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Dreary Weekend

April 24, 2011

I have forgotten what the sun looks like.  It started raining Thursday afternoon and has basically been raining ever since.  We’ve had an hour or two when it wasn’t, but for the most part something has been falling from the sky.  Friday we had a tornado scare.  My neighbor and I watched a relatively undefined area of rotation go right over our roofs.  Fortunately that one never formed and eventually disapated.  Not before I sat here and wondered if my homeowners covers my build.  🙂

I’m in the process of rebuilding the rudder.  I dont think I’ll chronicle much about that.  You’ve read about that already, and it will probably take less time to build this time, anyway.  But I do have some work to do that you haven’t seen.

Inventory! Woo Hoo!  It is kind of like Christmas morning.  Here is the wrapping paper:

The Oregon paper industry should be in good shape

This is just one box worth of paper.   We haven’t gotten to the other box just yet.  I need to, though.  I have been informed that the 4-Runner will not be in the driveway when the next hail storm hits.

One down, one to go.

These boxes are built of wood…again another quality Oregon industry…I hate to throw it away.  I’m going to have to come up with something to make from them.  This box, with some modification, can easily become a book shelf.  I have some brackets somewhere.  Maybe I’ll turn them into shelves on the wall.  I might just get the kids to take them apart and hammer the staples out, for now.  Later I’ll post a picture of where I’m storing everything.

Lots and lots of bags

Left and right wing spars

Wing parts in the attic. That bin in the background holds tons of little parts that otherwise might get lost.

Skins and ribs for the wings

Inventory is complete.  Everything is here and it good order.  I’m going to call Vans Monday and see if I can send back my gas caps and get a credit toward some upgraded ones.  I also want to order a couple of flop tubes.  I have no plans to acro today, but who knows.  Flop tubes are fuel pick up tubes that are floppy, as the name implies.  If you get into any negative G conditions, the flop tube lands on the top of the fuel tank (along with the gas) and continues to draw fuel.

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