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Did something today that is going to help make both of my hobbies, RC aircraft and rocketry, more fun and productive.

Retired today after nearly 35 years at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth. (Some of those years were General Dynamics.)

I see a lot more flying aud launching in the future!
congratulations on your retirement. You must have seen some interesting things.
 

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One of the local homosapiens piles the sticks like that to give to local children something to play in. Koalas prefer the eucalyptus forest :)
Well, that's boring. Australia's yowie capital is down the road from me at Woodenbong, (for reals,) and I'm still going yowie.

Local children. Pffft. :)

Koalas sharpen sticks to a razor point for their dropbear activities...
 

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Did something today that is going to help make both of my hobbies, RC aircraft and rocketry, more fun and productive.

Retired today after nearly 35 years at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth. (Some of those years were General Dynamics.)

I see a lot more flying and launching in the future!
Congrats, I love to hear about people getting to retire. That's just awesome for you.
 

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And if I recall correctly, the same vehicle was used in some TV show, albeit with a different paint job.
 

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The mango harvest begins! Tallest trees first using the 'cut and catch' method. The mangoes on these trees are big. Prolly only a hundred picked the first day; not bad for two people. I'll snaffle a pic later. Of big mangoes, not people.

Also pruning the mango trees we cut down in September. Taking out the central new growth and trying to encourage lateral branching. The idea is to end up with trees about 6 feet or so tall with lots of sideways branches for fruit. Makes picking several thousand times easier.
 

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got up at 4:15 am, played 6 Lp's today, daughter brought over pizza for dinner.
 

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Did something today that is going to help make both of my hobbies, RC aircraft and rocketry, more fun and productive.

Retired today after nearly 35 years at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth. (Some of those years were General Dynamics.)

I see a lot more flying aud launching in the future!
Oh, yeah, OH YEAH! Later this year for me but CONGRATUALTIONS! What'd you do for them? it must've been a great place to work for a Rocket/RC plane fellow.

Or (shhhh.....) can you even tell us? 🤐
 

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Played with the Arduino sensor kit, which uses Grove cables to make it easy to hook up components - I'm hoping that this will turn into something to do with rocketry, such as building a cansat or something as such. The Arduino is hiding under the shield.

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Also read more cosmology about measuring the fluctuations in the CMB.
 

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Worked today ahead of the snowstorm. We are expecting 5"-8" tonight with a little more throughout the day tomorrow. The weather might keep us home tomorrow, so I could take my son sledding while more comes down.
 

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Awesome! I heard it once when I was skiing near Cadillac, MI. It was kind of surprising, but they ended up loosing power that day and shutting down.
 
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