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Jeremy McCreary

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Tupper top
« on: October 12, 2018, 04:58:15 AM »

Found an old Tupperware pitcher lid while rummaging through a closet. Lousy top by itself (see 6:02), but the lid had promise as a top rotor with a favorable mass distribution and decent aerodynamics. All it needed was a user-friendly stem and low-friction tip...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E91z3fSo6Yk

 In the video, this LEGO-adapted "Tupper top" stayed up 71 s by hand and 134 s with a high-speed mechanical starter. See video description for details.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 11:44:48 AM by Jeremy McCreary »
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Re: Tupper top
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 10:37:42 AM »

What a great idea! I remember having the same kind of pitcher many years ago.
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Tupper top
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 09:55:05 PM »

Guessing the lid's at least 20 years old (like me). The pitcher's long gone.
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Tupper top
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 11:03:38 PM »

Yes, I remember those lids too.  We used it like crazy.  How great to see it getting some good use again.
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