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Old 05-31-2008, 12:03 PM   #401
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always thought those caddys should have 5 wheels were they true spokes? man i love that car/bike timbuk
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:51 PM   #402
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Monthly update.

Nothing to report. Been on the road, trucking for a living.

Over and out.


Now.... If I had it to do all over again -- the Millicent Roof Raise, I mean -- I would seriously consider dragging this thing home -- which I found in Tehachapi, CA, on my last trucking tour.



It has "the real jetliner look", yet it is relatively small. In fact, it is TOO small -- only a bit over six feet wide. But it could be split down the middle of the roof and widened, just like we split walls and raise bus roofs. If anybody is seriously interested, talk to me. The exact price is uncertain, but it is definitely available for something on the order of scrap metal value. For more info, it is a British Aerospace Jetstream 3100.

Am I planning to grab it if I can negotiate a cheap deal? No... I'm about to ask my neighbor to hogtie me to a chair so I don't.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:20 PM   #403
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Update on the airplane idea.
I've e-mailed with the owner. It's a Jetstream 31 (same thing). He is very friendly and fun-loving. He is still using it for R&D in his avionics business, but he is open to donating it to me when he is done with it. So I guess I'll start saving up $$$ for transporting it home sometime in the future -- heaven help me!
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Re: The Millicent Chronicles; two foot roof raise, big tailgate

YOU'RE SICK, ELLIOTT (. . .I like sick. . . )

Can't wait to see what ya do with that!
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Mongo like being sick. Bwahahahahahahahah!

Burning Man Mutant Vehicle. Tiny stubby symbolic wings, like a cartoon plane. Pig snout. Flying Pig, yes. Burning Man 2009. :P and so forth.
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elliot,

are you thinking of making it into a KS or maybe strapping it down to a bus frame?
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elliot you are a mad man! .....in a good way
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elliot you are a mad man! .....in a good way

Ohhh... Now I'm disappointed. Only "mad"? I was led to believe I was "sick".

Seriously, yes, I probably am a bit less than entirely rational, because I really cannot afford to do all the stuff I dream up. So sometimes I walk around in alarmingly "well broken in" shoes. But I have no dependents, and no mortgage or rent, and I can always... deign to work a bit more to catch up on the electric bill, so whatta hey!

If/when the J-31 becomes mine... well, by then I'll have six new plans for it. And I'll be looking for a DC-3. But at the moment I'm thinking ...

EDIT:
Update! Never mind the car chassis. A conventional pickup truck front axle with steering at the front of the wings, nicely faired in right where the wheels belong, and a MOTORCYCLE (minus front fork) in the tail for propulsion and "tail-dragger" wheel. I think the flared skin panel at the front edge of the wing could even be moved forward, to help weight distribution while keeping the wheels flared in. And I may have access to a perfectly good 1978 Honda Gold Wing that's been sitting unused for years -- how appropriate that would be!
End edit.

That would be for Burning Man. The J-31 has this exessively long snout, and the tip of that is missing, so I might lop off the long nose and fab a pig snout -- instant Flying Pig.

But it is also tempting to use it to raise the roof on a bus. I wouldn't do it on Millicent, since she's already done, but it could go on an other bus. That is, I would discard the original bus roof and install the upper half of the J-31, widened. (Come to think of it -- that would leave me the bottom half of the fuselage, which could be flipped up-side-down and...

But right now I need to spend a couple of hours making a living. I'm doing more writing and less truck driving, which is a very sane thing.
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Flying pig a la Pink Floyd? You would then be my idol...well...more so than you already are.
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I wasn't aware of that connection, so I guess I don't rate More So yet.

We'd be expected to play a lot of Pink Floyd records onboard, then, wouldn't we? ""...just another brick in the wall" -- is that them? That would be quite OK.
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