Keeping the current theme going… We’ve got some snow! The last couple days of storms here in central New Mexico were mostly just wind – lots of wind. However; I see some snow on the nearby mountains! I suspect winter may be getting close.
I’ve mentioned a couple of times that my DIY windshield sun shade covers have never blown off in the wind. That changed today! The winds are howling – I am told 40 mph. Yes, today my windshield shade cover things did indeed blow off! In fact, the wind is blowing so hard that I thought… [Read More]
I previously mentioned (here) purchasing material to construct my own windshield sun cover. In review, I purchased black Phifertex material, described as: “It is a Similar to PhiferTex® but has a tighter weave, which gives it a 95% shade factor. These fabrics are specially designed and engineered for a wide variety of applications that demand… [Read More]
I departed Minnesota Saturday morning and had a very enjoyable drive down highway 23 to Sioux Falls and then onto I-90. I arrived in Mitchel, South Dakota mid-afternoon on Saturday. I targeted this spot because a great big Cabela’s store is there! The Cabela’s store was easy to find and they had reserved the entire… [Read More]
I shot the following photos flying to breakfast a few days ago. I thought the cloud formations were very pretty (and bumpy). These are the Manzano Mountains in west central New Mexico that run along the east side of the Rio Grande river. It is fairly typical to have cloud formations like these that seem to… [Read More]
Note from JD: This is a continuation of the previous post titled Solar Hot Tub Heater. The fourth day of testing the solar water heater (continued from above post): At noon, the outside temperature was 41 degrees when the system was first checked. The water that had been in the collector overnight was pumped into… [Read More]
Aircraft Spruce recently announced their new Freeflight XPlorer ADS-B Receiver. Very interesting product. It appears to be quite similar to the Stratus unit marketed by Sporty’s for the iPad. I’m anxious to see which of the Android aviation app providers interface to any of these units.
I did a bit of flying last weekend. I was supposed to go to Minneapolis to work in the offices of the company for which I work so off I went. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate. I am a chicken pilot when it comes to weather. That said; I like the feeling of being… [Read More]
I had a really nice trip to Las Vegas, NV earlier this week. It was for business but still enjoyable. I flew the RV-3 over as it is always a beautiful flight. I left a bit late as I flew to Grants, NM for a breakfast gathering with friends and, of course, I paid the… [Read More]
I admit, it is beautiful… I grew up in Montana and spent many years in Minnesnowta so have kinda had my fill of the stuff over the years. As I was watching it fall today, it struck me that I have a very habit of digging up bad experiences from the past. Yeah, one of the… [Read More]