A few nice prototype parts produced in china photos I found:
Trash Aviation Founder, Jim Boatscum
Image by Velo abzug
Jim Boatskum, founder of Trash Aviation unincorporated, holds in his left hand, the prototype radio controlled stunt flier produced from a plastic pop bottle, styrofoam cup, styrofoam meat trays, tape and bubble rap & in Jim’s correct hand, a balsa glider I created for . Whilst the battery in T-1 charges, we launched the free-flight glider on this fine day on the grassy hill in Bellingham WA.
An now, a message from the President:
DOWNWARD BOUND – with Hippie Jim
Mon, Jun 14, 2010, 11:34 am // Kamalla Rose Kaur
Bums never quit when they hit bottom…
Bums don’t quit when they hit bottom, they punch proper by way of and preserve going. Quitting is for addicts.
With the ongoing harvest, processing, and export of the middle class you could find your self canned, fired, baked, fried, or just burnt out. You picture you’ll just become a bum, but it’s not that effortless. You need to have instruction to live like me. Takes skill, study, and aptitude to be a bum. Bumming has its traditions and methods because there are ways to do issues… effectively, at times there aren’t. We utilized to be hobos and tramps. Can’t be a hobo no much more since you can’t hop a train to India or China exactly where the jobs are. Cannot be a tramp these days with out silicone and botox. So I am going to teach a poverty survival class referred to as DOWNWARD BOUND, due to the fact the poor and destitute are the fastest increasing marketplace in the USA! We never purchase anything, but we can make up for it in volume. DOWNWARD BOUND charges no funds, but you have to want to be a bum. Like any other job, you won’t get hired if you happen to be not enthusiastic.
About Puget Sound, we’ve had bums for as lengthy as we’ve had men and women who disapprove of them. To hear the missionaries speak, the fur traders have been bums. Dirty Dan was a bum. We have old bums from the days of freighthopping, middle-aged bums from the Vietnam and Gulf wars, young bums from Jerry’s death, tiny youngsters in bum schools, and we’ve got fitness freaks losing bums all more than the location. We got ’em moving here in droves, operating from the weather in Florida and Texas, running from predators in California, bummed out by Enron and Arnold. These folks ain’t raised up to be poor, they got no experience and no life skills except paying for items. It really is challenging perform not functioning, for these utilised to not operating in corporations.
Like how bums got no water cooler. No cubicles. No everyday commute. No boss. With no boss, who’s going to tell you what to do? Glenn Beck? Earth First!? Individuals inform the homeless what to do, they often say, “Get a job!” What do you say to an individual who sees a “will perform for food” sign and says “get a job”? Like the bum’s hoping to be rescued by aliens with that sign? Or score hot babes? That only performs on the Web. Seriously, when’s the final time YOU saw a sign saying, Bums Wanted?
Without a cubicle, exactly where are you going to sleep? Exactly where are you going to get dates off Craigslist, post videos of co-workers breaking the law, or get your WoW repair? Where are you going to get Post-It notes? How are you going to hold your on-line resume up to date, not to mention Facebook? And no water cooler – men and women have hung about water coolers because there had been village wells. Exactly where do bums get to hang? Exactly where do they uncover drinking water?
There IS free coffee for bums, but it’s not worth what you pay for it.
You gotta be creative to be poor. Occasions alter and you adapt. I used to reside at the airport below a plane, but these days flew. I lived on a boat when. I lived under a boat when. Below was greater. I had a high rise apartment inside the old Oeser chimney. What a view! Then a single night some amateur scientist decides to shoot fireworks up that chimney. I got down the ladder alive and we each fled the scene just before the uniforms got there. After that I slept in the planter box at the Bank of America. That worked excellent for me due to the fact I get up early, and they sleep in.
Really this town is a peaceful resting place. If you can snooze whilst sitting upright, holding a book, you can sleep anyplace in Bellingham.
Meals right here in the Pacific Northwest is no problem either, especially for meat-eating bums like me. With a carrot in 1 hand and a large stick in the other, bagging Bambi is effortless. I utilized to use a snare to catch deer but I caught hippies that way. Do you know how difficult it is to clean 1 of them?
Beside venison, there is lots of other regional food. Have you noticed far more black squirrels about town? That’s since the gray ones taste greater. And I eat lots of birds. I made me a bird zapper on a cell tower in the woods. Works good on hotdogs too, but it’s hard to find hotdogs off-leash. So how do bums roast game without a stove? Forget about fires, you cannot get wood, you can not burn, and you cannot smoke. Again you got to move with the instances. When I lived beneath that jet plane, when they fired her up I’d heave a venison roast, or meals bank turkey, via the engine. It came out cooked, sliced, and smoked. I got a patent for spiral sliced sandwich meat as well. Or you can take a long bamboo pole, stick some thing on the end and poke it into a substation. Pow! Takes the fur and feathers proper off.
Now my favorite way to cook salmon is to lay it in the back window of a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda. That was the very best salmon-cooking auto ever. You just lay that fish below the sloping back window on a sunny day, set a can of pepper spray next to it and when the can explodes, the fish is accomplished – AND seasoned! Utilised to use Mace, but people like hot pepper nowadays.
Bathing is no issue for bums in these parts. I get showered-on most every day. On rare hot days the lawn sprinklers come on at four a.m. Or if you want a real extended hot soak, I recommend the executive bathroon at the Port of Bellingham. It is some sort of temple with this enormous, I imply eight feet across, fancy imitation marble sink. It appears like a giant bird bath, or communal baptismal font, with a large brass shower head above squirting warm water. I figure Port commisioners use that sink to wash their hands right after signing dirty deals. When when they weren’t there, I plugged the drain, stripped naked and climbed in. Heavenly, but never use their soap.
Back when you had been middle class you necessary to know who’s who. Now you require to know what’s what.
With Hippie Jim’s poverty survival course, DOWNWARD BOUND, you will also understand:
1. Who works for you and who does not. (Hint: people wearing uniforms never perform for you anymore. Not even if the uniform says “Burger King” on the pocket.)
two. The banks never perform for you any far more either, so you can learn to maintain your income on your physique somewhere no 1 will go, even for income. (Hint: right after a month, your sock is sufficient).
3. How to tell companies that want to kill you from these that just don’t want you around? (Hint: the initial group have “General,” “Corporation,” or “Limited” in their name, and the second have someone’s 1st name”)
four. Meals Bank, excellent Blood Bank, undesirable Sperm Bank, excellent Information Bank, negative. Much more about banks…
five. Mullen, excellent nettles, undesirable: toiletries from nature. Do Bums Shit in the Woods? Sanitation with out sewers. Overall health without medicine. Dreads with out head lice.
With so a lot of of us in financial freefall, we’re going to need to have professional advice in poverty survival. Get in touch with Hippie Jim, or stay tuned for a lot more particulars.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: south hangar panorama, including Vought OS2U-three Kingfisher seaplane, B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”, among other people
Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher:
The Kingfisher was the U.S. Navy’s major ship-primarily based, scout and observation aircraft during Planet War II. Revolutionary spot welding techniques gave it a smooth, non-buckling fuselage structure. Deflector plate flaps that hung from the wing’s trailing edge and spoiler-augmented ailerons functioned like added flaps to allow slower landing speeds. Most OS2Us operated in the Pacific, where they rescued a lot of downed airmen, such as World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker and the crew of his B-17 Flying Fortress.
In March 1942, this airplane was assigned to the battleship USS Indiana. It later underwent a six-month overhaul in California, returned to Pearl Harbor, and rejoined the Indiana in March 1944. Lt. j.g. Rollin M. Batten Jr. was awarded the Navy Cross for generating a daring rescue in this airplane beneath heavy enemy fire on July four, 1944.
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Overall: 15ft 1 1/8in. x 33ft 9 1/2in., 4122.6lb., 36ft 1 1/16in. (460 x 1030cm, 1870kg, 1100cm)
Wings covered with fabric aft of the principal spar
Two-seat monoplane, deflector plate flaps hung from the trailing edge of the wing, ailerons drooped at low airspeeds to function like further flaps, spoilers.
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Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of Planet War II and the very first bomber to home its crew in pressurized compartments. Despite the fact that made to fight in the European theater, the B-29 located its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a selection of aerial weapons: standard bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.
On August six, 1945, this Martin-constructed B-29-45-MO dropped the 1st atomic weapon utilised in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)
Polished general aluminum finish
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, common late-Planet War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin 509th Composite Group markings painted in black "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on reduced left nose.