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by Mike Kirney
Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Emu
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

re: Emu

I know of two farms near me that raise them, so they are hardy birds that can be bred and domesticated.
by Mike Kirney
Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Emu
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

re: Emu

Emu feathers are quite valuable in the fashion industry and the roasted meat tastes great (had some at an exotic food fair once). Other than that, I know nothing else of the emu.
by Mike Kirney
Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Proposed Twin FWE-boosted Recumbent Trike
Replies: 30
Views: 18952

re: Proposed Twin FWE-boosted Recumbent Trike

You can overcome high speed instability by giving your trike a longer wheelbase. Commerically available trikes like the one pictured have wheelbases as short as possible to make for snappy handling and easy storage and transport.
by Mike Kirney
Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Proposed Twin FWE-boosted Recumbent Trike
Replies: 30
Views: 18952

re: Proposed Twin FWE-boosted Recumbent Trike

Rear-wheel steering on a tricycle such as this requires more attention from the driver but does not affect actual vehcile stability at all. Buckminster Fuller designed an 3-wheeled automobile with rear wheel steering and it was said to be able to catch phenomenal air off of various obstacles and lan...
by Mike Kirney
Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Proposed Twin FWE-boosted Recumbent Trike
Replies: 30
Views: 18952

re: Proposed Twin FWE-boosted Recumbent Trike

I have two small criticisms: A) Put the drive wheels in the front and make the single rear wheel the steering one. You will avoid many mechanical problems and save a lot of weight this way. Ultra-long drive chains are very inefficient and wear out very quickly, especially on a bicycle where even the...
by Mike Kirney
Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: London this morning
Replies: 17
Views: 7426

re: London this morning

Sorry, Hank, but CHCR is not on the internet. You can view the station website here:

http://www.chcr.org

Viv, are you implying that I take part in some sort of fiendish, licentious, unhygenic activity out here in my rural shack ? Maybe something like buying old engines and taking them apart?
by Mike Kirney
Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: London this morning
Replies: 17
Views: 7426

re: London this morning

The Boers were Dutch ranchers, hunter/trappers, and prospectors for the most part. Canada sent 3000 men to shoot them up and all accounts indicate we did a damn good job. It's nice we got a chance to make it up to the Netherlands in WWII, harbouring the royal family in Ottawa for a couple of years.
by Mike Kirney
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: What's happened to Mike Kirney?
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

re: What's happened to Mike Kirney?

Oops, that's $2800 US for the engine, and another $240-400 US to personally deliver it if you want. It is disassembled but I can help you put it back together. Included are two hard copies of the operators manual and the original receipt for it from when it was purchased brand new in 1986. I can sel...
by Mike Kirney
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: What's happened to Mike Kirney?
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

re: What's happened to Mike Kirney?

I'm still alive and well in the outlands of south-central Canada. I have been absent from the forums because my interest in pulsejets has evaporated for the most part. I hope all your experiments are going well. The Skinner engine is just too big for me to run economically right now. I would need a ...
by Mike Kirney
Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: London this morning
Replies: 17
Views: 7426

re: London this morning

Perhaps the worst aspect of this tragic event is its futility. Not one side of any conflict is served by these foolish acts. The bombings are very distressing, barriers go up on all sides, but in the long run, suicide bombing never proves to be an effective means of warfare. Do these idiots really t...
by Mike Kirney
Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: GLC Budgetray Pricing
Replies: 12
Views: 5504

re: GLC Budgetray Pricing

Hey guys, what if I wanted to buy the Chinese kit for $195 and I mailed you a money order for $180 plus 15 bucks in Canadian Tire money?
by Mike Kirney
Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: GLC Budgetray Pricing
Replies: 12
Views: 5504

re: GLC Budgetray Pricing

Yeah, I like to use Paypal too. It's worth the extra money not to have to wait a week or 10 days for your money order to get to the seller. You can Paypal as much money as you want too, and besides the post office and bank charge $3.50 for the money order, plus you have to pay 50 cents for a stamp. ...
by Mike Kirney
Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: GLC Budgetray Pricing
Replies: 12
Views: 5504

re: GLC Budgetray Pricing

Credit card companies, postal services, Paypal and Western Union all have their own daily rates so really it doesn't matter what Luc or the customer decides the Canadian dollar is worth at any given moment. If Luc charges $550 CDN for a jet and a customer in Alabama agrees to the purchase on Monday ...
by Mike Kirney
Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: GLC Budgetray Pricing
Replies: 12
Views: 5504

re: GLC Budgetray Pricing

Luc, there is absolutely no reason why you cannot establish your own exchange rates for foreign currencies. Many, many shops and hotels do this all the time. You do not have to go by what the banks are giving on any particular day.
by Mike Kirney
Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Off topic forum
Topic: Stirling Power
Replies: 27
Views: 9755

Re: re: Stirling Power

Here is a guy who did just that: http://phoenixnavigation.com/ptbc/articles/ptbc30.htm //Anders That guy is a genius! Finally, somebody has found a use for those goddamn things that I keep finding in my mailbox. If he found a way to fuel it with supermarket flyers, fast food coupons and community n...