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Old 04-13-2009, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mythbusters Use Rocket Sled To Obliterate Ford Aspire

this is just ridiculously cool.


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Jalopnik - Mythbusters Use Rocket Sled To Obliterate Ford Aspire - MythBusters

In case you missed last week's "Demolition Derby" episode of Mythbusters (quite possibly the greatest symphony of automotive destruction ever committed to film) they destroyed a Ford Aspire with a rocket sled traveling 646 MPH.

This episode once again proves Adam and Jamie have the greatest job in the history of the world. They revisted a myth in which two tractor trailers simultaneously collide with a opposite ends of a compact car at a high rate of speed and the carnage causes the two trucks to fuse, hiding the car between them. After improving their rig over the essentially failed experiment from three years ago, they proved you can smash two trucks together simultaneously, but didn't see any fusing or a hidden pancake car.

As they always do, the pair took things to extremes and traveled to New Mexico Tech's straight track rocket testing facility. The plan was to build a two stage, multi-engine rocket sled with a one inch thick steel plate at the front. When fired the sled would accelerate to around 650 MPH and collide with an ill-fated Ford Aspire, the entire event recorded for posterity on high speed cameras.

Let's be very clear here: This is probably the coolest thing these guys have ever done. The Aspire doesn't so much crumple as it sublimates from the force of the sled. The debris field is perhaps as spectacular, spread out behind and around the earthen berm, there's almost nothing recognizable of either the car or the sled. The metal plate is twisted into a little curl. The forces involved here are spectacular, and yet they did not get the metals to fuse together.

The combined man hours of every Korean who designed the original vehicle and every Ford engineer who adapted it for the US market, the program managers, the workers on the line who assembled it, every marketing maven, and salesman who made the Aspire possible have now been justified in their effort if for this experiment alone. (Thanks for the tip on the video Matt)
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh man. I've got that episode in my queue. I've got to watch the whole thing now.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I love the Mythbusters!
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I like the paint powder coming off the car as it's crushed.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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whoa - awesome, overused but deserved in this case, wow!
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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When the 2nd rockets fired.. That was epic.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Epic... that's a great word to describe this.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Crash tests say a small car hit by a big car will not do so well....DUH !

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Old 04-14-2009, 08:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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D'oh!

the video has been removed by the user.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Crash tests say a small car hit by a big car will not do so well....DUH !

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Old 04-14-2009, 06:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Wow. Yes, I want their job. It's always unbelievably cool and fun.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow. I just sent that to 5 or 6 people.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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my god that was awesome
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Part II--cutting a car in half with a rocket sled--
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