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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 29, 2022 03:31PM

Nothing really additional to add here, but I was enjoying everyone else's interests. This thread got almost 1500 hits in a couple of weeks. This is more of a bump to keep it going. Maybe someone new will jump in. Kay Dee found something she enjoys as much as riding in my Vert. Also, make a great I-Pad holder. Lastly, some fly fishing in the Yellowstone River.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Date: December 01, 2022 04:37PM

Well with Corvair's, and hunting for Corvair toy's my main hobby, I do have others. I also enjoy restoring and driving vintage outboard raceboats, here are the two I have in the stable now. I also collect rc outboard boats, and K&O electric outboards

Jeff K
64 Fitch Sprint convt
65 Fitch Sprint coupe
64 Greenbrier deluxe
Rupp Chevy Jr
Large Corvair Toy collection
70 Camaro SS 396

Just North of Jacksonville, FL.

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Date: December 01, 2022 04:40PM

My rc boat, and electric outboards

Jeff K
64 Fitch Sprint convt
65 Fitch Sprint coupe
64 Greenbrier deluxe
Rupp Chevy Jr
Large Corvair Toy collection
70 Camaro SS 396

Just North of Jacksonville, FL.

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 01, 2022 06:24PM

Vairy Vairy nice, but no British Seagull

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Date: December 01, 2022 07:09PM

Thanks!!! And not yet on the British Seagull, there is a guy in the UK that is working on making a scale model, but it has not happend yet...

Jeff K
64 Fitch Sprint convt
65 Fitch Sprint coupe
64 Greenbrier deluxe
Rupp Chevy Jr
Large Corvair Toy collection
70 Camaro SS 396

Just North of Jacksonville, FL.

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: mguider ()
Date: December 12, 2022 09:49AM

Building and flying Model R/C Planes I enjoy taking a box of wood and creating a cool airplane a good way to get away for a while and relax !

Mark
Choo Choo Corvair

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 12, 2022 09:56AM

Non corvair old cars....




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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: kmart356 ()
Date: December 12, 2022 01:56PM

Building a couple triathlon bicycles and taking care of my daughter's mares. grinning smiley

Ken
'62 Spyder
Florida


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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 12, 2022 02:38PM

[youtu.be]


This is sort of an OT of an OT subject. I used to play with rockets with my brother was we were kids. Then more recently with my younger son. We often aimed them at the broad side of a barn about 1/3rd mile away, rather than using chutes. Hey it was fun. Anyway my son just sent me this to remind me. Some of you might find it entertaining, if not just shut it down.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 12, 2022 04:58PM

That's cool

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 141 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: December 12, 2022 05:27PM

That guy has sponsors. Wonder how they'll feel when he blows himself up.

Of course, if I was 30 years younger I'd be hanging the car door with him.

Eric C. Player
Fargo, North Dakota
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and Great Plains Corvair Club.
THEN: 1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow - 1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red - 1966 Monza 110, Purple - 1967 Monza 140, Red - 1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow" - 1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"
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"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: December 13, 2022 04:57AM

My brother was into chemistry, so when he was 14 he tried to make a rocket out of an old CO2 capsule. He set it up for launching on the gutter of one of the house's downspouts. When he lit it, (he said) it didn't "fizzle" right, so he hit the ground. It exploded and one of the pieces of shrapnel punched a hole in the roof gutter 14 feet up. Another piece hit him in the shoulder, cutting a gash to the bone. Had it been 6 inches to the right it would have hit him in the neck and probably killed him. That ended his experiments in rocketry.

His high school friend also tried to concoct some kind of rocket propellant and blew part of his hand off. So much for teenage rocket wizardry.

My brother (and his friend both) survived, and eventually earned a Master's degree in chemistry, only to fall out of the profession and end up as a (mostly) wedding photographer. That profession collapsed with the advent of the digital camera/phone. Suddenly everybody's uncle is a wedding photographer.

-Mark

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 13, 2022 06:10AM

"Of course, if I was 30 years younger I'd be hanging the car door with him."
I would still do it given the chance.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 141 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: December 13, 2022 06:45AM

So, you need a license to own a rocket motor?

So much for one of my Landspeed Corvair ideas.

Apollo era Agena motor would fit in the backseat.

I took this picture at the Cape after Daytona 2000.

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: December 13, 2022 07:52AM

mguider Wrote:
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> Building and flying Model R/C Planes I enjoy taking a box of wood and creating a cool airplane a good way to get away for a while and relax !


Wow! Plenty of R/C aircraft folks on here.

I used to design R/C model airplanes and sell them online and at events. I sold several of my more popular designs to hobby manufacturers when they became popular. I also would travel all over the US for Hacker Brushless and Aero-Model USA doing airshow demos flights of electric R/C planes as a team pilot. This was back when few people had ever heard of brushless motors or LiPo batteries. I'm also a two-time USA National Champion in electric R/C sailplane competition.

I have an affinity for fixing many things that are old, outcast or different. My latest project was reviving this 4WD 87 Subaru wagon. Yes, just like a Corvair, the spare tire is in the engine compartment. grinning smiley

This one is 1.8L, 5-speed manual with selectable 4WD on the fly.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: December 15, 2022 11:42AM

More for the rocket enthusiasts:

[www.youtube.com]

So Joel, is that you?

Eric C. Player
Fargo, North Dakota
MEMBER: CORSA National, Central Coast CORSA, South Coast CORSA, Vintage CORSA, Sfba CORSA, and Great Plains Corvair Club.
THEN: 1965 Monza 110, Canary Yellow - 1965 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red - 1966 Monza 110, Purple - 1967 Monza 140, Red - 1966 500 110, Black; nicknamed "Shadow" - 1965 Monza 110, Camaro Yellow; nicknamed "Silver"
NOW: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Blue; nicknamed "Bluvair"
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"He cautioned me not to take notes. It would not have helped if I had, as he would start a paragraph with, 'It is therefore obvious. . .'
and go on from there to matters which may have been obvious to him and God but to no one else."
-- Robert A. Heinlein, character of Daniel B. Davis, 'The Door Into Summer.'

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 15, 2022 02:45PM

Close but no. I would drive it although it looks like he is really pushing the limit of the metal with that amount of heat. It looked to me like the middle exhaust went pretty yellow at one point.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 141 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: December 16, 2022 09:51PM

Here is my other hobby! Just recently saw this pic of my Favorite Drummer {R.I.P.} [Neil Peart] How cool is this?



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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: December 16, 2022 09:54PM

Distractions from the Corvair hobby.

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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Re: OT: Other Hobbies?
Posted by: gbullman ()
Date: December 17, 2022 10:34AM

A few more RC Aircraft Photos. I mostly fly fixed wing aerobatics, just getting started with helicopters. I like my airplanes like my cars, fast and good handling.


Gary
1966 Corsa Convertible
Northern New Jersey


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