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Ok, so I've been watching this guy on Youtube for a while now, and I wanted to show you guys what he's been doing because his stuff is just super cool.

Some of you may not know what Flight Test is, and that's where Peter first started with building things to fly that basically have no business in the air. Flight Test is a Hobby RC Aircraft retailer that does all sorts of wacky things on their own YT channel, and Peter was a perfect fit for them. However, after some time with them, he was forced to return home to help his mother with her Thai restaurant (SCORE! I have TWO reasons to go to Ohio to meet this guy! ;D). He set up a shop in their basement at some point, and started making things. A lot of things. He's made several different types pf airplanes (with several types of materials), a small RC boat, and even a HUGE tugboat thing that I previously mentioned in the Secret of Mana announcement thread.

But WAIT, there's MORE! About two months ago, Peter started building a REAL plane. Out of primarily wood and foam. I watched his videos as they progressed, and he got it off the ground several weeks ago utilizing something called the "ground effect." He needed more power. Utilizing donations (he has a Patreon account, as well as donations through Youtube, that pay for things he needs in his projects), he purchased over $1k in discounted (heavily) batteries. I think there were 6 of them in all. Today, he released a new video, showing the plane IN THE AIR! As a fellow maker (of sorts), it was an exhilarating experience watching what Mr Sripol has accomplished.

Check him out on his channel.
Ad if you're interested, here's Flite Test's channel

The Gaming Lounge / Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:57:27 AM »
lol I was talking about selling a kidney to be able to afford a Switch and a couple games. Not that I could, as I do have kidney disease. They are as of (I think September) operating at around 73%. I'm on disability (NOT SSI, I don't qualify for that cause of the amount of my check, which affects my eligibility for Medicaid) because of my eyes. I cannot see well. I've had operations on both retinas, and that has not fixed my vision completely, it only took care of an issue that was causing the retinas to detatch from the back inside of my eyeballs. I am highly sensitive to light, and cannot see well at all in darker light, so if I'm not in a very small happy medium, I basically just can't see. I also require aid (usually my cell phone's camera in max zoom) to be able to read anything in a small font.

Oh, and I just noticed this past weekend that my eyes do not line up, which is bad. Another thing to discus with my doctor when I see him next.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:44:15 PM »
Still not worth selling a kidney for. I'm on disability, so I have to be very choosy with my hobbies. I'm still working on getting my 3D printer up to par to actually try my hand at creating stuff, like this clickbait-worthy RC Utility Tugboat.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:18:20 PM »
You might get one, but I doubt it. Squaresoft (thanks for reminding me of the current iteration of their name) has been more in bed with Sony than Nintendo for a long time. Of course, I could be wrong.

As for how well the Switch is doing, no, I haven't seen (wow, that pun never gets old ;p). I stopped paying attention after the major dogging it got not long after its ginormously failed launch. Has Amazon sued them, yet? I'm betting they're looking into it, by now, with the amount of money they lost after being short supplied at launch and having to pay out the wazoo in refunds as well as still having to ship the devices as they came available.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:43:50 PM »
Here's the fault in that statement. Nintendo did not make the original. They were the most popular console at the time (that might be bias, I should probably try looking things like that up), so of course Square Enix (did they merge yet? Man, I need to do some research) went to them for their games, at the time. Now, Nintendo is a barely floating ship. There is a reason they've been doing a lot of emulation stuff with the virtual console. At least half of the gaming community as a whole thinks they're a joke. Would I like a Switch? Yes. But the few games I've seen for it so far that I want to play are vastly outnumbered by the number of games that I can play on my computer. I'm not going to spend $300 on a systen (sans games, of course), just for a handful of games. Now, if I were to win the lottery, my answer might be slightly different. AFTER seeing if I could get my eyes fixed, pardon the pun.

The Gaming Lounge / Re: You can cry your tears of joy, now...
« on: November 07, 2017, 05:40:21 PM »
I have a PC and not a Switch, so....

The Gaming Lounge / You can cry your tears of joy, now...
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:11:56 PM »
Secret of Mana is being reborn, on Playstation and (more importantly) Steam!

Opening Movie -
Gameplay footage -

General Chit Chat / Re: Marriage and homes and life, oh my!
« on: October 26, 2017, 12:52:09 PM »
...there's heat in Minnesota? ;p

Great pictures, Favion. Fall is my favorite time of year. Wish I could still see more of the colors, but I can't complain much :)

General Chit Chat / Re: Marriage and homes and life, oh my!
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:51:10 AM »
Haha, it's not for everybody. Gratz on the marriage. A close friend of mine actually celebrated his 5th anniversary on the 20th. Extra kudos for going against the grain and not getting married in the summer! ;p

Yeah, I didn't know it was out, either. Hopefully a Mega Man X collection will be released, as well.

The Gaming Lounge / Mega Man Collection 1 & 2 on sale until Friday Oct 20
« on: October 17, 2017, 12:51:28 PM »
I know a lot of members are fans of the Mega Man series, so I figured I'd post this. The Mega Man Collections, which cover the NES Mega Man games, are on sale in the Midweek Madness.

Mega Man Collection 1 (Mega Man 1 - 6) is currently $5.99
Mega Man Collection 2 (Mega Man 7 - 10) is currently $14.99

There is also a bundle available, that further increases your savings. I already had the first collection, so I only saved $2 or so when I bought the bundle today (which netted me the second collection for $12.99, I believe, as it won't let me buy the bundle a second time to gift)

News / Re: Home index finally "fixed"
« on: October 10, 2017, 06:49:40 AM »
It got broken on the day you updated

That makes sense, but I wasn't sure it was "working" before. Now to work on improving both it and the forum...

News / Home index finally "fixed"
« on: October 09, 2017, 01:03:14 PM »
I'm not sure exactly when it got broken, but the home page at is now working. I need to redesign it, but at least it's working.

General Chit Chat / Happy birthday, Jimmy.
« on: October 01, 2017, 12:48:26 AM »
Hope everything is going well, man. We miss you. ;)

News / Re: Server OS Migration
« on: October 01, 2017, 12:46:14 AM »
Yes, it's done. Please let me know if any glitches show up. I have a bunch of things going on right now, and I forget to check in, sometimes. Really need to work on my memory. :/

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