Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Amazing Dragonfly

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! Dragonflies' are amazing.  There is a new G Suit. called LIBELLE G-Multiplus ®; a liquid filled full-body anti-G-Suit that is also used by fighter pilots. The name LIBELLE derives from the German word for ‘dragonfly’ and was chosen because it is based on the same principle that protects dragonflies from the 30-G acceleration forces the insect generates in flight. A dragonfly's vital organs are encased in liquid. When blood rushes to one side of its body, so does the liquid, providing a counterpressure. The Libelle suit contains one third of a gallon in sealed tubes that run from neck to ankle. At Cambridge University there was this thread that suggested that if the pilots were in water it would equalize the pressure the pilots would feel during high G's. The main concern was the ripping of connective tissue from organs and the different densities of they share. This suit utilizes special muscle techniques and liquid tubes that contract the thighs during High G's keep the blood in your head so they do not pass out too.



Some other cool things that make dragonflies the best fliers that scientist want to emulate. They have at least four distinct flight styles. They are; Odonata: counter-stroking (where fore- and hind-wings move up and down about 180 degrees out of phase), phased-stroking (where the hind-wings cycle about 90 degrees - a quarter cycle - before the fore-wings), synchronised-stroking (where fore- and hind-wings move in unison), and gliding.

Counter-stroking is the normal mode when they are hovering or flying very slowly. This is an efficient way of flying and generates a lot of lift.

Phased-stroking is used when flying about. This method generates more thrust but less lift than counter-stroking.

Synchronised-stroking is used when maximizing thrust to change direction quickly. It is also used  as a display flight, showing off the colored wings.

Gliding is also used. Three kinds of gliding can be recognized:
  • free gliding, where an animal just stops stroking with its wings and glides slowly down for a few seconds.
  • updraft gliding at hill crests, where the animal adjusts its wing positioning to float in the air without the need to beat its wings.
  • and gliding in towed females, where a female in the wheel position holds her wings out and glides while the male provides the motive force.
Their flight is powered by the muscles attached directly to the wing bases. Efficient muscle action depends on temperature and many dragonflies spend considerable time and energy in maintaining a near constant elevated temperature for their flight muscles. When at rest the thorax appears skewed, but in flight the head is held low and the stroke of the wings is about parallel to the long axis of the flight muscles, providing mechanical efficiency. Small controller muscles operating on the wing base adjust the wing shape and angle of attack of the wing during each stroke.

Thrust generating mechanisms in dragonflies are complex. Whereas aircraft use only two methods for generating lift (and one of these only for very short periods) dragonflies use at least four distinct physical processes:
  • classical lift, 
  • super-critical lift, 
  • vortices, 
  • and vortex shedding. 
There is also something funny happening during take-off by some perching dragonflies. Classical lift is the stuff that keeps aeroplanes up, and is well understood. Super-critical lift occurs when the attack angle of the wing passes a critical value. Very high lift is generated for a short distance then the wing "stalls". By using short wing strokes they can use this effect continuously. The study of the use of vortexes and of shed vortexes in insect flight is a field that is only just opening up. Thrust is generated both by the movement of the wing through the air and by the twisting of the wing (supination/pronation) at the ends of each stroke. Almost all dragonflies use the 'clap-and-fling' lift-generating mechanism in take off, somes also use it during normal flight. A remaining conundrum is the libellulid dragonflies that perch with their wings low, pointed well forward, and twisted to be near vertical. These animals launch themselves into the air very quickly. High speed filming needs to be done to see what is happening. Dragonfly flight is very powerful in terms of the body mass of the animals - accelerations to 4g in a straight line and 9g in turns are documented in high speed videotapes of free-flying dragonflies as they pursue, or break off attacks on, prospective prey - indicating a very respectable power/weight ratio.

Dragonfly wings are very dynamic structures. They are not simple planar objects. The corrugations in the wing hold an aerofoil of air around the physical wing, lowering friction, and the wings flex around several axes, responding both to muscle actions and to inertia effects. The pterostigma on the leading edge near the tip is a weight that causes the wing tip area to flex during a wing stroke, improving aerodynamic efficiency.
To make things more impressive, dragonflies can fly with different wings doing quite different things, even using different methods to generate thrust. Asymmetric wing stroking in damselflies permits wings on one side to drive forward, and the other side to drive back, spinning the animal on its axis in a single combined stroke. All dragonflies achieve their mastery of flight by varying what their wings are doing in a coordinated fashion. They can adjust wing shape, stroke length, angle of attack, move a wing forward (or backwards) of its "usual" position, stop one or two wings, adjust relationships between any two wings on either side of the body ... the list goes on.

 Oh most of this is borrowed from this link: I ain't that geeky yet...

Here are Some Cool Pics.

 






~Max

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Apollo 13 and the Nuclear Bomb

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! We all have heard about Apollo 13 and seen the movie. How the astronauts might have exploded during reentry, if they even made it that far. Did you know they could of exploded like a nuclear bomb.

For awhile many of our spacecrafts used Plutonium-238 to power devices. Some of which was on board Apollo 13. One of the devices was the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP). This was jettisoned along with the Aquarius Lunar Lander during reentry to crash off the coast of Tongo in the Pacific. It still sits at the bottom of the ocean.

Now don't you feel safe....


~Max

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Powered Paragliding on 9/11 in Salem, MA...

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! I just found this article about a man arrested on 9/11/2012 in Salem for powered paragliding over the North River. I am lucky I grabbed those balloons in June! People thought he was a terrorist...Stupid adults.


Powered paragliding, also known as paramotoring, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on his back (a paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using an adapted paraglider or paramotor wing. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone — no assistance is required. Powered paragliders usually fly between 15 and 45 mph at altitudes from 'foot-dragging in the grass' up to 18,000 ft. The paramotor, weighing from 45 to 80 pounds is supported by the pilot during takeoff. After a brief run (typically 10 feet) the wing lifts the motor and its harnessed pilot off the ground. After takeoff, the pilot gets into the seat and sits suspended beneath the inflated paraglider wing. Control is available using brake toggles for roll and a hand-held throttle for pitch.

I think its pretty cool! It goes a lot faster than the wind blowing my balloons over the North Shore. I think when I grow up, I am going to buy one of these and never fly it in September. By the way the charges were dropped, but he had to pay $50 in court fees. That would be a whole month's allowance for me!

~Max

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Over 11 Great Cars Inspired from the Movies

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! I just found this site. It is amazing. To think that people got out their blow torches and stuff and turned their cars into stuff that looks like rocket ships and stuff from the movies. This was way cool.
Check out the link!
Here is my favorites!
~Max

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Real Life House From Up Flies Away

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! I thought it was cool how I floated up and out of the Boston Common attached to a bunch of party balloons, but this was far more cool! There is this National Geographic show How Hard Can it Be made a real house fly! They based the house on the one from the movie Up.

Their cast piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet  for an hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. The house and crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs. It took 300 weather balloons to lift them. It was the largest cluster of balloons used to fly anything ever in the world!. If it is still around when I grow up, I want to buy it!
 ~Max

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A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpufne from the movie Up.
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf
A crew of living, breathing, non-animated humans piloted the house to an altitude of 10,000 feet (3,050m) on their hour long test flight outside of Los Angeles. (Is “piloted” even the correct verb to use for the act of flying a house?). The house, together with the crew, weighed a bit less than 3,000 lbs (1,360kg) or about as much as a Volkswagen Jetta automobile. It took 300 weather balloons to lift that load. Initially that didn’t sound like a lot of balloons to us but it turns out to be the largest cluster ever used for a flight. - See more at: http://media.spotcoolstuff.com/movies/flying-balloon-house-from-up-in-real-life#sthash.quPUDyLA.dpuf

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Flying Pasta Monster

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying!Today I will tell you about the mysterious and wonderful Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster! The Flying Spaghetti Monster has been around for hundreds of years, but it did not hit the mainstream till this letter was published in May 2005.
With millions, if not thousands, of devout worshipers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents – mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs.

I do not know if I want to become a follower, but he is one cool flying god! Plus their followers are all pirates and Vikings!

How do Pastafarians, the name of followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, believe our world was created? They believe the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the world much as it exists today, but for reasons unknown made it appear that the universe is billions of years old (instead of thousands) and that life evolved into its current state (rather than created in its current form). Every time a researcher carries out an experiment that appears to confirm one of these “scientific theories” supporting an old earth and evolution they can be sure that the FSM is there, modifying the data with his Noodly Appendage. They don’t know why He does this but they believe He does, that is their Faith.

Their prophet is Bobby. His occupation when not engaged as prophet of FSM is that of a Hobo. Hobo is one who travels for work. A tramp is one who travels and never works. Also sometimes he is a nerd working on or around computers. Sometimes he can be found writing things for money. You can probably hire him to write something or do computer nerd work for you, probably cheap.

I live in Salem and for me it is easy to believe in tentacle like gods. You know the Flying Spaghetti Monster's cousin was born here, Cthulhu.




 ~Max

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

10 or More of My Favorite Flying Cars

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! Today I will show you my favorite collection of flying cars. Some are real and some are not, but I enjoy them either way.

Max Tellers Favorite Flying Cars
Max Tellers Favorite Flying Cars
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James Bond Flying Car. Max Tellers Favorite Flying Cars. www.salemhousepress.com
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Then we have the most famous flying car of all time....

 ~Max

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot

Here is a cool show my father turned me onto, Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot. I thought it was cool to have a remote control flying fish, but a remote control giant robot is way cooler!

Johnny and the other agents from Unicorn have to fight off Emperor Guillotine and the Gargoyle Gang. The Emperor sends out his hipster agents out from their underwater base in the Ocean to destroy the world. I always thought hipsters were from another planet. In each episode Johnny and his gang fight the agents as his Robot fight these menacing monsters. My father thinks it is a bit dated, but I love it. Check it out!

http://youtu.be/fM9HsLMbc-k



~Max

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Flying Fish

Check out this new toy. I remember watching this show about the Amazon River. On the show I had seen fish fly through the trees. Well sort of...the river changed course and flooded a forest which allowed the fish to swim through the top branches. Still impressive. Now I can fly my own fish over the trees.

For only 40 bucks you can buy one of these flying fish and control them with this really cool remote control. They are 57" (with tail) x 36" (with fins) x 24".  You control the tail to steer them through the air. Now how cool is that!

Here is the link!
http://www.vat19.com/item/air-swimmers-remote-control-flying-fish
 ~Max

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Father And Son Send A Spacecraft Into Space



Check this one out...

A father-son team, prompted by the boy’s persistent request to build a homemade spacecraft sent a small helium-filled balloon and tiny vehicle into space and captured it on video.

Luke Geissb├╝hler and his 8 year old son Max spent eight months designing and testing their tiny spacecraft.  They attached a HD video camera and an iPhone to it to track its GPS location when it come back down. Their little space ship had to survive 100 mph winds, temperatures of 60 degrees below zero, speeds of over 150 mph, and a possible splashdown in water.

A small weather balloon was used to lift the craft into space that was made out of a take out container. They covered it with spray-on insulation. Then they used chemical hand warmers to protect the camera and iPhone  from sub-zero temperatures inside the container.
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Their spacecraft was launched in Newburgh, New York, in August 2010. During a 102-minute flight it managed to reach an altitude of 19 miles above the ground in the upper stratosphere (I ha to look up what this meant.) before the balloon burst and parachuted the craft back down to earth. The team tracked the module, which was caught in a tree 30 miles from the launch site, by using the GPS on the iPhone and spotted it's flashing LED light.

I am glad my balloons did not take me that high! I was dressed for summer and I don't think I would of survived the -60 degrees up there! Anyway I think Max and Luke are way cool.

Now here is the Video. Enjoy it!



~Max

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Hammond Castle

One of the places I floated over was Hammond Castle in the Magnolia section of Gloucester. It was built by John Hays Hammond in 1926 to serve both as his home and as a backdrop for his collection of Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance artifacts. The castle was constructed as a wedding present for his wife Irene Fenton Hammond to prove how much he cared for her.  In addition, the building housed the Hammond Research Corporation, from which Dr. Hammond produced over 400 patents and the ideas for over 800 inventions.  Second only to Thomas Alva Edison in number of patents, John Hammond was one of America's premier inventors.  Edison and Bell had become personal friends and mentors to him. His most important work was the development of remote control via radio waves, which earned him the title, "The Father of Remote Control." He used to sail a ghost boat in the harbor by remote control scaring the natives. He also was the inventor of the guided missile.



Traveling troops of actors who were putting plays on in Boston frequented here throughout the 20's and 30's. His wife was also popular in the spiritualist circuit. I think that is with the people who believed ghosts of your dead relatives could raise your table and make gunk foam out of your mouth? The castle is still fun during Halloween. There is this acting troop who will scare you or pretend to be Robin Hood and his Merry Men or the Knights of the Round Table at various fairs throughout the year. There is even a psychic fair held there once a year.

It is haunted. It is said that Hammond has frequently returned after his death as a black cat. During his life someone stole his dogs, but he loved his cats even more. So he built them an outdoor pen and placed broken glass cemented into the top of the wall keep out cat burglars... I know that was bad. As a black cat he would always go to his favorite chair and sit.


He sure did love his cats. Whenever one of his beloved cats passed away, he would place the cat in a jar of formaldehyde and drive from his castle all throughout Gloucester in a one-car funeral procession, tying up traffic along the way. Hammond was buried on the property, with three of his Siamese cats, still preserved in jars, in a mausoleum on a nearby section of land but his body was removed in 2008 and reburied in the outdoor courtyard of the castle after several vandals broke into the mausoleum in the 1980s and stole the cats. People are strange, but it is cool to sit on top of his mausoleum built into the side of the red rock cliff overlooking the ocean. It has some great rock jumping there. Almost as good as Rafe's Chasm. Which is not far away.


Hammond also added some unique features to the structure such as an indoor pool that can be drained with a flip of a switch and filled with sea water, rooms with hidden doors, secret passageways, a library with a whispering ceiling and an inner courtyard that was once outfitted with special overhead pipes and wiring to simulate rain or twinkling stars. It could of been the inspiration for Hogwarts Grand Hall with the stars on the ceiling (I read the book first...) Another feature of the castle is Hammond’s large pipe organ that his friend, famed organist Virgil Fox, used to play during visits. Fox held many recording sessions at the castle in the 40s and 50s.






Next to the Castle is a wizard tower he had built for his father. The Moonies own it now. I still want to sneak in there...

It truly is a really cool place! Even better when you can float over it.
~Max

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Ticklish Affair

After I got down to safety, my mother forced me to watch this old dumb movie called "A Ticklish Affair". The funny thing was I loved it...



It had a kid about my age who floated away on a bunch of balloons. In the movie they had to call out the Navy to follow him as he floated out to see. Boy, was his mother scared.... I guess my mother was too!

I won't tell you any more. You will just have to watch the movie to find out what happens to him!

~Max

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Lawn Chair Larry Walters

After I took my amazing flight, my friend told me about Lawn Chair Larry. He said he floated around with a bunch of balloons, a BB gun, a lawn chair, and a cooler. My friend also told me he got a honorable mention in the Darwin Awards on the account that he did not die.



Walters had always dreamed of flying, but was unable to become a pilot in the United States Air Force because of his poor eyesight. He was my age when he got this idea. His intention was to attach a few helium-filled weather balloons to his lawn chair, cut the anchor, and then float above his backyard at a height of about 30 feet (9.1 m) for several hours. He planned to use a pellet gun to burst balloons to float gently to the ground.



In 1982, Walters purchased 45 eight-foot weather balloons and obtained some helium tanks . He used a forged requisition from his employer, FilmFair Studios, saying the balloons were for a TV commercial. Walters attached the balloons to his lawn chair, filled them, put on a parachute, and strapped himself into the chair in the backyard of a home at 1633 W. 7th St. in San Pedro. He took his pellet gun, a CB radio, sandwiches, cold beer, and a camera. His friends cut the cord that tied his lawn chair to his Jeep and he zoomed to about 15,000 feet. At first, he did not dare shoot any balloons, fearing that he might unbalance the load and cause himself to spill out. He slowly drifted over Long Beach and crossed the primary approach corridor of Long Beach Airport. I had the same problem over Logan Airport outside of Boston...



He was in contact with REACT, a Citizen band radio monitoring organization, who recorded their conversation:
REACT: What information do you wish me to tell [the airport] at this time as to your location and your difficulty?
Larry: Ah, the difficulty is, ah, this was an unauthorized balloon launch, and, uh, I know I'm in a federal airspace, and, uh, I'm sure my ground crew has alerted the proper authority. But, uh, just call them and tell them I'm okay.
 
 

After 45 minutes in the sky, he shot several balloons, and then accidentally dropped his pellet gun overboard. He descended slowly, until the balloons' dangling cables got caught in a power line, causing a 20-minute blackout in a Long Beach neighborhood. Walters was able to climb to the ground. 
 I always had dreams in which I could fly by waving my feet. I would float up and slowly glide down. At times I would be afraid that I might hit the power lines, so I would flap my feet some more and hope I did it in time to raise over them. Oh boy, Larry actually hit them and lived...

In my amazing adventure, I seen Larry flying above Beverly on his second flight. It was cool seeing him up there with the Hood Balloon above him. Something no one will ever see again, and I was there!



~Max

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Dreamworks Logo Boy Hanging to Balloons

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! Today we will look at two versions of the DreamWorks logo where the kid in the moon flies up on balloons. One is the official version, the other, humorous.





Well which one did you like better? Tell me below. Also there are other parodies, share your favorites.

~Max

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15 of My Favorite Rocket Ships from the Movies

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! Here are my 15 favorite ships from TV and big screen sci-fi movies of all time! Some were my father's favorites too.
USS Kelvin from Star Trek Reboot
Romulan Bird of Prey
Klingon Bird of Prey
Taxi Fifth Element
Fifth Element Junk
Black Hole ship
Gunship Last Starfighter
Eagle from Space 1999
Viper from Battlestar Galactica 
Cylon ship from Battle Star Galactica
War Hawk from Buck Rogers
Starfighter from Buck Rogers
Phoenix from battle of the Planets
Gatchaman Unifive-Gorenger-Varidorin
Yamato from Star Blazers
Now weren't they cool! Hey, post your favorites below!

~Max
 
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