My first step was to bounce over to Google and find an image of The Starry Night. The more you look at it, the more you realize just how amazing it is. I once spent a week in Texas scanning the heavens at night, and I can really get what van Gogh was trying to convey in this image.
@Duane: On the 4th July this year, my wife Gina and I were at a friend's office for a party and to watch the firework show at the local baseball field (we coudl enjoy the fireworks from the comfort of the office balcony).
Every now and then a plane would fly overhead. Then Gina said "look at that plane" -- there wa ssomething wrong with th eway it was flying -- moving steadily along and then suddenly jerking to one side or the other -- nothing a real plane cound do.
Originally I'd thought we were looking at something 10s of 1000s of feet high. Then I started thinking "helicopter?" at several thousand feet ... but it still had a flight profile / envelope that didn't "fit"
I must admit that I seriously statrted thinking "Could this really be a UFO?" Then it flew over our building. I ran down the corridor to look out the other side -- and found myself face to face with a small quad copter -- we were being "buzzed" by another party who where hanging out in the next building.
Max, I must admit I had my fingers crossed when I hit that main support beam (a 6x10 bevel cut to fit the corner) to take it out. But I had already checked and the shoring jacks had lifted the house off the beam by 1/16 inch so I knew the weight was held. Still ....
Next electronics project, I think, will be a quadracopter. Or maybe a tricopter just to be a little different.