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(Daily Mail)   ♫ Cause I'm living on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be seen again, oh baby, you can come to stay ♫   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 66
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2012-10-14 09:33:11 PM

Lsherm: [img189.imageshack.us image 634x424]

This moron is quite possibly the worst engineer, ever. In addition to a shower that looks like a retarded Cabbage Patch Doll slapped it together, he's got the entire plane resting on pallets that are going to rot away to nothing in less than a year and leave that thing sitting in the mud. He hasn't actually built anything, it just looks like he took out the seats and moved in his stuff, and his stuff makes him look like a hoarder. 10 years resulted in this? He must be a drunk.


i'm thinking he spends a great deal of time in fantasy land or cleaning epic loads off those front windshields.
 
2012-10-14 09:55:01 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Am I missing something? I how does a retired, useless jet (sans engines and not in very good shape) cost $100,000?


Well, the 747-200 was a 100,000 pound plane, empty, with engines installed. The dry weight of the P&W JT8D engines (it had three of them) was 4800 pounds a piece, so minus those the plane weighs about 86,000 pounds without the engines. That's a lot of scrap to sell if you were going to sell it all for recycling. However, you still wouldn't get anywhere near a dollar a pound for the aluminum, so that can't account for the whole cost.

Maybe the control systems, landing gear, or electronics were still worth money?
 
2012-10-14 10:23:10 PM
Meanwhile, in Medford, OR, there is a family who bought a brand new 737 and spent $30MM on its interior to make it a home that flies.

Two full bedrooms plus seats that convert to beds, full shower, big open kitchen with an island food prep area that turns into a full-service bar for parties, a movie server that holds 6,800 titles independently to different plasma screens in different rooms, etc., etc.

They weren't crazy, they just had way more money than they could spend, I'd guess.
 
2012-10-14 10:33:56 PM

Yakivegas: That thing can't be insulated worth a damn either. Granted, he lives in Oregon, but still.


Airliners are well insulated - the outside air temperature at cruising altitude is -30 to -65 degrees F. He'd be able to make it through the winter without much trouble, provided he doesn't have a stove that gives him carbon monoxide poisoning. Given his effort with his "shower" - I'm not sure I'd give him the benefit of the doubt.
 
2012-10-14 10:41:57 PM

phrenicmonkey: [imageshack.us image 634x424]


I've seen this before....

freaky.thehappening.org

Oh yeah...

/wasn't surprised that GIS for "redneck mobile home" had a picture of this guy's shiat-a-plane about halfway down the results.
 
2012-10-14 11:00:39 PM
Google earth:
45°24'28.63"N
123° 0'28.27"W
 
2012-10-14 11:21:55 PM
Oh oregon...
 
2012-10-14 11:33:10 PM
Wow at 12' wide and 120' usable long he should have been able to do alot better than that for his living quarters. L sherm's weight estimate isn't that far off but as stripped at that looked it would have been even less probably by an order of 5,000 to 10,000 lbs. That 100,000 price had to include delivery. In a 10 minute search I could find planes of that model which would be feasible to restore to active service for a quarter of a million for the air-frame and engines that weren't that far out of inspection with an equip passenger interior.
 
2012-10-15 12:05:04 AM

rooftop235: holy crap this is old.


OLD NEWS IS SO EXCITING!
 
2012-10-15 12:30:49 AM
FTA: Mr Campbell says many visitors to his bizarre bolthole have fallen in love with it.



I honestly read that as butthole, and wondered WTF I was reading.

Dear Penthouse,

I never thought this would happen to me, but I've recently had a lot of visitors visit my...
 
2012-10-15 01:13:15 AM
Maxor

nerd. : )
 
2012-10-15 01:14:34 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

I'm assuming (hoping) most trained engineers aren't hermit-like hoarding hacks that do the majority of their home decorating shopping at K-Mart
 
2012-10-15 01:54:03 AM

reubendaley: I'm assuming (hoping) most trained engineers aren't hermit-like hoarding hacks that do the majority of their home decorating shopping at K-Mart


I'm a trained mechanical engineer and even I think his "house" is a little too utilitarian. Even if he spends most of his time outdoors, over ten years he could have really tricked that place out for very little money. Instead, he seems to have built a storage unit for his stuff. Engineers don't want to live in storage units unless they are hoarders.

For farks sake, he removed the seats, removed the carpet on the floor (the acrylic in your picture is stock), and then didn't do anything else. He's either lazy or crazy. It's still stock finishing on the walls.
 
2012-10-15 07:27:22 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: Meanwhile, in Medford, OR, there is a family who bought a brand new 737 and spent $30MM on its interior to make it a home that flies.

Two full bedrooms plus seats that convert to beds, full shower, big open kitchen with an island food prep area that turns into a full-service bar for parties, a movie server that holds 6,800 titles independently to different plasma screens in different rooms, etc., etc.

They weren't crazy, they just had way more money than they could spend, I'd guess.


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Lsherm: He's either lazy or crazy.


Or?
 
2012-10-15 11:57:27 AM
i know its been covered, but just to reaffirm, he did a really shiatty job.
 
2012-10-15 07:41:19 PM

reubendaley: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x424]

I'm assuming (hoping) most trained engineers aren't hermit-like hoarding hacks that do the majority of their home decorating shopping at K-Mart


There are engineers that aren't?
 
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