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    Rubber Bandit

    Does anyone know what happened to the Rubber Bandit?

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    Something just snapped.... :-)

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    But he's sure to bounce back.

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    All wound-up and overextended!

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    Don't ya think that's a bit of a stretch?
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    All snappy retorts, I applaud you all, but inquiring minds would like to know who or what is the "Rubber Bandit"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floatsflyer View Post
    All snappy retorts, I applaud you all, but inquiring minds would like to know who or what is the "Rubber Bandit"?
    I believe it is one of the rubber-band-powered ultralights that have appeared at AirVenture....

    Ron Wanttaja

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    There's a little more info (and a photo) here:

    http://blog.cafefoundation.org/?p=3992


    (Not to mention at least one more terrible pun... )

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    Thanks for the info Ron & Hal, very cool, didn't know this had been achieved. The little boy in all of us endures....the size of the toys just gets larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfcullum View Post
    Does anyone know what happened to the Rubber Bandit?
    The Rubber Bandit was a fun project started by (I believe) a group at Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles, CA. It was a fairly large airplane, I'm guessing 40-50 foot span, with a tubular fuselage containg a very large mult-strand rubber band, to be wound up by an external powered winder. I'm surprised no one seems to remember it. I last saw it in a hangar at an airport I stopped at on my way from San Diego to Oshkosh some years ago - perhaps 1997. I have a couple of photos of it in the hangar, but don't recall the name of the airport.

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