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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Can't wait to see it!!
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 2:21:52 PM
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@Garcia: By the way, maybe Adam Carson could help you. After all, he is our official "Aeroengineer" ;-)

But his hobby is designing submarines (it's a crazy mixed-up world LOL)

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Re: Can't wait to see it!!
Garcia-Lasheras   6/23/2014 2:10:56 PM
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Please, take loads of pictures of videos of the "inaugural flight" if you finally do that: this would be worthy enough. LOL

By the way, maybe Adam Carson could help you. After all, he is our official "Aeroengineer" ;-)

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Re: Can't wait to see it!!
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 12:20:53 PM
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@kfield: This isn't going to turn into some jack*** type stunt, is it? :-)

I'm not making any promises...

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Re: Can't wait to see it!!
kfield   6/23/2014 11:38:53 AM
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@maxthemagnificent This isn't going to turn into some jack*** type stunt, is it? :-)

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Re: Can't wait to see it!!
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 11:37:39 AM
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@kfield: Only if you are prepared to sign a waiver of liability, indemnification, and medical release!

Consider it done -- now all we have to do is find the biggest, baddest, money-no-object gas-powered leafe blower out there....

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Re: Can't wait to see it!!
kfield   6/23/2014 11:30:23 AM
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@maxthemagnificent  "Would EETimes be prepared to invest in a high-powered gas leaf blower for me to further my investigations, do you think? I can imaging myself sailing around EELife! 2015 waving a cheery hello (or perhaps a cheery scream) as I shoot by..."

 

Only if you are prepared to sign a waiver of liability, indemnification, and medical release!

 



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Re: Can't wait to see it!!
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 11:23:36 AM
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@kfield: I did an article on an "alleged" hovercraft skateboard a few years back. I say alleged because after interviewing some aerospace guys I was skeptical that you could control the device under ground turbulence conditions.

Would EETimes be prepared to invest in a high-powered gas leaf blower for me to further my investigations, do you think? I can imaging myself sailing around EELife! 2015 waving a cheery hello (or perhaps a cheery scream) as I shoot by...

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Can't wait to see it!!
kfield   6/23/2014 11:10:13 AM
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Hi Max:
I did an article on an "alleged" hovercraft skateboard a few years back. I say alleged because after interviewing some aerospace guys I was skeptical that you could control the device under ground turbulence conditions. We sent a photographer to get a picture of the guy who built it hovering on it (he lived in England, go figure) and when the pictures came back I felt kind of like I worked for the Weekly World News as you could sort of see a faint shadow under the board like he might have been a few inches above the ground, but then again it might have been a smudge on the sidewalk!

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Re: two ideas
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 9:59:22 AM
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@Tomeq: Max, here are some cool ideas from the nearest future ;)

Both great video clips -- thanks for brightening up my Monday morning :-)

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Re: Skirts
Max The Magnificent   6/23/2014 9:52:03 AM
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@betajet: I suggest a grass skirt...

It's at the dry cleaners...

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