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Tony Bird

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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2019, 04:07:24 am »
Hi Charlie,

Lots of progress, alas none on the Aeroboat except for sourcing some elastic.  Things were going well  until a phone call from our son!  Our son designs and makes exhibits for science centres like the 'Exploratorium' in San Francisco where he worked for a time many years ago.  He is now free-lance and is coming to the end of a two year set up of a science centre in Oxford.  Due to some extended R&D they were a bit behind; so parents front and centre!  With help from my wife's administrative skills and my modest machining efforts the project is nearly there and it opens in about a week.  Our sons workshop is 60 miles away in the country though a pretty drive it got a bit boring!  We are now recuperating but into the exhibition season has started, we have recently returned from exhibiting or model railway in the Midlands and this weekend it is just our local model engineering club: cratering and garden railway alas the weather doesn't look good.

Still it gives us a reason to get up!  I will report further developments of the Aeroboat, hope fully fairly soon.

Take care.

Tony.

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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2019, 07:03:08 am »
Thank you Tony.

Sadly, no exhibition season in Texas and no engineering club in my area.

Sounds like you have been very busy.



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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2019, 09:13:03 am »
Wow Tony ... you've been one very busy boy!

Fully appreciate how life keeps getting in the way of the other plans you've made, but this project working with your son sounds fascinating as well!

Any chance that you took photos of any displays, exhibits and such that are soon to be open to the public?

I suspect that many here would be very happy to see what you have been up to in that venue as well !
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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2019, 11:31:48 am »
Hi Stoker,

This is the concept of about two years ago.

https://youtu.be/VjY__o2u1DM

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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2019, 11:36:12 am »
Hello again,

Four days ago and still waiting a few exhibits.

https://youtu.be/SY1mNe7sZQo

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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2019, 11:45:46 am »
Wow Tony ... that looks exceedingly interesting and dare I say it .... even FUN!!!

Would love to have a go at messing about in there myself, and would likely even learn a thing or three in the process, so thanks for sharing.

Looks very professional to say the least. Be sure to give a thumbs up, and a very well done to your son for me!
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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2019, 12:16:38 pm »
Fantastic Tony!

This is going to bring joy to a lot of folks.

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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2019, 01:10:42 pm »
Your son is clearly very talented Tony being able to design and build quality displays like that - thanks for sharing it.
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Re: BOWMAN AEROBOAT 1
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2019, 12:11:30 pm »
Hi,

This might be of interest. it is a modified microscope controlled using WiFi and its camera is from a mobile phone.  It is one of the last exhibits finished.

https://youtu.be/BpwDALTvrAQ

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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2019, 02:47:40 pm »
What a cool idea!

Another great addition to an already great exhibit!

Thank you Tony!