Discussion in 'New Science' started by ufonerd, Aug 4, 2002.
New age music from a factory ..
I was desperately searching for a thread that I could post the following in as I was so surprised when I realised it's never been posted on anywhere on the forum before! Anyway the closest thread I thought my post might fit in at least vaguely was this one, so I digress, I'm talking about the amazing Survival Research Laboratories and the amazing work of Mark Pauline. A friend introduced their work to me years ago by giving my a couple of old VHS tapes produced by SRL. Has anyone here heard of them before?
I'll add a quote from their wiki page:
Malawi man builds a helicopter and is advised not to fly it yet until it's been tested for safety ..
I'm not an expert, but I'd say that won't fly. Rotor blades are not big enough, and a 125cc motor may not be enough power.
I'm willing to bet he doesn't have the driveline flexibility to prevent it from shaking itself to pieces - particularly where the undersized rotor blades attach to the drive shaft.
I'm curious as to why he didn't build himself a gyrocopter - a much simpler and safer DIY rotor-winged craft.
He's basically built a big fan. Hope it keeps him cool.
Heath Robinson's new sex toy NSFW can someone please remind me how to do that spoiler thing so I don't upset the mods
Select text. Click the + next to the filmstrip icon.
Select Spoiler from the menu.
A paper aeroplane machine gun.
Very good live act that I'd recommend seeing if he's gigging anywhere near you... uses a mechanical drum machine he built himself from a cadillac wheel:
Awesome and clever.
Wintergatan's marvelous marble music machine ...
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