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Sunday 14 April 2013

Teabreak Teaser

   What is it that propels the Village Guardian?



  1. Whys & wherefores, as apparently there isn't a screw, is it. So, there would have been a jet outlet but, of course, once the stream of air coming from within is gone it would have been deflated right away. We can rule out rails by which Rover would be guided. So, what remains is possibility A) of pulling it by wire (regardless of the way they managed the PROP Rover to work!). But how could the Control Room have laid out the strings necessary and further how could they have known from which direction to pull them? Possibility B) and to me the most realistic and not too far-fetched method would call for some electro-magnetic field which would move the balloon forward. How about that? - BCNU!

    1. Hello Arno,

      I cannot argue with you about that. I think your comment, and ideas are very well thought out, very clever. So much so that I wish I had thought of it, I like it, I like it, and I hope others readers will likewise.
      I like the idea of some electro-magnetic field, that would not be beyond the realms of possibility. I smiled at the idea of a stream of air coming from within the Guardian, which would have deflated it!

      Very kind regards