Sunday, September 22, 2013

Engines

A few engines at the Zenith open hangar days. 
Viking engine 

Jabiru

UL engine 

Corvair 

Continental


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SEMA Show in Vegas - November 5-8

If you haven't been to the SEMA event in  Vegas and you are in the automotive industry...why not? It is the place to see all there is to see. Cars, tools, graphics, audio, tires, wheels and so much more.  The convention center is filled and you can't always get through it in three days. Just a few examples.



Friday, September 13, 2013

Zenith Open Hangar Day

This is a great opportunity to see the factory, look at aircraft and meet other builders owners and enthusiasts.  Its a a fun and educational weekend. 


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Interesting quote.

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."

(Sir Cecil Beaton)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Swarming Dragonflies




Not sure if you can see this or not, but we were out at a friends lake home the other night and the air was filled with dragonflies giving us an airshow. Guess it was a fly-in and no one told us.

Decide to see what they were doing or why we were in the right place at the right time to see such an awesome event. Went to this site   http://www.dragonfly-site.com/meaning-symbolize.html  and found a few things that i though was pretty cool.

A few things the site mentioned:

1. The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change 

2. The dragonfly’s agile flight and its ability to move in all six directions exude a sense of power and poise - something that comes only with age and maturity. 

3. The dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies only for a fraction of its life and usually not more than a few months. This adult dragonfly does it all in these few months and leaves nothing to be desired. This style of life symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living IN the moment and living life to the fullest. (I like the idea of living in the now)

4. The eyes of the dragonfly are one of the most amazing and awe inspiring sights. Given almost 80% of the insect’s brain power is dedicated to its sight and the fact that it can see in all 360 degrees around it, it symbolizes the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self.