We got pictures! - Jay Maynard

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Thursday, 12 June 2008


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1526 - We got pictures!

The traditional handing over of the keys...



The traditional proud owner picture...



...and the finished panel.



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From:ginafae
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Schweet!!!!!!!
From:seeds_of_peace
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damn, that's a really sweet-ass plane there, Mr. Tron Guy!
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From:bronxelf_ag001
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That's great, Jay. Congratulations! Just a reminder, we're on tv tonight at 10.
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From:reddragdiva
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The outfit matches the plane!!
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From:jmaynard
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It was intended to. AMD did a great job with the design I came up with, and matched the paint sample I sent from the costume beautifully. I'm really, really pleased.
From:atl
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Wow, Jay! Congrats on it finally happening!

Safe flying...
From:ihnatko
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I think you should put hashmarks under the canopy, just like on a WWII fighter jet.

"What do all of those marks mean?" someone will ask.

"I add another one every fifth time someone asks me 'Where's the button that deploys the solar sail?'"

(Jay, I say this with sincere admiration: you should be appointed ambassador to something. With special plates and everything. A man like you should be able to park wherever the hell he wants.)
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From:sideband
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Love the TRON themed paint job...

However, looking in the cockpit, I'm wondering... where's the HAM gear gonna fit?
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From:jmaynard
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The antenna on the top is a 2-meter quarter wave, brought down to a BNC on the same panel that has the pilot and passenger headset jacks. I have an HT with me that I'll connect up to it.
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From:sideband
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Ah. So no plans for a spool antenna out the tail for Aeronautical HF Mobile?

Still pretty cool.
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From:jmaynard
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Naw...there really isn't a good place to put the 857.
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From:sideband
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706 with the sep kit, or maybe even one of the Kenwood offerings, would work, too, you know. Hide the main body/tuner(spool controller) back in the tail, control head and mic/headset up front...
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From:jmaynard
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I've got the 857 separation kit. There's no good place for the control head. I doubt the 706 or TS-whatever the hell's head is any smaller...

It's a nice thought, but just won't work.
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From:sideband
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Not even near where that round GPS antenna is sitting?

I mean, enough away from the (what I think is) the flap control to not interfere, but close to there?
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From:jmaynard
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The pedestal-mounted GPS unit would be in the way of seeing it, and it'd be in the way of the fuel valve (that arrow-shaped handle low on the console).
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From:sideband
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Ok.. Was just a thought...

Shame, though.. HF Aero Mobile would be rather neat...
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From:zarchasmpgmr
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Sehr gut! Congrats, Jay!
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From:korgmeister
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I LOVE that you did those pictures in the costume.

It is awesomely ballsy!
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From:jmaynard
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Like I keep telling people who ask if I mind their taking my picture: If I minded, I wouldn't wear the costume. It's part of who I am, by now, and I can't run away from it, so I don't even try.
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From:susannahdon
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Tron Guy has Tron plane!
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From:jnshk
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I just had a fun thought: You should get a solid colored banner to occasionally fly behind the plane and make it look sort of like a light-cycle wall. :-D

On a more serious note though, congrats again on the new plane! It looks like it came out splendidly!
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Have fun, be safe!

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Jay, what a beauty! I wish you loads of fun, and may your flights always be safe. Regards, Juergen.
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From:andromeda511
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This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. :) You look so proud! Enjoy it!
From:extraface
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Congratulations!

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You were so excited at ROFLCon about the new purchase. Great to see it in your hands!
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From:malibuspamby
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Congratulations! What a looker, and that panel is sweet. At first I thought it was an RV-7a but I see it's a CH-60. Very similar, even with the foward tilt canopy. If you ever drop by KDLL or C35 in lower Wisconsin, give me a shout.

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