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Jan 22, 2010, 03:05 PM
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Crazy Ideas. Try or let it die?

Do you ever get a idea or a vision to build something in your head when your gut tells you it will not fly? But you have to build it just to see?

How do you know when to follow through to let the idea fade?
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Jan 22, 2010, 09:03 PM
Reduce the drama...
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When you build it and fly it
Jan 23, 2010, 05:02 AM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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I wouldn't even start thinking about it unless I was already fairly confident it would fly.

That said, I still haven't got my scratch built Pterodactyl to fly properly. Just show it's still easy to be over confident.
Jan 23, 2010, 09:26 AM
Waiting for the paint to dry.
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Builders- Build. If it fly's its just a plus
If you like to build dont let the idea it will not fly stop you.
old story you can make a brick Fly if you get the CG right lol
Jan 23, 2010, 12:45 PM
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Jan 23, 2010, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by fraggin
Do you ever get a idea or a vision to build something in your head when your gut tells you it will not fly? But you have to build it just to see?

How do you know when to follow through to let the idea fade?
Fanfold foam and cheap electric power make it easier than ever to experiment. If you like the results, then you can always scale up the construction.
Jan 24, 2010, 10:17 AM
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LOL... Kimber, I remember that episode.
Jan 24, 2010, 11:58 AM
Why yes, I am an R/C addict!
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Try it! That's how we have everything we do today!
Jan 24, 2010, 04:38 PM
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What would Edison have said if someone asked him to put a million
transistors on a postage stamp?

He would have tried!
Jan 24, 2010, 08:49 PM
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Edison wouldn't have known what you were talking about.
A tran what???
Jan 24, 2010, 10:59 PM
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How do you know? Maybe he just didn't have time to get around to it!

Do you know where the idea for flip open cell phones came from?
Jan 25, 2010, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimber
How do you know?
Cos he died (1931) before transistors were invented (first described 1925, 1927 in a couple of patents, but not sucessfully made until 1947 by Schockly et al in Bell labs and Purdue Uni)

Jan 26, 2010, 01:25 AM
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Genius and Insanity... one in the same... wana spend a weekend cruising the solar system? What you are crazy! Yet that is what companies are trying to come up with RIGHT NOW! 50 years ago anyone who said humans would be living in space are nut jobs, but yet since 2 November 2000 a human has always been in space... next 50 years well have vacation on space liners...... My point is... if you have the time, resources, and passion be a tinker, mad scientist or crackpot (well ok you can go without being a crackpot)

heres my crackpot idea
Jan 26, 2010, 08:31 PM
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Crazy Ideas

I had a crazy Idea, and did it. I became a Dealer for PULSO motors and ESCs.
Great motors and ESCs, but I am my best customer.
Foam flies !
Jan 30, 2010, 07:32 AM
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i have done a lot of things in my life.. and some of them at the edge of things... but i did try it.
just take a look at my homepage:
And look at what i am doing now...Designing model airplanes more or less full time.

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