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Matt Gilliland
09-24-2011, 06:02 AM
Ok, cast your vote for the Quadcopter Naming Contest RUNNER UP-
Winner will receive an all expense paid trip for two to Haw...
no, wait. I'd better not.

I'll come up with something by mornin' - it'll be good though, trust me :smile:

Polls close at 8pm Saturday evening, or when I get back from a friends wedding- whichever is LA8er ;-)
-Matt

W9GFO
09-24-2011, 06:30 AM
40 104 views and only four 9 votes?

Loopy Byteloose
09-24-2011, 06:38 AM
The winner gets to go to Haw! I have never been there.

W9GFO
09-24-2011, 06:43 AM
Maybe he meant:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b5/Hee_Haw.jpg/200px-Hee_Haw.jpg

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-24-2011, 07:37 AM
I'm sure he was referring to the tropical, palm-studded, white-powder beaches of Hawke Harbour:

http://ca.epodunk.com/images/locatorMaps/nl/NL_2004152.gif

-Phil

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-24-2011, 07:28 PM
OTOH, the "Haw..." might also refer to the posh destination resort town of Hawra:


http://www.picturesofcities.info/map-city/Hawra/2915343/

The mind reels with the possibilities! So be sure to vote, and help to send your favorite product-namer on a memorable journey!

-Phil

mindrobots
09-24-2011, 07:32 PM
I thought it was the airport code HAW, which is Haverfordwest, UK. Looks like a lovely place to vacation and drink warm beer.

http://www.world-airport-codes.com/united-kingdom/haverfordwest-2881.html

{Beer is not included as part of the is not included as part of the prize package.}
{All travel arrangements are solely at the winners expense}
{Phil and Rick aren't responsible for anything related to this contest or in general.}

Cluso99
09-24-2011, 07:37 PM
Shame elev8 was not on the list as I would prefer it to my waited cogair vote.

Matt Gilliland
09-24-2011, 09:50 PM
Great.
Out of all of you that I could have picked to moderate this thread, I get these two...

85349
-Matt

PJ Allen
09-24-2011, 10:01 PM
"40 104 views and only four 9 votes?"

Happens once, shame on them; happens twice, shame on me. :zombie:

Matt Gilliland
09-24-2011, 10:10 PM
Shame elev8 was not on the list as I would prefer it to my waited cogair vote.

Hey Cluso- Elev8 won...This is the "runner-up" vote :-)
Right now, I'd give Cog Air the advantage for 2nd plc...but, OpenFly is holding strong too...
-Matt

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-25-2011, 04:50 AM
Where's Matt? 'Still at the wedding? Dancing into the wee hours, leaving the poll open for heaven knows what kind of mischief? As of 8:46 p.m. Cog Air is ahead by a nose: 10 to 9. Until Matt stumbles in, I guess more votes can still be counted.

Who's on first?
-Lou

mindrobots
09-25-2011, 04:57 AM
We moderate in moderation!!

Naturally!

W9GFO
09-25-2011, 05:28 AM
So close! We need more voters.

Matt Gilliland
09-25-2011, 04:38 PM
They didn't even serve dinner 'til after 9pm - (yawnnn..)
Sorry I'm la8.


Who's on first?
-Lou
What's on Second?

Looks like it's Cog Air!

...ok, prize, prize what's the prize gonna be?
...thinking...thinking
-Matt

jazzed
09-25-2011, 05:17 PM
Sure am happy to see that other silly name off the list.

Matt Gilliland
09-27-2011, 03:47 AM
Who came up with Cog Air? Identify yourself! (yes I'm lazy tonight)...
-Matt

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-27-2011, 03:56 AM
It was Tubular: http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?134573#post1036808

-Phil

Matt Gilliland
09-27-2011, 04:15 AM
Thanks Lou!

Tubular, as the Runner-up in our Name the Quadcopter Contest, you have won:

Your choice of up to $75.00 worth of Parallax *stuff* !

Yay! Congrats Tubular!
-Matt

PS: PM me for instructions on how to redeem your prize(s) :D

Tubular
09-27-2011, 04:27 AM
Oh wow, Thanks Matt !! After paying 'bout $12 to see the movie back in '97, I figure that makes it worthwhile and perhaps even profitable.

Whats that, you want a speech? I'd like to thank Nicholas Cage, the Graceys, and all the forumistas who voted...

And as for that ticket to Haw... I'm guessing you meant Hawthorn, about 20 minutes and $3.80 by train from here.

:)

mindrobots
09-27-2011, 04:34 AM
If he's Lou, that makes me Bud? I'm the serious one??? Oh, Matt, you silly boy!!

Tubular,

Congratualtions!!

PM me some shipping info. I said I'd kick in one of the new Ping))) and acrylic mounts. I had no idea I'd have to ship it so far!!! :lol:

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-27-2011, 04:51 AM
Tubular,

Congratulations! Enjoy your stay in beautiful downtown Hawthorn (where the beer is warm, the dingos are friendly and the parking is free).
_____________

Bud,

As a corollary to "Be careful what you wish for", "Be careful what you promise!" Or is it the other way around? :)

-Lou

Tubular
09-27-2011, 05:07 AM
If he's Lou, that makes me Bud? I'm the serious one??? Oh, Matt, you silly boy!!

Tubular,

Congratualtions!!

PM me some shipping info. I said I'd kick in one of the new Ping))) and acrylic mounts. I had no idea I'd have to ship it so far!!! :lol:

Hey Mindrobots, how did you ever get roped into this? Now you know I'm expecting hand delivery, don't go thinking you could just post it to the letter box out the front ...

Fortunately I have a mailbox in TX which we use for gathering loot from the states. They compact all the parcels and ebay treasures into one big box, jump on it, then ship the compacted mass by Fedex. Will the acrylic mount work with the old style ping? Got a link to the mount you're referring to?

And Phil what's all this Lou and Bud thing, I must be missing something. It's looking suspiciously black and white which may explain it

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
09-27-2011, 05:12 AM
Tubular,

The reference is to the comedy team of Bud Abbot and Lou Costello:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sShMA85pv8M

-Phil

Cluso99
09-27-2011, 08:28 AM
What warm beer! Its never in the glass long enough to get warm and we are not in the UK!

Matt: Yes, I realized that Elev8 had won. I just would have liked to see where it came wrt the others. Anyway as I said elev8 would get my first choice.

So the rest of you who voted cogair - do you prefer ele8 too?

mindrobots
09-27-2011, 01:55 PM
@Tubular: Since I get an ELEV8 as my prize from Matt's ill fated "Name our Next Product" contest, I decided to put up one of the PING))) packages from that contest as a "People's Choice" prize for this contest. Send me your Texas address and I'll put it in the mail. It's a PING))) and the new bracket - the standard PING))) will fit either bracket! I would love to deliver it in person but half way around the world and upside down isn't in my near term travel plans!

CogAir will live on in the people's hearts when they fly their ELEV8!!!

@Cluso99: On the record, I think ELEV8 is a great name and I will proudly fly mine (when I get it)! Off the record, I liked the names I submitted, so I may have to put "Air Scribbler" stickers on it!! The ELEV8 name was a corporate decision. Matt voted and loaded the list so the little people (and Browser) responded to the call of rebellion with the "People's Choice" award.