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Old 09-18-2013, 07:45 PM
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Default Has your project ever been derailed?

Well, this is due to college, kinda, well my daughter needed a car for school, so, we gave her my work commuter car. So, folks always demand pics, so here is my sacrifice. What have you had to give up, and prolong the project
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:07 PM
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Default Huh?

Ummm, so what's the sacrifice again?
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:39 PM
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you gave your daughter that for a commuter.....poor girl a used scooter for college, how can she show her face around the dorm
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:43 PM
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Default Derailed??

You mean ride on rails! That thing is sweet!
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:33 PM
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You mean ride on rails! That thing is sweet!
Um, actually, she got the Neon, this is what I am stuck with.......
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:13 PM
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Wing loading is kinda high ain't it?
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:18 PM
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Default Tornado!

In all seriousness, my project got derailed for about 6-months, due to an EF-2 tornado hitting my home on 4/3/12.

It was a bad time! $80k plus in damage to house, but my workshop with my RV project didn't get touched. My neighbors house is now a dirt lot, so I am thankful my dogs are OK (they were home and rode out the storm), and that my house was repairable.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:25 PM
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Momentarily, back on track...
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:50 PM
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The only thing that has temporarily derailed my progress is business travel.
It is amazing how taking a week or two off can totally kill your momentum on the project.
Next week I'll be in SF at Oracle OpenWorld. The good news is I should be able to start cutting my panel when I get back (Dynon COM radio is finally going to ship!).
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:03 AM
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Ha!

January 2003 Started Empenage. June 2003 first child born. October 2003 started new job. 2004 Went back to college...so did wife. Ran out of money. 2005 second child born. Still out of money. 2006 Finished college...so did wife. 2006 Moved to a new city. Months later was selected for Air Force Pilot Training. Found out we were pregnant again. 2007 began training leading up to Pilot Training. April 2007 third child born. 4 days later picked them up at the hospital and moved the fam 1500 miles. On the road for a year and a half. 2008 Moved again.

2009 I got to work on the plane again for a little while.

2010 wife starts masters program
2012 wife graduates masters program
2012 we move again
2013 wife starts doctoral program
Winter 2013 I go back to airplane flyin' school for 5 months ish.

I have no business thinking I have time to build an airplane. But somehow...during all that I managed to get most of it done. Just started fitting the cowl today. (all three kids in school now and some disposable incole REALLY helped speed things along)
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