Now that the A10-PT's are out there, I've been fixating on coming up
with innovative uses for these little things (i.e., excuses to explain to my
wife why I had to buy that whole damn carton of 'em at Wally-World).
Just like Cheetos or Slim Jims, I just can't pass 'em by.
Here are a few of my ideas.
1. Orbital Transport "JATO" mod - just glue some engine blocks
into those outboard BT-5's, add some nose weight to compensate,
and watch that baby say WHOOSH. You DID build that glider out
of plywood and epoxy, right?
2. Outboard motors for that big Saturn 1B. God Hisself intended that
beauty to fly on 8 motors, didn't your momma teach you nothin?
3. Ditto for the Saturn V, for those of you folks who didn't build it with
5 x 18mm's in the first place (again as God intended). Just glue up
some BT-5's in there and plug 'em in.
4. Retro rockets for that Mars Lander. Rig up an IR proximity sensor
in the base, so that landing is cushioned Soyuz-style. Might want to
fly this one over wet grass only, though.
How about you folks?