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Pinky plans-145 viewsThe Pinky flying wing plans. This is one of my favorite planes of all time. (believe it or not) I've not been able to duplicate it's performance since, note my excessive use of significant digits. Though today's Boomerang is close and better in several ways. Plus, the Pinky was disturbingly fragile.
Me holding Pinky-157 viewsHere's my flying wing, "Pinky". Rough designed by either Charlie or Mickey (never got a straight answer). I loved this plane. Lots of fun and very capable. Not much better than today's Boomerang and only 5% as durable but a gas none the less! It's one of my favorites of all time.
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500KV Staged Fault!-199 viewsThis is an intentionally staged fault on a 500KV line to test the protection system. This shot was taken in full DAYLIGHT! The iris had to close quite a bit due to the arc's brightness. Similar to a giant arc welder, this thing was bright. I bet it was astoundingly loud too.
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Aircraft's "wake" over Lake Tahoe-160 viewsA comercial jet passes low over lake Tahoe. The pressure wave under the plane is clearly visible in the clouds behind. Also, slightly noticable is a swirl on the edges from the wing vortices.
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Crop Duster's wing voticies-173 viewsCrop duster shows a wing vortice with the help of some colored smoke.
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Fire Sky-153 viewsSunset turns a brilliant orange.
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Post Frontal Thomsen Peak-137 viewsTopographically the best slope in Lassen county. It's only 3 miles out my back door, as the crow flies, and rises to 7600' ASL. Taking the road though, it's 21mi. Sadly, the wind never works from this direction.
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Valley Panorama-145 viewsThe valley where I live taken 15 miles down the ridge from my place (to the left in the picture). It's a low tech panorama. (two pictures taped together)
Best lightening shot I've seen.-136 views
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An old barn near Minden, NV-122 viewsTaken by my ISP guru Ryan Flowers in 2003. Neat looking barn. Notice the mountains rising in the background. Don't know how old it is but is looks to be dripping with history.
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Sun setting over Thompsen Peak lookout tower.-184 viewsThis isn't the top of the world naturally. But, I just can't help thinking it is when I look at this photo.
Flourescent tubes stuck in the dirt glow from the ambient RF energy from transmission lines.-237 views
Tall Cloud.jpg
An impetuous cloud.-166 views
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A Tiny Rainbow.-156 views
Teacher at an Indianna college pours liquid oxygen on some smoldering coals.-171 views
Teacher at an Indianna college pours MORE liquid oxygen on some smoldering coals.-149 viewsPicture was taken in broad daylight!
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A lonely waterhole in the high desert.-115 views
Fantastic clouds on Mt. St. Helens-166 views
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A Spring sky in the mountains-115 views
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A fawn joins some horses. I stole the pic from somewhere on the net.-118 views
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Desert Lightening-138 views
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3 pointer just outside my window.-106 views
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Buck just outside my office.-112 views
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two bucks out my window-123 views
2 bucks just over my fence-108 views
Tree just fell into my pasture. Lost ~75ft of fence in the process!-102 views
A 4 pointer in velvet. Just strolin' through my neighbor's place.-110 views
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A 4 and a 3 pointer-81 views
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A budding 4 pointer.-80 views
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Taylor Lake-97 views
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Thompsen Peak from my house-93 views
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Me and Dad in a duck blind circa Dec 1992. See a resemblence?-109 views
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My latest toy. A 17HMR. GONE! LOST IN THE Fire.-96 viewsARRG! My new one is better but I miss that bull barrel.
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My latest toy. A 17HMR. GONE! Lost in fire.-100 viewsARRG! My new one is better but I miss that bull barrel.
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The ammunition for my latest toy shown next to a penny. It's a 17HMR. GONE! Lost in fire.-107 views
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My latest toy a 17HMR with a 270 for comparison. GONE. Both lost in the fire.-93 views
Biggest Buck of the year!-91 views
Biggest Buck of the year!-111 views
My friend Fred's plane. A Rans S7 Courier.-108 views
We've got bears in the area. Thanks to Greg O. for the photo.-109 views
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Momma bear with two cubs! Photo credit goes to Greg O. thanks!-118 views
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Susanville Valley-104 views
10/08 Deer are Everywhere-104 views
Two sparring 4 pointers-110 views
Two sparring 4 pointers-103 views
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My office cat Rio-114 views
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3 X 3 buck 10-30-08-92 views
Mike, Uncle Tom and Bill Sr. (whom I'm resembling more each day)-108 views
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