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by thepotato
April 12th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 183
Views: 26685

Re: General Questions

OLD RULES stated that small amounts of smoke and odor were okay. All those years, three Missions flat-out ON FIRE (flames licking up the sides) and countless mostly-odor devices, and I never assessed the penalty. Why? Because smoke, stink and fires are fun, that's why. Free publicity, too. And when...
by thepotato
April 11th, 2010, 4:06 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 183
Views: 26685

Re: General Questions

man, your judges must be really harsh. I used string as the mono, steel wool for the resistance, and a brushless motor, but the judge didnt mind.
and I had smoke
by thepotato
April 11th, 2010, 3:42 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 183
Views: 26685

Re: General Questions

do they actually deduct the 50 just for smoke?
by thepotato
April 11th, 2010, 3:36 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 183
Views: 26685

Re: General Questions

I hope this is in the right place. Is burning steel wool with a 9v battery okay? Is sewing thread fine as a monofilament? I think that would be a hazard...might want to ask on http://www.soinc.org, sewing thread I think is composed of more than one "filament", i think it was disscussed before thoug...
by thepotato
April 10th, 2010, 1:06 pm
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Popping the balloon
Replies: 17
Views: 5295

Re: Popping the balloon

My weight hits a switch.
by thepotato
April 10th, 2010, 10:12 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 183
Views: 26685

Re: General Questions

I hope this is in the right place.

Is burning steel wool with a 9v battery okay?
Is sewing thread fine as a monofilament?
by thepotato
April 10th, 2010, 8:43 am
Forum: Mission Possible C
Topic: Fan Step
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

Re: Fan Step

I used a computer fan as well. I had the fan on top of 2 1x1's. There was a piece of plywood resting on the ledge in front of the fan. The plywood was the size of the fan. It was duct taped down so it made a hinge with the ledge. When the fan blew, the wood swung down, hitting a wall switch.

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