LandShark

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    They call them land sharks. And they keep you alert all weekend.

    Here's a P motor CATO from earlier. They are also affectionately called an Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly.

    (photo by Ian Kluft)

    Vanita, felipe.ledesma, tastybit, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Paul Watson 116 months ago | reply

      Took me awhile to figure out what the heck it was. It does make a pretty spiral though.

    2. Telstar Logistics 116 months ago | reply

      Nice euphemism. Kind of like "Controlled flight into terrain" -- FAA-speak for slamming into a mountain.

    3. biotron 116 months ago | reply

      "Unscheduled Rapid Disassembly" - ha ha :) a bit like Pan Am's classic "negative profit" expression!

      i love politely optimistic circumlocutory acronyms like this... most policemen / women in the UK speak like this at all times ;)

      now is the time i quit moaning about when the catherine wheel fell of the clothes pole in the garden...

    4. zenera 116 months ago | reply

      Extraordinary moment!

      I flickrzenned this as one of the greats of Flickr!

      Do post it to the Flickrzen Group pool, Tag it: flickrzen and tell it's story, thank you!

    5. john curley 116 months ago | reply

      really amazing!

    6. nep 116 months ago | reply

      Great series of shots.

    7. Jef Poskanzer 116 months ago | reply

      Negative structural coherency.

    8. allanimal 115 months ago | reply

      Cool. Looks like Physics to me!

    9. jurvetson 114 months ago | reply

      I just posted a video of a supersonic shred on Revver. The rocket screamed to Mach 2 on a L-size motor, and the pressure wave ripped the fins off making it temporarily unstable (corkscrew). You can hear the warning siren (something I was used to hearing by that point… =) and the chatter of people spotting the fins and other chunks as they rained down around us. A classic Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly.

      Other videos:
      Russian Roar ending with “Remember, mortgage before motors.”
      • Big Rocket with N2000 motor
      Videocam on Rocket launched near Stanford
      • My first launch… with Baking Soda & Vinegar
      =)

    10. jybikerboy 94 months ago | reply

      Sweet shot. Love that trail. I can almost smell the smoke.

    11. ann.inspain 94 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Champagne Moments, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      This is just an amazing shot

    12. Manon van der Lit 94 months ago | reply

      Nice phenomenon...never seen something like that.

      --
      Seen in Champagne Moments (?)

    13. Lady Wulfrun 89 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Appetite for destruction!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

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