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I was talking with my brother-never a good thing-and he got the idea to mount a gun pod on the side of the helo. I figured that the cg would be way out, not to mention it may be a bit difficult to get an STC. But still, we pursued the idea-a little differently.

 

We got to thinking of building a mock gun out of thin aluminum or cardboard. We figured the cardboard would be easier to build and paint. Next, have a belt attached to it and mount it on the skid.

 

What to do next? Why, fly over the Hippie faire and play "Flight of the Valkyries" and drop firecrackers. Of course we'd have to cover the tail number with duct tape, but can you imagine the fun? Sometimes we get to laughing so hard we can't talk. He's great.

 

Evil plans are constructed when my brother and I get together. I dare not tell you about "Astronaut Barbie".

 

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Lorax, I love that scene in the Batman movie-"Sometimes you just can't get rid of a bomb!" How did you do that avatar?

 

Astronaut Barbie. Well, I was down in Vegas visiting my Mom and Sister, and my brother drove over from Tucson. My Brother-in-law had a few rockets and we went to launch a few. I did this in my early teens back in the 70's. Anyway, one of her daughters had a Barbie with her and we also had a couple of "F" motors and some duct tape. We taped the motors to Barbies back, fit her onto the launch pad, and lit the igniter. My sister, knowing of other "experiments" we executed, decided to take refuge in the car.

 

Barbie does not have the best aerodynamic profile.

 

The motors light, Barbie ascends the launch rod, and makes a 90 degree turn to the right and slides across the ground and comes to rest under the car in which my sister had taken refuge. While the delay was smoking, my sister went into a panic and was trying desperatly to exit the vehicle through a locked door.

 

The ejection charge blew Barbie from under the car right in front of my sister's feet just as she got the door opened and fell out. She let out the loudest and highest pitch scream that windows shattered for miles.

 

Mike, Randy , and I were so dumfounded that we just stood there laughing our butts off while my sister was lying on the ground screaming.

 

I guess it took about a half hour before we settled down enough to drive home. My Sis was still shaken that night. Mom was unhappy, but thought it was hilarious.

 

I haven't launched a rocket since.

 

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And the fate of Barbie? Her back and legs were scorched, and her hair got a little singed.

 

My Niece thought it was funny and still has the Barbie somewhere. I think she has some evil in her.

 

On another note, Shaela, a woman I work with, was telling us how when she found out how Barbies' head was removable, proceded to remove heads and other parts. She also tortured Skipper with a "Bed of Coals" and other "Tools of the Trade". She's evil too.

 

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Love the Barbie Rocket story Witch!

 

Speaking of mischief, my brothers and I were talking over dinner tonite and the topic of Airwolf came up as were playing with my small R/C helicopter. One of my brothers wants to attach (2) smaller sized model rocket engines to the RC helicopter I have, but were sorting out the details on how to ignite the engines. Personnally I think the thrust vector is going to make the copter do flips hehehe!!!

 

Will keep you informed if we get it to work!

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One of my brothers wants to attach (2) smaller sized model rocket engines to the RC helicopter I have, but were sorting out the details on how to ignite the engines. Personnally I think the thrust vector is going to make the copter do flips hehehe!!!

 

Will keep you informed if we get it to work!

 

Suggestion: Use duct tape to attach the motors to the upper part of the skid struts on the underside, if possible. Get about 6 inches of canon fuse and stick it into the nozzle and attach with some melted wax. Light the fuse and get the bird airborne. Videotape it and post it on youtube.

 

Sorry, couldn't help it.

 

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