I'm trying a new monitor - a 32" 4K one, rather than the 2x25" 1920x1080 that I usually use. I'm undecided as to whether I like it as yet :o(
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Vic's going to be taking my current monitors for her work at home setup, so I get to buy new monitors. I've been torn between a larger 4K monitor and 2 smaller QHD/FHD ones. We (again) took the TV from the bedroom and put it on my desk, and it's obvious that if the new monitor is much bigger, I'll need a curved screen :o(
Monday, April 26, 2021
I started the day playing with DaVinci Resolve, and it seems pretty straightforward, even if the free version is a little crippled. I want to try some other software before deciding for good.
Randy came over - we had been intending to watch a movie, but decided to do that next weekend as he had some family stuff going on in the afternoon. So, we went and met Chris for lunch in Roseville.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
The forecast wasn't great, but Randy and I tried to get to Auburn for lunch. There were a few spots of rain at Lincoln, but it was raining pretty hard as we approached Auburn. The interesting thing is that the chirping from the rotors goes silent in the rain - it's stupid, but I kept looking up to see if the rotor was still there :o)
I'm looking at new video software because mine isn't great - it's 10 years old, for a start, and Henry's videos look a lot better with pretty much the same camera.
Randy called and said he was having problems getting the old cam position sensor out, so I told him to get a new one (obviously he'd thrown out the good one he took out) while I headed over. I couldn't reach the back of the engine, so we had to improvise a step, but I managed to get it out, and the new one in. The truck now starts just fine :o)
When I got in, Vic was watching "Shooter", so I sort of watched the rest of that.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
I went and got my 5G tracking chip installed in my arm. I must say, I'm impressed with technological progress - Tilly's dumb RFID chip is about the size of a grain of rice, and this 5G chip was so small I couldn't even see it in the syringe, and it has a battery and transmitting antennae and everything.
Half way there.
In the evening I attended the EAA Zoom meeting.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Everybody had decided to fly to Half Moon Bay, and do a lap of the San Francisco Bay, but I decided that four hours was going to be too much flying for my hand and arm sprain.
I got some other stuff done about the house while occasionally checking their progress in Flightaware. I was surprised to see them heading from Gnoss Field to Half Moon Bay, as the weather was reported as Instrument Flight Rules. So I wasn't surprised to see them turn back.
We went and met Randy and Henry in the evening for frozen yoghurt and heard about their long flying day.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Randy picked me up and we went and bought gas. A lot of gas. 25 gallons for Randy, 15 gallons for me and 18 gallons for Henry. We've flown a lot this week. At the airport, we helped Bill tinker with some new LED lights, then headed to Auburn to meet Chris and Chris for breakfast.
|Chris, Randy, Chris, Henry, me|
After lunch, we flew home again. We had talked about running the canyon, but it was gusty, so we probably wouldn't have had much fun.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
We flew over to Cameron Park to meet Chris for a late lunch. I did a lap of his house on the way, as it's not far from the airport.
On the way back, we went and flew low over Don's practice area, then Randy and Henry headed towards Placerville to fly down the South Fork canyon, and I headed back to Lincoln as my hand was hurting - I didn't want to push it too much harder. I landed about 10 minutes before them, so I'd just put my plane away when I heard them fly overhead.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021
I've taken the week off to do some flying with Henry, so I went to the airport. He'd already had a flight out to Folsom Lake, so we chatted and looked at planes and stuff, then went and got some lunch. Afterwards, we took the planes out for a short, bumpy flight. Hey, it was the early afternoon - I'm sure people in fixed wings weren't having any fun at all :o)
I went to the airport and helped Henry, one of Randy's friends who's travelling the country, unload his gyro from his trailer and install the rotor with the winch attached to the side of the trailer. While he headed out to lunch with his brother in law, and I went for a quick flight.
In the evening, we watched "Godzilla vs. Kong", an animated movie with a few people thrown in.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
I picked Randy up and we flew to Oroville for their display day. Bill was opening the hangar when we left, and he beat us there in his RV-6 by about 30 minutes :o)
Friday, April 9, 2021
I went to the airport and finished up the 200 hour service on the plane - just cleaning and greasing things, mostly. While I was there I took a look at Randy's plane, he's had a few incidences of resistance in moving the cyclic, so we're going to take a proper look at it on Saturday - nothing jumped out at me though.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
I flew to Oroville to meet Chris and Tim for breakfast, and we wandered over to the hangars to talk to Merle, who's tinkering with a Onex. I also got to chat to Peewee, who's something with the EAA chapter there - they're hoping to get the city to charge cost for their avgas on their display day next Saturday. I don't care, but that'll cheer up a bunch of guys at Lincoln who usually head up there.
As usual, I was too low for the ADS-B stuff to show up.
When I got back, I started in on the 1200 hour service for the plane. I've done all the engine work, now I just have some greasing to do on the pre-rotator and rotor head and I'm set for another 100 hours :o)