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Old 01-26-2018, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Flame throwers for Electric cars?

Elon Musk Is Now Making $600 Flamethrowers, For Some Reason
Say hello to the tech billionaire's little friend.

https://www.maxim.com/gear/elon-musk...thrower-2018-1

Another step closer to Car Wars reality. He'll just have to start mounting them on the cards.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:20 PM   #2
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I saw this, and ran it past an associate of mine who owns a flamethrower (as well as enough other firearms to take over Jamaica); he was, to put it mildly, unimpressed -- apparently, it's a glorified brush-clearer with some bits grafted on.
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:11 PM   #3
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I’ve been following this XM42 flamethrower development for a while, the modular version seems very car-mountable.

Their discussion about the US legality of personal flamethrowers is interesting. They’re marketed as ‘brush burning torches’, and apparently are not meant for warding off tailgaters!
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:52 PM   #4
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Real flamethrowers are legal pretty much everywhere in the U.S. with two states requiring minor hurdles for those shooting past 10 feet or so.
But those are extremely expensive and obviously not as deadly as guns or gas bombs.
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Old 01-30-2018, 06:52 PM   #5
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I’ve been following this XM42 flamethrower development for a while, the modular version seems very car-mountable.

Their discussion about the US legality of personal flamethrowers is interesting. They’re marketed as ‘brush burning torches’, and apparently are not meant for warding off tailgaters!
Dang, that one looks way cooler than the one from Musk.
Musk's is just a brush burner. The video only seemed to show about a 3-4 ft flame.

I've used some Propane Brush Burners that had about 10 ft of range nothing as far as the XM42.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:55 PM   #6
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I think that Musk has determined that zombies are flammable, and is trying to prepare his users for the inevitable mutation of the flu.
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Old 01-31-2018, 03:18 PM   #7
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I think that Musk has determined that zombies are flammable, and is trying to prepare his users for the inevitable mutation of the flu.
But then where do we get the electric-pink M1 Abrams tanks? :)

(Yes, I was there for "OH JOHN RINGO NO".... :) )
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Old 01-31-2018, 06:04 PM   #8
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I think that Musk has determined that zombies are flammable, and is trying to prepare his users for the inevitable mutation of the flu.
Is this a hint concerning a new expansion for Zombie Dice?

Maybe a d5 with the following sides...
2 brains
2 brains
1 brain
1 feet
1 Flame Thrower (= 3 shotguns)

Musk is a bit odd, he needs an odd sided die.
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