BigfootWeekend September Expedition

Friday, November 9, 2012

Matt Moneymaker on Meldrum's Falcon Project: "Their blimp project won't work"


Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Williams Barnes are currently pushing to get the $300,000 they need to kick-start Project Falcon, a blimp that will search for Bigfoot from the sky. On paper, the project looks like it could be the right tool researchers can use to help put the Bigfoot mystery to rest. BFRO president, Matt Moneymaker, tells us he doesn't think it will work. He sees many problems with their project. For one thing, in order for it to see any detail from a safe altitude above tree level, the thermal unit will need to be larger than the handheld thermal scope used by Bigfoot researchers in the field, consequently the blimp will have to be fairly large says Moneymaker. Controlling such a large blimp will be a challenge and he think's they'll probably crash it if they're not careful.

Moneymaker wrote us the following statement in an email regarding Meldrum's Falcon Project:

Their blimp project won't work (been there, done that, in 2003). There's a few factors that make their project problematic:

In order to zoom in well from a safe altitude, the thermal must be a very big unit, like the type used on police helicopters. But those are heavy units, which means these guys will need a pretty big blimp ... which means they need to cart many big tanks of helium around with them, because they'll need to deflate the blimp every night (been there, done that) unless they walk it into a hangar every night.

It doesn't take much wind to blow away a blimp. Simply anchoring it to the ground only works if there's no strong breezes. Otherwise the blimp will be torn apart at the moorings.

Moreover, the police-chopper thermal units with zoom are very expensive, and they are kinda fragile. That's a big problem because it's almost certain that their unmanned blimp is going to have some rough landings, if not full on crashes. A blimp can be repaired in a few hours but a big expensive thermal camera will not be fixed that quickly.

The guy wants to use a blimp because he thinks it will be more quiet than a helicopter. He doesn't understand the reality there: In order to fly the blimp around it will need one or more propellers and those definitely make noise .... maybe not as loud as a helicopter but they are not what you'd call quiet.

Matt

The $300,000 Falcon Project:

107 comments:

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    1. Yes Monkeyfaker, you total tool, their techniques will never work because they arent setting fires, fireworks, babies crying, leaving food out, screaming like idiots, caging monkeys at night in woods....BECAUSE those are ALL ways to catch Bigfoot and it works GREAT on your joke of a TV show, right?

      No technique will ever work because Bigfeet arent real.

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    2. exactly. i hear em popping in the brush and stuff

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    3. Sounds like you've seen every show.

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    4. Yea, no shit huh? I bet you got your DVR set to record every episode.

      They only do that for the show. I doubt Moneymaker thinks up all that shit. It's the producers show. Not Matt's. I'm sure he just does it for the $

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    5. Finding Bigfoot is the best comedy show on tv

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    6. I shoulda shot that blind ole bitch when I had a chance.

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  2. Matt is jealous because he didn't think of it first

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    1. Matt is an idiotic douche peddling Bigfoot to the public like an international snipe hunt.

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    2. Can you not read? (been there, done that)

      He's already tried similar projects. And yes, I agree, it's a stupid idea.

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  3. This guy seems to slate anything that is either not under his control or risks stealing the limelight from his tv show - which so far would be better named " Finding Nothing ". Hey lets go back to making demented monkey calls and hitting trees with sticks hey Matt ! Bet if someone was to raise 300k for MM to try the same thing (ie. blimp) it would be a different story.

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    1. Matt is a jealous douchebag! always have been that way..

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    2. Of Course it wont work. It would not matter if you could clearcut the whole of the Pacific Northwest, there would still be no evidence. There are not ten foot tall hairy beings living in the woods people. No scat, no bones no hair no dna blurry photos and money hungry con men bilking honest people out of hard earned money.

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    3. Monkeymaker is just worried the falcon project will be more interesting from a reality tv point of view and voila bye bye cash cow for poor Matty.....con artists hate being one upped especially by someone with a better con.

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    4. STFU anon 4:35! We have found tons of crap, hair ect. You must be an urban dwelling basement mommas boy. Do some actual research into this subject retard before you run your pussy ass mouth off!

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    5. Oh oh! Jonathan's getting testy again...

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    6. Agreed Anon 5:35, don't run your mouth without finding out facts first.

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    7. I've been researching cryptids and the Bigfoot/Sasquatch phenomenon since 1978...and still no tangible evidence to speak of.... STFU indeed.

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    8. What a sad and lonely existence.

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  4. MM is a douchbag, end of story

    Unless HE is involved the ideas will always be bad or fake or whatever

    'moneymaker' for TV PFFFFTTTTTT he S U C K S

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    1. So the only footage he's ever said was real was footage he obtained or controls? How 'bout the recent Fasano footage. Moneymaker says that's real. How does that fit into your formula about Moneymaker?

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    2. Yeah, I don't get all the hate for MM.... You can disagree with his methods, but he got a lot of us talking about Sasquatch, which means that, when someone finally establishes that they exist, we as a nation will have had some time to get used to the idea and will be better able to cope with the information.

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    3. Remember in high school how there was the most popular guy who was also a top student and loved by the teachers? And then there was always the guys who never got much attention, so they did nothing but talk crap about the popular guy who got all the attention. Remember that? That's why you see so much hate for MM. He's the most popular bigfoot researcher, and also a very good researcher ... contrary to would you might gather from that show.

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  5. Yeah fireworks were such a better idea.Anything that Matt comes up with is amazing but god forbid someone else think of something.Moneymaker is not going to be the one to find Bigfoot and doesn't want anyone else to.
    It's not your time or money or your problem Matt and what the hell is this anyway what does Moneymaker think week?

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    1. So the only footage he's ever said was real was footage he obtained or controls? How 'bout the recent Fasano footage. Moneymaker says that's real. How does that fit into your formula about Moneymaker?

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  6. If Matt found Bigfoot he would try and sell it. Probably to the highest bidder. Not a shred of integrity in that boy, What a disappointment to his family he must be.

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    1. Well his Dad's name is Rich Moneymaker and is a lawyer i think,so he is probably uber-proud ; )

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  7. I see the retards are active today.

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  8. The blimp project won't work? Huh. But stomping around in the woods with lights and camera crews and screaming your fool head off will work. Mmmkay? That seems legit.

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  9. I'm doing a new show on mtv. It's called finding 2pac. I reckon I'll find pac before moneymaker even finds a squirrel.

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    1. 2Pac is dead you fuck.

      Bigfoot is alive and well in the PNW

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  10. The majority of readers that visit this site are nothing but a bunch of johnny-come-lately types who obviously haven't paid much attention in the last 10 years. MM and crew DID try this first, on a little series on Outdoor Life Network called "Mysterious Encounters". They used a remote-controlled blimp (called a "Floatograph") that had thermal imaging capabilities which broadcast (in real-time) back to the production crew.

    They used this method many times, in many different locations. In one particular episode, MM was pretty far from the crew when they spotted a huge heat signature in his vicinity, and he moved toward (with the crew's direction).

    That's why he said it wouldn't work. He's done it before. Ask Autumn Williams, or Doug Hajicek.

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    1. Where's the "jesus" guy when you need him?

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  11. Now, we know for a fact that blimps use helium to fly in the air. We also know that you can breathe helium into your lungs to make a funny voice that sounds kind of like Mickey Mouse or Elmo. They need to make the blimp look more like an actual falcon because falcons are bigfoot food. Bobo has long hair and he's a boy, but Rene has short hair and she's a girl. And finally, I think Tim Fasano's a good guy at bigfoots. Bye for now.

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  12. Moneymaker says anything that is not his idea won't work. Point by point against reasons he think it won't work.

    1. The Blimp will be sufficient size in order to carry a proper camera. Both the Blimp and the camera have not been built yet and are being custom built.

    2. Noise will not be an issue, This is a university project and authorized to fly at up to 10,000 feet. Not the 500 feet Moneymaker would have been restricted to in 2003.

    3. The Blimp is being custom made along with the Thermal unit, building a robust housing unit is not beyond the capability of human engineering.

    4. The greater altitude along with electric Fan Motors will make the blimp very quiet.

    5. Operating the blimp and the logistics of getting the hydrogen bottles to the site is a known science. This is a University in charge of the project not some rednecks with a toy blimp. This is real science and real professionals that are behind this, nothing like this has been done before and there is no reason to think that they will not achieve significant results.

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    1. Bullshit. It wont work. It will crash and ruin the gear on the first day. A big heavy thermal is needed, and if you try to build a protective housing for it that will nearly double the weight.

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    2. So the only footage he's ever said was real was footage he obtained or controls? How 'bout the recent Fasano footage. Moneymaker says that's real. How does that fit into your formula about Moneymaker?

      How about the Jacobs photos. Does Moneymaker control those too?

      You don't know what you're talking about, Barnes. Moneymaker did your project years ago and you are going to learn the hard way about it and lose a lot of money in the process.

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    3. So your using hydrogen, well it is the most bouyant of gases but there are increased fire risks as anybody knows clearly you are willing to take those risks.

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  13. Not to mention that thermal technology has some a long way since 2003.

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    1. Still no such think as a zoom thermal. It will require rotating lenses. That's a big heavy system.

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    2. we have this type of thermal camera, it is being hand made , takes 3months to make, the lens is 16lbs, we can see about anything from a mile away, we are way ahead of what people think,,,William Barnes ,,,,founder

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    3. You're going to hand make a thermal imager ?? What a sham! You have no idea what's involved in that, neither does the University. Only two companies know how to make good thermal imagers, and they're not going to waste time on your silly project. 300K is chump change to them.

      You also have no idea how heavy the whole imaging platform (+pan/tilt+transmitter) is going to be in the end, not to mention the propulsion system (big enough to push around the blimp), and not to mention the batteries for the propulsion, cameras, transmitters, pan/tilt mount, etc. The batteries alone will weigh another 15 pounds or else they won't last very long in the sky.

      You also have no idea how large the blimp will need to be to carry all that, and you have no idea how much the blimp will be affected by condensation at night.

      You have no idea what you're getting into. It seems like a good idea to someone who has no experience with these issues, and William Barnes clearly has no experience with these issues.

      Ever done anything like this before, Barnes. Obviously NOT !!

      Why not rent a powered blimp and thermal system to see what that will do? Why not try that first? And shouldn't this type of project be run by someone who has a lot of experience making blimps for camera applications, rather than just some dude with a neat sounding idea?




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    4. If this powered blimp concept actually had any validity then the military of at least some countries would be using it.

      The fact is, a functional system that can see clearly from high above in thermal vision requires airplane or helicopter that can carry big loads and deal with the wind. A balloon has inherent limitations that Barnes will not be able to work around.

      Aerial thermal imaging is a good idea. Doing it from a blimp (looking into a forest) is a bad idea.

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  14. To MM, everyone and everything sucks unless they are serving MM's interest.

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    1. Is Fasano serving Moneymaker's interest? How so?

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  15. Hell just froze over. MM made sense.

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  16. Matt believes that walking around in the woods with a two legged blimp is a better method for "Finding Bigfoot".

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  17. Of course its not going to work. It will just look sensational for a couple of tv episodes. No amount of tricks, or crazy ass proponent schemes will produce a creature that is not in the woods.

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  18. Matt has a lot of failures under his belt, to be in a good position to predict failure here. Every hi-tech gismo that BFRO has used, has failed. Except on rare occasion, the ambiguous thermal video. The reason for the falcom project upcoming failure is not within Matt's area of understanding, however. The 4th dimensional forest people like Bigfoot, can read every human's tiniest thought, that is within several miles. In order to steer this balloon, the operator will likely have to also be within several miles. The Bigfoot that they will be attempting to capture on thermal, will therefore have determined what the game plan is in advance, before it flys over. And will not make themselves available for filming by a thermal camera. And then there is the matter with the wind that never stops. Small balloons are likely impossible to handle in any kind of a wind. This statement by Matt is perhaps of historical significance, because this appears to mark the first time that he was right about something related to Bigfoot, but not for the reasons that he thinks. End of story.

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    1. You're stupid and make no real sense what so ever.

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    2. Hi, Neal. It's good to know that you're lurking on this blog, too.

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    3. Does Neal have a brother named Bob?


      Neal and Bob.

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  19. He thinks the blimp will be noisy lol. Matt, there is nothing noisier in the woods than yourself, which is a human blimp but you are full of shit.

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  20. If a preditor drone can watch some one from 10,000 feet on thermal, why can't they build a thermal camera that may not be as big or expensive that can watch someone at 2,000 ft? At 2,000ft you should be able to avoid crashing into trees and land the blimp miles away in an open field. on another not, maybe they should take a hit of helium before doing a bigfoot call, maybe it would change the octave to the bigfoot scream range.

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    1. You obviously have no idea how big those drones are that carry thermal imagers that see from 10,000 feet, or even 2000 feet.

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  21. It's a man in a monkey suit.

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    1. No no it's a monkey in a man suit...or is that a manbearpig suit ?

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  22. Matt Moneymaker
    Moneymaker is the delusional founder and president of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.
    Cliff Barackman
    Level-headed and analytical, Barackman has a keen interest in physical evidence.
    Ranae Holland
    More skeptical, though Holland has had a lifelong interest in Bigfoot.
    James "Bobo" Fay
    Fay has been searching for Bigfoot since the early 1980s and has many theories about the creature. He often poses as Bigfoot for re-creations of photos, due to his height. He is equally delusional to Moneymaker.

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    1. They all follow Moneymaker, and has accomplished far more than anyone else.

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  23. The concept is valid, and it can and will be done. The question is....by who? Some multi-millionaire sponsor or hobbyist will eventually track bigfoot with drones. MM might be right about the falcon project in that it is underfunded. But, they may get lucky, they may then get more funding, and they will evolve their techniques, technology, and software. (with enough money). Give somebody a fraction of the money spent on the latest mars rover, and results could happen quickly. Unmanned military drone development and technology is already beyond what is even necessary to track bigfoot, and getting better. Why reinvent the wheel?

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  24. I don't know why so many people rip on MM. He's out there looking for Sasquatch. That's what we all want isn't it? Well not all of us. Just the sane, logical people.

    MM may not be the one to "Find Bigfoot" but at least he's out there trying.

    And doing Bigfoot screams at night in the woods works. They get responses all the time.

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    1. It may be what we want but that does not mean that he should be so negative about other people's projects. They are trying to do the same thing. Just because he tried a similar thing 10 years ago and failed does not automatically mean someone will be unsuccessful now.Isn't that how science and knowledge is often advanced ? By learning from previous failures ?

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    2. prokill, remove lips from moneyfakers ass, it may require surgery,

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    3. It's pretty simple, actually.
      The people who rip on MM are the people who have had to DEAL with this idiot.
      I am a property owner who was forced to inlist the aid of our county sheriff to keep this twit off of my land; I have a collection of his e-mails to me in which he curses me soundly for informing him that I was removing his permission to "research" on my property. He also makes threats in them, which our sheriff was quite interested in.

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  25. He did not read anything about my project, he has never said one good thing about me or my project, he does not even know me, so if you want to learn something , give me a call any time, my # number is on my website,William Barnes ,founder

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  26. We know for a fact that Bobo floats air biscuits in the forest after eating so much donuts and bacon.

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  27. an one other thing we have no props on the air ship,

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  28. Why do we need to do this. Instead just walk into the woods with a camera. I mean all those 50000 sighting reports can't be made up.... oh wait

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  29. He may have a point but it projects like this that help push technology even further?

    On another note! I wonder if anyone has ever used hot air balloons over known squatchy territories?

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  30. Are you one of those idiots who only reads the comments but doesn't read the original article??

    Moneymaker did this in 2003. It was on TV. I saw it. The series was called mysterious encounters. They tried a powered blimp and a helio-static blimp. There were problems with both. They were able to transmit images back to the ground but the images were not good because the thermal could not zoom in very well.

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  31. Did anyone even listen to the interview on blog talk radio on the Falcon Project? The talked about the newest thermal and it adresses the very issues Matt didn't take into effect with the new technology!

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    1. Did you read what Barnes wrote above? He's saying the thermal needs to be built. It's just a concept right now ... It's something that needs to be hand-made. So was he lying above, or was he lying in the interview?

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  32. I think the blimp project will be just as succesful as any of Moneymakers' past work; which is to say not at all.

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  33. Doesn't belong here but just read this quote from another site. Don't know if it's accurate or not but figure I'd post it. If there are rules against posting things from other sites I apologize.

    "I haven't seen #$%%% On recently but he apparently didn't read the post by ABP showing that it is not Ketchum who put the former DNA Diagnostics building up for sale. She doesn't own it; she defaulted on the loan and had to sign it back over to the note holder/former owner, who has put it back on the market.

    It sounded to me as if she is planning to work at a research lab, which I would guess might be at Texas A&M. That might be a good fit."

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  34. Nothing more interesting than Moneymaker complains ?

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  35. I like this blimp idea. I think I'd target a hot spot for weeks at a time. I'd also bait it with food.

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    1. It should shoot tranquilizers and/or bullets too.

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  36. Bill Munns the Science Guy is drooling at a chance to get at more of Sugardaddy Meldrum's bigfoot bucks.

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    1. Phil Bunns was a a costume/fx whose cv you could write on five fingers. He got fired for failure to produce and spent his time off sculpting his own narrative. He recently declared Patty to be the real deal. He just can't prove it.

      To put it exactly and politely, he sucks bigfoot dick for a living and tries snowballs bleevers in return.

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  37. Hmmmm....I don't know which of Matt's criticisms are valid, (if ANY are valid, at all) but I'm pretty confident that some of these criticisms have already been dealt with. They address some of this stuff on their website, like the fact that this new airship does not need a propeller, I believe.

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  38. This is the dumbest idea ever. That's why Prolapse agrees.

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  39. let me make it easy to understand, it will take 3 months to make the lens, (16lbs), the thermal camera it self are a dime a dozen , the lens is what cost the most, William Barnes

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  40. MM seems a bit jealous. Do your thing Mr. Barnes!

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  41. an if any of you guys want to know something about our project my phone # is on my website, feel free to call, or email me, thanks, William Barnes

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  42. Show them "Big Phil," Matt. Tell them how real that is also.

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  43. Moneymaker couldn't find Hisanus with a mirror.

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    1. I heard Monkeymaker walks around the woods strapped. He thinks he's Tony Montana during wabbit season.

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  44. THis will work and at the altitude the blimp will be working at will be very quiet. So quiet that they wont even be detectable at 500 to 1000 feet up. peice of cake.

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  45. Don't you have to register new aircraft with the FAA and get approval to use them?

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  46. Moneymaker is such a douchbag.

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    1. And you're such a bitter jealous drunk. Stew in it, loser.

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