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Old 10-29-2019, 10:38 AM
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So I’ve started a process I knew was coming at some point. It’s pretty obvious that FBD&D v. 3.0 is not flying again. There are parts that are useful to other project and in particular for b. 4.0. So the scavenging has begun. The useful bits have been stripped off and now this poor thing.needs to be tossed. It just looks so...sad. This is going to have to be like taking off a band aide - do it quickly. Just stuff it in the trash can and quickly walk the van out to the end of the drive on trash day.

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You should hang it from the ceiling and use it as a DG hat rack...
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:21 PM
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So I’ve started a process I knew was coming at some point. It’s pretty obvious that FBD&D v. 3.0 is not flying again. There are parts that are useful to other project and in particular for b. 4.0. So the scavenging has begun. The useful bits have been stripped off and now this poor thing.needs to be tossed. It just looks so...sad. This is going to have to be like taking off a band aide - do it quickly. Just stuff it in the trash can and quickly walk the van out to the end of the drive on trash day.

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Sure glad the Smithsonian didn't feel this way about the Wright Brothers first Flyer!!

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Old 10-30-2019, 04:03 PM
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Sure glad the Smithsonian didn't feel this way about the Wright Brothers first Flyer!!
Lol pretty sure this isn’t on par with the first powered flight - or even remotely close to that.

So slightly off topic...anyone want to guess what neato little present Dave got in the mail today? I’m just so freaking excited about it I have to share lol
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:26 AM
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The controller for your rocket powered disc?...

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Old 10-31-2019, 10:59 PM
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The controller for your rocket powered disc?...
Nope.


More progress tonight:

First is a pic of the 45 degree bend that I am going to suspend the chains from. Might as well use them - I had a lot of extras.

Second is another layer of glue placed on the stopper plate

Third is the rail guides I need to launch off of a rail. The plywood is there to help stiffen the connection.


So the picture above is of the brand new GPS tracker I just got. It has miles of range in the air and reports it’s location via 900 MHz signal to the black receiver with lat and long coordinates. Obviously, I won’t need the tracker for the basket lol...that’s for a mile high project I want to do.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:59 AM
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So it's time to start on the chute cannon which I decided to be 12" long. I have about 15' of this 4.25" diameter round paper tubing so this was the obvious choice. I cut out three 1' sections from my supply. One, I designated as the cannon itself, the second was for the coupler and the third is for the splice that will hold the coupler together. The first photo shows coupler has been cut lengthwise so the diameter can be reduced. The second shows the arrangement of the three parts to be glued together. Except that I do not want the coupler to be glued to the inside of the cannon. So I put a piece of wax paper between the coupler and cannon which is what the third photo shows. This may not make a lot of sense now but as things progress it'll become more clear.
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:45 PM
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Are you ever gonna get it certified? lol
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:12 PM
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:16 PM
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Yes.

TD: No more nets nor artificial OB this year!!!

FIELD: WOOT!!!

TD: But holes 7 and 15 are gonna be elevated baskets.

FIELD: [grumbles] How tall?

TD: Well, it should land on the ISS just before the tourney starts.

ALL: [silence]



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