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RE: [Technical_Insanity] Brainstorming a lighter than air ghost?

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  • Dave Bell
    A nice example of how well it works out to take some things away from that nasty old Big Government. Not enough profit yet for Private Business to be
    Message 1 of 19 , Aug 7, 2012
      A nice example of how well it works out to take some things away from that
      nasty old Big Government. Not enough profit yet for Private Business to be
      interested.

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      From: Technical_Insanity@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:Technical_Insanity@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Keck, Scott
      Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 3:53 PM
      To: technical_insanity@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [Technical_Insanity] Brainstorming a lighter than air ghost?

      http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/med-tech/why-is-there-a-heliu
      m-shortage-10031229

      Explains the growing helium shortage
      Scott

      From: Technical_Insanity@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:Technical_Insanity@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Corey Minion
      Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 3:47 PM
      To: Technical_Insanity@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Technical_Insanity] Brainstorming a lighter than air ghost?



      It aint that cheap anymore sir....IF the vendor will sell it to you.

      On 8/7/2012 5:04 PM, David Bell wrote:
      >
      > Well, 600 cu ft would be about a 10.5 foot diameter sphere. I think
      > that's also about 2 welding tanks full, at ~$100 each.
      >
      > Sent from my iPhone
      >
      > On Aug 7, 2012, at 1:43 PM, "Daniel Neumansky"
      > <daniel@...<mailto:daniel%40madmadscientist.com>
      <mailto:daniel%40madmadscientist.com>> wrote:
      >
      > > How big are one of these booth balloons?
      > > D
      > >
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      om>
      > <mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.com>
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      [mailto:Technical_Insanity@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoo
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      > <mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Corey Minion
      > > Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 12:19 PM
      > > To:
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      > <mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: Re: [Technical_Insanity] Brainstorming a lighter than air
      > ghost?
      > >
      > > The booth balloons use 600cu ft of helium with a max loft of 14 lbs.
      > > You will have a huge ghost just to loft cheesecloth.
      > > The fishing line has to be accounted for too.
      > > Add lights,,,heavier
      > >
      > > Second, helium is very limited supply now.
      > > It is hard to find, and is very limited in distribution.
      > >
      > > Sorry to be a buzz kill
      > >
      > >
      > > On 8/6/2012 2:34 PM, Keck, Scott wrote:
      > >>
      > >> Upside-down crank mechanism, 3 big mylar balloons, 1 under cheesecloth
      > >> or plastic wrap for head, 2 painted black and holding up the "hands".
      > >> Fishing line goes up to the 3 balloons and makes them bob. Although in
      > >> the bay area on Halloween, the wind might be more of an enemy than
      > >> anything else....
      > >>
      > >> Scott
      > >>
      > >> From:
      Technical_Insanity@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.c
      om>
      > <mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >> <mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >>
      [mailto:Technical_Insanity@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoo
      groups.com>
      > <mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >> <mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Daniel
      > >> Neumansky
      > >> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 11:29 AM
      > >> To:
      CalHauntSNorCal@yahoogroups.com<mailto:CalHauntSNorCal%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:CalHauntSNorCal%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >> <mailto:CalHauntSNorCal%40yahoogroups.com>;
      > >>
      Technical_Insanity@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.c
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      > <mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >> <mailto:Technical_Insanity%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >> Subject: [Technical_Insanity] Brainstorming a lighter than air ghost?
      > >>
      > >> Okay, so I've been convinced that the heli-ghost thing is a baaaaad
      > >> idea...
      > >>
      > >> I still would like to make a lighter than air ghost to fly from a
      > >> fishing line like 50' in the air.
      > >>
      > >> I like the idea of adding lights to it to attract folks to my haunt.
      > >>
      > >> Any thoughts on how to actually do this and make it look good?
      > >>
      > >> Like if I could somehow form a custom helium balloon that's the head,
      > >> torso and two arms then I could drape it in cheese cloth or something?
      > >>
      > >> Any ideas?
      > >>
      > >> Thanks,
      > >> Daniel
      > >>
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