Things you don’t need, but might want

August 26, 2014

We have noticed while cruising the information
highway that it seems like everybody has something
either new, improved, or to be used for other than
intended purposes. We’ll mention a few.

We always thought Line-X was a spray-on bedliner
for those who chose to protect the bed of their
pick-up truck from scratches and rust. Now, thanks
to thinking outside the box, you can spray the
product on building blocks and drop said blocks
from the roof without damage.

Perhaps Line-X sprayed bomb shelters are next?

If you have a really low car that you couldn’t
load on a trailer before, you can now. The new kid
in town is ‘Airbagged Trailers’. Watch the video
and judge for yourself.

Like camping but are always looking for something
a little different? Consider this set-up by our
German friends at Volkswagen. Made in the 1970s,
but we guess there are still some around.

Having drive shaft problems? We may have an app
for that. This video explains the problems without
getting too technical.

Lastly, for your safety, don’t ever let this
happen at the car wash wash! Be sure to maintain a
firm grip on the wash wand at all times.

Now we’re going up on the roof and drop a block.
Comments are always welcome.


A smart gun

August 20, 2014

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We just heard of new technology that is going to
have gun hating liberals defecating bricks. These
precision guided firearm systems are priced
starting at around $10,000.

But their claims are hard to ignore. Watch the
video and see for yourself.

The system was developed by military experts and
engineers to virtually eliminate shooter error.
Claim is the Tag-Track-Xact system more than
doubles the proficiency of a skilled shooter.

There is limited availability is extremely limited
for this year, but if you need to know more go
here.

Texas based TrackingPoint created the first smart
rifles which uses jet fighter lock and launch
technology enabling anyone to engage targets at
extreme ranges.

This fits into our definition of gun control-
don’t miss!
Comments are always welcome.


The amphibious motor coach

August 12, 2014

When camping back in the day I just liked to throw
a tent, a sleeping bag and cooler in the bed of the
truck and go. Things have changed since then to the
point that if one has enough money they can buy
some marvelous toys.

Take the Terra Wind Recreational Vehicle for
instance. With a $1.5 million price tag fully
equipped, it is not for the financially troubled.
Obviously it is a luxury motorhome, but it goes a
step beyond others in the field.

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The 330 hp Cat diesel will get you down the road,
but when you get to the lake it can get you across
the lake too! Not in speedboat fashion but more
like a houseboat.

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If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, or you
just want some more information on this, go to the
CAMI website.

Oh, and CAMI stands for Cool Amphibious
Manufacturers International, LLC.
Comments are always welcome.


Fast ride

July 31, 2014

We mentioned the upcoming Speed Week held at the
Bonneville Salt Flats and thought to add a few
posts about the cars and what they are attempting
to do.

The Bloodhound SSC is a supersonic car built with
the intention of reaching 1,000 mph. It is powered
by a jet engine and a rocket engine, plus it has a
Formula 1 V-8 race car engine just to power the
oxidizer pump for the rocket.

A Eurojet EJ 200 jet engine will take the car to
300 mph then the Nammo HTP Hybrid rocket will
propel the vehicle to 1,000 mph. These engines will
produce a combined 21 tons of thrust.

That means 135,000 hp or 0-1000 mph in 55 seconds!
Sound would reach 180 decibels at launch and the
interior temperature of the rocket would reach
3,000 degrees Celsius.

There will be about 550 more competitors at Speed
Week and while we can’t do a post on all of them
we will do some.
Comments are always welcome.


Alien paint

July 29, 2014

Our son shared a video of a car that got our
attention. In a matter of seconds the car went from
purple to red, blue, green, yellow and brown. It
was claimed that the paint changed colors
electrically.

But according to Snopes the video was a phony
and the color changes were done digitally. The
funny thing is the paramagnetic paint is real and
has been in the works for years.

While the thought of changing your car’s color by
turning a knob sounds far fetched, Toyota, GM and
other car makers have been working on refining the
process for about 7 years.

It starts with a polymer coating with something
called magnetoheological dampers. Basically this
means the coating has paramagnetic iron oxide
particles in it.

When an electrical current is passed through the
coating these particles change alignment which
alters the way they reflect light and changes the
cars color. The default color, when no current is
running through the body, is white.

Got it. But this opened the door to so many more
questions our head started spinning. Would your
title state the color is white or would it simply
say “all”? What color would police cars be?

Would an officer in an unmarked squad car just
turn the knob to become a regular squad car?
Would criminals use this technology to evade
capture? You get the idea.
So take a look at the video and see what you think.
Comments are always welcome.


A neat idea

July 23, 2014

While cruising the information highway we came
across something that had us saying “duh”. It is
a product that would make things easier for some
wheelchair bound people to get around.

To quote their website, “The Firefly is an electric
handcycle that snaps on to your wheelchair.
Go twice as fast and far as a power
wheelchair!”

And this video sure makes it look easy. Around a
bunch of old car people I can envision drag races.

These handcycles start at $1,190, weigh 25 pounds,
can go 12 mph, and have a 15 mile range before a
recharge is needed. The device can be recharged in
four hours, have a powder coated aircraft alloy
steel frame, and will support 280 pounds.

This caused us to wonder why we haven’t seen any
around. It is made by an American company that is
headquartered in San Francisco, they offer a no
risk guarantee, and a decent battery warrantee.

We certainly don’t know, but would guess that an
electric powered wheelchair would cost a lot more.
Here is another video from the many on the website
about the Firefly.

Sounds to us like somebody made lemonade when life
handed them lemons. What a neat idea.
Comments are always welcome.


Wandering mind

July 22, 2014

Sometimes the squeaky wheel does get the grease
and there is a happy ending. We mentioned earlier
the silly law the Burlington city council wanted to
pass so children couldn’t play with toy guns in
town.

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The Iowa Gun Owners (IGO) put out a call for help
and so many people called the phone lines were
jammed and they got so many negative emails their
server almost crashed.

After that attitude adjustment the city council
voted unanimously to kill the measure. Way to go!

For some reason that made me think of this video
of the world’s fastest Piano Juggler.

Which got me thinking of this video of our Mayor
calling Libertarians a cult.

That caused to look at this video again called
‘Fighting with Race-cars’.

And that brought me to this video a friend sent of
what may be the world’s largest weed-whacker.

Which had me listening to this old standard from
the Stanley brothers.

That made my eyes leak as I remembered Mom, and
this song.

It made sense at the time.
Comments are always welcome.


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