[EMS Discuss] pumpkin chunkin?

Benjamin Hallert EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Oct 29 15:50:29 PDT 2013


Ha!  Gosh, blow up ONE elaborate pressure fitting in front of everyone and ya never live it down.  :)

- Ben

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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