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Inspired by the remote-control bobbler
Fishing and radio-controlled model
boating are both sad occupations. Neither
contains enough excitement or challenge.
Worse yet, I suspect that model boats are
the bane of fisherman, and vice versa.
But no more! Disputes between anglers
and bobble-hatted model boat enthusiasts
Simply equip your scale replica of the
Titanic or the Beagle with appropriately-
sized fisherman standing on deck, their
rods held out over the sides. Extra
channels on the remote control allow each
fisherman to lower or reel in his line.
I could go on, but I'm sure I don't need to.
You get the idea. Imagine the model-
sized joy of landing a four-inch-long
great white shark, or the thrill of the chase
as you pursue a trout the size of a
[MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 26 2008]
Multiple spigot mortar - awesome ! [8th of 7, Feb 26 2008]
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Feb 27 2008]
youtube. my sound has gone up the swannee so I don't know if its pertinent.
[po, Feb 27 2008]
||Need force feedback, delicate force feedback. Tough to do.
||I built a simple version of this once (only tried it once, to no avail). Not as fancy as a model fisherman, just a stick with a line attached taped to the back of my RC boat.
||If you're looking at hooking small fish, I imagine they would all be scared off bu the whine of the RC's motor. And if you're looking at hooking big fish, the RC couldn't reel them in.
||// a trout the size of a battleship! //
||Tiny Hedgehog ...... heh heh
||Good idea. Sadly also baked. [link]
||//Sounds like someone has seen the
YouTube video// Would you care to post a
link to support that?
||Too late. This idea is already on the market. some enterprizing model boaters have set up shop building "Line Placers" ...little R/C boats that are modeled after the owner's full sized boat. Some states already have fishing regulations limiting the use of these R/C line casters.
||Check out Fishing by Remote control - Idaho Fish and Game
||Also, (as an interesting aside) when I was in the Mosquito Abatement Program in new Mexico, we used R/C boats to gather water samples and to distribute larvacide in stagnant bodies of water.
||Damn. I was born too late.