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Old Sep 25, 2009, 10:42 PM
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Housefly powered airplane

Some people have way too much time on their hands or have very limited hobby funds. http://www.wonderhowto.com/wondermen...t-747-0113368/
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 09:17 AM
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I remember seeing this done in the `60's using microfilm-covered indoor models. Various types of flying insects were used - flys, moths, bees, locusts, etc., depending upon the amount of thrust/weight ratio needed for a particular model. One annoyance was having your model land and `taxi' across the ceiling!!!
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 06:00 PM
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Bumble Bees & Horse Fly's

Hey Zaurka3: You are absolutley correct, I was fairly young back then, mid-twenties, and there was a an article in one of the Hobby Mags, not sure which one, doesn't matter! Well even though I was very active then, also I had a young Son who was interested in just about everything that came down the Turnpike! Yeah, you guessed it, we built a whole darn Air Force w/Horsefly's and Bumblebees! Was fun then, my Oldest Son who now is in his mid-fifties brings it up every now and then. with a, Hey Dad, do you remember when, lol, Goes like lightning Guy's, enjoy every moment in this most wonderful, craziest hobby on earth! Later: TripleXNitro
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