Jo and I headed back to Adelaide for Christmas and New Year. We
had a great but tiring time catching up with lots of friends and
family. Thanks to those who made the effort to see us, it really
means a lot.
While back, we went flying a couple of times with Dad in his new
plane. First trip we went for a longer flight over Goolwa and
Strath. Afterwards I fixed Dad's GPS which didn't have a power
adapter for the plane and was chewing through batteries. After
heading down to Jarcar for some components, I made up a small circuit
board to regulate the plane supply voltage down to what's required for
the GPS. After looking at the plane's electrical schematics, we
decided where to splice into the supply, pulled out the trusty
soldering iron (trusty being that it was purchased 5 min before hand
at Jaycar) and soldered it into the plane. Much to my amazement, it
flight, Jo went up with Dad and I went up with Larry (another
"fly boy"). We ended up flying around only 100m away from each
other, which was a very cool experience. There are some photos and
videos of this flight here.
Congratulations to Brad and Tennille who are expecting their
first child in August. Congratulations again to Brad for winning the
University medal for best PhD at Adelaide Uni in 2005.