Weird, or Innovative? Part 2

Because we had so many people write in with great feedback on the “Weird or Innovative” newsletter from a few weeks ago, we’ve decided to bring back the concept one more time. For those of you who missed it, a few weeks ago we let you in on some talks that took place around the SkyGeek water cooler. Basically, those talks focused on the fact that many of the SkyGeek products have uses other than their stated purpose (you can check your old email or visit the SkyGeek blog for a recap). The question is whether these alternative uses are innovative, or just flat out weird. Last time, most people surprisingly leaned toward innovative. This time…well…you be the judge.


Heli-Coil Aviation Spark Plug Repair Kit

Stated Purpose: Using Heli-Coil serrated aviation inserts is the only FAA approved method of repairing damages spark plug threads. It is also the only method certified by engine manufacturers such as Teledyne –Continental and Textron – Lycoming.



Innovative Purpose: While the Heli-Coil repair kits won’t actually function like laptops, they sure do look like them. So if you’re using a desktop computer and don’t have a laptop, this is a great way to fool people from a distance. Why would you need / want to fool people? Well, let’s say you’re a shy person and you’re at a coffee shop; you see a woman / man that you’d like to talk to. You sit there for a while, but you just haven’t built up your courage to make a move. Problem is, your coffee is gone and you can’t just sit there staring into space. Now, you can just flip open your Heli-Coil kit and pretend to type away while you buy some time until you find the courage to approach them.  



ProLube Grease Gun

Stated Purpose:  This convenient grease gun handles modern, hi-tech lubricants with optimum performance at 10,000 psi pressure. It’s ideal for all aviation and industrial applications. The robust steel barrel assures durability, the dual port head cap incorporates bulk loader fitting and an air release valve, the heavy duty follower spring compresses grease constantly in the barrel and there’s 3-Way loading – cartridge, bulk or suction. It comes complete with standard 6 steel expansions and standard coupler. 



Innovative Purpose: Even after all you’ve greased everything up, this ProLube Grease Gun continues to work for you. If you’re sick of spending your money on exercise & strength training equipment, stop! While this grease gun is easy to squeeze, you’ll really start to build those Popeye forearms if you give it a few hundred squeezes throughout the day. While I rather enjoy their delightful singing in the early afternoon, why not kill two birds with one stone?


Airplane Christmas Ornaments

Stated Purpose:  I don’t know if there’s actually a stated purpose written down anywhere, but I think we all know what you’re supposed to do with Christmas ornaments.



Innovative Purpose: Since it’s the off season, you can plan ahead and get airplane Christmas ornaments at great prices right now. But that’s not the only reason you might want to buy some. If you’ve ever seen the movie Home Alone, you might very well know that Christmas ornaments make for great booby-trap material. In the movie, Macaulay Culkin forces the burglars to lose their shoes by putting down a layer of sticky roof tar in front of the window he purposely left open for them to enter through (genius by the way). When they enter bare-footed, they’re unpleasantly surprised by the carpet of Christmas ornaments they’re now forced to walk on. Bulb after bulb smashes under their feet, and incremental damage is done effectively. This is a security
strategy you may want to consider implementing around your hangar.



Stated Purpose: Your plane does not have a brain, so don’t let it get the best of you. Prevent a Houdini like disappearing act with some solid Aviation Chocks. Secure your aircrafts wheels with these purposely designed wedges and show your plane who’s boss (strong language I know, but the thought of a metal object putting one past me makes me a little angry).



Innovative Purpose: Remember when you were a kid and you and your friends would get together on a sunny Saturday afternoon for some wholesome scorpion fighting fun? No? I don’t either, but if I did I’m sure that I would have wanted some of these. If you get two sets of these you can combine them in a box shape to form the ultimate scorpion fighting arena. They beat the heck out of rudimentary dirt walls and as an added benefit, each pair is attached by a rope…making for an easier getaway when the cops come to break up your fun.  

Well folks, that’s it for this week. We hope you enjoyed our second installment of “Weird, or Innovative”. If you’ve come up with some of your own, send us an email, we’d love to hear them. Thanks again everyone, take care!