Jssflyer added a topic in Introduce yourselfNewbieHello,
Newby here. I live in North Pole, Ak. Recently purchased a KF I project and am hoping to put a Yamaha engine on it and do a complete rebuild.( looking for a set of wings, hint, hint...)
latest toys and projects...
Challenger II complete rebuild, overhaul of engine , 582 and new covering. Painting it now.
Toucan Trike converted to an Alaska Bush Trike, 503, 21" tires, Wizard II wing, single seat with storage. Lifts off 75ft.
Hytek Hurricane, 503, the closest thing to an X wing fighter you can fly...an absolute Blast to be in, and will soar all day long with the engine off, or do 100, 10ft off the deck winding through the sloughs and rivers. If u ever get a chance to fly a hurricane or phantom, don't pass it up.
kitfox I project, still outside in the snow...Yamaha Rx-1 engine conversion, planning on building a Super STOL bush plane, needs complete refurbish and build new wings. ( looking for wings).
Toucan Trike complete rebuild and overhaul for my neighbor, just finished the 503 yesterday.
paragliders, R/C planes, Peonies, ( I'm a Peony farmer )
just wanted to say hi, meet the neighbors and say that we have several small fields just south of Eileson if anybody ever wants to fly by and say howdy.
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Jssflyer added a topic in Close Call's and dumb stuntsWet Charcoal...i know, off topic..but almost lost everything.
hello, new member here, was reading through the posts here and thought I would share an experience and lesson I learned a couple months ago.
It was October 1st. I remember because it's our Anniversary. So I planned on grilling some jalapeño poppers and Ribeyes for dinner. Go to get the charcoal out and notice it's a little damp...Damn, can't use that. So, I put the bag under the eave of the house to keep it out of anymore snow or rain. GO to the store and get a new bag of charcoal. Had a great meal, it was good.
The Dog is going Crazy and when I open my eyes all I see is smoke and haze in the upstairs room, the wife is is saying something's on fire, What?, Something's on fire ! now I'm awake. Running downstairs , my neighbor comes in the house and starts yelling to get out. sorry, I'm naked I say, but let's put it out!
Thankfully we had a couple full fire extenguishers and were able to put the main fire out in the rafters before loosing the house.
apparently the bag of damp charcoal can and Will self ignite. Who Knew? The fire chief and the insurance man both confirmed that it happens a lot more often than you might think. So, if a bag of charcoal does get left out and rain or snowed on, Do Not Store it anywhere near your home or garage!
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