[balloon-makers] How much ballast? (Phil, Tim and other Gasser's)

Donald L Piccard balloon at juno.com
Fri Jun 22 12:24:45 CDT 2001


There are only twelve ounces in a pound of gold.  Gold is weighed on a
different scale.

Like, which would you prefer a quart of Canadian or a quart of Kentucky
whisky?  Whoops, Wisky is Scotch, isn't it?  Kentuck is Whiskey...

On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 15:16:13 -0700 "Bill Whelan" <bwhelan at sprint.ca>
writes:
> Pound of feathers = pound of gold = NOT ???
> pound of feathers $1:00 = pound of gold = new balloon EH!!!
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donald L Piccard" <balloon at juno.com>
> To: <balloon at juno.com>
> Cc: <richardr at aopa.net>; <macnutt at jump.net>; 
> <balloon-makers at deering.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 10:18 AM
> Subject: Re: RE: RE: [balloon-makers] How much ballast? (Phil, Tim 
> and other
> Gasser's)
> 
> 
> > Pound of feathers > pound of gold.
> >
> > On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 11:56:35 -0500 Donald L Piccard 
> <balloon at juno.com>
> > writes:
> > > Pound of lead = pound of gold.
> > >
> > > Pound of feathers =\ pound of gold.
> > >
> > > On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 08:36:03 -0700 richardr at aopa.net writes:
> > > > Phil,
> > > > You are right, I wasn't paying attention in
> > > > school, so I'm off to buy "scientist fuel" to
> > > > test your theory.  while I'm out I'll pick up a
> > > > pound of feathers and a pound of lead to see
> > > > which weighs more although that will require more
> > > > fuel.
> > > > I'll report my findings.
> > > >
> > > > Richard
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ---- Begin Original Message ----
> > > >
> > > > From: "phillip macnutt" <macnutt at jump.net>
> > > > Sent: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 10:06:31 -0500
> > > > To: <richardr at aopa.net>, <greg_winker at dell.com>,
> > > > <balloon-makers at deering.org>
> > > > Subject: RE: RE: [balloon-makers] How much
> > > > ballast? (Phil, Tim and other Gasser's)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Of course!  it is clear you were not paying
> > > > attention in school.
> > > >
> > > > Ok, time for an experiment.  Fill 2 bags to the
> > > > top, one with damp, one with
> > > > dry, and see the difference.  We can use cheap
> > > > beer as the moisture
> > > > additive, and good beer as fuel for the
> > > > scientists.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > >  From: balloon-makers-owner at mail.deering.org
> > > > [mailto:balloon-makers-owner at mail.deering.org]On
> > > > Behalf Of
> > > > richardr at aopa.net
> > > > Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 9:59 AM
> > > > To: macnutt at jump.net; greg_winker at dell.com;
> > > > balloon-makers at deering.org
> > > > Subject: Re: RE: [balloon-makers] How much
> > > > ballast? (Phil, Tim and other
> > > > Gasser's)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Phil,
> > > > Are you saying a 25 lb bag of damp sand weighs
> > > > more than a 25 lb bag of dry sand? :)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I like 25 lb bags for two reasons:
> > > > 1) much easier to haul in than the big bags
> > > > 2) you have many more bags hanging on the outside
> > > > of the basket, which
> > > > impresses the girls
> > > >
> > > > Don't forget damp sand vs dry sand, which can
> > > > make the bags quite a bit
> > > > different in weight.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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> > > >
> > > >
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> > > Don Piccard,   612/333-6912
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> > Don Piccard,   612/333-6912
> > 1445 East River Parkway
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