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bailey

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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2017, 05:17:01 AM »
Given the B17 moniker, how about either:  "P-38 Lightning" or "P-51 Mustang"?

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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2017, 06:20:47 PM »
Well "liberator" Or Mitchell" would be in the same vein as the B-17 and I would like to suggest "Mitchell."  The B-25 was rugged, preformed many roles, and was one of the first to respond to "the empire." I suspect this new inverter will be used in a host of tasks and we know it will be built rugged.  Besides, no one has ever call their little willy "Mitchell."
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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2017, 11:47:26 AM »
Keep the names coming. Everyone gets to vote. I too like the name Little Willy, but there are quite a few perverts out there that think it is a bad name. Sadly, I will bow to pressure on this subject and have agreed to change the name.

My mind hadn't even gone there, but now that it has....
You could keep the "Little Willy" name and go with a Monty Python theme for other units. "Tiny Tadger" for a smaller one and "Biggus Dickus" for a larger one  ;D

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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2017, 10:40:36 PM »
One other thought about the name, why not a girls name. "Rosie" comes to mind, and the hard working image for the name Rosie comes from the greatest generation.  She would be right at home with a B-17 or Kids.
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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2017, 12:13:00 AM »
One other thought about the name, why not a girls name. "Rosie" comes to mind, and the hard working image for the name Rosie comes from the greatest generation.  She would be right at home with a B-17 or Kids.

Kind of like, Rosie the Riveter

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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2017, 11:16:26 AM »
How about
"PhaseMaker"
 or  "Aileron"   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aileron
 or "APU"  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auxiliary_power_unit



 ;)

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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2017, 03:56:51 PM »
One other thought about the name, why not a girls name. "Rosie" comes to mind, and the hard working image for the name Rosie comes from the greatest generation.  She would be right at home with a B-17 or Kids.

Kind of like, Rosie the Riveter

Yep, that the one!  When I was in college a long time ago, one of the ladies running the Physics department was a welder during the war.  Her stories were inspiring.  I miss Stella, she was the real deal.
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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2017, 04:02:14 PM »
The specifications of the Little Willy suggests that it will be a solid device that will be useful in off-grid, unimproved areas.

To go along with the B17 theme, how about something like along the lines of:
  C46 Commando
  C47 Skytrain or Dakota

Of these, I prefer C47.

There were also variations of the C47 for troop transport called the C-53 Skytrooper.

Skytrooper is a possibility as it invoked the idea of power from the sun in the sky.

So I suggest either C47 or Skytrooper.

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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2017, 07:57:57 PM »
Keith, make s me think of the Star Wars Imperial Storm Troopers etc. ( with music playing in my head...)
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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2017, 06:03:36 AM »
"thunderstorm"?
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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2017, 12:33:46 AM »
I like the Little Willy !!
Screw the perverts & wrong minds .

Some dayz I can get both feet stuck in my mouth & not know ,till my wife explains it to me !!
My mind don't think that way .

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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2017, 10:23:49 PM »
How bout SKOOKUM  ;D
. From Wikipedia: Skookum is a Chinook Jargon word that has historical use in the Pacific Northwest. It has a range of meanings, commonly associated with an English translation of "strong" or "monstrous". The word can mean "strong",[1] "greatest", "powerful", "ultimate", or "brave". Something can be skookum, meaning "strong" or "monstrously significant". When used in reference to another person, e.g., "he's skookum", it conveys connotations of reliability or a monstrous nature, as well as strength, size or hard-working.

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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2017, 12:56:09 AM »
It is looking like High Flyer wins. Everyone so far really likes the name Rosie. I do think we can put together some great ads based on that name. So Raechel, what does he win for naming the Rosie?

By the way we are now actively looking for a board layout person to get Rosie off the ground fast. Everyone else available is already working on boards for the B17. I would like some beta units shipped by January. We have a lot to do!
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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2017, 02:34:57 PM »
WOW,

I am humbled and honored.  I really love the stuff you guys make and the fact that the B-17 was named for the greatest generation was awesome.  Then it came to me, "How about one for the Ladies."  There is no doubt that women entered the workforce in large numbers back then and produced great things.  It was only fitting to give them a shout out as well.
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Re: Little Willy
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2017, 05:42:37 PM »
Gotta tell you I don't like the name Rosie at all, and not because I suggested something different. Just think of Rosie Odonnell immediately ...who I've never been fond of. Also, from the point of view of selling an inverter telling someone it's called Rosie I might just choke a little. But what the heck, I thought Brat and Kid were weird but customers don't seem to flinch when I tell them those names  ???