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Old 03-05-2006, 11:39 AM
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Rally Car Vs. Bob Sled

Another automotive awesomeness brought to us by the people who have brought awesomeness to auto TV.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5410308909760829459&q=race

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Old 03-05-2006, 02:08 PM
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Awesome. Ya got that right.

Awesome rides. Iíd love the chance to take a ride in either.
Not sure which Iíd pick if I could only do one. Probably the car.
Thanks for the video.
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Awesome rides. I’d love the chance to take a ride in either.
Not sure which I’d pick if I could only do one. Probably the car.
Thanks for the video.
I know a machine that would beat both of them.

Excellent video MM.........thanks for the link.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:39 AM
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Yep...

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I know a machine that would beat both of them.

Excellent video MM.........thanks for the link.
Come to think of it.... I've got one....
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:15 AM
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I do concede that WVO has the hottest machine on the board, morrison has a 767 right? :
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morrison has a 767 right? :
.........DC9-80 but he doesn't get to take it home at night...........
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:49 PM
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5546118609957365052&q=top%20gear

now thats driving
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:58 PM
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.........DC9-80 but he doesn't get to take it home at night...........

If I had one of those I don't think I would ever go home
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:52 PM
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If I had one of those I don't think I would ever go home
Even you couldn't afford the tab for fuel.
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:57 PM
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Even you couldn't afford the tab for fuel.
When the lottery was at 355 million I crunched the numbers for a C-130 or C-17 and fuel. It only worked if I went cheap on the in flight meals.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:07 PM
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When the lottery was at 355 million I crunched the numbers for a C-130 or C-17 and fuel. It only worked if I went cheap on the in flight meals.
..........you ain't got much of a menu selection on the C-130.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:21 PM
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..........you ain't got much of a menu selection on the C-130.

I was single, the idea was Suburban and Boat with a samll bedroom and fly around hunting and fishing. too bad it didn't work out it would have been fun

The menu selection when I was riding on C-130 was MRE back when they were dry and nasty, our newbie was in charge of bringing water jugs, he did but out of the wrong water buffalo(non potable). Imagine 35 pissed off Army Rangers with a serious case of the chits on a looooonnnnngggg flight, the toilet could not handle the load and things got real ugly. A blanket party followed.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:23 PM
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Imagine 35 pissed off Army Rangers with a serious case of the chits on a looooonnnnngggg flight, the toilet could not handle the load and things got real ugly. A blanket party followed.
..............damn..........I was just headed down for some food...........
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:36 PM
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Keep dreaming - and never stop.

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I was single, the idea was Suburban and Boat with a samll bedroom and fly around hunting and fishing. too bad it didn't work out it would have been fun

The menu selection when I was riding on C-130 was MRE back when they were dry and nasty, our newbie was in charge of bringing water jugs, he did but out of the wrong water buffalo(non potable). Imagine 35 pissed off Army Rangers with a serious case of the chits on a looooonnnnngggg flight, the toilet could not handle the load and things got real ugly. A blanket party followed.
Wow. Hunting and fishing from a C-130 !! Now thatís dreaming the way dreaming should be.

I think the C-130 aspect would have taken a big Lotto win to make it come true though. Thatís a whole lot-o-airplane to be traveling around in. Too limiting on the destination airports, not to mention fuel consumption.
How about a C-123? Still a big tank, but perhaps more manageable. Regardless - Keep dreaming. Thatís how they come true.

A buddy of mine made the dream come true. Heís out in Tucson with one hell of an HU-16. Even has 2 SeaDoos that drop from wing pods. Weíve had some fun in this dream machine, thatís for sure. Havent been out to see/fly with him for a while now. He and the wife got AIDS (Aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome) a few years back. Sad.

------ Man this thing was a blast -----
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:53 PM
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A new basic C-130 would cost around 15 Million to a civilian not including the construction of the bachelors quarters. I envisioned a Suburban and a Boston Whaler/Mako/Pursuit which would be versatile for almost any kind of fishing. I think at the time flight cost was $40,000 an hour + crew.

The c-130 can land on short grass strips almost anywhere that is why I choose it, but maybe the 123 would be a better choice.

Wouldn't it be a blast to fly around with a rig like that shootin critters and catching fish?

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