I have a really old Icom A22. Alkaline batteries only last about a day, less if you transmit much, and mine takes 10 AA batteries. I used Lithium AA for a couple of times, they last a lot longer, but too much $$$. I bought 30 nimh AA rechargeable batteries, and 2 8 battery charges from Amazon. I also have an extra battery 'pack', so I can take two fully charged sets with me for an easy change if needed. The nimh batteries last as long as the alkalines did, and they've been going strong for a couple of years now. I think the cost of all of it was about 2 sets of Lithium batteries. Mark
Some parts might be improved with Carbon Fiber, but not lightened. Most of Fiberglass and CF weight is in the resin, and it is the same for both. Carbon also isn't as 'neutral' as glass, so the wet bits would need to be fiberglass anyway. Seems most boats are still fiberglass. There is a probably a reason....
Ed, I believe Spec means Speculative. He is building the house with no buyer yet, hoping someone will like it after it is built. For a builder, there is the possibility of making a lot more money than building a house under contract. There is also the possibilty of losing money. Mark
I have one of the 500lb, and one of the 1000lb, they are the handiest things I ever bought. If you need higher lift, Northern Tool has some that lift more than 2x these. I haven't found a need for them yet, but I bought a forklift, so my lifting needs are pretty much taken care of. Mark
Heck no, the tadpoles will get rid of the mosquito larva, and the frogs will take care of the ones they miss! I just hope a nasty water moccasin doesn't take up residence. Then I'd have to buy that Judge pistol I've been eyeing for years!
I guess I'm training for a job in the Trump administration - draining the swamp! 3" pump has been running about 8 hours a day for the last 4 days, draining the pond/swamp that formed behind the new hangar. The frogs were very busy with all the new water - there must be a million tadpoles in it, and it has only been there a week now. I don't think I'm exaggerating much there either. It covered about 1/2 acre, about 3feet deep, and it is thick with them every place I looked. I have it down to about a foot, and it has shrank in size to about 1/3 acre.
Thanks for your service and the pics. Looking at them, I would sure rather do that trip in the KC-10 than an F-18! If I was in the KC-10, I'd start messing with the F-18 pilots about halfway through a leg. Start talking about all the iced tea I drank, make sounds like running water, then tell them oops, gotta run to the bathroom......