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We live in Adelaide, South Australia and enjoy travel in the Australian outback in our Oka 4WD motorhome, hence the blog title.



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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Big Ass Fan in Darwin

In Darwin, with it being so hot and all, they have installed very impressive fans in pubs and foyers of shopping malls to stir the air around. With 10 blades and about 4m in diameter they can shift a lot of air, or hair if you're too tall. They even have winged keels on the tips of the blades. They are called Big Ass Fans, made, appropriately enough by the Big Ass Fan Company.
Although I had never heard of them before, a visit to the Big Ass Fan website is an interesting diversion. The "Apple Computer" of fan design and manufacture, laid back but technically superb.

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