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Old 11-20-2017, 10:19 AM
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Mad Mike the rocket man is at it again!

Anyone live in California...near Amboy?
Its a ghost town, population 4...must be someone near AppleValley...?

I remember a couple of years back, this guy Mike Hughes launched himself in an air powered Rocket.
Just about killed him.
Only went about a 1000 feet before crashing into the desert. LOL

But who doesn't love a stupid human trick?!!!!!

He's gonna do it again.
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/nat...458823163.html

Another dummy that believes the flat-earth theory
...but this one is a 61 year old Limo driver...with a steam powered rocket! OMG LOL

"I don't believe in science," said Hughes.

Says he wants to build a space rocket so he can photograph the flat earth and prove it.

I say...please, someone...get me some video of this disaster waiting to happen.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:16 AM
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Mad Mike

An earlier attempt by Mad Mike;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLYKXTpoo90

Hope they don't lock him up. Characters like this are becoming way to rare...,

-Gil

PS - He's scheduled to launch again this coming Saturday the 25th. Hope he survives it.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:42 AM
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:02 PM
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Quote:
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An earlier attempt by Mad Mike;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLYKXTpoo90


I know this video is titled "Mike Hughes"...but its not.
This is a low quality clip pirated from the Jackass movies.
The guy on the rocket is Johnny Knoxville.
Don't trust anything you find on youtube.


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This is Hughes first "successful" rocket flight.
Check out his chute...shredded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jU_forLM_s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3feaiPcv6yE
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Actual Quotes from the Mike Hughes website:

Mad Mike Hughes

The only man to design, build and launch himself in a rocket.

The World's most famous Limousine Driver.

The most innovative man in NASCAR history.
(hunh wha?)

Rocket Launch Amboy Ghost Town
Saturday November 25

Not open to viewing Public will be available on Internet Pay per View


Note...there is no information about the "internet pay per view" on his website.
Just basic event info and a background photo.
Not even any links to any other pages or web locations.
And the supposed launch is only 4 days away.
I guess he figures people will magically pay for access and telepathically know where to view it?
He must believe in ESP along with the Flat Earth idea.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:27 PM
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Not sure if this launch will happen. Says he's been in touch with the FAA and BLM, wonder if the State of California knows he probably has an unregistered pressure vessel?

Using an aircraft air filter for a nozzle? Stainless steel tank? who tested all the above to verify can handle his proposed pressure/temps.

If he heats the water to 400 deg F he is only going to be generating 232.6 lbs of steam PSI. Wonder what temp he is heating the 70-gals of water too?

Mike
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:13 AM
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Will this be the first Kool Rocketz model? Only Dave knows for sure, LOL.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:52 AM
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I can tell you without hesitation, there will be no models of Mad Mike's crafts.

As I said, I just love "stupid human tricks".
I miss the days of barnstorming and daredevils and jumping cars and canyons.
Unfortunately I don't see the point in all this just to go 500 of 1000 feet,
so the stupid human factor is high with this one.
Hopefully he will travel the One Mile distance he says hes shooting for (pun intended).
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