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Old 02-13-2010, 02:24 PM   #21
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I always wonder why i sit on the forums for hours and keep hitting refresh every 30 seconds.
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Just today at a car club meeting someone was telling me about a guy locally that made a .5 liter V8.

The sick thing is that I could actually see myself making a miniture engine someday but i'd need to put it in something cool, not just put it on a stand and start and rev it.
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too much talent with no life.
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The sick thing is that I could actually see myself making a miniture engine someday but i'd need to put it in something cool, not just put it on a stand and start and rev it.
It'd be great to put a miniature V8 into a kart. I just have to wonder whether those engines would actually survive being run at any sort of power level. I have to wonder whether the intricacy of their construction extends to proper bearing and journal design, the presence of a pressurized oil system, a cooling system, thrust bearings, etc.


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Yeah, that's sort of the rub. I know a guy like that- amazingly skilled, but totally unable to hold down a job.
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I can hear v-attack kicking in when he revs it yo
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When it comes to model stuff I wish I could make a mini me and fly one of these.



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^^^ thats the supra of RC airplanes. here's the miata YouTube - Radio Controlled Airplane Aerobatics
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When it comes to model stuff I wish I could make a mini me and fly one of these.
Seems like it'd be easy (if you can spare the extra payload mass) to put a small forward-facing camera into the airplane, coupled to a transmitter. On the ground, you feed the signal into an HMD, and viola- telepresence.

It seems so obvious that I'm guessing someone has already done it, but I've never seen one.
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I think there was a cheap RC blimp that did something like that. It at least had a 'spy camera'. Anyone seen October Sky? Their last rocket always makes me want to make one.
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