Rocket City Rednecks
Been watching National Geographic Channel lately? No? You need to fix that. Hit up Rocket City Rednecks on your On Demand, or online.
They're pretty damn smart, and while they live in the country, they have more degrees between them than you have members on your paintball team. They do some wild things on a shoe string budget, like build a submarine out of a fertilizer container, radio telescope out of an obsolete satellite dish, and more.
On their last episode, they set up an airborne surveillance system, with an eye on a ultra-low-cost military system. They tested it using paintball gear.
For a long time people have talked about having a UAV in the sky. I even wrote on it for Shooting Hot. People have kicked around many ideas. A balloon is always a popular one. Unfortunately, they never tested it un-tethered (it would be screwed in any kind of wind)... but for the price, it may just be a useful thing to attach to your command bunker.
Probably by second season they will ruin it once they run out of ideas and are being pushed by the network for tweeks and things to make show more appealing (to people withlower IQ and shorter attention span).
But the submarine almost turned out poorly for them. I know they had divers around, but that could have taken a nasty turn.
I hope it stays this entertaining, but I'm not holding my breath. I'll just enjoy it, and Mad Scientists, for as long as I can.
...and LOL, yeah, carbon scrubbers that emit poison gas when wet are probably not the best idea for a leaky ass submarine :)
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