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Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 01:08 AM
I voted, have you?
-Matt

Microcontrolled
09-23-2011, 01:15 AM
Of all names, why ELEV8?

Ravenkallen
09-23-2011, 01:29 AM
Uh, is it just me or are they all the same?:)

mindrobots
09-23-2011, 01:40 AM
Um, none of the above?

Did you mean ELEV8 con Carne??

User Name
09-23-2011, 01:49 AM
Uh, is it just me or are they all the same?:)

Well, like Matt said, he has voted.

ElectricAye
09-23-2011, 01:53 AM
Vote for me!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/5/55/20060423115631%21Elvis_presley.jpg

vanmunch
09-23-2011, 01:56 AM
Hmmmmm????? :/

mindrobots
09-23-2011, 06:48 AM
Omg! 2 k3wl! Ur gr8 @ this!
b 3l33t fly ur ELEV8!
kby!

Cluso99
09-23-2011, 09:24 AM
Is it just me or do you think this poll is rigged??? Perhaps it is being run in Florida haha

Loopy Byteloose
09-23-2011, 12:13 PM
You completely lost me.......
1. Can't figure if you are at all serious.
2. I am beginning to wonder what Parallax actually does on Donut Day.
3. What is in those donuts.

Fxc2hh
09-23-2011, 12:14 PM
Hmm.. only 6 people voted.

Humanoido
09-23-2011, 12:23 PM
You completely lost me.......
1. Can't figure if you are at all serious.
2. I am beginning to wonder what Parallax actually does on Donut Day.
3. What is in those donuts.

I had pondered this too as I was following along with the serious contention of suggestions and then something happened as Donut Day arrived. As to answer the questions above, 1) Donut Day is very serious, 2) On donut day, someone is playing with the donut holes and the leftovers are saved in a hole donut jar, 3) the donuts are only used for their hole value. Apparently the choice for the name is a hole lot of curiosity too. It must be an inside joke without a hole punch line.

Fxc2hh
09-23-2011, 12:40 PM
I was looking at names that described the product or gave brand name recognition for the customer.

Elev8 must be something I don't recognize because it could be confused for elevator.

bomber
09-23-2011, 02:26 PM
I voted, have you?


Technically speaking, you voted FOR us, instead of WITH us.
At least, a choice for NEITHER would be applicible.

RDL2004
09-23-2011, 02:28 PM
Surely you're joking, Mr. Gilliland!

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 02:29 PM
Wow! Really people? :smile:

We thought it was perfect! Such dissention...

We had (5) on our "short list" - but two were to easily mis-construable.

"Elev8", elevate is what the thing does - the '8' is for the oh, hummm oh yeah, - # of cogs (propeller connection) - as if you didn't know?

Google it, and nothing "inappropriate" come up. (not so with some of the other suggestions...)

Ok, all that being said - we'll crawl back into our little hole and "re-visit" the final decision :-)
Last place we want to be is in a vacuum...

Regardless, "Elev8" will still be a winner!
-Matt

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
09-23-2011, 02:37 PM
It's official.. Parallax has adopted NASA's method for naming items. :) :)

OBC

ElectricAye
09-23-2011, 03:11 PM
Hmm.. only 6 people voted.

And none voted for Elvis. I'm crushed.
On the other hand, Elev8 is a good name. It sure whips dWeebWhacker any day.*






*Well, um, with the exception of Donut Day, maybe.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-23-2011, 03:39 PM
Google it, and nothing "inappropriate" come up.
Not now, maybe, but when the patent on Viagra expires ... :)

-Phil

Scope
09-23-2011, 03:54 PM
It's official.. Parallax has adopted NASA's method for naming items. :) :)

OBC

I disagree - I doubt they actually used twenty three months on the comprehensive diagnostic name selection process while spending $3.6M doing it.

Loopy Byteloose
09-23-2011, 04:23 PM
$250usd prize to ..... Couldn't you be a bit more formal. I had to dig to find the winner.

i still love OpenFly, but it isn't my educational company.

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 04:40 PM
Originally Posted by Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
It's official.. Parallax has adopted NASA's method for naming items.
Ouch.


OBC
I disagree - I doubt they actually used twenty three months on the comprehensive diagnostic name selection process while spending $3.6M doing it.
Thanks! At least we're not on *their* level :-)

Still debating...(Phil, somebody, anybody! How about an old fashioned *TV color test pattern* while we wait for the central committee's results?)

-Matt

schill
09-23-2011, 04:49 PM
I like the name ELEV8. While the term shows up quite a lot with a google search, a search on something like "parallax elev8" should bring people to the right place pretty quickly.

Right now, the first thing google returns for "parallax elev8" is this thread.

Browser
09-23-2011, 04:57 PM
http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/caruthers/Avatars/technical_difficulties.jpg
itz alwayz dogz fault.

-browz

Fxc2hh
09-23-2011, 05:06 PM
Still debating...(Phil, somebody, anybody! How about an old fashioned *TV color test pattern* while we wait for the central committee's results?)

-Matt

There are plenty of TV test patterns:

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=822&q=tv+test+pattern&gbv=2&oq=tv+test+pattern&aq=f&aqi=g6g-m4&aql=1&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=94l2403l0l2699l14l12l0l1l1l0l250l2075l0.5.6 l11l0

ElectricAye
09-23-2011, 05:52 PM
....
itz alwayz dogz fault.

...

Except when it's not.

http://www.funny-cat-pictures.com/Funny-Cat-Photos/images/Electrified-Kitten---funny-pictures.jpg

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 06:28 PM
There are plenty of TV test patterns:
I know. This was simply a diversionary tactic..
-Matt

Sapieha
09-23-2011, 06:50 PM
OBC.

Parallax save money If them have Vote on in house name



It's official.. Parallax has adopted NASA's method for naming items. :) :)

OBC

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Ok.
Central Committee is handing down it's verdict (as I type this...)

Situation: Unrest and disharmony amongst Forumistas over name selection for new flying machine.

Original Name Selected by Central Committee: "ELEV8".

Reporter: Have you reached a verdict?"
CC: "Yes we have."

Reporter: "And what is your Answer?"
CC: "We stand by our selection of 'ELEV8' "

Reporter: "Is that your Final Answer?"
CC: Yes.

Reporter: "Could you give our listening audience a little more reasoning behind your decision?"
CC: "No."
CC: "errr...I mean yes. Yeah, yes. Yeah, I mean sure..."

Although several other good names came up in the selection process, "Elev8" appealed to those who had no idea what the product was going to be (non-geeks), but knew by implication that it must be something that goes "up".

The "8", aside from being the cutesy completion of the full word (elevate) is also a hidden code (almost daVinci like) to the Faithful underground Forumistas who understand the super-powers of the "Circle of Cog's" within the preferred controller system.

Yes! This name is a tribute to these Faithful, as well as to the 14 year old boy that may not understand the difference between a Cog and a Frog, but over time can be lured from darkness into the light.

It is you, the Forumistas - the Faithful if you will, that must put down your Arms, rise above this disharmony - and usher in a whole new era of Cog-verts, through this Wonderful, Uplifting, yes - even ELEV8ing, pastime and profession that we all know and lov..."

(microphone cable mysteriously cut)

"Sorry, we seem to be experiencing audio difficulties".

Now come on everybody! How about a big round of applause for lanternfish!
(LF - PM me to claim your prize!)

-Matt

W9GFO
09-23-2011, 07:12 PM
I think people were looking forward to voting for their favorites. It was a clever way to announce the winner, in the same way that Lucy is clever by pulling the football away at the last moment.

Elev8 is a fine name. Not my favorite, but good none the less. Congrats laternfish!

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Now - One more big announcement!

As you may recall, the "Give us new Product Ideas Contest" had some neat little *benefits* - even for those that may not have initially won.

One such benefit was that if we ever did create (and offer for sale, of course) something that was put forth as an "idea" in that thread, the the Poster would get one of those thingy's.

Well, (unless I'm mistaken) I think mindrobots was the first to suggest this type of device for a Parallax product. (If I'm wrong, please let me know!)

So how about another round of applause for mindrobots!

PS: Because of what I can see from within, the "Give us new Product Ideas Contest" is going to come back to haunt us for a long, long time ;-)

-Matt

jdolecki
09-23-2011, 07:23 PM
Elve8 sounds like a planet name from Starwars.

"Chewey set a course for ELVE8"

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-23-2011, 07:25 PM
Congrats to the winners! Yay!
_____________________

Now, given the ... um ... autocratic nature of the jury, I think there should be a separate People's Choice Award poll, this time with multiple different choices. It would carry no official weight, of course, beyond public recognition and maybe a five-dollar store credit and a Parallax calendar to the winner.

Whaddya say, Matt? A morsel of consolation for the disenfranchized Forumista masses?

-Phil

mindrobots
09-23-2011, 07:27 PM
Congratulations Lanternfish!

Upon solemn re-consideration, I think ELEV8 is a stellar name!!! Especially since I get to embrace my own ELEV8 as soon as it arrives!! (Matt, your memory is impeccable!!)

In the tradition of any pilot, I will proudly stencil a name of my choosing (Air Scribbler?) onto the airframe I fly!!

Long live the Revolution!!!!

ctwardell
09-23-2011, 07:34 PM
Congrats Lanternfish!

One of my favorite experimental aircraft is the RV-8, ELEV8 is sorta similar, I like it.

C.W.

mindrobots
09-23-2011, 07:36 PM
There should be a separate People's Choice Award poll, this time with multiple different choices. It would carry no official weight, of course, beyond public recognition and maybe a five-dollar store credit and a Parallax calendar to the winner.

Whaddya say, Matt? A morsel of consolation for the disenfranchized Forumista masses?

-Phil

I will put up one of the Pings with the new mounting bracket I won from the "Give us New Product Ideas Contest" as a prize to help settle the disquiet among the faithful disenfranchised!!

Let the PEOPLE speak!!!!

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Whaddya say, Matt? A morsel of consolation for the disenfranchized Forumista masses?
Yes!

But here's the deal - if Ken saw how much time I've spent on this, I would have to work nights/weekends just to break even -

You all decide amongst yourselves - give me your top 5 choices, I'll make another poll and come up with a *cool* prize :-)

(shhhh - don't tell Ken)

Phil and mindrobots - you guys head this up, k?
-Matt

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-23-2011, 07:55 PM
As a contributor of numerous absolutely stellar entries, I'm afraid shall have to recuse myself, due to a conflict of interest. :)

But let's do this: anyone who did not contribute an entry, pick your five favorite entries and post them here. Matt can then put the five receiving the most mentions by 5 p.m. PDT today into a poll for the People's Choice Award.

How's that?

-Phil

ElectricAye
09-23-2011, 08:00 PM
Congrats, Lanternfish. Don't let all the sour grapes around here ruin your glory - it's a gr8t name.

Next contest: who is gonna be the first to put it on his/her license plate?

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 08:12 PM
How's that?
Nope! If your entries were "absolutely stellar", then you should have no problems having someone else nominate your idea(s).

Here's the rule: - you can't nominate your own suggestion.

To quote you: "How's that?"

-Matt

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-23-2011, 08:18 PM
Okay, that works. One more mod: select up to five different entries, none of them your own. It doesn't have to be five if there weren't five that you liked.

Are we on 'til 5, then, Matt?

-Phil

User Name
09-23-2011, 08:29 PM
My experiences on the Parallax forum have taught me that I don't play well with others. I hate losing! (A Briggs-Myers profile once suggested I'd make a great dictator.) The only consolation is that I already own KK and MultiWii flight controllers. But I sure would like a Hoverfly, too.

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 08:35 PM
Yes, Phil 'til 5pm, Parallax Standard Time :-)

My experiences on the Parallax forum have taught me that I don't play well with others. I hate losing!

Ha! But realize that some of us can't ever play, much less win!
However, it is fun to pass out awards -
-Matt

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
09-23-2011, 08:43 PM
Congrats the the winner!

OBC

mindrobots
09-23-2011, 09:00 PM
OK, so we'll let the disenfranchised masses submit their list of up to five favorites (none of their own) until 5PM PT.
Phil and I will tally this to a final 5 and from that and submit to Matt.
Matt will make a new poll with the 5 selections.
People will vote for the "ONE"
The winning name will get the special consolation prize package and the support and deserved admiration of the common folk?

I found my spare Ping))) while on a deadly dull budget call, so that part of the People's Prize Extravaganza is ready to go!!

Parallax Prize Fairy
09-23-2011, 09:04 PM
Did somebody say "Prizes?"

schill
09-23-2011, 09:09 PM
Upon solemn re-consideration, I think ELEV8 is a stellar name!!! Especially since I get to embrace my own ELEV8 as soon as it arrives!! (Matt, your memory is impeccable!!)

Embrace? That could prove to be painful.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-23-2011, 09:19 PM
Okay, I'll get the ball rolling, since Matt says I can't recuse myself:

1. OpenFly (just because)
2. Cog Air
3. Dragonfly
4. Icarus
5. Hover Prop

-Phil

Tubular
09-23-2011, 09:37 PM
I think Elev8 is gr8. Congrats, lanternfish!

When the judging of this comp "went public" I chuckled because I was sure OpenFly would get voted in, because of that internet phenomenon of "all voice but no responsibility". And poor Ken would have to live with the result of our musings

W9GFO
09-23-2011, 09:38 PM
Sorry for the super long post, here is all the suggested names in one place, in the order they appeared.

Flip
Octocore Quadcopter
QuadFlyer
Kolibri
Air Rover
Propel-Air
Super Happy Fun Copter
Whirlybird Quad
Whirlybird quartic
Whirlybird biquadratic
Whirlybird^4
Whirlybird cubed
The Quad
Propeller Quadcopter
Propeller QuatroCopter
Propeller TetraCopter
Propeller X4 Copter
TetraProp
TetraProp-o-Rotor
PropTetraRotor
Heli-Propeller
The Air Rover Quadcopter
The Propeller Air Rover Quadcopter
The Propeller Quad-ro-copter
Sky Flyer Quadcopter
Sky Controller Quadcopter
Propeller P8X32A UAV Quad-Bladed helicopter
Quatrecopter
Where the Four Winds Dwell
Freedom Flies
HoverProp
Quasair
Propeller X Copter
Propeller Quarter Copter
Propeller HoverQuad Copter
Propeller HoverQuad Chopper
Propeller Quad Chopper
Propeller X Chopper
Propeller Hover Chopper
Propeller Quatro Chopper
Propeller Quarter Chopper
Propeller Hover Quad Copter
Propeller Hover Quad Chopper
Propeller X Quad Copter
Propeller X Quad Chopper
Cog Air
Quadriceptor
Propeller Quatro Spinner
Quadrisoar
4SPIN
SPIN4
Quadralair
ParaQuad
Propeller Octal-Quad Copter/Chopper
Propeller 8X4 Copter/Chopper
Propeller Octaquad Copter/Chopper
Propeller Cog Copter/Chopper
Xspinner
4Prop
Cyclone 4
SkyDevil
Prop-Stream
FunnelX4
Bob-
The Propter
The PropCopter
The PropelCopter
The Propellerter
The Invader
Cartesian Ace
Hummingbird
Parallax Wulf
Wulf
DragonFly
Hoverfly con Carne
Air Quad
8 cog 4 prop
8 cogs for prop
Spinfun
The Parallopter
Flight P8X32A
Quadpeller
P4X8X32A
P4X8X32A Copter
Flight P4X8X32A
four legged chopper
FreeBird
FreeBird Quadcopter
The Flying Dodo
A bird of a different feather
Parallax CHROME
The Air-Scribbler
Penta-Prop
Parallax Quadcopter
Spin Quadcopter
SpinCopter
Parallax-Hoverfly Quadcopter
Parallax Foxbat
Phoxbat (Parallax Hoverfly Open eXperimenter Basic Airframe Technology)
Spin-a-Four
Spider
Paraquad
MultiCoreCopter
VTOL 8-Core-leone
FREDDIE
P8X32A
Parallair
uC-Flyer
I can't believe it's not butterfly
OpenFly
Q.U.A.D. A.I.R
SpinQuad
PropQuad
P3 (Parallax Propeller with Propellers)
SpinCopter
QuadSpinner
HeliPROPterQuadPROPter
Orbit Collector
APtitude
Free Four
Free Four Flyer
Parallax Ascensor
Ascensor Quadcopter
Ascensor
Multicopter
Chips of Four
Jail Red Copter
Red Jail Copter
Wire Chips Copter
Four of One Copter
Copter of Treats
WiFilesscopter
Propeller-Air
Raceline Copter
Red Jail 4 Copter
Jail Red 4 Copter
Propeller Copter
Cardinal
Prudence (Wisdom)
Justice
Fortitude
Temperance
The Forerunner
OpenFlyer
KenCopter
ELEV8
Parallax VTOL platform
micro-VTOL
Parallax VTOL UAV
Parallax UAV
Parallax UAV platform
Parallax "Multi-Function" Quad-Copter
Parallax "Multi-Functional" Quad-Copter
Parallax "Multi-Purpose" Quad-Copter
Open R/C UAV
Yellow light of fear --> YLF
YLF-4
Hal Jordan -->HJ UAV
P4 or P-4
U4 or U-4
Q4
X-22b
propsoarus
propsaurus
IcarUS
Psyche
Daedalus
Propdragon
Prop O Soar
Propeller UP
WhirlyNird
P8X32A UAV
Fly&Spi
4OS Quadrocopter
4OS Quadracopter
4OS Quadcopter
4P QuadroCopter
4P UAV
Parallax Quadrocopter
Parallax Quadracopter
Propeller Quadrocopter
Propeller Quadracopter
Tetrapeller
The DweebWhacker
PropCop
QuadPropter
QPropter
HeliPropter
QuadsiPropter
QuasiPropter
The Spin Spinner
The S.S Quadcopter
Leonardo
Da Vinci
IDEA
FLOAT
SOAR
QUARK
THE Aerial Master
Quadinaros
For-Play X2
The UpLift
X-Fly
Super Prop Open Flyer
Raptor
P4
Propper
HoverUSA
Hover US
Prop's HoverUSA
Propper Chopper
Hover Prop
Spinning Prop
Archimedes
The Prop Arc
Arcing Prop
Spinning Arc
Power Arc
Quad Arc
Prop Goes The Weasel
Prop Invader P8X32A Quadcopter
The Ken-O-Matic
Propter Copter
Propter Hoc
Propter Hawk
SkyProp
PropsRus
Propsforus
Quadacity
Quatrefoil
spin-up
spin-a-colada

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-23-2011, 09:39 PM
Wow, thanks, Rich! That took some effort!

-Phil

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 10:59 PM
Since I'm almost off (well, in 3 min. I am, I think) - I can now be a "people" too, right?
My submissions:

1. QuadPropter
2 SOAR
3. Cog Air
4. Prop O Soar
5. Dragonfly

-Matt

(what's that Ken? I'm not a people yet? Stay late? Key to my shackles won't be available 'til morning? hmmm...gonna be a long, lonely weekend :-/ )

-Matt

Matt Gilliland
09-23-2011, 11:01 PM
and since I won't be able to get back on 'til 8pm tonight, let's let submissions for People's Choice Award go until then, Ok Phil and Rick?
-Matt

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-23-2011, 11:14 PM
Fine by me. With less than an hour left on the old sched and only two submissions, it looks like we'll need the extra time.

-Phil

Cluso99
09-23-2011, 11:49 PM
Wow. I missed the naming thread totally.

Anyway, ELEV8 sounds fine. I also liked CogAir, SpinCopter and PropCopter too. But don't worry about me - marketing guys always hate my naming ideas anyway.

One thing tho'. Don't confine it to the word Quad because there are Tri's, Hexas, Octas and no doubt other versions possible. Even a Quad has an X and + formation.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-24-2011, 12:53 AM
So, Cluso99, are CogAir, SpinCopter and PropCopter your nominees for the People's Choice Award?

-Phil

mindrobots
09-24-2011, 02:58 AM
In no particular order:

- HoverProp
- IcarUS
- Air Rover
- Dragonfly
- OpenFly (had to)

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-24-2011, 03:00 AM
Hello! ... Hello! ... Hello! ... Hello!

Well, that went over like a lead balloon! Matt, if looks as if "The People" have left the building. I'll forgo my nominations, if you'll forgo yours. :)

Have a great weekend!

-Phil

Oh, wait a minute! We've got a last-minute entry! Now what?

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
09-24-2011, 03:06 AM
Wow.. No winner yet? People's choice?

1. Orbit Collector (just because)
2. OpenFly
3. Cog Air
4. Icarus
5. Dragonfly


OBC

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-24-2011, 03:07 AM
Oh, OBC, you're six minutes too late! íLo siento mucho!

-Phil

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
09-24-2011, 03:10 AM
Hey now... As Jimmy says.. It's 5 It's 6 Oclock somewhere...

mindrobots
09-24-2011, 03:13 AM
Last minute entries:

ELEV10
ELEV9
ELEV7
ELEV6
ELEV5

...looks like Matt did pick the lesser of the evils

mindrobots
09-24-2011, 03:24 AM
I just did an unaudited tally - if we count OBC's votes (because of his time zone issues)

CogAir has 4 votes
Dragonfly has 4 votes
OpenFly has 3 votes
IcarUS has 3 votes
Hover Prop has 2 votes
...all the other contenders have one vote each.

There you go Matt, the people have spoken, the revolution is over.

You could put those five into a poll over the weekend to see if any of them REALLY win by popular demand.

Ciao!!

bomber
09-24-2011, 03:35 AM
on our "short list"


who are the runner-ups?

Matt Gilliland
09-24-2011, 04:43 AM
Hey all, sorry I'm "LA8" to the party - just got home-

Got it Phil and Mind - thanks for a job-well-done!
- ok new thread to vote for the "Runner up" is here (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?134700-The-quot-Real-quot-Vote-for-your-favorite-Runnerup-to-the-Quadcopter-Naming-Contest-Thread)...
-Matt

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
09-24-2011, 04:47 AM
Since I'm almost off (well, in 3 min. I am, I think) - I can now be a "people" too, right?
My submissions:

2 SOAR

-Matt

SOAR (http://www.fearofflying.com/) has a different meaning here... :) (BTW, Tom Bunn is the man to get to know if you have any resistance to flying.. )

OBC

Cluso99
09-24-2011, 06:47 PM
Gee, can't we have a 18 hour break from the forum ;(

It was Saturday here and we went and visited two of our boys and their wives and the grandkids :-) Now it is 4:45am here!

Just had a big storm blow through and had to check the boa, soon may as well check the forum too - and my Motorola XOOM :-)

lanternfish
09-25-2011, 03:03 AM
Congrats, Lanternfish. Don't let all the sour grapes around here ruin your glory - it's a gr8t name.

Next contest: who is gonna be the first to put it on his/her license plate?

I'll keep out of the controversy and see if wifey will buy me the plate for Xmas.

Loopy Byteloose
09-25-2011, 03:06 PM
Congrats, Lanterfish. The best man won. We had a lot of fun thinking up clever names, but much as I liked OpenFly, I realize it was not quite what parents might approve of.

What I am now wondering is for how much and when can I buy one of these ELEV8s.