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What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:25 am

I won this on eBay for $13. It's brand new and runs on 120VAC (US voltage). It has a 100 watt spotlight bulb and a rotating reflector.



What should I do with it?

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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:27 am

Add it onto your car, and make sure it flashes when you sound your Submarine Dive Horn  Wink



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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:31 am

sell it for $15


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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:37 am

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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:38 am

Rig it so it turns on (with the sub horn) every time you kiss a girl in your apt. I know it won't get much use, but it should make for a priceless expression on her face when that starts to flash and the horn goes off.
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:42 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 4):
Rig it so it turns on (with the sub horn) every time you kiss a girl in your apt. I know it won't get much use, but it should make for a priceless expression on her face when that starts to flash and the horn goes off.

Just the thought of that, has me in stitches Big grin

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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:27 pm

Put it on the top of your house.
 
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:34 pm

Connect it to your computer (and connect the horn as well), so that you will be warned the next time you attempt to purchase off eBay stuff you don't have a use for. Big grin
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:36 pm

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 6):
Put it on the top of your house.

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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:42 pm

Mount it by the front door next to the dive klaxon. When unwanted salesmen, Seventh-day Adventists, or that obnoxous guy from down the street come to your door....blast 'em. Sort of a reverse doorbell.
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:58 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Thread starter):
What should I do with it?

You need a gas powered generator to power all of these. I'd suggest getting one with wheels. Drag the generator, beacon and dive horn to the nearest busy street coner. Hold up a cardboard sign and beg for money with the horn going full blast and the beacon rotating.

Or you could buy two of these beacons, along with an 'OVERSIZE LOAD' sticker. Great for transporting your date to the local All-You Can-Eat buffet.  Wink
 
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:58 pm

Replace someone's lamp with it. Bam, instantly scared shitless.
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:00 pm

Make sure you don't collide with anything?
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:47 pm

Put it on the roof of your car, then switch it on a few minutes before starting your engine to alert the neighbours.

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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:23 pm

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 13):
Put it on the roof of your car, then switch it on a few minutes before starting your engine to alert the neighbours

Good trick to keep the girlfriend away, never approach an aircraft while the light is on, so the car idea is a good one. All you'll have to do once you've put it on your car is shout 'Starting up' before you turn the ignition, and away you go.
 
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:20 pm

Sell it for a Profit.
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:23 pm

String it to a balloon and eff with your local pilots.
 
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:57 pm

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 16):
String it to a balloon and eff with your local pilots.

I think this would qualify as having 'too much fun'. Someone (likely a pilot) will not enjoy the gag and we don't want ACM to have to explain himself to the Feds now do we?
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:54 pm

Damn...you bought a Dive horn a few days ago and now an anti collision beacon......Maybe you should stop shopping on E-bay......Instead go to garage sales...they are cheaper...lol


I will admit i cannot wait till your next "I bought it on E-Bay" thread...

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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:55 pm

sell it to a LCC that is too cheap to supply parts.....
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:21 pm

Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 19):
sell it to a LCC that is too cheap to supply parts.....

im sure MOL would be grateful! Big grin
 
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:31 pm

If you have a dog, hang it from the ceiling and watch him chase the illuminated spot from wall to wall. I achieved a similar effect with a flashlight, a ceiling fan set on low, and some string. Cheap entertainment at its best.
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:20 am

Here's a suggestion for your next useless eBay purchase(s):

Military Surplus Weather Balloon
 
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:34 am

Quoting Lowrider (Reply 21):
I achieved a similar effect with a flashlight, a ceiling fan set on low, and some string. Cheap entertainment at its best.

You must have been bored  Big grin
 
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:52 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 22):
Here's a suggestion for your next useless eBay purchase(s):

Military Surplus Weather Balloon

I could put a bunch of blue, red, and green flashing bicycle tail lights on it. Fasten 200 feet of 1/8" nylon rope to it. Inflate with helium. Let it rise over town at night.

That would be cool.  scratchchin 

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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:12 am

Quoting TuRbUleNc3 (Reply 23):

Only beforehand, after that little project was complete I was quite entertained.
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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:12 am

Quoting Lowrider (Reply 21):
If you have a dog, hang it from the ceiling and watch him chase the illuminated spot from wall to wall. I achieved a similar effect with a flashlight, a ceiling fan set on low, and some string. Cheap entertainment at its best.

ROTFLMAO

I'd have loved to have seen that.


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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:20 am

Quoting Lowrider (Reply 21):
If you have a dog, hang it from the ceiling and watch him chase the illuminated spot from wall to wall. I achieved a similar effect with a flashlight, a ceiling fan set on low, and some string. Cheap entertainment at its best.

I've done that...sorta.

I tied a chicken leg from KFC to the end of a string tied to the end of a ceiling fan blade. The cat got very dizzy chasing it.

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RE: What To Do With An Anti-Collision Beacon?

Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:52 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
Add it onto your car,

I don't think any more lights are needed on that Christmas tree Big grin

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 27):
I tied a chicken leg from KFC to the end of a string tied to the end of a ceiling fan blade. The cat got very dizzy chasing it.

You cruel, cruel man. (but damn that must have been fun to watch)
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