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Iris frisbee

a frisbee has one distance characteristic, an aerobie another, a nifty irising center permits disc golfers to adjust their range as they like
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a frisbee has one distance characteristic, an aerobie another, a nifty irising center permits disc golfers to adjust their range as they like

the irisable part could even be transparent with pretty patterns so it would look like art glass at different dilations.

prior art: there is actually a person named Iris Frisbee online. All my ideas are public domain, yet Iris, whoever she is... May have thought of this first!

beanangel, Aug 30 2012

This is what James Bond thinks of your idea. http://media.smashi...fects/bond_look.jpg
I like it though. [rcarty, Aug 30 2012]

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       I actually like the idea, but both the disc of a frisbee and the cross section of an aerobie are lifting bodies. Developing an iris that maintains the unitary lifting cross section when fully closed and still forms two independent sections when opened to variable diameters is probably not simple.
MechE, Aug 30 2012
  

       Yes, but that's part of what makes it a halfbakery idea.   

       Could you make the function radio controlled so you could adjust it in flight for course corrections?
normzone, Aug 30 2012
  

       Normzone, awesome Its so obvious yet I had not thought of it
beanangel, Aug 30 2012
  

       This needs to be on a Bond film. With Oddjob, preferrably.
RayfordSteele, Aug 30 2012
  
      
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