The flying goose

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The flying goose

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Made this the other day and have been waiting for the wind to blow to show you but as usual if ya want it to blow it won`t so here`s a preview.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzPEbst ... e=youtu.be
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I've often thought about making a whirly-gig, just never have... looks like a fun project!
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Thanks Gunny, this is the largest one i have ever made. :)
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Is it spruce like Howard Hughes' goose was?
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marlinman93 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:41 pm
Is it spruce like Howard Hughes' goose was?
:lol: naw pine, blades are from a ceiling fan. :)
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I can't wait for the wind to blow.......looks great Lenn....... 8)
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Thanks GK. :)
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Good lookin' goose Lenn. Just don't let 6ptsika get that 8 gauge aimed at it. I've got a couple of sets of those blades that I just couldn't throw out. Now I know what to do with them.
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Thanks Ron and your right :lol:
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Very cool.
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I like that one a lot Lenn -- well done!

If my wife sees it, I'll be following your expert lead and making a crappier (I'm sure...) version...

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a small generator hooked up to LEDs ? I like that and might copycat you. someday. might start with the bird first. time for the jig saw ... thanks Pitchy
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so will it generate enough lift to get airborne???? :mrgreen:
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Pretty darn cool, thanks for posting it, it gives some of us great ideas.
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Thanks fellers, Merle there hasn`t been enough wind to turn a blade but might be after while looks like a storm is on the way.
I`ll leave it out for a while and see if the wind comes up but then i`m putting it in the shop.
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2 weeks ago, I visited my Parents out in Liberal, KS. That Monday and Tuesday the wind averaged 40 miles per hour, with gusts up to 55. That might be a little more than needed to make that whirlygig work.
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That would make it go airborne. :)
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Just loving it, Lenn.
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Pitchy wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:35 am
That would make it go airborne. :)
It did damage roofs and knock down trees and limbs all over. The temperatures were in the upper 40s to low 50s those 2 days. That town was the geographic center of the dust bowl.
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Thanks Bill, we`ve been to Liberal once piller. 8)
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That is about all it takes to see everything there.
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