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jim lee

Member Since 17 May 2007
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In Topic: Drones Versus Piloted Craft from FP

11 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

Jetskis vs "Real" boats

Snow boarders vs "Real" skiers

Now its "Drones" vs "Real" RC aircraft.

 

Its just media hype. Media winds up the unwashed masses which in turn freaks out the government to do something absurd giving more fuel for the media...

 

If there's one thing I've learned from Sailing Anarchy, All PR is good PR! As a "Drone" manufacturer I'm loving all the smoke and nonsense.

 

What?! You didn't know that the people that brought you the Left Coast Dart now build and sell "Drone" kits?

 

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Get 'em while they're hot!

 

-jim lee


In Topic: boatbuilding

05 June 2014 - 10:44 PM

I don't get it. I'm seeing all these people that look non-asian in the middle of China? Where are they coming from? How and why are they showing up to work on this thing? Where's the money coming from for food, heat and materials?

 

-jim lee


In Topic: Tools that disappoint

04 June 2014 - 05:45 AM

That cheap pop rivet gun.  The one you pick up cos you really need to put a rivet in now, and the good one's at home, and it'll probably be good enough for a simple little job, and it isn't.

Ha! Ran into one of those! Horrible! I had to idea anyone could screw up a pop rivet gun. It was almost like the thing was cursed it was so bad. Rivet ends would stick in it. They'd break off at the wrong places. I finally got fed up and bought a good ($$) one. But I think one of my guys pulled the cursed one out of the trash.

 

Ryobi Radial arm saw and Drill press. The saw couldn't hold a right angle to save its life and the drill press had an incurable wobble. Left both on the curb with a "free" sign on them. 

 

Oh and a Fox air compressor. Came into work the 2nd day I had it and found its control box on the other side of the room. Glad it decided to blow that part off when no one was around.

 

-jim lee 


In Topic: Broken Hip Joint Anarchy

03 June 2014 - 06:19 AM

Yeah what he said. ^ Find a doc with a good rep. Mine was a referral from my usual doc who is planning on using her for his knee. Also, there different types.  I ended up with titanium press fit & grow in one. 'Least I think its titanium. So far so good. Having it done was scarier 'n all get out. But now I look back on it, it was almost painless.

 

I got so that I couldn't sit down 'cause if I did I couldn't stand up again. I could stand, lay on the couch or lay in bed. If I walked around the block I was on pills for a day or two afterwards. 

 

The family's been cleaning up the old J/35 in the afternoons. They are pushing real hard for me to get back onto taking them sailing. For the last three years our sailing has tapered off till about nil from having the leg lock up more and more. Looks like I may actually get back on the water this summer.

 

-jim lee


In Topic: Broken Hip Joint Anarchy

24 May 2014 - 06:03 PM

Ugg! I hated the walker phase. Getting to a cane was a lot nicer. At least then you can be "Dapper".

 

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-jim lee