What's your go-to for sanity during COVID-19 times?

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  • K2 wrote:
    Lacto-fermentation.
    Yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, or pickles?

    -Phil
  • My go-to is this video. Thats all im gonna say.
  • K2 wrote:
    Lacto-fermentation.
    Yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, or pickles?

    -Phil

    I prefer kimchi, it has moxie. Sauerkraut is just fermented cabbage, but kimchi has moxie, and tastes better.
  • Clock Loop wrote: »
    My go-to is this video. Thats all im gonna say.

    Is that a clip from "Dark Crystal"? I saw the film a good long time ago, it was great. And it was all done desktop. We use BASIC Stamps or Prop sets to manage servos, they used a gaggle of custom boards in Apple computers, (Apple actual not Mac) to run them.
  • K2 wrote:
    Lacto-fermentation.
    Yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, or pickles?

    -Phil

    exactly,

    or Zucchini, Cucumber and even Tomatoes. I am doing this for the first time but - hell yes - this beats everything store bought.

    Enjoy!

    Mike
  • K2 wrote:
    Lacto-fermentation.
    Yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, or pickles?
    It started with peppers, expanded to cucumbers, and now encompass practically anything growing in the garden or on sale at the market. It can make most any vegetable more interesting - cauliflower comes to mind in this context.

    It's also about flavor combinations. One can at least consider adding dill, garlic, onion, mustard seeds, peppercorns, jalapeño slices, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, celery seeds, and/or coriander to almost any batch of vegetables.

  • I lost my sanity long before CV19 : )

    I've been spending a lot of time in a travel trailer. Attached a shot of my "office". AT&T LTE has been good to me, but when Starlink is available (to me) I may get a larger RV and live in it indefinitely. The RV parks are loads of fun! I've never been to one before.

    I have a RPi Zero, Propeller and sensors. I've been playing around with building an RV Brain. I was amazed to see how many other people automate and monitor their RVs with microcontrollers and Pi boards. Homebrew capacitive tank sensors that actually work, for a couple bucks, great stuff!
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  • ctwardellctwardell Posts: 1,713
    edited 2020-08-22 - 19:17:37
    Getting my 6 year old interested in model aviation (or just playing with toys that I like...)

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  • Wow. @ctwardell rub your six year-old's head for good things for getting interested in model plane flying. That looks like a good hand control based model to start with.
  • ctwardell wrote: »
    Getting my 6 year old interested in model aviation (or just playing with toys that I like...)

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    Oh wow, I had that same engine back in '72. Have they just not changed?
    We dropped the prop and fitted my dad's design of a centrifugal clutch which blew up...shrapnel everywhere :lol:
  • Cluso99Cluso99 Posts: 16,570
    edited 2020-08-23 - 20:52:03
    I still have a couple of unused OS Max engines ;)
    Cracked the piston on my used engine when I pile drove the plane into the ground. Nose cone was flattened but the plane was pretty much unscathed. That’s what you end up with after many crashes - a plane able to withstand crashing!
  • Wow. @ctwardell rub your six year-old's head for good things for getting interested in model plane flying. That looks like a good hand control based model to start with.

    Yes Buck, flies on around 30' lines. I've been flying them for about 45 years. I love building the balsa ones, but find it hard to find time these days. The Coroplast with 3D printed parts is nice because no need to paint and gives me something useful to print.
    Mickster wrote: »
    Oh wow, I had that same engine back in '72. Have they just not changed?
    We dropped the prop and fitted my dad's design of a centrifugal clutch which blew up...shrapnel everywhere :lol:

    Mickster, those little Cox engines have been pretty much the same since the mid 50's. The specimen shown is from the late 80's or early 90's. Cox has been gone for a number of years, but a company in Canada purchased the rights and a bunch of old stock and still sells 'new' engines. Folks are starting to do electric control-line now, but I just love the sound and smell of these little buggers.
    Cluso99 wrote: »
    I still have a couple of unused OS Max engines ;)
    Cracked the piston on my used engine when I pile drove the plane into the ground. Nose cone was flattened but the plane was pretty much unscathed. That’s what you end up with after many crashes - a plane able to withstand crashing!

    I've certainly dug a few holes with mine! I destroyed a just broken in Enya .35 when I was a kid, lead-outs failed on my Ringmaster and it did a rather graceful barrel roll over a big old country barn and flew nose first into asphalt. You might get some good money out of those OS's, good engines are becoming somewhat rare these days.

  • Yup, COX 049

    https://coxengines.ca/cox-.049-engine-babe-bee.html

    Was on all of my U-control planes.
  • That 0.49 looks like a bit of overkill for the weight of this one. Then again, should be pretty fast. And pretty hard to crunch compared to the PT-19 trainer I cratered a few times.
  • Publison wrote: »
    Yup, COX 049

    https://coxengines.ca/cox-.049-engine-babe-bee.html

    Was on all of my U-control planes.

    Yes, that's the company, the hobby is very fortunate to have them. I've ordered from them a few times for rebuild kits, glow heads, props, etc. I have one of their Golden Bee II's that I purchased unused from another modeler, I have not yet use it.
    That 0.49 looks like a bit of overkill for the weight of this one. Then again, should be pretty fast. And pretty hard to crunch compared to the PT-19 trainer I cratered a few times.

    I does look a little menacing on there! I was concerned it might actually be underpowered, but it does get out of it's own way pretty well. It's a bit too much to handle for the intended use as a trainer. I have a Baby Bee that I restored last year that I may swap in for the Black Widow that is currently on it.

    I always wanted one of those PT-19's!

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