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Posted by Deserteagle | Jun 24, 2016 @ 01:53 AM | 925 Views
There are many touting that in the future drones will be everywhere, doing... well pretty much everything from delivering our groceries and much needed medicine to people in remote areas to farming, bridge and cell tower inspection and so on, but how much of this will be true?

Well I believe the answer will be dependant on where you live in the world.

Even though I believe there will be uses for drones in Agricultural and inspection here in the US, I don't believe we will see much in the way of delivery for many many years, if ever. The reason is simple. Liability.

Liability is a huge expense to companies and one that is hard to factor in the price of goods and services. As the saying goes, "things just happen"' and successful businesses have workforce policies to reduce liability by reducing another important factor in their day to day operations, Risk.

Risk and risk management is one of the many ways a company tries to reduce the cost incurred by accidents and therefore reducing a chance of monetary liability. Monetary liability to businesses in the US costs billions and therefore Risk management becomes an important part to the bottom line of a business. To offset the cost of monetary liability, individuals and companies rely the insurance policies.
Insurance policies help protect companies and individuals by off setting the cost of monetary losses but depends on whether the amount of coverage in the policy is enough to cover the cost of the liability....Continue Reading
Posted by Deserteagle | Jun 13, 2015 @ 05:12 PM | 3,443 Views
Looks like imageshack took down my pictures for sharing on forums Oh well I got my moneys worth LOL

Lady Shannon Clyde Puffer

Sorry about the long read but there are plenty of pictures and movies for those that don't want to.


The project started about 9 years ago when I bought a Hemmens Caton V4 from a collector. I have dreamed of owning this engine since the early 90's when I seen one at a model train show. The one I purchased came with all the original documents, manual and boiler certificate. It also had the optional attenuator which was perfect for what i was going to use the engine for. The engine had been run a couple of times but was very tight and the timing was a little off so I ran about a couple of gallons through it and readjusted the valving as per instructions. After the break in the engine runs very smooth almost clock like in precision.





The Ship.


Since I was a child I had always wanted to build a Clyde Puffer. My Grandfather had a picture of a Puffer hanging in the guest bedroom that he took while he was stationed somewhere in the UK during WWII. He told me that he took a ride on one while he traveled around Scotland after the war and it was a very memorable experience for him. He also liked the movie High and Dry (The Maggie) and I was able to get him a copy of that movie while he was still alive.


picture of the Rivercloy I found on the internet





I searched around and found the Puffer in kit form from Mount fleet Models and also found a...Continue Reading
Posted by Deserteagle | Jun 13, 2015 @ 05:11 PM | 3,218 Views
Posted by Deserteagle | Jun 13, 2015 @ 03:55 PM | 3,272 Views
Puffer part Part 3






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