armour penetrating ammunition is its very high density. It's also quite brittle.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2005 #7
    But how come it's on the Space Shuttle :confused:
     
  9. Oct 4, 2005 #8

    enigma

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    There are hundreds of metals, chemicals, and alloys used on the Shuttle. You can't build a spacecraft out of a single metal, any more than you can build a spaceplane without a team of aerospace engineers and a few hundred million dollars.

    The best you'll manage is to strap yourself into a tungsten can and then cook yourself alive.

    Happy sailing.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2005 #9

    FredGarvin

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    I can't believe this thread is still open.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2005 #10

    Danger

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    Gee, Fred... we have to have a bit of fun once in a while. :devil:
     
  12. Oct 4, 2005 #11

    enigma

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    Man... you're no fun. :grumpy:

    Second person today asking me to close it. I guess I have to close it...
    :frown:
     
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