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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-25-07 10:53 PM
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it's my son's present, but he's in bed, so I'm playing with it.
One of those little indoors R/C helicopters.

Man, I wish they made these when I was a kid. And I'm going to use his microscope next. Nobody tell him, OK?

Redstone
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LibraLiz1973 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-25-07 10:55 PM
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1. I love those things!!
So fun.. I too am a bit bummed they didn't make them when I was a kid!!

Don't let him catch you or it will be an all nighter as you guys take turns watching it fly!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-25-07 11:00 PM
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2. I'd not mind an all-nighter with the microscope. When I was his age, I spent about
four months trudging around in the snow and cold, selling goddamn greeting cards, to get anough sales so I could claim a microscope as my "prize."

It turned out to be a VERY good microscope, and well worth the effort...I even bought a camera adapter for it, 20 years later, and used it for microphotography.

It's a big microscopic world out there, and a fascinating one.

Redstone
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 01:00 AM
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3. I got one of those too. I'm an awful pilot.
Just a few years ago, there were no motors light enough for these.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 01:06 AM
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4. Remember the Marxicopter?
Granted, it just went around in circles
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 05:24 AM
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5. Brendan got one of those, too...
I think i'm looking forward to playing with it almost as much as he is. *L*
:hi:
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 06:46 AM
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6. Is it called a "Havoc Heli" or something like that?
My Mom and stepfather got our little boy one of those. I spent last evening trying to follow the instructions and adjust the "trim" properly so it wasn't flying all over the place when you pushed the throttle stick. Alas, we only gained the slightest amount of control over it. The dog was terrified, the cats were VERY interested, and I'm already thinking that maybe we should try this thing outside. ;)
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 12:49 PM
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11. Pretty much the same thing. Not REAL controllable, but fun anyway.
Redstone
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 07:35 AM
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7. I want one of those for monthly sales meetings
I figure dive bombing people might make them more interesting.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 10:41 AM
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10. I want one for my cats!
dive bombing them would definitely help them get some exercise. :P
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 09:36 AM
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8. My dad and my favorite uncle....
...got drunk together late one Christmas Eve and stayed up all night playing me and my brother's "Don't Break The Ice" game.

Too bad video cameras weren't around back then.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-26-07 09:39 AM
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9. Kids get all the cool toys...
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