Airplanes – inspiration – Mike Patey

January 6, 2023  

Airplanes – inspiration – Burt Rutan – Velocity

January 6, 2023

LongEZ Quickie taildragger – wide landing gear tail dragger Beechcraft Starship Velosity six seater by Velocity   scoop underneath augmented exhaust tube (forced air intake) rearview camera Cozy MkIV + reduced engine noise Sad but inspiring

Programming wisdom

December 9, 2022

From ACM’s SIGPLAN publication, (September, 1982), Article “Epigrams in Programming”, by Alan J. Perlis of Yale University.   One man’s constant is another man’s variable. Functions delay binding; data structures induce binding. Moral: Structure data late in the programming process. Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon. Every program is a part of some other […]

Dulux metalshield

November 6, 2022

When sanding: – Scotch brite – cordless drill with 150mm round velcro sanding pad – multitool with standard scraper blade and triangular sanding pad. – orbital sander When painting, keep this handy: – Rags – Tissue paper – 1x nitrile or latex glove on hand you are painting with – Mineral Turps – keep all […]

Chainsaw MS260

October 20, 2022

Twenty five to one (25:1) or 4% is one of the easiest 2 stroke ratios to calculate, you simply multiply the litre amount by 4 and add a zero. To make it easier you can use the following reference chart. Fuel (L) Oil (mL) 1 40 2 80 3 120 4 160 5 200 7.5 […]

Toro Timecutter SS4200

October 15, 2022

Timecutter SS 4200 425cc single cylinder timecutter_ss_4200_74720.pdf Toro Timecutter Service Manual.pdf Toro 136-7848 Oil Filter replaces 120-4276 Toro Air filter 127-9252 136-7806, foam pre cleaner # 127-9288 Toro spark plug Champion RC12YC, Autolite 3924, NGK BCPR6ES airgap 0.76 mm Penrite Small Engine 4 Stroke Engine Oil – SAE30, 1 Litre – 15 Oct 2022 Connect […]

The Talos Principle

October 9, 2022

If, then, a machine may have all the properties of a man, and act as a man while driven only by the ingenious plan of its construction and the interaction of its materials according to the principles of nature, then does it not follow that man may also be seen as a machine? Garden of […]


October 1, 2022

Intergrain Heavy Duty – previously known as Doors Windows Decking (DWD) Water based paint that forms a ‘thin fleece’ on top of material.  Initially gummy when drying.  Dries hard but remains somewhat elastic like silicone.  Full sun protection requires thicker ‘fleece’ and need multiple coats. [!] Do not apply in full sun and/or when timber […]