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Offline TheSoccerMom

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1185 on: January 20, 2009, 12:18:53 AM »
Not a nice picture here...  just a study in Active Rusting...

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1186 on: January 20, 2009, 12:32:02 AM »
Searching for Santa on Christmas...  from the hot tub...    :)



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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1187 on: January 20, 2009, 01:22:50 AM »
Working on countersinking one of the spar webs yesterday... thrilling! Note the blue smudge on the visor of my cap... that was originally an autograph by Mike Melvill. Unfortunately the felt tip ink bled out.  :'(

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1188 on: January 23, 2009, 06:18:33 PM »
Here are some picture of my 2008 project. We have decided to move in a house instead of renting. And somehow I thought I could build it myself. It went very well and the final inspection will be next monday. Here are some pictures of the project:

Preparing the field:


Me, my wife sister and her kids on the dance floor.


Rough: I hired 3 guys for this part


I'm about to drill the last screw of gyps


Other ones:






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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1189 on: January 23, 2009, 06:35:10 PM »
Nice job, cotejy!   |:)\ ::bow:: ::drinking::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1190 on: January 24, 2009, 02:29:52 AM »
I thought I could build it myself.
Good job cotejy,
It sounds so nice to build one yourself....... AND takes forever.  Congratulations on your willpower.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1191 on: January 26, 2009, 03:07:12 PM »
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It sounds so nice to build one yourself....... AND takes forever.

True but I would add: a good way to test if your in a strong relationship. We passed the test but I lived in a trailer tent for most of the summer and my wife wouldn't join me until she declared the house decent enough to live in (which is almost completion).

The only thing I haven't think about was the tools being there around the house. I originally though I could go to my sister in law house for a good meal, bath and sleeping in a real bed with my wife 1 or 2 days per week. When I realized there was something like 8000$ worth of tools there (generator, compressor, saw table, multiple eletric and air tools, chain saw...), I had to sleep on site in the trailer tent. One day, my wife took the car so there was no cars in the driveway. Around 2am, a truck entered the driveway woke me up. He ran away when I got out of the trailer. Since that, I wouldn't leave until we have windows and the front door could be locked.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1192 on: January 27, 2009, 08:59:07 AM »
Gibbo: Great pictures!

Mom: Uhm, what rust? Mostly it just looks like it's splashed with dried dirt, unless that streak on the door and the blob under the rear side window are covered rust-holes.

Cotejy: Fantastic! But scary about the intruder which does sound like a thief, unless it was someone who was lost and you looked really scary comming out of the trailer. Is it far from a city/town?

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1193 on: January 28, 2009, 07:01:21 PM »
ah so Gibbo had a "Chuck was that you?" moment.

GRRRRR STILL waiting  ::) ::drinking:: ::knockedout::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1194 on: January 29, 2009, 08:38:10 AM »
Feck sake Gibbo hurry up im waiting for my flight here  ::sulk::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1195 on: January 30, 2009, 06:47:28 AM »
it just looks like it's splashed with dried dirt..

That's SALT, not dirt........   ::unbelieveable::

Nasty stuff...  unless you like hole-y vehicles...   >:(

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1196 on: January 30, 2009, 06:49:17 AM »
Feck sake Gibbo hurry up im waiting for my flight here  ::sulk::

Oddball, you'd better tell Gibbo he's gonna owe you some Crownies...  ice-cold ones, to go along on that flight...   ::whistle::

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1197 on: February 09, 2009, 08:26:34 AM »
Some pics from this last weekend here in New Zealand. the Sport Aircraft association held its Annual Fly - In at Ashburton, near Christchurch in the South Island. I scrounged a ride with a friend in a somewhat "experienced"  Jodel D11(100hp) as my machine wasnt ready to go. The trip from the Waikato (Central North Island) to Ashburton is 420NM - in a little wooden plane cruising at 80Kts at Max all up weight (plus a little bit...). This has been one of the hottest recorded weekends on record here with surface temps well over 35 deg C, and the poor old Jodel struggled to climb due to high density altitude, weight and oil temps. A real interesting experience. Some pics for those who havent seen a NZ summer yet:

Southbound at low level down the coast near the Raumai Gunnery Range (range not active - airspace open!)



The Jodel at Foxpine, an airpark near the town of Foxton



Crossing Cook Straight - a dangerous stretch of water between the North and South Islands.
 


the Rakaia River and Southern Alps


a general view of the aircraft at the fly -in:


Beautiful sunset cloudscape:




Northbound again - the "Glass cockpit" in the Jodel!


Mt Ruapehu in the centre of the North Island - from overhead some serious vertical Bush - covered country



We even found two moderate-sized uncontrolled fires in the remote reaches of the Wanganui River (National Park). we reported these to ATC as we are required to do, but they will probably be left to burn as they are natural burns in a very remote area



A long flight (in a very butt-numbing seat!) 6 hours down (plus fuel stops) 7 hours back!
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1198 on: February 09, 2009, 08:33:55 AM »
WOW!!            ::bow::

Beautiful, just beautiful....  what a trip!!    ::bow::         ::bow::

Thanks for sharing....  it's almost as good as being there!!!       :D

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1199 on: February 09, 2009, 08:40:55 AM »
Even got some smoke for you :)
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