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Old 05-18-2013, 10:00 AM
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Unhappy Pictures?

Ok, so back to the story, you got the new batteries for the camera. Where's the pictures?
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by bhester View Post
Ok, so back to the story, you got the new batteries for the camera. Where's the pictures?
I actually had to go check my camera to see if I took any pictures. I must have been in shock because I couldn't remember if I did. Turns out I didn't take any. I should have. But its all drilled apart now and in the scrap pile. I actually tried to straighten it out, but it was wasted effort. New parts on order.

I ended up taking my wife to the movies. Back to working on the plane today.

The suggestion about the orange cones is a great idea. I will do that next time for sure.

Thanks for all the replies.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:50 PM
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Ouch!!! sorry to hear that. Once you are flying you will have a good time telling this story. I know that for now it is very painfull.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:14 PM
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That is a painful to read story. I feel for both of you. Sounds like you handled it with excellence and I anticipate your new part will be better than the last one.
The second time to build a part is about 50% time savings from the first one.

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Old 05-20-2013, 04:11 PM
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That hurts. 50 gallons of avgas were just burned without going anywhere.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:48 PM
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The shipping on my slider was nearly as expensive as the frame. Hope your shipping is reasonable.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:09 PM
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Default, the lesson? Murphy rules!

I think I've done my own version of that....a dozen times!

Slowly I am becoming a pessimist...I mostly catch other people leaving things 'out...just for a minute', I'm not nearly as good at catching myself.

Now I try to play the sesame street game " what happens next!?!?"
...if I leave my table saw outside, I unplug it in the there's no way a kid can come up and turn it on.
If something is left on the garage floor ( project #235 in progress) I try to remember to unplug the garage door opener motor, so NO-ONE can get in!

some of you industrial machinists and mechanics probably do WCB required lockouts all the time, but it's sure hard to remember at home, or even on the field, when you're working on the plane yourself, right?

be safe. parts can be replaced. Wives, much more difficult!
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:06 PM
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There have been several posts on this subject! Same old, Same old! It's not the first time it has happened and won't be the last!
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