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Old 11-27-2020, 06:48 AM
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No traditional T-day for us either. Bright and early the smoker was fired up and a 17 pound brisket was slapped on the grill. I then made my special Drunken Cranberry sauce. The spices and rum make your mouth tingle. People can't get enough of it. the flat turned out nice, the point though was really fatty so the burnt ends are a bit on the chewy side, but still very tasty. Getting the Pit Boss was one of the best choices I made, I get more use out of that than I ever did with a gas grill.
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That is a lot of brisket!
Old 11-27-2020, 07:16 AM
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Yes it is. the flat was sliced in half and we only ate about 2/3rds of one half. It sliced up perfectly too.


Old 11-27-2020, 07:19 AM
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That brisket looks so good you may have the mods on your case for posting BBQ porn!
Old 11-27-2020, 07:22 AM
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LOL wouldn't be the first time!
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That sure looks good!
Old 11-29-2020, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii
Hey Donny, I still have you in mind for those retracts, just waiting on the right time.
OK! I had forgotten about them, I am not sure where I have them stored. ........... Lemme no wen yur reddy..

The wife got a smoked turkey an when we picked it up I bought a brisket b.b.q. sammitch (smelled real good) tasted even better. we ended up spending over a hundred bucks on goodies, Turkey and Bar b.q. thanksgiving.

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The new AGM battery replacement I got while at my son's house was only reading 5 volts the day after we got home, I was shook up, it took an initial charge rate of over 15A and 24 hours later got down to trickle charging. test voltage read 13.46 volts without the charger and I found some crossed wiring on the main circuit board of the m.home so maybe I found the problem???? The repairs were very un-professional and I let the mechanic know I was not pleased, they want me to bring it back ............... we'll see! The dog poo in my bed room didn't help either the whole thing was a mess, why they let an animal in my unit had us furious. I think they rented it out.
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Man, I would be so pissed it's not funny. Too bad you are so far away, I would come help with your wiring issues. I got to eat some of the Burnt ends I made on Thursday, oh BOY yeah! A few days soaking in the fridge and they are so tasty, much better than the flat came out. I didn't use enough rub this time and it makes a huge difference in the flavor, as in not much at all this time. Lesson learned Slather it on thick and use plenty of brown sugar.

I should probably call the dealer and find out the status of repair on my trailer. Would like to get it parked and covered before we get any snow that sticks.
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A competent car mechanic is worth his weight in gold even if you have to pay a premium for his work.

I am now the proud possesser of a pair of jumper leads which I bought last time we went ino town. Various qualities were available ranging in price from £10-£50 (11€-55€. $13-$65 US). I bought a set for £25 which was advertised as being suitable for engines of up to 3.5 litres. As the engine in the two tonner is a 2.5 litre diesel I thought they would be suitable, besides they came in a neat plastic box which can be stowed behind the driver's seat. Connecting them up to Miss Blue Eye's Suzuki Grand Vitara soon had the engine going again. We have used the van once or twice since then without a problem.



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Speaking of dead batteries, when I went to go to my friends for our hobby night, the truck wouldn't start, so dropped the charger on which topped the battery off rather quickly and it started OK. I haven't driven since Nov 5, so it just sat all that time. Need to put a tender on it, but the last one I had that was supposed to keep it topped off, killed it by overcharging it. It is also an AGM.

I finally finished getting all the parts ready for the Giant Scale Corsair short kit. The wing tip ribs were all off a bit but with some help from others I got the dimensions corrected so they all line up. Also verified the plans I printed out are still off a bit, the are too tall and not wide enough, so have to shrink the vertical an 1/16th and stretch them, but have to figure out how much. It has a scale on it which should help. Finishing up the .60 Corsair parts, have 10 sheets left for the balsa, all the plywood is done. This one was much easier since I still have the die cut sheets, the ribs though, which is what I am working on now have a few that are broken and the little pieces missing so have to adjust as I go. Soon I should be able to list these and see if I can make some money for a 100 watt tube and power supply. Not looking to start a business, just make some money to finance my hobby, If you know what I mean. Some day I want to build the GS Corsair. I also have the GS P-51 and P-47 to make the parts for, and move on to a few plans that I also have. The Top Flight ones are helping me learn the software while also getting viable parts. Between the laser, software and the wood I used I have about $3,000 into it. I doubt I would ever sell enough kits to pay for it, but if I can sell enough to cover the tube and power supply, that makes me happy.
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The main thing is you enjoy it and in theory removes stress.
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Yes it does. Keeps me busy. Also brings me back to my days working in the factory where I did some drafting and electronics design. I used to work a Bridgeport and lathe and did silver soldering(brazing) of parts for RF Induction heaters used for making all sorts of things. One we had setup to warm up golf club handles so they could remove the grips when they had defects in a batch and had to replace them. Another one we built was used to dry Ametek water filters. That was back in the mid 80's.

I found my P-51 manual, it was under a folder on my work bench. SMDH, and then couldn't find the Corsair manual. I eventually found it when I remembered I was making copies of the die sheets, sure enough it was on the printer.
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Sounds like your CRS (Can't Remember Shi...er...Stuff ) kicked in!
Old 11-30-2020, 07:44 AM
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It did, BIG time. LOL

I just heard of some of the allegations presented in Georgia. My jaw hit the floor. WOW is all I can say about that, just WOW.
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Yeah, they really need to start working on that stuff when they are sober.
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I now know what nose art I will put on the P-61 when I build it. The Kraken!
Old 11-30-2020, 10:20 AM
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Lunch time


Burnt ends and brisket in bbq sauce. Mmmmm
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That's it stick the knife in and twist hard! You're killing me smalls! I'm eating my heart out!
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:21 AM
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Geez, I thought my yahoo inbox was dumping replies from this thread into spam, but NOPE, no one has posted since Monday!
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Christmas time is busy times for folks.

A sign I am getting old. So I finished my barn rebuild project. I started putting tools and supplies away. But I was missing a 2x12x7’ board. I started looking for this board all over the place. I could not find it. It just disappeared! So for days I’ve been looking for that board in the stalls, in the main barn, in my storage building and on the ground in the area. Nothing. I just could not find that board. So I forgot about it as it would turn up when I was not looking for it.

Yesterday morning I was preparing coffee and started thinking about that board. The lightbulb turned on! I had used this board as a place to stand on and to place tools. I had placed it on top of 2 walls that met at a right angle. The board was placed to form a triangle with those walls. The top of the walls are basically at eye level. So in searching for this board and I checked the stall, only the 1.5” side was visible. I probably looked at it and saw it as part of the barn structure. I had checked this stall a couple of times and never saw it. Yesterday I finally found that board. What a relief!! Thought I was getting nuttier!!

So it is Christmas time and I put out a Christmas tree of lights for display. This tree is my flag pole and it is set to stand 16’ high. I had used a heavy wooden star at the top but decided to make a light weight foam star. It was a fast job but looks good with lights on. To string the lights I had used a round wooden disc top piece for the pole. Well it, too, is missing. I have looked all over for that piece and not to be found. Yesterday I cut a new piece. Tree going up today.

Yep, I’m gettin old.





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We have been decorating for a week and was finally done. I was getting a couple honey dos done and then I was going to hit the building board. So I go over by the cords to the decorations and managed to trip landing on my face right hand and my knee replacement on ceramic tile over concrete. I still can hardly move this morning. Getting old sucks!
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Howdy! Just joined this forum. Is RC plane flying alive? or did it get eaten up by drones? The number of posts here looks a little anemic. My last build was somewhere around 1970. I think my fingers have healed from the old gas prop wounds, so was looking to get into a hobby that I could build them all winter and crash in the spring. That still happens? In the mean time, guess I'll browse around and try to gain some current knowledge. Would love to hear from you all.

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