Thursday, January 26, 2023

January 25th

We went to the airport and did the getting to be regular replacement of the push to talk switch on the radio.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

January 24th

I pulled apart the PC I'd lent Randy, and sure enough the 3v CMOS battery was showing 1.7v.  I guess I'll order a replacement (it's a CR2032 with connections clipped directly to it, so I can't just replace it.)

January 23rd

Randy brought over a PC I'd lent him that now refuses to boot up.  I think it's the CMOS battery, but I didn't feel like taking it apart just yet, so Vic showed him World of Warcraft :o)

Monday, January 23, 2023

January 22nd

I met Randy at the airport.  We'd talked about flying to Oroville for lunch, but once we were in the air (with a 30kt headwind) we decided to just do a lap of Camp Far West Lake reservoir.

I was apparently too low to be tracked the whole way :o)

Shane and Liza came out and met us for lunch in Lincoln.

When I got home, I threw together a couple of videos...


My takeoff in the gusty wind


Flying over the Camp Far West Lake spillway


My landing in the gusty wind


Sunday, January 22, 2023

January 21st

I met Shane and Randy at the airport, and after waiting forever to get onto the runway, we flew to Auburn to meet Chris and Jeff for lunch.


Only Chris and Jeff didn't make it, due to some problem with the gyro :o(

We pottered back, flying over Ken's house on the way for fun.

Friday, January 20, 2023

January 19th

I took the day off to go to the dentist, and as I'd be in Lincoln, hoped to fly.  Well, the visibility was less than a mile when I got there to fill the plane with gas, and when I was done at the dentist, the cloud base was still 300', so I gave up and went home.

I've got another monitor, so I spent some time pulling my desk apart and moving it closer to the window - I'd aimed to still be able to see the weather station on the wall, but even after moving the desk I couldn't.

Anyway, I got everything back together so I'd be able to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

January 16th

Today was Martin Luther King day, when Americans celebrate the civil rights icon by going shopping.

It was still grey and windy and rainy, so I did pretty much nothing.