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Old 06-04-2014, 12:44 PM   #41
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No problem with the britches. We had fun and didn't hear any fire trucks. I did question some of the parents that let their young kids do it. I put one of them [the balloons] out as it melted the paper and was not going to fly away. I guess like anything use of conmen since is required. So I guess a mass lighting of "fire Baloons" at Goshen isn't recommended?



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Old 06-04-2014, 01:03 PM   #42
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Just posting this as a FYI thing so members reading this may know that certain states have bans and/or restrictions on these.

I don't have a dog in this hunt, but do not want any or our members to get in trouble.

Fire marshals want to ban sky lanterns

http://balloonsblow.org/flaming-litter

https://www.firemarshals.org/pdf/NAS...ion_2013-3.pdf
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:04 PM   #43
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I guess hot air balloons are dumb?



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Not necessarily "dumb" as while they ultimately at the mercy of the airborne winds,they do have some controls to direct their ascent/decent and direction of flight. In addition they are built to certain standards and a FAA certificate is required to operate them - does that mean hot air balloons never hit power lines or other objects or caught fire - No of course not.

But the fire balloons are beyond anyone's control once launched.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:05 PM   #44
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I will shoot them down and leave the shell casings, buckshot and wadding on your property, along with the carcases......JUST MESSING WITH YOU LOL
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:12 PM   #45
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I will shoot them down and leave the shell casings, buckshot and wadding on your property......JUST MESSING WITH YOU LOL


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Old 06-04-2014, 01:18 PM   #46
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Don't let the enemy hear about these flying Molotov Cocktails. They'll take us down for sure.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:26 PM   #47
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Don't let the enemy hear about these flying Molotov Cocktails. They'll take us down for sure.
Kind of an off-topic rant, but in actuality Japan did try something along that line during World War II.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_balloon
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Kind of an off-topic rant, but in actuality Japan did try something along that line during World War II.
The American Indians beat Japan to it when they used burning arrows in their battles against the White Man.

And actually the U.S.used incendiary bombs dropped on Japan in WW 2. - all the same concept - dropping fire from the sky.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:37 PM   #49
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There's gotta be some sort of firecracker they can put on these things to self destruct before the altitude gets too low. Checking the USPTO.
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CLT now we are talking. Maybe get Bomb doc on this. Fire and explosives.



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I first seen this in Brasil, fifty years ago. Some did set off fires on homes, pretty but not safe.
Most waited till the wind was going out to sea.
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Let's all buy about a 100 and get with the program!!! Environment be darned, we're going to have fun!!!!
Sooooo? FR Group Buy? I know a guy who's family used to manufacture fireworks in the US, but now does importing. I am sure I can get a lead on a pallet of them.
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Some campers set several of these off at Poverty Point Camp Ground during Memorial Day weekend, just at sunset. I watched them drift over a HUGE open (very dry) field toward what is now classified as a World Heritage Site along side the pyramids and the great wall of China, which ALSO has a huge open grassy area with 4K year old mounds....until they disappeared.

Nope, I didn't report them but I saw the park police headed in their direction quickly thereafter, and rightly so in my not-so-humble opinion. It appeared those were constructed of small brown paper bags.

These "uncontrolled fire driven articles of litter" drifted very low over the entire park (and RVs) before they gained altitude.

And NO, I don't like the oversized bottle rockets that parents let KIDS launch on holidays either. I picked up no less than a dozen of the spent ones out of our yard after 07/04...found another one Saturday in the back yard. The type that does this also ignores the 10 PM curfew on fireworks.

Back when I was a teen my brother taped a sparkler to an arrow and launched it skyward. Uhhh it landed on the roof of a friend's house. He had to work a summer job to pay for the shingle damage caused by the small fire it started before he could grab a ladder, climb his stupid hind end up there and put it out. But, he learned from it....never pulled that idiotic stunt again.

Granny was correct: it's all fun and games until someone puts their eye out
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