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31Airborne

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  1. Has anyone heard from or about Softy?  We were texting up until about 1000 yesterday AM and he dropped off the net.  When was his surgery?

    1. SteveHTN

      SteveHTN

      His surgery was today. I haven’t heard anything yet. Hopefully he did well

    2. 31Airborne

      31Airborne

      UPDATE:  Just got a text from Doug's daughter.  He is in surgery now.

      A bit more:  he had another episode (think that means minor cardiac event) about an hour or so ago.  He's having a ruff day between this and the event Karma told us about earlier.

  2. So, if'n it's OK with y'all I'm quite ready for spring.  This -15*F wind chill has about given me all the winter experience I need.  I'm ready for some heat.

    1. Mountainman

      Mountainman

      I typically enjoy our mid south Winters.....enough cold & snow to get a taste, but not overkill......but this sh*t is ridiculous. Tried making a weld outside yesterday. Tried being the operative word. Apparently, no matter how much you preheat aluminum, it still don't wanna melt at 10*......

    2. Whopper

      Whopper

      Yep, I had enough already. The rivers here are even frozen. 

    3. SteveHTN

      SteveHTN

      I’ve been lucky enough to be out west lately, praise God. Otherwise this flu I’ve had for a week would go on another month

  3. Is there anyone out there besides me absolutely astounded that it's already the 17th of AUG???  Woof, where is time going?

    1. SteveHTN

      SteveHTN

      Flying by faster than one of Wes' Nibiru assault ships 

    2. trackertxw175

      trackertxw175

      Moving faster than a CNN's newscaster with the dirt on the Donald

  4. I'm sitting in on a phone conference with a bunch of engineers (I should stop here but won't).  They're talking about gun barrel wear (for bigger guns like artillery, tank main gun, naval gun).  They want to know how they might measure, collect data on barrel wear.  One of them suggested building a 'water trap' to catch rounds while in flight (before they get deformed by impact) so they can analyze them.  This guy wants to catch artillery projectiles.  And people call me stupid for jumping out of airplanes???

    Airborne swims only on the deep end of the gene pool.  No engineers allowed.

    1. Mountainman

      Mountainman

      +1 on engineers, ol buddy. They aren't all bad, but it's hard to find a good one.

      Side note, we use radiographic testing similar to sonar, to check thicknesses of vessels & piping. I can give you the specifics via phone if you're interested.

    2. Peck

      Peck

      This engineer has came up with some crazy designs, but I think I'd stay away from anyone trying to catch an artillery round in flight. It's only a bad idea if it doesn't work tho.

      I've used some ultrasonic equipment similar to what Mountainman mentioned to check thickness of water and gas lines. Basically to determine when/if they needed to be replaced. We also checked the thickness of some refractory of the furnace to see how much life it had left. Pretty neat technology out there for that sort of stuff. 

    3. SteveHTN

      SteveHTN

      Why not just put a whole team of engineers in front of the round to catch it?

  5. Hmmmm, VSOP.  Some one of us has a refined palate.  I'm a Remy dood myself.  I like a lil smokiness on the finish.  Cheers!

    1. SteveHTN

      SteveHTN

      Been awhile since I had Remy. Good stuff. 

  6. JJ - Boudreaux goin' ta Lake Anna for 4 days of fun. Only thing missin' iz u!

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