All things ballooning
Servicing instructions for Women:
1) Drive to lawn mower repair shop with inflation fan, when the balloon annual is…Continue
Added by Andrew Robertson on June 26, 2007 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Well my balloon making journey has begun. I just purchased a Singer Industrial, Twin Needle sewing machine off eBay, cost me the whole of $152.50, absolute bargain if I do say so myself.
Anyhoo, expect some more blogs on balloon making, over the next few months. I will not actually start until the end of this year.
Thanks to Adam for the advice on the Machine ;)…
People often ask me what movie they should see. My answer? I don't know you, get the hell away from me. But because I know you lovely people here on the interweb, here are some movies I'd recommend;
Hostel 2 - The sequel to Hostel, a charming romp in which a group of American backpackers discover why you shouldn't trust Europeans when they get tortured and killed. This installment stars Heather Mazzaro from Welcome to the Dollhouse and Bijou Philips, the daughter of one of the…Continue
Last week while travelling I stopped at a Tandy’s store and saw that they had a blimp for sale. It's called Airship Earth, and it's a great big airship shaped silver balloon, and three propellers hanging from the bottom. You blow up the balloon with helium put batteries in it, and you have a radio controlled indoor blimp.
I'd seen these things…
Finally received my new batteries for my Piball lights.
I got 100 of one type, but they turned out to be a bit too heavy, do I got another 100 of a new type which is alot lighter.
The cool thing about these is the LED, its a green wide angle, 120deg, flat top LED.
Green because that is the most receptive colour to the human eye, so easy to see at night.
Wide angle means that instead os like a normal…
The mount so far is a simple but of ply with pins edges, all covered in a single layer of black felt.
The velcro strap goes between the keyboard and screen when the laptop is in tablet mode, which secures it nicely.This is my second go at a box for the laptop, and this one is alot lighter than the last which is a good thing. Another thing to keep in mind, is that my last box I made to… Continue
Added by Angus Peart on June 20, 2007 at 1:16am — No Comments
Way back on November 4, 2006 I had an awful day. I went for my check ride with a DE who is EXTREAMLY black and white and not at all personable. Hey, my fault, I was warned. With in 2 minutes he told me that I failed the test and I could fly on and continue the rest of it or land. Of course I flew on, at the end he commented that I did everything perfectly (except the first task, of course) and that he would re-test me for an additional large sum of money. So...for the next 2 months I…Continue
It was April and the Hot Air balloonists asked their Australian Balloon Federation President if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.
Since he was a President in a modern society, when he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told the club members that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the ABF…
I have just been bit with the Tetrahedron balloon building bug. The effects of this attack are very infectious. The bite occurs quickly upon reading a variety of web sites devoted to the subject and over a period of time the venom of the attack seeps deep in to your nervous system until your every thought is consumed with dropping everything and beginning construction on the balloon. The steps of the infection are obvious, Stage one, you dive head first into a state of learning soaking up…Continue
First, I want to say thank you for setting up this site. I think it is a great idea. I know it is going to grow.
Many of us subscribe to the ‘Reflector’. Some are very active on the list and some just read the posts. In either case, we…Continue
Added by Eric Mueller on June 16, 2007 at 4:01am — No Comments
Added by Andrew Robertson on June 11, 2007 at 2:50pm — No Comments
Added by Karen Gould on June 11, 2007 at 11:32am — No Comments
Photo: Sydney Morning Herald
This photo pretty much sums up my chances of getting some practise flying in this weekend for the Aussie Nationals (28 days to go!). One of the joys of still being a colony of the UK is we get a long weekend this weekend to celebrate the Queen's birthday (the fact her birthday is in April pretty much sums up…Continue
Added by Andrew Robertson on June 9, 2007 at 10:05am — No Comments