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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Hire a body double to replace you for a few days? Fake your own death (and subsequent miraculous re-incarnation)? Fake a really serious accident and say you have to go to the hospital for a few days? Send her on a wild goose chase/vacation to some part of the world that isn't Scotland?

Beyond that, I don't have many other outlandish ideas. redface.gif

That's not bad, faking my own death, but I'm afraid I'd come back and she'd already have someone moved in to take my place, that could be awkward. eek.gif She's not extremely sentimental, she may not grieve for more than a couple days, 3 tops.
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That's not bad, faking my own death, but I'm afraid I'd come back and she'd already have someone moved in to take my place, that could be awkward. eek.gif She's not extremely sentimental, she may not grieve for more than a couple days, 3 tops.

Oh, well in that case I've got three easy steps:


Step 1: Learn to fly an airplane.
Step 2: Complete Reese Bobby's advanced driving school.
Step 3: Rent this ugly mother:


Use the above mentioned ugly mother, plus the "go fast" talent you've picked up from Reese Bobby's advanced driving school, and I figure you'll have ~30 hours in Scotland plus the ~12 hours of travel time to conduct whatever ritual business you've got to conduct. I'd also suggest fueling this rampage with a few gallons of 5 Hour Energy, Red Bull, and No-Doz.

If you need additional ground time, and expect to cover reasonably large distances on the ground, I would bring the Ford GT for transit to and from your business and the mothership, I would suggest maximum boost.

So you'll have roughly 42 hours to complete this entire fiesta; out of a total of 72 hours. So as long as the time you spend chained to a chair for violating FAA regulations on the return trip is <30 hours, I think you'll be okay. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


Oh, well in that case I've got three easy steps:


Step 1: Learn to fly an airplane.
Step 2: Complete Reese Bobby's advanced driving school.
Step 3: Rent this ugly mother:


Use the above mentioned ugly mother, plus the "go fast" talent you've picked up from Reese Bobby's advanced driving school, and I figure you'll have ~30 hours in Scotland plus the ~12 hours of travel time to conduct whatever ritual business you've got to conduct. I'd also suggest fueling this rampage with a few gallons of 5 Hour Energy, Red Bull, and No-Doz.

If you need additional ground time, and expect to cover reasonably large distances on the ground, I would bring the Ford GT for transit to and from your business and the mothership, I would suggest maximum boost.

So you'll have roughly 42 hours to complete this entire fiesta; out of a total of 72 hours. So as long as the time you spend chained to a chair for violating FAA regulations on the return trip is <30 hours, I think you'll be okay. biggrin.gif

 

I'd save even more time with this.....biggrin.gif

 

 

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So... I'm trying to figure out how to get to Scotland without my wife knowing... any ideas? lol
 

 

Ask her to come with you. If she says no, pretend to be extremely hurt while you're packing your bags.

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I have to go with the SR71, that's classy. You hit Mach 4, then deposit your breakfast into the air mask. biggrin.gif

Seriously, they've sent comprehensive photos and a video, narrated by a woman with the thickest Scottish accent I've ever heard, so I think we're good. It has a new-ish roof, the cellar doesn't leak, and it received a good grade from the Crown's building code people, so I'm comfortable with it. The caretaker, despite the Wolfhound fetish, seems to be a decent, if mildly eccentric, guy. "Thar ain't na haints in de hoose. `N iffin thar was, they ain't t'worry aboot, bein' a God-fearin' man. Ya see?" blink.gif
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Ask her to come with you. If she says no, pretend to be extremely hurt while you're packing your bags.

Her? Say no to Scotland? Heh. That'd be like the Pope saying no to wafers and wine. biggrin.gif
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I have to go with the SR71, that's classy. You hit Mach 4, then deposit your breakfast into the air mask. biggrin.gif

But it doesn't have enough room for your ground transit, unless you want to go with a 'Busa. very_evil_smiley.gif

While we're talking about Cold War esoterica:
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Her? Say no to Scotland? Heh. That'd be like the Pope saying no to wafers and wine. biggrin.gif

 

Hmm. Maybe say you're going to Detroit biggrin.gif

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So... I'm trying to figure out how to get to Scotland without my wife knowing... any ideas? lol

 

Okay wait up... why?


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I'd save even more time with this.....biggrin.gif



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dosent the sr71 have a tendency to like umm crash?
post #2321 of 9498
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dosent the sr71 have a tendency to like umm crash?

Them's fightin' words young buck! The SR71 was the safest manned aircraft routinely cruising above Mach 3 in the world. It was also the ONLY manned aircraft routinely cruising above Mach 3 in the world...

There were quite a few SR71 crashes, but not that many compared to the number of hours they flew over ~30 years. I think 2 or 3 crew were lost, the rest ejected safely. As I recall, almost all the crashes were during take-off or landing. OTOH, the XB70 was a freaking disaster. The crash of one of the prototypes in 1966 was the last nail in the coffin of the large supersonic aircraft concept in the USA - before it even really got started. The US SST program was canceled in 1971, and all supersonic flights over the US were banned. The official reason was the sonic booms - but the idea of Mach 2 aircraft buzzing over US cities also seriously freaked out Congress.

I used to work with a couple of the Lockheed test pilots that had flown the SR71, and I once met Bill Park - one of the only men to ever eject from a SR71 that was cruising at altitude. That crash occurred during a test of the D21 drone that was launched from the back of an SR71 *while* it was going Mach 3. Bill Park had testes of solid adamantium - he also flew the first flight of the U2 and the first flight of Have Blue (the prototype of the F117). The test pilots I talked to feared, respected and loved the SR71. Bill Park actually had a couple of ejections from the SR71 - and he kept flying it long after that.
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Them's fightin' words young buck! The SR71 was the safest manned aircraft routinely cruising above Mach 3 in the world. It was also the ONLY manned aircraft routinely cruising above Mach 3 in the world...

There were quite a few SR71 crashes, but not that many compared to the number of hours they flew over ~30 years. I think 2 or 3 crew were lost, the rest ejected safely. As I recall, almost all the crashes were during take-off or landing. OTOH, the XB70 was a freaking disaster. The crash of one of the prototypes in 1966 was the last nail in the coffin of the large supersonic aircraft concept in the USA - before it even really got started. The US SST program was canceled in 1971, and all supersonic flights over the US were banned. The official reason was the sonic booms - but the idea of Mach 2 aircraft buzzing over US cities also seriously freaked out Congress.

I used to work with a couple of the Lockheed test pilots that had flown the SR71, and I once met Bill Park - one of the only men to ever eject from a SR71 that was cruising at altitude. That crash occurred during a test of the D21 drone that was launched from the back of an SR71 *while* it was going Mach 3. Bill Park had testes of solid adamantium - he also flew the first flight of the U2 and the first flight of Have Blue (the prototype of the F117). The test pilots I talked to feared, respected and loved the SR71. Bill Park actually had a couple of ejections from the SR71 - and he kept flying it long after that.

So supersonic flight will never come back? 

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So supersonic flight will never come back? 

There are still some supersonic military planes....but nothing anywhere near as fast as the SR71. I don't think anything else has approached Mach 3. There are some fighters that can do a little over Mach 2, IIRC, but I think that's going all out and guzzling their fuel madly.

post #2324 of 9498
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With the fuel issues, we won't have supersonic commercial flight again until it's non-fossil based.




She's all finished, and we did the SC upgrade, which not only increased bhp/torque to 725/715, it also increased gas mileage by 3-4mpg. Try to figure that one out. confused.gif It requires 93 octane now, oh well. Now it also has a 100% locking LSD, new dampers/coilovers, and shed ~200lbs. Drives very well, and the sound is incredible. One of the best sounding cars I've ever heard.
post #2325 of 9498
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Oh, and BTW, the guy selling the comics is including the original TMNT #1-8, 1st prints. Tonight I told him I'll buy his books, but it isn't a loan, I want them outright, and I'll give him 60% of book value for all. He has a week to think about it.
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