I’m Still Alive

Wow, has it really been over three YEARS since I posted here?? I guess after selling the 750 project I really haven’t had much reason to think about this site. Which is sad, because it’s a good place to post stuff that’s away from the drama of “the book of face”.

So what have I been doing for the last three years? Just stuff, I guess. 🙂 We’ve been getting our house fixed up just the way we want, and I got back into flying RC models. I got into FPV quadcopters (drones, if you will) which is a lot of fun. I got a 3D printer. I’ve taught myself 3D CAD. I combined 3D printing and RC flying by printing a plane and flying it. I got a MIG welder and am teaching myself how to use it. I even have done a bit of competition shooting again (for the first time in decades).

You get the idea. Life goes on. Do I miss building the Zenith? Yes, I have days when I miss having that project to work on. But if I’m realistic with myself, there’s just no place to keep a plane here, and with the current state of the world there’s really nothing to go do with it either.

As long as I’m still having fun, everything is fine. 🙂

A Change of Direction

To be honest, I’ve been putting off this entry for quite a while since I know it’s going to disappoint a few people. So I’ll just come right out and say it: I sold the Cruzer project.

A lot of factors came into play here, not the least of which is I realized my smaller-than-normal garage wasn’t deep enough to contain the fuselage. Combine that with the lack of hangars in my area (5 year waiting lists!), and a waning enthusiasm for flying in general and I just decided it was time to make room for other hobbies in my life.

The project went with my tech counselor Rick, and I know he’ll have a good time tinkering with it.

So what’s next for me, and for this blog? On a whim, Liz and I bought a wood lathe and have been having a lot of fun making wood chips.

I also have a 1998 Mazda pickup (visible to the left above) that needs some TLC, so a “resto-mod” of it is underway. Expect to see a few posts here about those projects.

And who knows, I may go nuts and decide to build (or buy) a plane again at some point in the future. You just never can tell with me. 🙂