Archive for January, 2010
Holy crap, someone operating a forklift at the Port must’ve had a few too many doobiesnacks for breakfast today.
The following is an excerpt from: WRAL.com
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — Nine drums filled with an explosive compound were punctured by a forklift early Tuesday as they were being unloaded at the state port in Morehead City, prompting officials to close the port.
Morehead City Mayor Jerry Jones Jr. said the 50-kilogram drums contained pentaerythritol tetranitrate. Also known as PETN, the material is used in plastic explosives and as a drug to treat heart conditions. …
… the PETN was in a liquid slurry form, which limited the size of the spill.
Colorless PETN crystals are used in detonating cords for industrial explosions, and the compound also was a component of the explosive that Richard Reid, the convicted “shoe bomber,” used in 2001 to try to blow up an airliner. A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas told authorities he had PETN in his underwear.
“We know it’s a dangerous substance. However, it is contained (at the port),” Jones said.
So if we did explode, I would have been sound asleep when it happened, score!
This is a video of my second flight on my Super Cub, made possible by my iPhone 2G and duct tape!
Taped to the bottom of the plane, it didn’t effect flight all that much, maybe made the battery use some more juice though.
This video is a little more fun, I’m flying my Hobby Zone Super Cub with my iPhone 2G taped sideways on top of the plane (so it sort of acts like a rudder, err, not really).
You may notice before my landing I have a swift encounter with a tree… You will soon see who holds the upper hand, Nature vs. RC operator…! *pumps fist*
There are some great views of the sound, with some more practice I hope I can get some even better footage… Enjoy!
Many thanks to Ronald Jenkees for providing some awesome tunes to match my flight.
These videos made possible by the Cycorder app for the iPhone!