Jan 29, 2013, 08:50 PM It's not going to build itself Aliso Viejo,CA Joined Aug 2005 6,242 Posts Even though it is the closest thing to a sled that I have flying right now, my scale tops out at only 16oz. Tom
 Jan 29, 2013, 08:52 PM Registered User United States, CA, Los Angeles Joined Sep 2003 2,993 Posts 16oz that's for tidily winks.
Jan 29, 2013, 09:24 PM
Silent Flight
United States, CA, Cypress
Joined Jul 2005
3,951 Posts
Quote:
 Originally Posted by TRISME Even though it is the closest thing to a sled that I have flying right now, my scale tops out at only 16oz. Tom
You could make your own balance scale Tom

1) Get a sturdy stick or pole and with some rope tie a bucket at each end.
2) Tie another piece of rope in about the middle of the contraption and hang it up in the garage somewhere. Make sure it is balanced horizontal when both buckets are empty.
3) Toss the Zephyr in one bucket and then add 12oz weights in the other bucket until the Zephyr bucket goes up. In redneck, a 12oz weight is called an unopened Budweiser.
4) After enough unopened Budweiser are in the bucket that that the Zephyr rises, open the last can of bud and take a sip. place back in bucket and check to see if Zephyr and bucket of bud are level, if not, sip and repeat until bud and zephyr are perfectly balanced.
5) Weigh your can of opened Budweiser on your 16oz scale and count how many unopened cans of bud are in the bucket.
6) ... not quite sure how to teach a redneck to do math, but when someone asks how much the Zephyr weighs tell them how many cans of Budweiser you used as well as how many ounces the opened can was.
7) Drink the Budweiser.
EDIT: 8) After drinking the bud, determine how drunk you are. You can repeat process for all your other planes and create your own scale. (i.e. Thisuns ah pussy, Thisuns ah Sunday after noon, Thisuns fubar, etc)

-Jonathan
Last edited by Twyl; Jan 30, 2013 at 12:54 PM.
 Jan 29, 2013, 10:06 PM Registered User United States, CA, Lake Forest Joined Jun 2008 4,431 Posts I d never get it done, I drink out of bottles and I dont have that many full ones, mostly empty !!! But I m a good guesser I m guessing I ll be at Lilly's tomorrow flying a lighter Mamba !!! he he
 Jan 29, 2013, 10:39 PM Summer... is my time of year United States, CA, San Juan Capistrano Joined May 2011 6,926 Posts Tom I have a good scale. Maybe we can weigh her up one night. I'll bring it by. Or you could stop by the popout. I have lots of ice cold beer. And whiskey... Rubio Ray
Jan 29, 2013, 10:40 PM
That Freeking Laird Guy
United States, CA, Riverside
Joined Feb 2002
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by TRISME Even though it is the closest thing to a sled that I have flying right now, my scale tops out at only 16oz. Tom
Still using that Coke scale from college huh?
 Jan 29, 2013, 10:43 PM It's not going to build itself Aliso Viejo,CA Joined Aug 2005 6,242 Posts Too much work that way Jonathan! I walked into the deli department of my grocery store and put it on their scale. (after asking permission) 3.37lbs. X16= 53.92 oz. A lot lighter than I thought it would be. Tom Last edited by TRISME; Jan 29, 2013 at 11:02 PM.
 Jan 29, 2013, 11:00 PM Registered User Nor. Cal. Joined Jan 2004 6,122 Posts liteweight.
 Jan 29, 2013, 11:04 PM That Freeking Laird Guy United States, CA, Riverside Joined Feb 2002 9,117 Posts Perfect weight! Same as my green one and that thing flies sweet.
Jan 29, 2013, 11:12 PM
It's not going to build itself
Aliso Viejo,CA
Joined Aug 2005
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 Originally Posted by 67econoline Tom I have a good scale. Maybe we can weigh her up one night. I'll bring it by. Or you could stop by the popout. I have lots of ice cold beer. And whiskey... Rubio Ray
I left San Juan about 8:15 tonight, I should have called you. The deli girl stared me down after asking me what it was that I wanted to weigh.
Tom
who stole his wife's Weight Watcher's scale
 Jan 29, 2013, 11:22 PM It's not going to build itself Aliso Viejo,CA Joined Aug 2005 6,242 Posts I'm happy it's on the lighter side, for flying at Lilly's. It probably won't plow a field more than once though.
Jan 30, 2013, 08:43 AM
Summer... is my time of year
United States, CA, San Juan Capistrano
Joined May 2011
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 Originally Posted by TRISME I left San Juan about 8:15 tonight, I should have called you. The deli girl stared me down after asking me what it was that I wanted to weigh. Tom who stole his wife's Weight Watcher's scale
I wish you had. I would love to show you my place. ( my tiny shop)
And of course how close I am to my favorite slopes
You are always welcome.
Rubio
Who hopes that his comes in around the same weight.
But I'm flyin in SJC
 Jan 30, 2013, 10:10 AM It's not going to build itself Aliso Viejo,CA Joined Aug 2005 6,242 Posts Thanks Rubio. I'll call next time I'm in the area. Tom
 Jan 30, 2013, 12:27 PM Registered User United States, CA, Los Angeles Joined Sep 2003 2,993 Posts Tom thats a good every day flyer, mine is 67oz still not a sled. Ian
Jan 30, 2013, 05:36 PM
Summer... is my time of year
United States, CA, San Juan Capistrano
Joined May 2011
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by TRISME Thanks Rubio. I'll call next time I'm in the area. Tom
When ever ...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by bluffman Tom thats a good every day flyer, mine is 67oz still not a sled. Ian
Not on my slope

But once in a while...

Rubio
Who needs to hang out with Ian

Cause if he can fly 67 0z everyday...

DAMN