First posted
Friday January 25, 2013 08:16
Saturday January 26, 2013 20:44


Friday January 25, 2013 09:47

Breadth of interests are important for mental and physical well-being.

Mounebank exposure is fun.

Patina is another interest.

Boeing 767 Software Certification Policy coauthor bill with Pat Cory and ? was written in Everett, WA in 1980.

Boeing 787 was reported to be designed by MBAs instead of engineers, we were told.

Solar battery charging is yet another interest.

AA 1.2 V 2000 mAh solar charging and calibraated solar panel vid.

xmas 2012. Amazon on Canon to get driver problem fixed.

Free 98025 digital mulimeter still working with 9 V 2200 mAh NiMH battery. System left working.

AA battery discharge/ grid/solar charge. LED cathode and white LED power.

AA/AAA battery breakout. Working!

422 Ohm 9 V NiMH discharge page Battery REALLY dead results.

NTSB says Boeing 787 battery shows short-circuiting
Investigators say the damaged battery shows evidence of short-circuiting and a chemical reaction known as "thermal runaway," in which an increase in temperature causes progressively hotter temperatures.

Deborah Hersman, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, made clear that investigators have found a series of "symptoms" in the battery damaged in a January 7 fire in Boston, but not the underlying cause of the problem. She also said the agency would be looking at the design of the battery compartment area of the plane and whether the certification standards had been strong enough.

The 787 uses two lithium-ion batteries, which are about twice as large as a car battery. The batteries weigh less than a conventional battery and provide more power. They are Boeing's first step toward hybrid power systems like those used by automakers General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp .

SEATTLE | Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:56am EST SEATTLE (Reuters) - The slow progress of investigations into battery problems on Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jets suggest the new plane could be grounded for months, raising fears that the financial hit to Boeing will be greater than had been initially predicted.

Trapshooting is one of the three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting (shotgun shooting at clay targets). ...

Temporary or informal trapshooting can utilize other methods to launch targets. The simplest is a "hand thrower" which is a hand-held arm which holds and releases that target when a person swings it. Another type of manual, non-electrical thrower utilizes a spring-loaded mechanism which is cocked and subsequently released by hand or foot.

Senior chukar, pheasant, quail, Hungarian partidge, dove was born 06/11/1937.

Solo handtrap is holding shotgun in one hand, tossing clay bird with other hand, then shoot at clay bird.

Other interests caused bill not to solo handtrap since just before Kansas pheasnt hunting trip in 2010.

Question of whether bill could still solo hand trap answered on Thursday January 24,2012.

Clay bird hit vid made with Canon Powershot SX160 IS digital camera with 16 Gig Transcend class 10 SDHC flash.

Temperature 60o F.

Photo taken at Roberts Oil gas station on Menaul at Juan Tabo while filling up after essential non-gas-wasting trip.

About 100 mile essentiala non-gas-wasting trip in 2006 Honda 5-speed manual 4WD CCR-V. :) 

Plastic tosser first tried. Didn't work.

Too cold. Temperatures greater than about 75o F required.

Toss attempt about pulled arm out of shoulder socket. :(

Spring tosser works in cold weather. However, doesn't toss the bird as fast and far as plastic tosser.

Canon Powershot SX160 IS camera powered by

Second package bought so that rear of package could be seen.

Solar charging of these to be tried and results documented.

Calibrated solar panel is under suspcion as a result of cloudy day, high voltage reading, and failure of solar charger to charge one these AAs.

Small-scale solar generation of electricity works.
Solaro Invests $15M on Solar Cell Plant, Bringing 100 Jobs <-google

The California-based company will move all its operations to New Mexico. It will produce residential and commercial products, such as solar-powered attic fans and lighting, said President and CEO Dennis Grubb, a serial entrepreneur who is self-financing the project.

Large-scale may be a scam.

Lots of video shot. But missed birds video not shown. :)

Camera instructed to change batteries Friday morning. So other two of above inserted.

Impressive performance for NiMH rechargeables.

Discharged two measure 3.4 mA in free Harbor Freight digitl multimeter.

Wall charger from Harbor Freight is charging batteries.

Shotgun used is

purchased at the Two Swabbies in Spokane, WA in about 1968 for $165.

Right arm sore before tossing clays.

Reason is that bill uses mouse to vigorously.

So trap clay tossers? Not now. Maybe later in life?

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