[EMS Discuss] pumpkin chunkin?

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Oct 29 08:44:06 PDT 2013


So far no one has officially signed up for this.  I need to get three teams
to sign up to make it at all interesting.  If anyone wants to sign up, you
need to do it today.  Otherwise we won't do the contest.


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> I think a gas engine would be fine as long as you didn't build it
> yourself.  I'd have no way to verify that it wasn't going to blow itself
> apart otherwise.
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 9:09 PM, Benjamin Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>
>> We actually do have pumpkin drops sometimes. I went to one at that
>> airport north of town on I-5 once and it was wild.  They set up a 55 gallon
>> drum in the middle of the runway and had planes do low passes and try to
>> drop pumpkins in.
>>
>> I think that 55 gallon drum was the safest place in the airport, it's
>> amazing just how hard it is to hit me with a big pumpkin.
>>
>> Now, if distance is what I should be going for, I think that might work...
>> :)
>> - Ben
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 9:01 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>
>>> You're a pilot, aren't you? Why aren't you throwing your pumpkin out
>>> the window of your Cessna from 25,000 feet?
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Benjamin Hallert <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> wrote:
>>> > I see no restriction that would prevent me from attaching a rocket pod
>>> to my
>>> > pumpkin. Properly designed, they certainly shouldn't explode.
>>> >
>>> > If the rocket pod ejects the pumpkin avd fires a ballistic braking
>>> chute, it
>>> > should be able to stop before the starting line as . Yes, this should
>>> do
>>> > nicely...
>>> >
>>> > ;)
>>> > - Ben
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 5:23 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>>
>>> >> wrote:
>>> >> >
>>> >> > No compressed air/gas devices
>>> >>
>>> >> Is this rule intended to exclude internal combustion engines as well
>>> >> as steam engines? How about a gas turbine? A turbine doesn't
>>> >> compress the gas *much*.
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> --
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