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D'vay
16th Aug 2006, 12:38
Guys,
I have decided to set up my very own International Rescue. I shall be recreating Tracy Island and each of the Thunderbirds as fully functioning life size aircaft. How would I go about getting a Public Cat for my aircraft? Is anybody interested in self funding a T/R on Thunderbird two to help me keep my costs down? Can anybody else spot any potential pitfalls in my Global response unit.
All help greatly appreciated.
D'vay

G-CPTN
16th Aug 2006, 12:42
Instead of a Pubic Cat, why not just use a Pussy?

Krystal n chips
16th Aug 2006, 13:05
Well you might get a visit from the people at Greenpeace for a start--and then there's Lady P's gas guzzler --all of which is not eco-friendly of course :p

G-CPTN
16th Aug 2006, 13:43
and then there's Lady P's gas guzzler
That's no way to refer to Parker, M'Lady . . .

slim_slag
16th Aug 2006, 13:54
You own your island so write your own type certificate. or just pass a law saying you don't need one. Then sign up to ICAO and file a difference. Unfortunately with all that hot technology you would be invaded before you could build it.

Farrell
16th Aug 2006, 14:13
Hmmmm.....do you think that with this new army masquerading as a 'rescue team' that he also might be hiding some Weapons of Mass Destruction over there?

Might be time to send the boys around.

Howard Hughes
16th Aug 2006, 14:13
Is anybody interested in self funding a T/R on Thunderbird two to help me keep my costs down?
What if I already have a type rating on Thunderbird 2?
Although I suspect my CCQ on Thunderbird 4 may have lapsed....:ok:

jimgriff
16th Aug 2006, 15:02
Lady P's car is nooclear powered and therefore cannot be called a Gas guzzler!

Blacksheep
16th Aug 2006, 16:21
I used to fancy myself driving TBird 3: then when I hit 35 and the reaction times slowed, it was a downgrade to the transport fleet and TBird2. Now I'm old and grey it'll have to be the Pink Roller - but hey, that has its compensations. Who've you got lined up for the fancy blonde bombshell spying job? :suspect:

Krystal n chips
16th Aug 2006, 16:28
Lady P's car is nooclear powered and therefore cannot be called a Gas guzzler!
Fine, that's cleared that up then--nooclear energy being even more anti-social than gas guzzling of course ;) -----now, onto the to burning question !----who was er, "attending to her desires "---note, "not giving her one" as some of the rabble would phrase it ! :p :E

Farrell
16th Aug 2006, 18:03
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/quartermilefinal/arego-3.jpg

Saintsman
16th Aug 2006, 18:20
Whenever I have been stuck for conversation at parties, I've always had one ace up my sleeve. I know the 'real' name of Brains, the genius behind Thunderbirds.
As I'm feeling benevolent tonight, I'll share my secret with you and you too can be a success at parties.
Ppruners, let me introduce Hiram Hackenbacker.....
http://www.englishclassicporcelain.co.uk/images/brains.jpg

G-CPTN
16th Aug 2006, 18:26
So was Parker called 'No See'?

BALIX
16th Aug 2006, 18:44
Parker once appeared on Fantasy Football with David Baddiel and Frank Skinner. The other guest that evening was Jo Brand. She noticed Parker wobbling around on his strings and stated, in knowing tones, that he was a handy size.

Parker responded by asking if she was "making sugestions of a sexual nature".

Brand said: "no, I'm thinking of sticking you up my vagina".

Poor old Parker was blushing :O , despite being a wooden puppet.

Buster Hyman
16th Aug 2006, 22:27
So...does Elvis Costello still have those blue glasses?

Flying_bear
16th Aug 2006, 22:27
you might have a problem with health and safety, all that space travel, island making, rocket under the swimming pool etc etc.

and as for insurance:sad: , i hear you can challenge churchill, or get a load of women and then try diamond or sheilas wheels.

but if you get all sorted and need a bloke on the team, i'll be waiting right here.

FB:ok:

D'vay
16th Aug 2006, 23:06
Also desperately required
1x Engineer.
No real experience needed. Only ability to explain to me (the boss) how the **** T2 can remain in the air at all. It appears to have VTOL ability and some sort of stabilator. I'd have expected to have seen some cannard action, but no!
Salary expectations: a couple of tubes of Rolo's.

Howard Hughes
16th Aug 2006, 23:18
Only ability to explain to me (the boss) how the **** T2 can remain in the air at all. It appears to have VTOL ability and some sort of stabilator. I'd have expected to have seen some cannard action, but no!
Salary expectations: a couple of tubes of Rolo's.
It's easy... STRING!!

Now where's my Rolo's?;)

ultimatepro63
16th Aug 2006, 23:20
http://www.wackywardrobe.com/photos/cartoons/thunderbirds.jpg


Hmmmmm :p

matt_hooks
16th Aug 2006, 23:22
Hmmmm.....do you think that with this new army masquerading as a 'rescue team' that he also might be hiding some Weapons of Mass Destruction over there?

Might be time to send the boys around.

Now that depends.

Do you have any oil on your island, or other sizeable and valuable mineral deposits that we can strip???

G-CPTN
16th Aug 2006, 23:34
http://www.havenco.com/photos/sealand.jpg
http://www.fruitsofthesea.demon.co.uk/sealand/gallery.html
http://www.fruitsofthesea.demon.co.uk/sealand/
http://kim.nyclondon.com/sealand.html
http://www.sealandgov.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealand
http://kim.nyclondon.com/Cnv00021.jpg

D'vay
16th Aug 2006, 23:39
I think that T2 burns about 6 gallons of 100LL per hour nd I expect that a four hour flight uses aprx 2 Litres of Ashless dispersant oil. Well, that's what I budgeted for!
As for minerals? Probably gonna have loads! Malachite, Love it!
D'vay

jumpuFOKKERjump
17th Aug 2006, 05:11
let me introduce Hiram Hackenbacker..... As that came from an episode called Alias Mr. Hackenbacker I think you may have hooked a red herring.

I suspect oil is 13 dollarpounds a barrel in Thunderbirds World. Every year from today to then the number of religious fundamentalists willing to blow themselves up increased exponentialy until there were none left by the time Alan started his astronaut training.

Everybody is paid incredible sums to stand around in control rooms all over the world watching massive flashing lights, but are unable to do anything when things go wrong other than "Calling International Rescue..."

Despite most airline services being provided by the improbable Fireflash, there is still the odd B727 getting around. Nirvana.

Do you need anybody to man a fantastically light studded console in a tower on Tracey Island? I'll declaim everything in a loud voice. "Activating coffee machine..... NOW!!!" Issue meaningless instructions. "Thunderbird 2 this is Thunderbird Tower, FAB, commence landing checklist!" "Say again Tower, the band music is real frigging loud today." And when things go wrong I'll pick up my mike and say, "Calling Internat... Oh bugger."

D'vay
17th Aug 2006, 05:41
Dear JumpuFOKKERjump,
Welcome aboard. Being an international organisation I think that it is most fitting for my first employee to be one of my anitpodean cousins. Purely in the name of stereotyping I wish to inform you that, yes, manning my control tower is very lucrative. How would you like to be paid? Wallabes or Boomarangs?
Once more, CONGRATULATIONS
Regards
D'vay

Buster Hyman
17th Aug 2006, 05:52
Before I jump on board...I want to know who's really pulling the strings?:suspect:

G-CPTN
17th Aug 2006, 06:37
It's just a puppet regime.

BellEndBob
17th Aug 2006, 07:54
You will need a new Thunderbird if you want EU funding. This will be a machine with disabled access and a non gender specific crew, 15% of whom should be severely disabled.
They will only respond to incidents where a comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out those being rescued represent a cross section of the community.
With leave, course and other entitlements, they will be on call for precisely 2 weeks out of every 52. Any attempt to get other crews to cover their duties will result in Industrial Action.




Good Luck.

Farrell
17th Aug 2006, 08:58
It's just a puppet regime.

Haha!....that has made my morning!

Cheers!

Beetlejuice
17th Aug 2006, 09:17
Guys,
I have decided to set up my very own International Rescue. I shall be recreating Tracy Island and each of the Thunderbirds as fully functioning life size aircaft.
D'vay

Hi! I don't mind volunteering for satellite duties on Thunderbird 5 provided I am provided with a lot of scotch whisky and a number of hot totty thunderbirds to keep me company! It can get pretty lonely up there and I am sure that John Tracy was a little bit, er, I mean that he must have been, you know, er, how can I say this, er, not that I'm homophobic you understand, er .........

:uhoh:

Foss
17th Aug 2006, 09:55
Extensive training in chemical and biological warfare is going to be needed as the pilots will have to fly in full chem gear. A live size Thunderbird is going to reak of Airfix glue. Hardly think glue sniffing is going help on aid missions.
You could come to a sticky end.

Fos

Beetlejuice
17th Aug 2006, 10:35
Glue sniffing! That explains the wide-eyed stares, the jerky walking, the slurred speech, the psychedelic Rolls-Royce! They were all glue-sniffers! It's disgusting! What sort of role-models were they for the nation's children! I think we need to be told!

Foss
17th Aug 2006, 11:28
What's going to be the effective ceiling for these aircraft, if they're life size, you're going to need a pretty high ceiling to attach the strings to. Sorry high tension cable if they're life size. :rolleyes:
And what about Brains talking into his watch, why doesn't he get a tri-band mobile like everyone else.
You'd also need groundcrew who are expert in get airfix glue of the canopy. And a bathtub to soak the bedsheet sized decals to stick on the side.
I can see a lot of logistic and mechanical problems in this project.

Fos
that reads like I've been glue sniffing:}

Flying_bear
18th Aug 2006, 17:16
i will only join if i get to ride that slide that goes to thunderbird 2. :cool:

FB

spork
18th Aug 2006, 23:33
Can we do the "Parker, take off my bra" joke here?

Coconutty
19th Aug 2006, 08:28
.... You mean the one that goes ...

"Parker"

"Yush M'Lady ?"

"ome here and take off my bra would you ?"

"Oooh - YUSH M'Lady"

"And Parker..."

"Yush M'Lady ?"

"Now take of my panties"

"Certainly M'Lady"

"And now Parker...."

"Yush M'Lady.....???"

"Don't let me catch you wearing them again !"

"No M'Lady."

------------------------ Naaah - better not tell that one :rolleyes:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/coconut11/Coconutty.jpg

nosefirsteverytime
19th Aug 2006, 11:21
I think all the preliminary work in T2 has been done.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/07/Be-2500_ScaleModel_BerievWebsite_Photo.jpg/800px-Be-2500_ScaleModel_BerievWebsite_Photo.jpg

Wikipedia: Beriev Be-2500 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beriev_Be-2500)
Just a case of getting the damn thing to hover!

Coconutty
19th Aug 2006, 13:32
I just got back from my local DIY store and was amazed to see how quickly this project has taken off - my regional Thunderbird 1 has already been unpacked after shipping direct from Tracy Island - careful examination reveals that these can be purchased for just 100.00 so I expect to see more appearing throughout the region soon ....

It might raise a few complaints from customers unable to access the Customer Service notice board, and I can't tell whether the retractable roof canopy has been installed but otherwise it looks good to go...

And WAIT - WHAT A BARGAIN - I just noticed that each Rescue mission can be accomplished for just 50 pence ( all you need is the correct change ).

5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Thunderbirds are GO !

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/coconut11/TB1.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d129/coconut11/Coconutty.jpg

Foss
19th Aug 2006, 16:51
Wouldn't get in that, that's the crap one.
And there's a fair chance of getting stuck, since I'm not five.

Fos

Buster Hyman
19th Aug 2006, 23:26
Also, the payload is restricted by the shear number of coins one needs to operate it with!