Deer cam in Julio’s parts room

Julio is getting more sophisticated in his quest to keep Chuck out of the parts room. I wonder how many Cessna parts Chuck has already “modified” to fit on his Corsair. We might never know …

I kinda wish I had a deer cam in my “parts room” as well. Our storage unit where we (used to) keep the bulk of the Chicken Wings books got burglarized the other day. They took 2 boxes of books, which for us are easily replaced. But they also took all my toy prototypes and some rare toys I had from back when I was in the toy business over 20 years ago, together with designs my brother and I worked on in the past. The material value might be minimal but the sentimental value was very high. And they took my “Hot Wheels” collection which were all semi-rare German cars from the 1990’s until 2000’s! Again, very high in sentimental value and pretty much impossible to replace. Only for the old ink printer they took the joke is on them because it was a piece of crap. Oh! And they took one old timed out tail rotor blade I had that came of my dear girl “Panaca Jane”. Maybe that will stick out enough in some tweaker’s house to make the cops remember my police report. Good luck selling that, but I would have wanted to hang on to it.

I am starting to understand now how Julio must feel like pretty much every day …

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3 comments on “Deer cam in Julio’s parts room
  1. jan olieslagers says:

    All my sympathy! Having had my car burglared several times – but always near a big station, like Antwerp Central, or Brussels South – I can imagine some of your feelings. Still, I was lucky to only have to replace materially valuables and documents, costing money and administrative hassle; I never lost anything of personal value, as yet. Hard indeed to loose the beautuiful memories of bright days long gone. And how poor the gains of the imposters.

  2. Bruce Bergman says:

    Keep your head up and your ears open, and get hold of that logbook page from Panaca Jane for the numbers – the tweaker will try to hock stuff like that tail rotor blade, then the pawn shop guy will try to get lucky and resell it as “Good Used” (no logs of course…) and a web search will catch it by the part and serial numbers.

    Oh, and we’ll find out how many Cessna parts make it onto the Corsair during the FAA Crash Investigation – they find out lots of interesting stuff the builder or (often Late) pilot wishes they wouldn’t. Like there was all sorts of fuel left, but the new owner didn’t know where the selector valve was…

  3. Captain Dunsel says:

    It’s amazing what folks will steal. When we were assigned to Kapaun AFS in 1989, we let the USAF ship our mini-motorhome over (we were allowed to ship one vehicle).
    After it arrived, we found the only thing missing was the GFI socket in the tiny kitchen.
    The US-built camper was totally 110V AC, but German current is 220V AC. So, the GFI would be of no use to anyone using German power. Since the camper had a small generator on board, we needed to replace that GFI.
    Happily, the BX on Ramstein AB had a small supply of 110V parts, including GFI gear (the display was very dusty, so you could tell nobody used the stuff). Total cost to replace the GFI was less than $5.


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