Rocket City Rednecks: Episode Guide
20,000 Kegs Under the Sea
It's their riskiest project yet and it almost ends tragically. The guys turn their sights to underwater exploration -- building a homemade submarine out of a 4 x 4 plastic container farmers use to store fertilizer... and beer kegs, of course.
Hillbilly Moon Buggy
Travis and the guys compete in NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race — an international competition to create a human-powered lunar vehicle designed to fit aboard a space capsule.
With the Space Shuttle program ended forever, the Rednecks realize that Space Exploration is now the domain of private enterprise. So they decide to build a man-capable model rocket . Can the boys - using redneck thinking - actually launch their 700-pound "Big Ass Rocket" and its crash test dummy... without a massive explosion?
After 170 killer tornados tear through the South in just two days, the Rocket City Rednecks build a "tornado-proof outhouse" that can withstand F5 winds.
The Rednecks design the ultimate Fourth of July extravaganza - shooting off fireworks as well as other rocket-propelled patriotic displays. Using videogame consoles, Xmas light controllers, and homemade rockets, the boys launch kitchen devices, reclining chairs and even a toilet seat rocket at a party that combines beer, patriotism and high explosives.
The War Wagon
Using Pete and Travis's experience in military armor they create a fully-armored war-wagon mounted with a flame thrower and a giant cannon, suitable for hunting deer or chasing off invaders.
Energy prices are so high that the Boys want to find a way to create a home that's totally off-the-grid. It takes redneck ingenuity to create an entire power system that combines solar, water, and human power... and make a Redneck Trailer become the house of the future.
Slingshot Into Orbit
Some people think that slingshots could be used to launch things into space. The Rednecks experiment with the physics of slingshots and trebuchets, then rig a "Super-treb" with a pulley system and weather balloons... It looks more like a massive slingshot than a launch vehicle. Will it have enough force to fire a missile?
Old sci-fi magazines once promised a Jetsons-style Hovercraft for everyone - but a redneck would prefer a "loungechair hovercraft." The boys test out designs for a hovercraft. They settle on a design that hovers with a lawn-mower engine - and a rocket attached to the back. They strap Travis into their homemade design... and fire him off.
The military's use of stealth aircraft gets Michael thinking - can he avoid another speeding ticket with a "stealth vehicle" that should be invisible to radar? The Boys test their concepts out on a motorized shopping cart, and then they outfit an old truck with their newly-devised "invisibility panels" - challenging the local Sheriff to catch them speeding with his radar gun.
Rocket City Extras
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