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Old 04-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #29
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I like the one about the tail gun—there should be a way to have it lock on when the horns go off—sonar will work.
Great idea! And you're right--wouldn't be hard to lock on the sound source!

A long time ago when I was young and impulsive I daydreamed about a trunk-mounted air rifle to eliminate the annoyance of people following with their high beams on. All it would take would be a 4-quadrant photodetector and a simple 2-axis servomechanism to automatically aim the air rifle at the brightest light source in the field of view. (Repeat until there are no more light sources in the field of view.) And no muzzle flash and very little noise from the air rifle to give away the game.

But I never got a round tuit.

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I could put some short coil springs between the belly pan and the boiler plate to smooth out the bumps.
The whole thing would begin to resemble those spring shoes they used to sell a long time ago! I have a mental image of this thing skidding and bouncing down the road.

Ya' know. . . people have been using wheels since some caveman invented them thousands of years ago. There just might be a reason. . .

Just a thought--don't want to stifle your creativity.

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And, instead of separate silicone and KY dispensers, maybe KY would work just as well on the boiler plate and for other uses.
Actually you could probably use just about anything slippery--might change from time to time as the markets fluctuate. With all the bears out in your neck of the woods you might look into bear grease. You could procure it from the same supplier as the grizzly bear urine.

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I'm thinking some helium tanks in the trailer will lighten the weight and I'll probably get better KY mileage.
Or better yet, hydrogen! Hydrogen is a skosh lighter than helium and the other motorists will give you an even wider berth. I can see it now, the 2014 Airstream Hindenburg model.

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:58 PM   #30
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I realize that when the KY or silicone runs out, the contents of the black tank will be slippery too. Can't use bear grease; I'd have to kill the bear and lose my source of bear urine after I trained him to use that little cup and provide product for my Bear Urine Predator Control Juice business.

I think Airstream may be interested in the Hindenburg Edition. A stroke of marketing genius, Nuvi. They are always looking for a link with some cool design company. We can have the unveiling in Lakehurst, NJ. Imagine, light weight, no need for tires, axles and wheels, no one will try to pass you (they might try, but that's all they'll do), black tank self emptying, multiuse KY dispenser, a cruise missile for the more difficult traffic situations, and there's lot you can do with hydrogen—make water for example (easy to fill the fresh water tank)—and provide some pyrotechnics as well as lift. This is a lot better than Swiss Army Knives or Design Within Reach.

Nuvi, maybe you and I should form a partnership. We can hire Mr. Tin Hut as a consultant. Kay will be charge of defensive measures.

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At the start of all this I felt we had ourselves a real slow thinking type person here.. We pay 3 fold more for the alum trailer made by Airstream to cut back on weight.. and Here is a dude tossing a 550 lb cast iron cook stove in his trailer.. Trust me,, I have not only known folks like that but have see even dumber stunts pulled off than this and they felt it was just all ok or even cool..

thank goodness its a joke.. Hand me counting backwards from 10 a few times as I was going to do a full body slam reply..

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DMT - you remind me of hours we once sat at the gate when the spoilers on just the port wing wouldn't stow correctly. Excellent solution now that I think about it.

Dunna forget to read aero-news.net and their ɐdɹıן ɟooןs ǝpıʇıou˙ Browse around for any April 1 article. Funny stuff.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:45 PM   #33
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Hey, Gene,

It's still April Fool's Day for 20 more minutes here, so I can get in one last post on this thread. . .

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I realize that when the KY or silicone runs out, the contents of the black tank will be slippery too. Can't use bear grease; I'd have to kill the bear and lose my source of bear urine after I trained him to use that little cup and provide product for my Bear Urine Predator Control Juice business.
I think the Bear Urine Predator Control Juice business has real potential, and you might be able to develop bear grease as a byproduct. After you have your stable of bears trained to pee in the little cup maybe you can convince them that "thin is in" and sell them on liposuction. (The only problem being that fat bears tend to be a lot more mellow than thin bears--although all that beer they will be drinking may help.)

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Nuvi, maybe you and I should form a partnership. We can hire Mr. Tin Hut as a consultant. Kay will be charge of defensive measures.
Partnership! Arrrrrgggghhhhh! No way, Gene! At the very least an LLC, preferably incorporated in Lichtenstein, or someplace like that, so we can avoid the swarm of plaintiff's attorneys when some minor design flaw turns up in our innovative products.

Upon the advice of my attorney I have no further comment at this time.
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Nuvi, I'll reply in 364 days.

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