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Dracodragon

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The wind diabolo... just some ideas.
« on: August 14, 2005, 06:03:17 PM »
As I posted this idea in the evo kit 2 topic on these forums

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Wouldnt it be cool if they had like some wind diabolo or something, that when its spinned, a little perpeller in the left and right cups spin with the diabolo... make it more balanced  maybe, since if the wind pressure is blowing away, force would be put upon both cups, pushing the cups towards the axle, thus making the center more the balancing point than it is??? or not, but it would be pretty sweet. Maybe this can even solve the crazy, hard diaboloing in the wind. :P


So, being further interested In the design of a wind diabolo, I drew this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/Dracodragon/winddiabolos.png

wind diabolo traits(dont trust me on this, i just thought it up):
-balanced a little more due to the wind getting blown out
-may be able to be easier to diabolo in the wind
-(very unlikely) propellers can be turned so one pulls the wind while the other pushes, so it can float if at a very high speed when doing excalibur.

I was thinking that maybe the propellers can be like some sort of evo kit for the henrys or finesses, that just attatch to the diabolo when the diabolo is assembled. I may also try to turn my diabolo into a real wind diabolo when I find propellers, or materials for the propellers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/Dracodragon/winddiabolos.png

Anyways, what is your guys idea on the wind diabolo, and do you think it would work.
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topher

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The wind diabolo... just some ideas.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005, 07:29:31 PM »
sounds crazy .... i like it.  i guess it could work. as for the meterials my mates got this plastic stuff you put in boiling water and goes all flexible so you can mould it. i think it could be done with that (i'll ask my mate for the fancy name)

 topher

p.s. like the pics
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Dracodragon

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The wind diabolo... just some ideas.
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2005, 08:13:29 PM »
Alright, i just turned my black henrys into a wind prototype today. I combined both 1 and 2 to make it. Well, it didnt really work that good, but then again, the propellers were cardboard. Well, ill try to get a picture of it. For this to work, I am gonna need far stronger propellers that do not add too much to the weight.
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juggleBG

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The wind diabolo... just some ideas.
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2005, 09:42:32 PM »
I highly doubt this will work due to issues in balance and aerodynamics.  I doubt the propellers would create enough force to have any effect on anything.  However, I'm interested in seeing your result.  To get mini-propellers, check out a hobby store where they sell remote controll planes.  They have all sizes of propellers for not to much $$$ like this one from Hobbytown (less than a buck).

 

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