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Have You Seen This Giant Flying Pinwheel from Thailand?

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posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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"That stunned NASA UFO Rocket giant pinwheel"



The title is totally ambiguous. I don't know if NASA was officially stunned or not, or even if somehow there might have been stunned NASA personnel riding the pinwheel; I just don't know. But it's very damned cool.

They blow up the first one, which makes the video very nearly worth watching in itself.

But on the second one? They get lift-off:



Don't know much about the Thai Rocket Festival, I just learned about it yesterday. By the looks of the videos on YouTube, this may be the largest pinwheel they have succesfully launched. The ones in the other videos look much smaller.

Enjoy!


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posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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That was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. The first one exploding made me chuckle. The second one actually making a successful launch was exciting. I like how the guys that lit it ran. I would've wanted a longer stick after seeing the first blow up.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Yeah, I was not expecting the 2nd launch to look nearly as cool as it did. That thing went WAAAAAAAAAAAY up there.
Just as I was saying "Oh crap!" "I'd hate to be under that as it is coming down" it launched a parachute!

Well played people in Thailand, well played.....
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posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: Bybyots

Ultra-dangerous, ultra-crazy and AWESOME!

But... NASA!? Would have taken 20 years and 5 Billions for NASA to come up with that stuff!



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: Bybyots

That was cool! I just hope those guys that light that thing realize how dangerous their job is.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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That was the bomb in every which way!



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 02:30 PM
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4th of July? Cool.

This? @!&$%^&...AWESOME!

Peace



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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Excellent! It must have been terrific seeing it in person. All of that initial smoke clouding the start up really added to the overall effect.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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A great spectacle for sure, and what a straight line it took.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 03:53 PM
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Somebody needs to stick a GoPro on one of those babies...

Some more shots:



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 04:07 PM
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Just in case anyone gets brave...

This video shows how they make these puppies:


Decent closeup at 5 min. in this too:



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posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 05:40 PM
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That was awesome!!!! I loved the fact that it had a parachute when it was coming down. I'd definitely like to see that in action.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: Bybyots

EXCELLENT MIGHT I SUGEST A SOUND TRACK?

www.bing.com...=detail&mid=7DFB20A83D9F2F1E34187DFB20A83D9F2F1E3418



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 08:25 PM
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I HAVE to make one.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 09:52 PM
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The sound it makes is worthy enough to be entrancing. I'd like to see those hooked up with LED's and shot up at night.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 10:04 PM
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That is cool. They thought it out well even had a parachute deploy. Did it all on a shoe string budget I bet, i The principal could be worked in practical application for sending payloads to orbit if the spin action somehow lessens the fuel required to lift to the mass. Im sure Nasa may be envious what lift off can they do that looks cooler?



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