Elon Musk's Boring Company flamethrower apparently exists in real life

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  1. simonalvarez0987

    simonalvarez0987 Active Member

    Dec 21, 2017
    #1 simonalvarez0987, Jan 16, 2018
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    Back in December, Tesla CEO Elon Musk joked that after selling 50,000 Boring Company hats, the tunneling startup would start offering The Boring Co. flamethrower. The flamethrower joke never really died down, thanks in part to Musk’s constant mention of the allegedly “safe” product on his tweets. As recently revealed by one of Musk’s followers on social media, however, The Boring Company flamethrower actually exists, and it’s fully functional.

    The Boring Co. flamethrower recently made a quiet debut on social media, after writer-musician D.A. Wallach posted a brief clip of himself holding and operating the fiery device while he toured the tunnels being dug by the Elon Musk-led firm. During the short clip, Wallach could be seen playfully talking to the camera while demonstrating the fiery capabilities of The Boring Co. flamethrower. As noted by an Instagram commenter on Wallach’s post, the device itself appears to be a modified CSI S.T.A.R. XR-5 Airsoft Rifle. Instead of firing rounds of BBs, however, The Boring Co. flamethrower fires a stream of red-hot flame. 

    Not long after Musk joked that his tunnel-digging venture would be selling the ‘safest flamethrower ever’, the Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Co. CEO announced that ten lucky hat buyers would be selected at random to tour the Los Angeles tunnel system and drive the company’s Boring Machine. Based on the social media activity of the tech investor and musician-writer, it appears that Wallach could have been one of the lucky hat owners who was picked to win the fun prize, though it’s more likely that he was invited as a guest of Musk. It is still unknown, however, if Wallach did end up operating GoDot or Line-Storm during his tour.

    While Wallach’s Instagram updates seemed to be a simple upload featuring some shots of the Elon Musk-led firm’s operations, the image and clip that were posted on the social media platform do provide a rare look into the recent workings of The Boring Company. Among Elon Musk’s ventures, very little of what actually happens in the operations of the tunneling firm have been shared with the public. Based on Wallach’s social media upload, however, it seems like The Boring Co.’s tunnels, at least in the Los Angeles area, are BdrYgNbjaLF[/MEDIA]

    Elon Musk's Boring Company flamethrower apparently exists in real life

  2. I debuk the flamethrower. .
    it\'s just a Push-Start Propane Blow Torch (Short) 50$ from Amazon monted in the poor gun S.T.A.R. XR-5 Airsoft vaut 112$
    start piezo button is inverted and actionned in the hole with finger .
    you can see the propane walve button on top of the gun , and the Trigger is huts the original Blow Torch curved and cut
    and you have a propane torch able to burn grass in your garden .. (with the propane bottle attached outside)

    the torch

    revelation of the Fake hight tech gun hahahah just a gas Toy to burn grass

    http://videos.web.free.fr/fusil_a_gaz _fini.jpg
  3. Michael Russo

    Michael Russo Moderator

    Dec 16, 2016
    Pau, France
    With all due respect, Simon did already quote: ‘the device itself appears to be a modified CSI S.T.A.R. XR-5 Airsoft Rifle.‘
    My sense is, as always, we need to take all this as yet another illustration of Elon’s humor...
    IMHO, I do not expect they’ll make or sell 50k, though there would probably always be some folks buying... ;)
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  4. Michael84392

    Michael84392 Guest

    Would you care to write up a guide on instructables or similar on how we can make our own? Happy to chip in for something like this :)
  5. Roy_H

    Roy_H Member

    Jan 12, 2018
    Ontario, Canada
    #5 Roy_H, Jan 31, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2018
    Do you know this to be true? I mean the part about using standard propane torch. On their web site it says "World's safest flamethrower!" and I don't think that would be true if it uses propane. Have you had one in your hand, or are you just spouting off what you imagine?

    The other point is that this is not about value, yes it could be sold for less but this is about raising money for boring projects.

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