Brutality Today

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  1. Aug 4, 2017 #1

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    So, since I've refinanced and consolidated my debt, at an insane 25% interest rate, and now have some breathing and wiggle room, and it don't look like I'll ever get a job on this continent in this disaster nation, I might as well work balls to the wall like a bat out of hell, and see just how many days it takes me to complete my airplane project. I really would like to know. How like would it take me, if I just wailed away at it constantly hardcore until I was done...?

    According to my visual road map pictograph above, it takes more than just building an airplane to achieve my total package dream... I need to get five pieces (oo, just like Sucker Punch)... a plane, a truck, a trailer, and a hanger.



    My idea is, eventually I can travel anywhere scenic to fly, park it at a small town municipal airport and sleep in the back of the truck under the camper top, like a massive road trip, and then the next day fly around and check out the local scenery from above. Maybe take my dad. We did a trip to Jackson Hole like that once, sleeping in the back of the truck with a hanging bunk bed situation with me on the top bunk. Go to airshows and everything. When at home and first learning to fly, park the whole thing in my hanger out of the elements, and just drive it the 10 miles to the local airport to fly back and forth between local airports. No hanger costs, no buying 5 acres and building an airport (at least not yet), no flying cross country in a fast airplane only to be stuck at an airport you can't even leave from because you have no car. Tow it where I want to go, and fly it low and slow to see what there is to see. Just like Volmer did back in the day.

    So now that I finished my small little garden trailer build to haul hanger building supplies I scavenge using my free Craigslist lawnmower (pictures here), I can now attack any of the other projects. I'm not sure which is most important, fixing the truck first, or building the hanger, or finishing the plane, or derusting and painting the trailer... but I finally decided, it doesn't matter what I work on, they all need to be completed and restored...

    So today, brutality.... instead of building a whole new building on the farm from scratch, and raising the tax rate, I thought it would be better to restore one of our barns where my wings are already hanging and the Woodhopper is already in there... not to mention old bicycles hanging from the rafters just like Orville and Wilber's shop. We're probably already being taxed for the full building anywhere even though it's no longer there and hasn't been for a long time courtesy of a fallen tree.


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    You can see all the tin I've pulled out so far from where the replacement lean-to has got to go... various junk like this cow watering device was buried under like 3 inches of organic rubbish accumulated over the years...

    You can also see the two pieces of sliding door glass I want to use for windows.

    All this below and more has got to go, to clear a driveway exit path... get in there with your loppers, and cut every briar one by one.

    If I had a bulldozer, this could probably be done in 5 minutes... but I don't, so we do it the hard way, get brutal!

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    Chopper chops a tree...

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    Loppers and the brutality of my lawn mower to maul what's left....

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    Very satisfying to drive over what was left of those briars with the lawnmower after lopping at them all day
    ... and cleaning out a huge bundle of rusty barb wire, chicken fence wire, tree limbs, and a piece of telephone pole

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    Imagine something like that horse trailer behind that same truck once restored, only about 20 feet long and enclosing my plane, and some graphics painted on the side.



    After measuring things on the intact side lean to, I decide if I want to drive a covered trailer in one side and out the other, then I need to use the center section of the barn instead to house my project, because an enclosed trailer is going to be pretty tall.


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    Like... this... here's the visual plan... of where I'm planning to go with this...


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    I may have to do something with swing arms on the door, so they can swing to the side while also swinging out, in case I just want to leave my truck still attached to the tongue of the trailer sticking out through the crack of the doors... and not have to unhitch it every time I want to close or open the door, then back it back up and hitch it again etc. It would be very nice if I could just leave the truck hitched to the trailer and plane inside and parked there on the back side....


    FREEDOM


    These are your weapons. When you take them, you begin your journey. Your journey to freedom...

    The fifth thing I need is of course... me... as... pilot.
     
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  2. Aug 4, 2017 #2

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    You should be able to get much better rates through prosper.com, lendingclub.com, lightstream.com, etc....
    Consumer debt is a slippery slippery slope, you should do everything in your power night and day grinding incessantly till it is gone.... (I know I was there)

    Honestly getting projects done and areas for your projects is the same sort of grind.

    Cleaning up an area to be 'your workplace' is a great feeling, I did that this spring.

    For that barn, is construction changes needed? Can you just clean it up and clean it out and put up some cheap LED lights.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071Y4LPBC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I put up these cheap LEDs in my 18x28' shelter and have an amazing amount of light to work under.

    I sold off $3k of my assets in the game I play and withdrew it this spring, spent it all and a little more on plywood and fiberglass supplies. Currently building a canoe with my son and will start a powerboat once its finished. (then the airplane in a couple years)

    I was a pretty serious grinder in the game I played for 8 years or so 5+hrs a day and made some money from it, but it wasn't the lifestyle to raise my son in.

    I have noticed that since starting these projects I have been able to put that same grinding mentality/personality to work with it and often am out in the shelter working on the canoe till 2am and waking up wondering if I have time for 30 minutes of sanding before work o.0

    I see some of myself in some of your posts, and hope you can get to your goals and feel the rush from accomplishment I am getting.

    Links if they are allowed to another forum:
    https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=62371
    https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62392



    ps. I can't stress enough, grind with everything in your power to get out of debt asap, then you can enjoy your hobbies so much more.
     
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    This is good advice...
     
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    Fuel and ramp fees (and an airplane) are luxury items. How does one expect "luxury" with no job? Get out of debt, THEN start talking about luxury items.
     
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    Deleted--I think I made an unfair assumption.
     
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    Spam? No way im downloading an unknown apk. That's about as smart as when I sent that Nigerian Prince 15 thousand dollars so he would send me 25 million.

    Edit: this post makes no sense now the spam post has been deleted :p
     
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    25% interest loan... brings to mind an old song. Everyone sing along now:

     
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    It's hard to know what advice to give our young people today. It's nothing like the pre-computer days. I was always able to make money asa kid from about age 9 in my dads hardware store in Pittsburgh long before the mega big box stores. And I pumped gas, also gone, worked in a steel mill, also gone... and the business I was in and successful with and hired over 70 people (microfilming) long gone... most of the jobs that you could do starting out in the world no longer exist... of course our military is always hiring. I bought a Piper Warrior in 1985 and I was smart to do a lease back to an FBO and actually made money on the plane, and when I sold it I made a few thousand, so the point of that is you can make things work... but it's also important to keep a positive attitude, in life and in flying. Technology has and continues to erase opportunities at an alarming rate, offering very little in return. But you gotta work around it. I still work every day and have customers coming over to my shop this morning for guitar repairs, I make enough extra money with my guitar building and teaching to pay for my airplane love illness... see Amazon's recent job fair? Pathetic... but it is what it is, understand your limitations and work around them... increase your income, lower your expenses (dump all debt as soon as possible) buy nothing you don't need... don't embrace the celebrity culture and buy into pointless entertainment.. marry up and live in a community property state... sue if you have 100% chance of winning and get all your dental implants done in Mexico... all these things will get you in the air faster. ;)
     
  9. Aug 4, 2017 #9

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    Why are you focused on this and not the actual ultralight? Is the ultralight done? I suspect you must be close to finishing it?
     
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    Scrapper is old school... and correct! Just build your plane... do what you love and everything else will follow!
     
  11. Aug 4, 2017 #11

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    I don't know if I'm correct but so far she spends a lot of time manipulating photos in photo shop which means that time is spent on a computer and not on the project. At some point actual hands on work needs to happen. Creating pink graphics in photoshop doesn't produce product. It's a form of dreaming, wishful thinking. Good intentions don't get results, work does.

    A couple weeks ago Choppergirl stepped in a thread of mine and commented how she might finish her plane before me. Well, in those few weeks I built a fuselage while also serving over a 100 customers and still playing with my kids and contributing to society. I did nothing special or unique, I just stayed focused and actually physically did it. And in the next few weeks there's a high probability you'll see my fuselage on it's gear and possibly a tail attached.

    If you refuse to get a job I'm assuming you're financially ok which means 8 hours of building per day?, at a minimum maybe 2 hours? If you don't have a job what do you do all day?

    A little ultralight could be completed in under two weeks if all I had was time.

    These long posts with all these attached links, photos, graphics, anarchy and tearing apart us older and accimplished folks is a distraction.

    It's almost noon, how about working on the ultralight for 4 hours today? Imagine what you could accomplish. Or is the government and rich people stopping you?
     
  12. Aug 4, 2017 #12

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    For those interested, I have a copy of an article written by Captain Lazer (George LeLoup) titled "Dig Dirt or Fly. It was published in the Nov 09 issue of Experimental Helo magazine. Those interested can provide me an e-mail address and I'll send them a cy. It is about 6 pages long and really hits this current subject on the head.
    George has since died and along with him went his ability look at things from a different slant and a sense of humor that I still miss.
    Stuart Fields sfkf@iwvisp.com
     
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    I indeed agree with Scrap on his wisdom CG. you're first and for most goal should be your plane. All other need's will fall into place but as of now your pipe dreaming on the other "to do list". What little money you may have should be directed to Dorthy, all the other stuff is not worth a dime if you don't have a plane to park.
     
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    While I agree that photoshopping isn't a great use of time, I'm not starting major construction till I have a shop. I am currently recuperating from getting a little carried away at working towards one. My body wasn't happy about me doing 6 straight 12 hr+ days of hard physical work. Guess I'm getting old. Chopsie working on her hangar-shop does seem a good use of her time.
     
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    won't hurt to have a clear work area and a parking/run up area...i suspect she is so competent with photoshop,etc that she can dash that stuff off in seconds but scrapper is right; for every hour she spends moving electrons, she can get out and scrape rust or add paint or start assembly. Do something physical!
     
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    Making it drive through seems like a lot of hassle for a little convenience. It'll be even draughtier in winter, too. Fudging the doors to leave the truck hitched seems silly to me too. Spending a few hours practicing trailer reversing with your lawn tractor and the knack will come.
     
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    Lower rate than credit cards or payday loans.

    I'm also old enough to remember when a 25% interest rate was illegal; it was termed usury.
     
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    Should be still.
     
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    Never did understand why someone would pay extra to be a slave to the company store.
    My credit rating is zero, not listed, because I have never had any credit of any kind.
     
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