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Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:38pm
 
Tear-drop shaped, self-stabilizing, stainless steel paperweight. 125g exactly. Found at the thrift store for 50 cents.
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Reply #1 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:39pm
 
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Reply #3 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 1:02pm
 
That is impressive! A stainless steel egg Smiley

With the balance the way it is, I wonder what effect that would have during its flight.
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Reply #4 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 1:54pm
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 1:02pm:
That is impressive! A stainless steel egg Smiley

With the balance the way it is, I wonder what effect that would have during its flight.


I wonder too. Proper pouch placement and release would be critical. I think it would work best at longer distances, giving it some time to stabilize, fly very far with low drag.
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Reply #5 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 9:01pm
 
Nice! Id like to find the goose that laid that!
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Reply #6 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 11:20pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 9:01pm:
Nice! Id like to find the goose that laid that!


Hah, I would personally ask the goose if they can lay in an Osmium, Iridium or Tungsten format. Tongue

Failing this, I'll happily have one in lead.
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Reply #7 - Jul 3rd, 2019 at 2:00am
 
Great find, I love thrift stores. Super deals sometimes.
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Reply #8 - Jul 3rd, 2019 at 3:22am
 
Jauke wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:38pm:
self-stabilizing, stainless steel paperweight. 125g exactly

so is it hollow that's why it's only 125g? and the center of mass is further in front compared to a homogenous egg? that's what you mean self stabilising?

P.S. have you thrown it yet?
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Reply #9 - Jul 3rd, 2019 at 2:10pm
 
Sarosh wrote on Jul 3rd, 2019 at 3:22am:
Jauke wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:38pm:
self-stabilizing, stainless steel paperweight. 125g exactly

so is it hollow that's why it's only 125g? and the center of mass is further in front compared to a homogenous egg? that's what you mean self stabilising?

P.S. have you thrown it yet?


I think so. It's definitely bottom heavy and stabilizes itself back up when pushed on its side. I have not thrown it yet, haven't had the opportunity. I don't want to lose it, that is for sure.
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Reply #10 - Jul 3rd, 2019 at 2:20pm
 
Heres a short vid showing what I mean (no not slinging it)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXEAj_i5-x4&feature=youtu.be

excuse my dirty fingernails, been working with my hands.
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Reply #11 - Jul 4th, 2019 at 3:36am
 
Just wondering: The tail looks lightweight... would't it wobble a lot? well only one way to know. Oh I wish I'd find some of these! great find, Jauke.
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Reply #12 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 11:17am
 
   If you want something similar in lead you can try an egg sinker.
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Reply #13 - Jul 5th, 2019 at 2:37pm
 
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I don't know of any lead sinker that is balancing on the nose like jauke's egg above.

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