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PostPosted: July 15, 2017, 1:00 am 
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Back in the 80s, I was working at Van Nuys Airport in Calif. as a fuel truck operator. I had the opportunity to meet "Fifi", the CAF's B-29. She was on her way to Edwards AFB for the filming of "The Right Stuff". She was at Van Nuys for a little "Make-up" session. They were using a hanger at the Air Nat'l. Guard Base to paint her for the movie. After the paint job we were called to fuel her because the base had only jet fuel. We emptied three 750 gal. trucks for a flight of about 120 miles. When we finished with the fueling, the pilot gave us a guided tour through the plane. What an amazing machine!

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Couple of points here. So I was very interested in this sous vide steak cooking. Bought a new digital Crock Pot. It's lowest setting is 65C (150F). Filled it 2/3 with water and put a thermometer through the vent hole in the glass lid. At 65C the water temp remains at a constant 58C (135F). :cheers:
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Put four 1 1/2" thick herb and garlic steaks in for 2 hours, seared them on the BBQ. All I can say is WOW! Wifey and I have never had such amazing steaks at home. I'm sold on this.

On another note, twenty some years ago we had B17 'Sentimental Journey' set down at a local airport for a day. For a $10 donation they let you crawl through the plane. The hair still stands up on the back of my neck, I can't imagine how those kids must have felt going up in those bombers, I just can't imagine.

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I agree Perry (the B-17 experience). I'm a firm believer that those that crawled into a B-17 for a second time are among the bravest men ever.

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It's lowest setting is 65C (150F). Filled it 2/3 with water and put a thermometer through the vent hole in the glass lid. At 65C the water temp remains at a constant 58C (135F).


This reminds me of the old saying: "A man with a watch always knows what time it is. A man with 2 watches never knows what time it is."

How do you know which thermometer is "right"?

I never knew there was such a thing as a digital crock pot. Looks complicated to me. Our crock pot has 4 plebian settings; "Off", "Keep Warm" "Low" and "High". But when using my digital controller on my crock pot, I know exactly what the temperature is. (right! :mrgreen: ).

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rx7locost wrote:
How do you know which thermometer is "right"?


The temp setting is just that, a temp setting, the thermometer through the lid is my feed back of the actual water temp.
Simple to use, set the temp, once it's at set point, put the steaks in, set timer for 2 hours, go play

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New toy.. Planning to use it for locost parts as well as other hobby things. I'm also hoping to make various parts for people to help pay it off!

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In a a couple more hours I should finally have my 1979 Alfa Romeo Spider ready to drive!
A few wiring connections and vacuum lines, put the air filter back on, do the Italian tune-up. :wink:

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New toy.. Planning to use it for locost parts as well as other hobby things. I'm also hoping to make various parts for people to help pay it off!


OK, where is your machining biz located so we can help you pay it off?

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Calgary, AB. :)

Sometimes I wonder about making an Etsy store or something. From all my current and past hobbies, I feel like there are a lot of things I can crank out. Notably, in the Astronomy hobby, people are always looking for custom length adapters for eyepieces and cameras. I can even machine them from aluminum and anodize them!


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I studied for my Ham Radio License, Passed the Technician test exercises.

Now onto the General.

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I studied for my Ham Radio License, Passed the Technician test exercises.


Congratulations! I didn't even know that ham radio was still going, thought that the internet and instant video messaging would have killed it off, so something new learned today.

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Bent Wrench wrote:
I studied for my Ham Radio License, Passed the Technician test exercises.

Now onto the General.


Very cool.

Are there still multiple classes of operators? I carried a class C license back in middle school. We had an electronics teacher that insisted we all learn Morse code and be able to send /receive at least 5 words per minute.

I built my first radio in his class. A 5 watt transmitter from mostly Radio Shack parts and a schematic the teacher had.

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Bent Wrench wrote:
Passed the Technician test exercises.

Now onto the General.


Congratulations from ngpmike "KD0WQY" :cheers:

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Bent Wrench wrote:
I studied for my Ham Radio License, Passed the Technician test exercises.

Now onto the General.


Congrats!

I'm not a Ham but my buddy is. KARCA9 I believe. Or maybe KA9CAR? I'm not sure. Something like that. I'm thinking the latter now.

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I'm not a Ham but my buddy is. KARCA9 I believe. Or maybe KA9CAR? I'm not sure. Something like that. I'm thinking the latter now.


Chuck, If your buddie's name is John, then KA9CAR is correct! :lol:

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