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New reverse boom refueling for air force

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  • Member since
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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
New reverse boom refueling for air force
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, May 07, 2017 8:35 AM
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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, May 07, 2017 8:41 AM

Cool! They arrived here a couple of days ago and my wife is testing even more of these refueling apperatus designs!

Max

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 07, 2017 10:39 AM

I guess I am old school. Ours forage the landscape for available fuel.

fox
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    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, May 07, 2017 12:31 PM

Max, my wife is doing the same for Gold Finches. We have 3 different ones out back now and the Finches seem to be liking the latest one. They can eat upside down with out being bothered by the others that eat right side up getting in their way. She's trying to figure out a way to get the feeder closer to the back windows so she can watch them while getting dinner ready. 

Jim  Captain

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 07, 2017 9:07 PM

Jib boom off the back with a double block at the top and a halyard tied off next to the back door.

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  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 08, 2017 4:20 AM

Nice. I have seen these on wildlife programmes where people set up these feeding stations all over the southern US. Is that just sugar water you put in there.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 08, 2017 6:50 AM

A photographer dream shot to they hang around through the summer?

  


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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, May 08, 2017 8:09 AM

Sugar water it is. We have to be careful, though, as improper cleaning of the feeder can make them sick. They do hang around for the summer; it just so happens that a stop off point for the winter migration is near us at Holly Springs. 

fox
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  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, May 08, 2017 12:33 PM

Thanks GM! She's still laughing. She said if I can build it, we'll use it.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 7:11 PM

My wife is into this bird feeding big time. She has tried about every device possible. The latest Oriole feeder has prongs for oranges and a small cup for grape jelly. This Oriole guy will come and get you if the jelly cup is empty. Here's a couple of shots to humor my wife. My, these humming birds are difficult to shoot. Focus is tough and the birds are fast and erratic. It's a numbers game on these guys as there's ten times more bad shots than good. They are fun subjects but not easy targets. I give up for now, I've got models to build.

Max

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 11:39 PM

Some cute shots here Smile. We also have a sugar water refueling station. My doughter named the two hummingbirds Giuseppe and Verdi Smile

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:22 AM

Hi;

 We have our refueling station at the end of the front sidewalk where it bends to go to the driveway . We had to move it from the porch after two of these little fellers somehow got inside . That was some excitement , I guarantee that !

 I now take tobacco breaks on the driveway . Otherwise they're right in your face . Up close and personal . Love them just the same . Now I know why man has tried so hard to duplicate their flight . So delicate , but so well done .  T.B.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:06 PM

Had one buzz me and give me a thorugh once over at camp last w/e.  Had to tell it, "sorry guy, not from around here, don't have anything for you".  Wasn't about to part with any of the Jack and Coke.

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:41 PM

I use to keep bird feeders, but the flying squirrels would empty out the feeders every single night! I don't bother anymore. I do like to hear the wrens songs, so I have a bunch of wren boxes out for them (need to make some more!).

My parents are right on the lake (I'm about 150-200 yards back)...they have a pair of cranes that keep coming back and begging for food!

They're funny...they'll peek in the front door...if they don't see my parents, they'll go around and peek in the kitchen!

The young won't take the bread from you, or pick it up off the ground...the parent will take it or pick it up to give to the young.

Fun birds to watch and interact with!

For the feeder that I do have out....I like it to draw in something a bit more meaty than little birds!!!

 

 

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Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:37 PM
Nice ones. I only get them passing through. I lure them with an orange and the start putting out cheap trap jelly which they go nuts over.

A number RVN scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:05 PM

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