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Halloween

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:20 am
by bugwubber
Kids have it too easy in my neighborhood. The "spooky" houses are nothing but decorations and electronic noises. Most houses don't put up any fight at all happily handing out buckets of "fun size" chocolates and treats. I admit, we have been one of those houses. Nothing but flaming pumpkins and treats.

This year will be a bit...different.
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Bugwubber

Re: Halloween

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:09 am
by U.S. Water Rockets1
bugwubber wrote:Kids have it too easy in my neighborhood. The "spooky" houses are nothing but decorations and electronic noises. Most houses don't put up any fight at all happily handing out buckets of "fun size" chocolates and treats. I admit, we have been one of those houses. Nothing but flaming pumpkins and treats.

This year will be a bit...different.
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Bugwubber

A water rocket powered ghost?

Re: Halloween

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:33 pm
by bugwubber
Yep making these for the Scout's halloween party. A number of these will be lawn ornaments in my yard that launch at opportune moments.

Re: Halloween

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:01 pm
by U.S. Water Rockets1
bugwubber wrote:Yep making these for the Scout's halloween party. A number of these will be lawn ornaments in my yard that launch at opportune moments.
Will you run air supplies to each one and pressurize them when you are about to use them, or do you plan to fill them before the night and they will hold pressure until launched?

Re: Halloween

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:51 am
by bugwubber
U.S. Water Rockets1 wrote:
bugwubber wrote:Yep making these for the Scout's halloween party. A number of these will be lawn ornaments in my yard that launch at opportune moments.
Will you run air supplies to each one and pressurize them when you are about to use them, or do you plan to fill them before the night and they will hold pressure until launched?
No, can't have a bunch of charged rockets because some kids wander through the yards. Hope the caution tape will keep em on the path this year. Anyway I'll have the derby launcher set up to release rockets one at a time. That will require me to just turn valves to prime for the next launch. The rockets not on the launcher will just be acting as pathway lights although noone will know that those won't move.

Re: Halloween

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:03 pm
by bugwubber
An instructional for the kids to make these.
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The lights are little paper lantern led lights that twist on and off. Bonus- they are waterproof.

Bugwubber

Re: Halloween

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:52 pm
by bugwubber
And the video from the Halloween party. Or as I called it, a dry run (no water)...

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Re: Halloween

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:57 pm
by ptx
I wonder what the guys at the cars passing thought if they saw that lights going up .. scary .. :]

Re: Halloween

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:06 am
by Team Seneca
That reminds me of this:

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Re: Halloween

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:10 am
by bugwubber
nunopt wrote:I wonder what the guys at the cars passing thought if they saw that lights going up .. scary .. :]
The highway in the background is largely blocked by trees so combined with speed, doubt they would have seen much. The side road to the left, yeah they might have seen something. :-)

Re: Halloween

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:12 am
by bugwubber
Team Seneca wrote:That reminds me of this:

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Shoot, the youtube link isn't working for me. What was the title?

Re: Halloween

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:29 pm
by bugwubber
Ok here they are, waiting for victims. Drunken Unicyclist is on the right :-)
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I'll upload the video tomorrow night after things calm down.

Bugwubber

Re: Halloween

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:22 am
by bugwubber
Well, turns out my plans were changed for me. A 50mile trip to the office and getting voted to walk with our kids pretty much killed off the Scare. But still got in a couple launches.