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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Domo!
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 07:20 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Domo!

I'm building the Dynaflight kit.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:19 PM
Sane til the lift starts!
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What kind of battle bot will you make it? Will it have a circular saw on the nose? Or a big swinging sledge hammer?
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 09:03 PM
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very large electro-magnet, a twin bladed circular saw, and an arc welder
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:34 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Oh, you guys!

Bird.
Of.
Time.

Drawn and originally flown (nekkid) by Dave Thornberg.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:41 PM
IT'S NOSE HEAVY!!!!!!!
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A big ol BOT was at Coyote Hills today.

There was virtually no lift, Alula was having trouble. Passer would have been nice but the battery was dead.

The glassy water started to appear rippled outshore, and then the wind hit right as someone with the BOT walked up saying he nearly didn't bring his plane for lack of wind. By now it was a good 12-17mph and that big ol Bird just floated up so nice and easy.

But that Spider...whoowhee what a nice flying plane!!
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:55 PM
You can't stop the signal. . .
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This is strangely entertaining. . .

http://chir.ag/stuff/sand/
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Whatever it is, it locked up my computer nicely.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 11:02 PM
You can't stop the signal. . .
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Hmmmm. . .
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 11:37 PM
IT'S NOSE HEAVY!!!!!!!
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Blaaalbwe...blaawwaawwlbwe!!

Great, now my brain is drooling after it, too, locked up.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Sand, oil game? Didn't try it.

Wind was awesome today as City said. Had a super powered Weasel doing anything and everything I commanded. I was unstoppable. Well, except for the occasional plant that I hit swooping to low.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:02 AM
Sane til the lift starts!
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There are people across the street on the beach, and they are launching some of those Chinese lantern thingies. There is no wind right now, so they're all going straight up and away from any houses. They're quite beautiful!


I wouldn't mind seeing a mass launch of these things.

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Old Oct 14, 2012, 09:03 AM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Pretty picture, Pinky.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 09:47 AM
Define "interesting..."
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There are people across the street on the beach, and they are launching some of those Chinese lantern thingies. There is no wind right now, so they're all going straight up and away from any houses. They're quite beautiful!


I wouldn't mind seeing a mass launch of these things.

I've seen mass launches of them on calm nights at Burning Man, and yes, they are beautiful!

Kirk (good times) out
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 09:53 AM
IT'S NOSE HEAVY!!!!!!!
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Man, I wish I could have attended a Burning Man, particularly earlier ones.
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