Dangerous toys - those were the days

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Lady - I can smell the flesh burning. Still have a scar on my ankle caught in a kite string. Thought I was going airborne with it.
To think I whined to get it - damn thing was like a parasail
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Or these things? Loved them the best . . . not unlike your kite experience they'd send you flying . . .
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BigBadBen wrote:Yep, by just adding charcoal from a campfire to those two ingredients, you had black gunpowder. That was fun too.

Edit: I recall that the correct ratios were provided by Encyclopedia Britannica.
Actually I had one when I was 6 or 7 that had the ratio in the instructions with the chem set. Must of been a chem set not intended for Canadians.
75% potassium nitrate, 15% charcoal,10% sulfur.
I miss the gas powered airplanes on a string that did nearly mach 1 and got me sick from spinning in a circle at mach 1.
Also used to get those model rocket motors and strap them on gliders....which probably could reach mach 1. :up: [icon_lol2.gif]
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Actually I had one when I was 6 or 7 that had the ratio in the instructions with the chem set. Must of been a chem set not intended for Canadians.
75% potassium nitrate, 15% charcoal,10% sulfur.
I miss the gas powered airplanes on a string that did nearly mach 1 and got me sick from spinning in a circle at mach 1.
Also used to get those model rocket motors and strap them on gliders....which probably could reach mach 1. :up: [icon_lol2.gif]
OMG! The plane that spun you in circles! I remember the "controls".

Strapping rocket engines to a glider? I think I like you. Pure genius.

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Lady tehMa wrote:
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Saw this on Facebook - could almost feel the scorching heat . . . [icon_lol2.gif]
Just imagine if they/we had PAM in those days? Could cook bacon and egg sandwiches for 60 kids easy.

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Oh ya...Potato cap guns using as many caps as you could ram into it and still have it go off. .Probably the same punch as a bb gun
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You know, I think I have to try the jet engines on the glider idea, Oldtrucker. In a fire safe environment, of course.

Were you just using the balsam or styrofoam gliders? Or something more robust?

I feel like a kid again!
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Lady - that's the Supersonic spinner!!!! The kid pushing would usually end up under it.
And the color choice was vital
" red red wet the bed, etc"
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you rich kids and your fancy stuff! We made a spinner out of a paperclip and elastic bands, put in an envelope, open and it will damn near take out and eye

And the tube you couldn't get your thumb out of
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Lady tehMa wrote:
Merry Go Round.jpg
Or these things? Loved them the best . . . not unlike your kite experience they'd send you flying . . .
They'd get ya off balance stumbling, falling down, and puking, feeling all woozy

Just like the older kids and their alcohol

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Lady tehMa wrote:
Merry Go Round.jpg
Or these things? Loved them the best . . . not unlike your kite experience they'd send you flying . . .
There was a kid living across the street with a dirtbike growing up.
It didn't take him long to realize you could pop the rear wheel off the ground and use that to really get things spinning.

Several years later, after highschool he became one of BC's top dirtbike racers.
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And not an adult for miles ( well except for the Perv who liked to see up dresses)
I think the paint on the spinner was lead based :/
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BigBadBen wrote:You know, I think I have to try the jet engines on the glider idea, Oldtrucker. In a fire safe environment, of course.

Were you just using the balsam or styrofoam gliders? Or something more robust?

I feel like a kid again!
Usually the styro....had to glue the wings on as they will come off once it gets past 100mph or it will just do loops unless you get the balance correct. Sometimes we made our own out of whatever we could find....sheet metal, wood. It doesn't really matter if its a 2x4 block....strap enough thrust on it and it will fly.
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Consideration that it sounds like we all modified already dangerous toys making them even more deadly.
I wonder how we all survived and became responsible? adults :200:
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stuphoto wrote:I wonder how we all survived and became responsible? adults :200:
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