Your October Caption Contest

It's been too long - time for a contest!

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It's been literally months since we had a caption contest - well the wait is over! Here are the rules (for a refresher) -

  • Leave your funniest clean caption to the photo in the comments section below. We reserve the right to delete captions that we deem inappropriate. We’re not too stingy, but try to keep it moderately PG-13.
  • Captions submitted any other way besides in the comment section will not be accepted! That means do not use the feedback form!
  • Captions will be accepted from the moment this post goes live until Friday, October 3rd at 10 a.m. Mountain Time.
  • A crack team of humor experts will pick the winner and we will announce it next week.

Here's the photo:

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Since it's been a bit since the last contest, we're going to double the usual prize. That means the winner gets $200 in SparkFun credit to build something amazing! Ready, set...CAPTION!


Comments 259 comments

  • NCOSE / about 8 years ago / 21

    Pete's two ambition's as a child were to own a Hot Rod and to be outstanding in his field.

    • Member #601899 / about 8 years ago / 1

      Hot Rod

      Mission Accomplished: Standing out in his field with 'own Hot Rod.

    • Engineered / about 8 years ago / 1

      For that pun, I give you props.

      • ElegantElectrons / about 8 years ago / 1

        ... and that pun flew over my head

        • Engineered / about 8 years ago / 1

          Sometimes these pun conversations keep droning on.

          • horack / about 8 years ago / 1

            But they eventually crash and burn when there's nothing to, um.... propel them.

  • BeerCannon / about 8 years ago / 8

    Pete's disappointment was plane to see...

  • AidenDakari / about 8 years ago / 7

    The FAA even took my rubber band and propeller.

  • Dopey / about 8 years ago / 7

    Though he saved a ton of money, Pete couldn't help but be a bit disappointed with the "Economy Class" seats he booked online.

  • Anachronomer / about 8 years ago / 6

    For just a dollar a day, you can make sure that engineers all around the world just like this one never have to go without a motor for their planes ever again.

  • Yosserg / about 8 years ago / 4

    Tony Stark's engineering skills faded as he got older.

  • Mr Electrical / about 8 years ago * / 4

    Afraid of flying, Pete made a scale model to test the concept. Let's just say Pete is still afraid of flying...

  • tonyvr / about 8 years ago / 4

    The leg room was a little tight in Sparkfun's first corporate jet.

  • mharsch / about 8 years ago / 4

    The only way this could be worse is if people made fun of me on the Internet.

  • jmount / about 8 years ago / 3

    Stupid FAA drone rules.

  • Mr Electrical / about 8 years ago * / 3

    No longer in Boulder, Pete realized that taunting locals with a non-recyclable styrofoam plane was not as much fun.

  • Member #74840 / about 8 years ago / 3

    12 boxes of cereal, 4-6 weeks of waiting, and this was all I got....

  • Did I leave the oven on? I think I left the oven on.

  • Member #86565 / about 8 years ago / 3

    When Pete located MH370, it only raised further questions.

  • In-Ben-tion / about 8 years ago / 2

    Ma wouldn't let me fly it in the house. So I went outside and flew a plane on a plain.

  • In-Ben-tion / about 8 years ago / 2

    Back to the napkin and pen.

  • In-Ben-tion / about 8 years ago / 2

    Something went wrong. While landing I did a 4000' roll onto a 3000' runway. Uhggg. I knew I should have eaten my Weeties this morning.

  • Member #268720 / about 8 years ago / 2

    Props to you Pete! It looks like you'll need them…

  • BigPupChuck07 / about 8 years ago / 2

    This is Pete. Pete wants to fly. The FAA might not let him, here's why

  • mdancer / about 8 years ago / 2

    Lamest mid-life crisis ever!!

  • Skimask / about 8 years ago / 2

    Mommy???

  • Member #421778 / about 8 years ago / 2

    Oh... for Pete's sake!!!

  • In-Ben-tion / about 8 years ago / 2

    Throwing my airplane around in science class, and having it crash into the periodic table .......an elementary mistake! The teacher took away anything that could be sold. The only things she didn't take away; the foam board frame and my added detention. Hope you like my pun, I thought it was very punny :)

  • In-Ben-tion / about 8 years ago / 2

    Disappointed that his budget didn't include a real airplane, he built the next best thing.

  • MarmotXing / about 8 years ago / 2

    "I'm tired of these motherboarding snakes on this motherboarding plane!"

  • Sealex / about 8 years ago / 2

    As Pete's fear of planes began to take off, he found it increasingly difficult to check his emotional baggage and maintain a good altitude.

  • Member #556602 / about 8 years ago / 2

    All I have is this cold unfeeling goat-plane to remind me of my goat friend in this magical forest for today is the day we broke up.

  • The Prop-er caption for this picture: Fail.

  • goldfish408 / about 8 years ago / 2

    "I'm so disappointed in you Hot Rod. At this rate, you'll never grow up and be an Amazon drone."

  • Member #155489 / about 8 years ago / 2

    ...And this is your plane on drugs.

  • Member #50317 / about 8 years ago / 2

    Motors! We don't need no stinkin' motors!

  • Member #600694 / about 8 years ago / 2

    RIP ISIS drone...

  • zodiak / about 8 years ago / 2

    If you guys don't start being nice, I am just going to take my plane and go home!

  • NCSU_Biomed / about 8 years ago / 2

    Almost ready to fly !

    *Electronics not included

  • g4ch / about 8 years ago / 2

    Another squirrel lost...

  • horack / about 8 years ago / 2

    Dang it. It looks like an "Under $10" category for the aerial portion of AVC 2015 just isn't feasible with today's technology.

  • Ogre / about 8 years ago / 2

    i forgot the rubber bands... :(

  • sixvolts / about 8 years ago / 2

    Pete's airplane was born without a propellor, but the little guy is on a transplant list.

  • cholq / about 8 years ago / 2

    Pete always needs a little bit of time alone after reading the comments on his YouTube videos.

  • Member #195568 / about 8 years ago / 2

    Preflight check... Rudder - check, wings - check, handle - check, propeller - ?????

  • BeerCannon / about 8 years ago / 2

    "Oh, hello there Mr. Airplane, have you seen my stapler? It's a red Swingline stapler..."

  • ME heat o nator / about 8 years ago / 2

    At Sparkfun it can go up or down in flames, that all depends on how you wire it.

  • Member #463180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Its plane to see, I like to stay grounded.

  • asciirory / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hmmm...what if I put a Arduino based nav system in, and then tossed it AWAY from the ground?

  • prophead100 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Maybe with a little glue Dad won't notice.

  • srmoore / about 8 years ago / 1

    With the new building, Sparkfun's travel budget shrank.

  • Member #51300 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Since I don't know how to build a real RC Plane, I fly this foamy thing....

  • RickP / about 8 years ago / 1

    Wilsonnnnnnnnnn!!!!

  • Member #43148 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hours of anticipation for just nine and a half seconds of fun, then boom! - His wife's words ringing in his ears.

  • CaptD / about 8 years ago / 1

    Styrofoam wings and fuselage $12.50, plastic wheels 3.45, rubber band $.09; propeller ....priceless

  • CaptD / about 8 years ago / 1

    Oh, that's what was on the second napkin.

  • Sneak85 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Feel like your model plan is inadequate and you just can't get it up anymore? Stop over at Sparkfun.com, we'll help you build something amazing.

  • ficklelope / about 8 years ago / 1

    I don't get it. It doesn't look edible.

  • CrowDojo / about 8 years ago / 1

    Finally The got the airframe working, only problem is it moves so fast it keeps sublimating the electronics D:

  • Mr Electrical / about 8 years ago / 1

    Being a rebel, Pete waited until 10:01 to submit another caption.

  • RandyKC / about 8 years ago / 1

    You're leaving me for an Estes rocket??

  • RandyKC / about 8 years ago / 1

    An overwhelming sense of doom preceded the test flight...

  • RandyKC / about 8 years ago / 1

    Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like me!

  • RandyKC / about 8 years ago / 1

    I keep thinking "there's something I forgot"...

  • Tenacious_Techhunter / about 8 years ago / 1

    Just because my last two planes burst into flames into mid-air, that doesn't mean they get to tag my plane with a flame paintjob...

  • At that moment Pete realized scalable technology wasn't all he had hoped for...

  • joesugar / about 8 years ago / 1

    Darned mm to inch scale conversion bit me again.

  • zaphol / about 8 years ago / 1

    That flyover video of Sparkfun's new "spaceship" campus might have to wait..

  • joesugar / about 8 years ago / 1

    I caught it. What do I do with it now?

  • joesugar / about 8 years ago / 1

    Having raised it from a balsa wood glider, the time had finally come to release the Hot Rod into the wild. Fly! Be Free!

  • PatentExaminer / about 8 years ago * / 1

    It's a vehicle and I'm autonomous. What do you mean I can't enter?? And don't give me any of that Nietzsche-ian nonsense about me not being truly autonomous like you did last time!

  • vybz263 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pilot Pete Pre-flight Pep Talk: "Don't let the FAA hover over you. Go up there and be spectacular Hot Rod "

  • Member #380083 / about 8 years ago / 1

    "Where are the hot wheels on my Hot Rod?"

  • H. Cana / about 8 years ago / 1

    Oh no, I wanted this all in red just like Sparksfun, I doubt now it will fly high.

  • In-Ben-tion / about 8 years ago / 1

    I don't have anymore napkins to draw on!!!

  • Sciencez / about 8 years ago / 1

    He stared wistfully at his latest receation, knowing that another failure would spell the end

  • Member #43839 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Ah... That wasn't a peanut butter spreader with the April 2004 issue of 'DIY Aeroplane' magazine.

  • Member #592980 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Talk to me GOOSE!

  • MHueb / about 8 years ago / 1

    Day six: With no food and still no sign of civilization, Pete seriously considers consuming the corpse of his only friend.

  • Tweellt / about 8 years ago / 1

    What the hell am I looking at?

  • MHueb / about 8 years ago / 1

    A far cry from the hand launched balsa gliders of his day.

  • Member #504891 / about 8 years ago / 1

    It's all fun and games until your elevators get stuck!

  • Member #504891 / about 8 years ago / 1

    They named it HotRod? I hate that movie!

  • Elijah / about 8 years ago / 1

    Famous last words: "What you lack in propeller, make up for in elevator"

  • RandyKC / about 8 years ago / 1

    Phtbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbt........

  • n1taz / about 8 years ago / 1

    This plane looked much cooler in the comic book ad;. I hope the sea monkeys I ordered are better.

  • MechaTweak / about 8 years ago / 1

    Over his life time, Pete built and abandoned hundreds of projects. Inevitably, one eventually abandoned him.

  • c17657 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Oh no, they misspelled my name on the side of the cockpit.

  • horack / about 8 years ago / 1

    Tower, this is Hot Rod requesting a flyby of the Dokter. Negative, Hot Rod, the pattern is full.

  • Member #456272 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Danny was disappointed when he learned that his airplane would never break the sound barrier.

  • Jade / about 8 years ago * / 1

    An 8-core 32-bit Propeller Chip (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12637) can perform several functions in parallel. According to Pete, propelling an aircraft isn't on of them.

  • Member #307408 / about 8 years ago / 1

    At long last, the new plane prototype was complete, there was only one questioning remaining: How do you get into the cockpit?

  • ElegantElectrons / about 8 years ago / 1

    After years of drinking chocolate Ovaltine, Pete finally got his Little Orphan Annie's Plane... without a propeller.

  • Member #122897 / about 8 years ago / 1

    If Sparkfun had not just built a huge new building, Pete might have been able to afford the whole plane...

  • RandyKC / about 8 years ago / 1

    Congress cut the drone budget again!?

  • Member #341578 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete's log: Ion propulsion technology is difficult to scale down to hobbyist electronics. Will try again next year.

  • Grey Wolf / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete’s poor planning prevents proper plane propulsion.

  • RandyKC / about 8 years ago / 1

    This isn't how it looked on ebay.

  • GCF / about 8 years ago / 1

    By his first attempt at flight, his aspirations of flying had all but petered out.

  • Skimask / about 8 years ago / 1

    There are more airplanes at the bottom of the ocean than there are submarines at the top of the sky.

  • Jonathan T / about 8 years ago / 1

    "If I cross my eyes, I can see the two-selage!"

  • Member #436136 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Disappointment after the realization that flame decals did not improve flight speed.

  • OsageOrange / about 8 years ago / 1

    Ohm...I and the plane are one. I am the plane. I AM "Hot Rod!"

  • Dutch_db / about 8 years ago / 1

    Ralph Wiggum - "I bent my hotrod".

  • andy4us / about 8 years ago / 1

    Try as he might, Pete never stared in a Hair Club For Men advert !

  • Member #389096 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Look at the new Sparkfun building.

  • ElegantElectrons / about 8 years ago / 1

    This is the only time engineers don't like ground planes.

  • Member #388018 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete Dokter to Nathan Seidle: "C'mon Nate, you said 'Director of Engineering' - surely this wasn't part of the deal?"

  • Member #526017 / about 8 years ago / 1

    When Pete arrived at the radio control plane contest: "Uh oh, I'm "peat""

  • Wylly / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete testing Sparkfun's new drone delivery system....still on the design board I'm afraid

  • Member #586684 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hmmm.. I should have built a car.. I'll start right after collecting the wreckage! I have paint left..

  • kagayl / about 8 years ago / 1

    The anti-gravity shield were not compatible with Arduino.

  • TimmyTopHat / about 8 years ago / 1

    As the AVC deadline drew near, Pete began to doubt the capabilities of his drone.

  • chienline / about 8 years ago / 1

    You are banned by FAA. You lost the Cardboard Challenge. Now I'm giving you Four Wheels. Don't fail me this time, will ya?

  • holtt / about 8 years ago / 1

    A guy flies his plane by himself. You think that's me? No. I am the one who flocks!

  • BB / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete contemplating how much better this plane would look with red flames instead of blue.

  • Member #172641 / about 8 years ago / 1

    I just can't believe this, I paid extra for the red flame version. How can I bring this to work? My only option is to bury it in this field and walk away.

  • c43630 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Note to self:- "No matter how much elevator you apply, you still need a prop to fly."

  • radar_geek / about 8 years ago / 1

    Fly, you fool!

  • RandyKC / about 8 years ago / 1

    Darn, my wife was right. This is silly.

  • Member #365804 / about 8 years ago / 1

    "I wish I were one of those stowaway ants"

  • Stuxn8 / about 8 years ago / 1

    but..but...there is no pilot!

  • Backyard Pilot / about 8 years ago / 1

    I wonder if this would work to HALO insert my squirrel commandos into Nate's office?

  • Butterwaffle / about 8 years ago / 1

    "Ergh!" grimaced Pete. "My dual use RC propellor-plane / weedwacker will need some refinement before it can take on a yard like this. Perhaps I should just start looking for some new digs."

  • Member #440788 / about 8 years ago / 1
    • "Hmmm... Now I just need two things.. this airplane up in the stratosphere spraying, aluminum, barium, strontium.. and a huge antenna array with a PWM transceiver circuit tuned for 2-10 MHz.. ......"
  • Member #601709 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Man falls for street vendor's claim 'You don't need no stinking propeller, man, you got flames, man! Flames make everything go faster!'

  • Member #575610 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete's really thinking he should've added some thrust. (It only went a few yards)

  • Cybot101 / about 8 years ago / 1

    This is why we can't have nice things..

  • Juice Fueler / about 8 years ago / 1

    "In today's news a tragic model airplane crash leaves one hobbyist in mourning over the irreparable damage to the decals."

  • Member #46209 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Not even Denzel Washington could not keep the plane in the air, this deeply saddens the lead engineer.

  • Member #590636 / about 8 years ago / 1

    All work and no plane made Jack a dull boy.

  • Member #590636 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Enough is enough! I have had it with these MFing flames on this MFing plane!

  • Member #590636 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Rod said to his inanimate adversary, "Before you, people called me hot."

  • cosmicray / about 8 years ago / 1

    I'm required to file a flight plan for this thing ?

  • Member #590636 / about 8 years ago / 1

    "…on the other hand, if I throw the plane, it'll just be another thing that has left me…"

  • Member #590636 / about 8 years ago / 1

    "<i>I</i> am the wind beneath your wings."

  • intlcup / about 8 years ago / 1

    According to Pete...

    It was a very sad day.

  • ftrocchi / about 8 years ago / 1

    I ordered a soldering iron, but I got a hot rod instead.

  • My boss said if I worked the weekend he would buy me a plane.

    Now I know why he kept laughing every time he saw me!

  • Nate stole my engine!

  • 2BitBot / about 8 years ago / 1

    Siri is still not talking to my iPlane..

  • 2BitBot / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hmmmm just need to add 63 lbs of electronics to complete my drone project..

  • Jeff and Jack / about 8 years ago / 1

    Puzzled, Pallbearer Pete promptly performs preliminary postmortem on previously-peppy, painstakingly-produced, puffed-polypropylene plane, post its perpendicular, propeller-pulverizing plunge.

  • Member #113324 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Props on the paint job, but for Pete's sake! Give that man a propeller!

  • Member #601649 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Damn, I need a woman

  • Member #373803 / about 8 years ago / 1

    "No more ZOOM ZOOM, plane go BOOM BOOM!"

  • Member #293584 / about 8 years ago / 1

    It was then that Pete realized the enlarging ray was a bust and he would never fit inside his favorite toy.

  • Skerpy_D / about 8 years ago / 1

    "I knew I should have checked the scale"!sighOh well.

  • Member #25059 / about 8 years ago / 1

    In that one shocking moment, Pete becomes tragically self-aware that he is mechanically inept.

  • LightManCA / about 8 years ago / 1

    When it said Hot Rod I expected a car. Instead all I got was this lousy plane!

  • Member #601633 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Exactly where do I stick the USB cable on this thing?

  • zool / about 8 years ago / 1

    It says hot rod but it's not even warm. :(

  • DonKjr / about 8 years ago / 1

    They engraved it wrong, my name isn't ROD!

  • DonKjr / about 8 years ago / 1

    They engraved it wrong my name isn't ROD!

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    Humming "The Air Beneath My Wings"

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    Devner Tower, over. Climb one thousand?

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    Without the PI you're just left with a Raspberry

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    Oh, No! Did another favor for that Nick Poole!

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete grows bored as he passes the time. Should have written down the address of that new SFE building.

  • Member #494041 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete was sad. Not only his color scheme change proposal didn't fly with the management, but also he was sent home barefoot and with no propeller.

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete dreams and quietly waits for back-ordered Ninjaflex for the 3D printer

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    Oh, no! Another SFE new product has shipped with the wrong boot loader!

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    As much as Pete tried to explain, no one understood about gliders.

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    By the time Pete has "model plane money" his neighborhood friends got their iPhone6 Pluses

  • Member #601625 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Today's flight WILL. BE. EPIC. Records will fall...DANG IT!

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago / 1

    It was all smiles until Pete Googled "Hot Rod". Now he wants one!

  • Ford Anglia / about 8 years ago * / 1

    Propeller, Dude! You gotta get a propeller!

  • Member #500571 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Having the instructions translated from Chinese to Klingon and then to English leaves a lot to be desired. This doesn't look like a robot car...

  • Chris Watson / about 8 years ago / 1

    Bro, do you even generate lift?

  • Pete: It doesn't seem to be working. Nick: Just put a propeller in it! Pete: Ok?

  • Yodaob1 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete's attempt at Red Bull Flugtag in Denver was not going as he had Hoped, He is Still waiting to see if others are going to show up.

  • Member #398556 / about 8 years ago / 1

    He had built the perfect glider. Now he just needed a tow plane. And finish perfecting that shrink ray so he could ride it...

  • Member #601610 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Propeller who needs propellers? Propellers are for loosers.

  • Grey Wolf / about 8 years ago / 1

    Perspex propless plane perplexes Pete.

  • Member #581378 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Red buildings are all the rage this year.

  • Member #601605 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Back in my day only planes were 3d, and we liked it that way.

  • Member #600694 / about 8 years ago / 1

    I thought my rod was hotter ; (.

  • Michael15 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Darn it! Should have read the manual!

  • Indian007 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Who says I'm Insane?!? "Not at all!" I'm an "airplane!" Look "brrrrm eeeeououn"

  • WallyByGolly / about 8 years ago / 1

    The Finely Articulate Arsegrapes (FAA) can't qualify this as a drone...on the other hand if it leaves my hand its in the National Airspace System...give me a lighter...I'll show em...

  • Martin G / about 8 years ago / 1

    Guess I really made a fool of my self when I asked where the P8X32A propeller should be mounted...

  • "Maybe if I'm wearing blue, it'll make the blue plane go faster....it won't :( "

  • Siri, go fetch me a pizza!

  • floppystick6 / about 8 years ago / 1

    The box read, "The Sky's the Limit". However, it seems as though the lack of electronics is limiting factor.

  • "sniff, sniff" " and then..he knocked the controller out of my hand..." sniff" and the plane started diving...and then it crashed...and now I can't find the motor..." "sniff,sniff"

  • mmm. It looks this is a case where a RedBoard can`t replace a Propeller….

  • José Heriberto López / about 8 years ago / 1

    "Well, at least this is a "Hot Rod" I can play with."

  • artjumble / about 8 years ago / 1

    Is this thing going to catch the grass on fire with all it's blue flames and hot rod'ness?

  • mmm. It looks this is a case where a RedBoard can`t replace a Propeller….

  • shaPOW / about 8 years ago / 1

    "This plane isn't big enough to carry explosives... I need a bigger plane" -- battlefield 4 ucav reference :p

  • Mr Electrical / about 8 years ago / 1

    The package said "VRRRRRROOOOOOOOM!" but all I got was "vizizizziizizizizizizizizz" :(

  • Hackberry Jake / about 8 years ago / 1

    So... This is where chemtrails come from...

  • Mr Electrical / about 8 years ago / 1

    15 minutes could have saved you 15% or more on flight insurance.

  • Member #468657 / about 8 years ago / 1

    "What do you mean this does not make me a pilot. I landed it and everything"

  • Member #15009 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Grecian formula 8 dollars, Designer glasses with auto tint 500 dollars, Almost ready to Fly Price-less.

  • Mr Electrical / about 8 years ago * / 1

    Pete realized that if he mounted an Arduino to his plane, it would cover up the flame graphics. This makes Pete sad. Pete loves flames.

  • Member #365431 / about 8 years ago / 1

    I don't need any of this, I don't need a prop, or a motor. I don't need anything... accept this profile plane,

    nothing else.

    I don't nee any servos I don't need any batteries... just this profile plane ........... and this pasture by the office... and nothing else......

  • jon.whitten / about 8 years ago / 1

    Green energy motors require no wire, no current, not propellers, and no smiles.

  • WallyByGolly / about 8 years ago / 1

    NTSB Post Crash Report: Gravity Won - Human/Airplane Zero.

  • SepZed / about 8 years ago * / 1

    Pete is not happy with his promotion reward, Nate had promised him the real deal!

  • Mr Electrical / about 8 years ago / 1

    Darn. Lost my Will Ferrell action figure when it flew into the pool :(

  • Member #15009 / about 8 years ago / 1

    "Wrecked 'em hell, killed 'em both!".

  • beagle.fan / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hmm... How do I start this thing?

  • Tim the Enchanter / about 8 years ago / 1

    Clear sky, sad eye, drone no fly.

  • Mr Electrical / about 8 years ago / 1

    I wasn't wearing skinny jeans and the wing STILL bent.

  • Mr Electrical / about 8 years ago / 1

    The datasheet said 5V......crap.

  • nutmeg / about 8 years ago / 1

    The clouds parted and the lord handed Pete a foam airplane much like the one he played with when he was just a boy.

  • Microman / about 8 years ago / 1

    Suddenly, Pete realized what the spare parts were for.

  • diz / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete is not nearly as saddened by the loss of his plane's propeller as he is about his graying hair.

  • Member #522577 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Maybe I shouldn't have done this rad paint job on top of the solar panels...

  • Member #601523 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Wonder how many blinking led's I could fit on it before it plummets out of the sky...

  • FiveFeet / about 8 years ago / 1

    I could not get past the word Hot Rod in the description. And I end up with Hot Rod Plane this!!

  • 2 years in the making of this beauty..... aaaaaand I forgot the propeller

  • JerryH / about 8 years ago / 1

    That's it! I'm finished with engineering! I wonder if that job in HR is still available?

  • This is the last time I book a flight on valuJet...

  • Member #373471 / about 8 years ago / 1

    OK FINE, I'll go play with it outside...

  • Alecs / about 8 years ago / 1

    Fly like you mean it!

  • Member #57979 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Tom the engineer is thinking: 56 hours of hard work and this plane is kick butt. I'm hoping to get a full 13 seconds of flight time without an engine.

    Tom's wife is thinking: 56 hours of his time for 13 seconds of flight time before crashing and breaking. He needs a hobby with better returns on investment.

  • googly_eyes / about 8 years ago / 1

    Having been crushed by the relentless taunting of the other kids, Pete slowly walked home, vowing he'd get his revenge! He'd show them he could build the mother of all AV's!

  • prowin / about 8 years ago / 1

    This space is reserved for a future Video Tour of the new Sparkfun Headquarters, in the mean time enjoy this picture of Pete with a plane.

  • kmac2001 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Wish I had a dollar for every one of these I have built....then crashed

  • Member #168645 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Oh man, what do I do? One more try or high tail it back to the potty now?

  • GeneralPHY / about 8 years ago / 1

    Still better than Andy Samberg's Hot Rod

  • Dragon88 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Pete's first break in ages was ruined by Newton's second law of motion, preventing a third experimental aircraft from winding up a fourth of the way through Nate's windshield.

  • Welcome to the field of dreams. If you build it, they will come...

  • Member #97279 / about 8 years ago / 1

    OK everyone, keep your arms and legs inside the rides at all times.

  • bradmc / about 8 years ago / 1

    Here we see Pete showing off Boeing's solution to Heartbleed and Shellshock vulnerabilities in onboard flight control systems in the 787 Dreamliner.

  • mikey / about 8 years ago / 1

    wow, I didn't realize SUGRU set up that quickly. How the heck am I gonna get this off my hand withe out damaging it, the plane I mean not my hand.

  • BeerCannon / about 8 years ago / 1

    "You'd better fly, darn it.. or Nate's gonna turn you into a Geiger counter!"

  • dathomar / about 8 years ago / 1

    Slightly Miffed after the American ebola patient licked Pete's foam flyer he crossed a line when he asked the SparkFun team: "You guys think I could salvage this for more insulation around the tweeting kegerator?"

  • Ted M / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hmm, maybe more stickers would help it fly?

  • CP3 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Dang, I wish I had Sparkfun electronics for this!

  • healthyfatboy / about 8 years ago / 1

    I knew that flight and hot rod deal on www.hotwire.com was too good to be true!

  • XLT_Frank / about 8 years ago * / 1

    'According to Pete', it was just wind shear. In reality, he left the thingamajig at home.

  • jma89 / about 8 years ago / 1

    When artificial intelligence serves as a genuine insult.

  • ameyring / about 8 years ago / 1

    Sad that he might lose his job in Quality Control because he forgot to check that the propeller connects properly to the plane!

  • D_C / about 8 years ago / 1

    Got all setup to fly my plane! Then realized I left my controller at home...

  • After the new Drone Laws went into effect, the now older and taller Tattoo wondered aloud, what would happen to de Plane boss.

  • Q: What's the difference between Hot Rod and a paper airplane?

    A: 0ᄅ$ ʇnoqɐ

  • Member #481021 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hmmm... definitely needs more lasers.

  • talereader / about 8 years ago / 1

    I spent $42 bucks... for this? A A4 paper plane would actually fly and costs almost nothing.

  • John8 / about 8 years ago / 1

    He's dead, Jim.

  • Member #25957 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Famous last words: "Hey guys, watch this new trick I learned!"

  • archaeo / about 8 years ago / 1

    Once more unto the breach, dear friend, once more...

  • talereader / about 8 years ago / 1

    Forgot the propeller... now this is plane wrong.

  • Member #25957 / about 8 years ago / 1

    The pilot reports that the flight went well overall but the landing was a little rough. He blames turbulence...

  • Dr. Dokter: Can you fly this plane, and land it?

    Nate: Surely you can't be serious.

    Dr. Dokter: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

  • bphobby / about 8 years ago / 1

    Le sigh...

  • Member #601477 / about 8 years ago / 1

    I had such high-flying hopes for this Hot Rod kit, but it has turned out to be the biggest drag.

  • Garfieldboy / about 8 years ago / 1

    Bbbbrrrrrrrnnyyaaaawwwwww.. daaa daaa daaa daaaa

  • Member #423656 / about 8 years ago / 1

    What no Buttons?!

  • horack / about 8 years ago / 1

    It's soooooooo beautiful, and it will fly the tightest loop ever, but I have to eventually launch it, and its one flight will end in a blue fiery death. Good bye Hot Rod, good bye.

  • Member #362850 / about 8 years ago / 1

    This isn't the drone you were looking for!!

  • Eri(c||k)^5 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Looking back, it seems that the crowdfunding campaign delivered exactly what they promised. Too bad there was a lot of small print.

  • GCF / about 8 years ago / 1

    "They told me I should spend more time on the electronics, but nooooo, I had to have a sweet paint job."

  • Member #601470 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Goodbye hours of work, hello YouTube comedy gold.

  • Jeff Haas / about 8 years ago / 1

    The Airplane Whisperer tries to convince "Hot Rod" to fly to the local drive-through, and come back with a burger and fries.

  • Dave Mueller / about 8 years ago / 1

    This isn't what I expected based on the web site.

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