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Sep 13, 2002, 01:37 PM
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Pivoting Arm Catapult


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Sep 13, 2002, 01:39 PM
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Sep 13, 2002, 01:44 PM
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ADVANTAGES:

1. Launches pusher-prop planes @ full throttle, 6 meters above the ground.

2. Convinces wife you need a pickup truck.

2. Can re-locate stray cats.


DISADVANTAGES:

None.
Last edited by RD Blakeslee; Sep 13, 2002 at 01:47 PM.
Sep 13, 2002, 02:07 PM
It's just PLANE silly!
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DISADVANTAGES: none
won't fit in my garage.

eric
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Sep 13, 2002, 02:08 PM
Leave me alone!
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I think you win the creativity award for that one! Got a video?

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Sep 13, 2002, 02:20 PM
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"Got a video?" - Martin

I'm afraid my grasp of technolgy stops around the middle ages, Martin.

Pullin- gs will be out here in a few days - he knows how to work my dig. cam. - I'll get him to do it for you.
Sep 13, 2002, 02:24 PM
Leave me alone!
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While you're at it, stick that pico cub on it and see how it goes OK, that's the sadistic side of me coming out

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Sep 13, 2002, 02:32 PM
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[QUOTE] Originally posted by balsaman -
won't fit in my garage.

eric

Eric,

ADVANTAGE NO. 4:

Convinces wife you need a bigger garage.
Sep 13, 2002, 02:40 PM
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Nice scenery. Where are you located?
Sep 13, 2002, 03:00 PM
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re launching Pico Stik: That plane's for weak-armed sissies and old folks (Namely, me, before I built my Viking-Arm Blitz-Flinger).

Re my location : Union WV (about 250 miles West-Southwest of Washington, D.C.).
Sep 13, 2002, 03:27 PM
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Instead of haul'n it around you can leave it at your local park and disguise it as a flagpole

How is it at tossin taters?

Seriuosley though that is very creative.

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Sep 13, 2002, 03:52 PM
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"How is it at tossin taters?

Seriously though that is very creative.

Killer"

Hey, Killer, catapults were used during the middle ages to fling burning pitch-pots and cadavers infected with smallpox over castle walls. On the end of the pivoting arm, they had a sling which whipped up and over, to increase the speed of the launch.

Run "trebuchet" through Google, if you're interested.
Sep 13, 2002, 04:05 PM
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You think if I scrape up a squirrel or a dead possum off the road and stuck a sp400 in a pusher configuration ( if you catch my drift) how far do you think it will fly. Obviously cell count and prop size will have some effect as well as frame flex and stiffness.

Havin some fun on friday

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Sep 13, 2002, 04:33 PM
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"... Having fun on Friday" - Killer

Me, too, but I gotta mow some meadow before dark, so I'm outa here for awhile - Jube
Sep 13, 2002, 04:40 PM
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I like it!, and....


All you have to do is lash an axe to that puppy and split the winter's supply of firewood while you fly! Very creative, Jube. -thumbs

P.S.- nutcracker, also!


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