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Rocket Racing League trailer
« on: July 18, 2008, 10:00:06 AM »
Not entirely robots, but uses a lot of neat robotics related tech . . .

Basically, a bunch of crazy people race rocket propelled aircraft . . . I don't know about you, but I plan to watch it for the crashes :P


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The race schedule is here:

first exhibition race on August 1-2
another in September and October

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Re: Rocket Racing League trailer
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 10:41:36 AM »
It sounds like a pitch to investors.  They must be having a hard time finding sponsors.  I can understand why too.

The planes go considerably slower than I thought they would.  No faster than a propeller driven plane (218 mph was listed on their website).  It's basically the red bull air races except slower (red bull is up to 265mph) and with rockets with limited fuel. 

Note - Nascar top speed is around 212 mph, Indy car average speed is 220 mph at Indianapolis, and formula one can also top 200 mph at the end of a straight on many courses.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.  ~E.F. Schumacker


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