View Full Version : Top Gear Space Shuttle :o

02-19-2007, 07:09 AM
Those daft brushes at Top Gear decided to make a space shuttle out of a Reliant Robin. I was initially sceptical but when they lit the thing up I almost broke my jaw on the floor.

If you can't be bothered to watch the build up, go forward to about 17:30 and be ASTONISHED by the STS Robin's noble attempt at touching the sky. I won't give away the ending, (it doesn't make it into orbit).

video of launch. (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8233566677302502582&q=top+gear+space+shuttle)

edit***Did you notice the aerlerons were attached to the wings using brass door hinges? No expense spared.***

02-19-2007, 07:15 AM
Watched this last night, laught-out-loud hilarious!


02-19-2007, 07:28 AM
Bloody impressive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

02-19-2007, 07:47 AM
Spectacular in it's craptastickness. That was awe inspiring-ly funny. The amount of money spent on the SRB's and External tank, that had to have been a pretty penny.

02-19-2007, 07:49 AM
Chips and Lard.

02-19-2007, 12:12 PM
Simply brilliant, that launch was so impressive, nice to see it again, I laughed my head off Sunday evening watching it but probably like many others was quietly impressed by what was achieved. Virgin take note http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-19-2007, 01:16 PM
I made a space shuttle out of an Me-262:

MAP Netmountains/load.ini
TIME 17.5
CloudType 2
CloudHeight 1500.0
army 1
playerNum 0
Planes 1
Skill 1
Class air.ME_262A1A
Fuel 25
weapons default
NORMFLY 30335.03 39000.86 5.00 845.00
NORMFLY 30334.72 39000.58 2000.00 700.00
30427 39301 10
30308 39012 2000

Fly as a multiplayer coop.

02-19-2007, 01:22 PM
OMG!!1.. LOL!!1

you must Top Gear http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-19-2007, 05:07 PM
That was GREAT. I used to work on the Space Shuttle at NASA/JSC and that was fantastic! They must have had some pretty good control systems in place to get it to launch so well.

Thanks for sharing the video. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

* _54th_Speeder *

02-19-2007, 05:36 PM
THAT...is hilarious!

02-19-2007, 05:58 PM
Watched it last night as well. I never thought it would get that far, and then one bloody bolt! I like that 911 as well!

02-19-2007, 05:59 PM
I made a space shuttle out of an Me-262:

You know it makes sense!



02-19-2007, 06:22 PM
They built and launched a near-full sized returnable space vehicle for what must have been just a few thousand pounds from the BBC coffers.

What could they do with some proper money?!

Very, very impressive.

02-22-2007, 02:20 AM
Watched it last night, excellent. Very funny indeed.