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Postby Roy Janik » December 9th, 2010, 4:35 pm

acrouch wrote:1) Timmy the Turtle spent most of his waking hours hiding in his shell.

someone wrote:2)

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Roy Janik wrote:6) "I'll get you yet", he cried!

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the_reverend wrote:11) And as quiet fell over the fields of Agincourt, he beheld the cost of vengeance.
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Postby Spots » December 9th, 2010, 6:04 pm

4.) Reassembling the makeshift blades always made him a little nervous.
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Postby sara farr » December 10th, 2010, 2:00 am

acrouch wrote:1) Timmy the Turtle spent most of his waking hours hiding in his shell.

someone wrote:2)

someone named Sara Farr wrote:3) And fly he would - he'd been working on a portable helicopter that fit in his shell and had just about perfected it.

Spots wrote:4) Reassembling the makeshift blades always made him a little nervous.

someone wrote:5)

Roy Janik wrote:6) "I'll get you yet", he cried!

someone wrote:7)

someone wrote:8 )

someone wrote:9)

someone wrote:10)

the_reverend wrote:11) And as quiet fell over the fields of Agincourt, he beheld the cost of vengeance.


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Postby Pdyx » December 10th, 2010, 10:52 am

acrouch wrote:1) Timmy the Turtle spent most of his waking hours hiding in his shell.

someone wrote:2)

sara farr wrote:3) And fly he would - he'd been working on a portable helicopter that fit in his shell and had just about perfected it.

Spots wrote:4) Reassembling the makeshift blades always made him a little nervous.

Pdyx wrote:5) As Timmy took flight, his sworn enemy Aaron the Aardvark flew past Timmy, dangerously close, in his homemade plane and taunted Timmy. Timmy yelled after him.

Roy Janik wrote:6) "I'll get you yet", he cried!

someone wrote:7)

someone wrote:8 )

someone wrote:9)

someone wrote:10)

the_reverend wrote:11) And as quiet fell over the fields of Agincourt, he beheld the cost of vengeance.
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Postby EmilyBee » December 10th, 2010, 2:34 pm

acrouch wrote:1) Timmy the Turtle spent most of his waking hours hiding in his shell.

someone wrote:2)

sara farr wrote:3) And fly he would - he'd been working on a portable helicopter that fit in his shell and had just about perfected it.

Spots wrote:4) Reassembling the makeshift blades always made him a little nervous.

Pdyx wrote:5) As Timmy took flight, his sworn enemy Aaron the Aardvark flew past Timmy, dangerously close, in his homemade plane and taunted Timmy. Timmy yelled after him.

Roy Janik wrote:6) "I'll get you yet", he cried!

someone wrote:7)

someone wrote:8 )

EmilyBee wrote:9) Timmy never imagined a body so small could hold so much blood.

someone wrote:10)

the_reverend wrote:11) And as quiet fell over the fields of Agincourt, he beheld the cost of vengeance.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » December 10th, 2010, 2:45 pm

EmilyBee wrote:
EmilyBee wrote:9) Timmy never imagined a body so small could hold so much blood.


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Postby acrouch » December 10th, 2010, 7:25 pm

acrouch wrote:1) Timmy the Turtle spent most of his waking hours hiding in his shell.

someone wrote:2)

sara farr wrote:3) And fly he would - he'd been working on a portable helicopter that fit in his shell and had just about perfected it.

Spots wrote:4) Reassembling the makeshift blades always made him a little nervous.

Pdyx wrote:5) As Timmy took flight, his sworn enemy Aaron the Aardvark flew past Timmy, dangerously close, in his homemade plane and taunted Timmy. Timmy yelled after him.

Roy Janik wrote:6) "I'll get you yet", he cried!

someone wrote:7)

someone wrote:8 )

EmilyBee wrote:9) Timmy never imagined a body so small could hold so much blood.

acrouch wrote:10) The English and French forces turned their backs on the smoldering wreckage and returned to their homes, leaving Timmy alone once again.

the_reverend wrote:11) And as quiet fell over the fields of Agincourt, he beheld the cost of vengeance.
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Postby Jeff » December 11th, 2010, 3:27 pm

acrouch wrote:1) Timmy the Turtle spent most of his waking hours hiding in his shell.

Jeff wrote:2) On one strange evening at twilight, a soothsaying beetle crawled into his ear and whispered, "Some day, Turtle, you will fly. But beware the dangers of such power."

sara farr wrote:3) And fly he would - he'd been working on a portable helicopter that fit in his shell and had just about perfected it.

Spots wrote:4) Reassembling the makeshift blades always made him a little nervous.

Pdyx wrote:5) As Timmy took flight, his sworn enemy Aaron the Aardvark flew past Timmy, dangerously close, in his homemade plane and taunted Timmy. Timmy yelled after him.

Roy Janik wrote:6) "I'll get you yet", he cried!

someone wrote:7)

someone wrote:8 )

EmilyBee wrote:9) Timmy never imagined a body so small could hold so much blood.

acrouch wrote:10) The English and French forces turned their backs on the smoldering wreckage and returned to their homes, leaving Timmy alone once again.

the_reverend wrote:11) And as quiet fell over the fields of Agincourt, he beheld the cost of vengeance.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » December 15th, 2010, 4:07 pm

will we never find out how this story middles???
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Postby Meghan W » December 15th, 2010, 9:23 pm

acrouch wrote:1) Timmy the Turtle spent most of his waking hours hiding in his shell.

Jeff wrote:2) On one strange evening at twilight, a soothsaying beetle crawled into his ear and whispered, "Some day, Turtle, you will fly. But beware the dangers of such power."

sara farr wrote:3) And fly he would - he'd been working on a portable helicopter that fit in his shell and had just about perfected it.

Spots wrote:4) Reassembling the makeshift blades always made him a little nervous.

Pdyx wrote:5) As Timmy took flight, his sworn enemy Aaron the Aardvark flew past Timmy, dangerously close, in his homemade plane and taunted Timmy. Timmy yelled after him.

Roy Janik wrote:6) "I'll get you yet", he cried!

Meghan W wrote:7) Timmy gave chase and, much to Aaron's surprise, quickly caught up with his enemy and knocked him out of the sky and onto the fields of WWII.

someone wrote:8 )

EmilyBee wrote:9) Timmy never imagined a body so small could hold so much blood.

acrouch wrote:10) The English and French forces turned their backs on the smoldering wreckage and returned to their homes, leaving Timmy alone once again.

the_reverend wrote:11) And as quiet fell over the fields of Agincourt, he beheld the cost of vengeance.
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Postby mpbrockman » December 15th, 2010, 9:46 pm

acrouch wrote:1) Timmy the Turtle spent most of his waking hours hiding in his shell.

Jeff wrote:2) On one strange evening at twilight, a soothsaying beetle crawled into his ear and whispered, "Some day, Turtle, you will fly. But beware the dangers of such power."

sara farr wrote:3) And fly he would - he'd been working on a portable helicopter that fit in his shell and had just about perfected it.

Spots wrote:4) Reassembling the makeshift blades always made him a little nervous.

Pdyx wrote:5) As Timmy took flight, his sworn enemy Aaron the Aardvark flew past Timmy, dangerously close, in his homemade plane and taunted Timmy. Timmy yelled after him.

Roy Janik wrote:6) "I'll get you yet", he cried!

Meghan W wrote:7) Timmy gave chase and, much to Aaron's surprise, quickly caught up with his enemy and knocked him out of the sky and onto the fields of WWII.

mpbrockman wrote:8 ) Timmy struck Aaron again; this time with enough force to knock them both back over 500 years through time.

EmilyBee wrote:9) Timmy never imagined a body so small could hold so much blood.

acrouch wrote:10) The English and French forces turned their backs on the smoldering wreckage and returned to their homes, leaving Timmy alone once again.

the_reverend wrote:11) And as quiet fell over the fields of Agincourt, he beheld the cost of vengeance.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » December 16th, 2010, 9:50 am

huzzah!
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Postby sara farr » December 17th, 2010, 1:18 am

FYI, I feel I derailed this one. However...

Image ... and... Image
Leonardo Da Vinici's heliocopter ~ 1493

YR-4 helicopter with other team members, made the first U.S. Army Air Force helicopter rescue, in Burma, behind Japanese lines on 25-26 April 1944. More details of this daring rescue and evacuation mission are below in the body of the text.

A Bit O' History wrote:Although fixed-wing aircraft receive all the attention by most historians, helicopter flight was the first flight envisioned by man. In fact, the ancient Chinese were playing with a hand-spun toy that rose upward when revolved rapidly and as early as the mid 1500's, the great Italian Leonardo Da Vinci had used his fertile mind to make drawings of a machine that we now know as the helicopter.

His design, like many others to follow, would work theoretically but would have been impractical in full-sized form.
Many extraordinary models were developed by an ever increasing number of great thinkers, but all the pioneers were missing two essentials: a true understanding of the nature of lift and an adequate engine.

The great breakthrough came at the end of the nineteenth century. The internal combustion engine made it possible for the pioneers to develop full-sized models with an adequate power source. It was then they found the first of many great problems: torque, the effect produced by the rotor to force the fuselage to rotate in the opposite direction as the engine.

The beginning of the 20th century saw the pioneers experimenting and resolving many of the problems that appeared with each advancement. The old saying,"One step forward and two steps back," was the order of the day for the early pioneers. Dissymmetry of lift, the action that tended to cause the early helicopters to flip over, confounded the early pioneers until the invention of the swashplate. The swashplate, with cyclic pitch control allowed the rotor blade angles to be altered so that lift would be equal on each side of the central shaft.

However, there were many problems that had not been worked out on any one individual helicopter. Then on November 13, 1907, the French pioneer Paul Cornu lifted a twin- rotored helicopter into the air entirely without assistance from the ground for a few seconds.

After that, several models were produced by many designs but there were no more great advances until another French pioneer, Etienne Oehmichen, became the first to fly a helicopter a kilometer in a closed circuit in 1924. It was a historic flight taking 7 minutes and 40 seconds.

Advances began to come fast and furious. One of the more important advances in the development of vertical flight was made by the Spaniard Juan de la Cierva. His design, called the autogyro, was not a true helicopter but his contribution was very important.

By 1936, many of the problems had solutions and with the introduction of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter was a reality. Vertical flight was not a dream anymore.


And then there is THIS lesson, which is exactly what came to mind when I saw this story thread...
Aesop wrote:A Tortoise, dissatisfied with lowly crawling on the ground, envied the birds who could soar high into the clouds whenever they desired. One day, he offered an Eagle all the treasures in the ocean if she would only teach him how to fly. The Eagle declined the offer at first, but the Tortoise kept insisting and pleading. “Fine, I will teach you to fly,” said the Eagle and, taking him up in her talons carried him high into the sky. As she let go of him, she said, “Now, spread your legs and fly!” But before the Tortoise could say one word in reponse, he plunged straight down, hit a rock, and was dashed to pieces.

Moral: Demand your own way, demand your own ruin.
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Postby sara farr » December 17th, 2010, 1:27 am

Sara Farr wrote:1) Archie Taylor was a Harlequin romance guy stuck in a milk-toast body.

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Postby acrouch » December 17th, 2010, 3:20 am

Sara Farr wrote:1) Archie Taylor was a Harlequin romance guy stuck in a milk-toast body.

someone wrote:2)

someone wrote:3)

someone wrote:4)

someone wrote:5)

someone wrote:6)

someone wrote:7)

someone wrote:8 )

someone wrote:9)

someone wrote:10)

acrouch wrote:11) God smiled quietly to himself and turned out the lights.
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