Friday, December 31, 2021

Last One This Year

Where Are We Today 

First off, let me wish all my readers Happy New Year and all the best for the coming year. Pat and I are grateful for all the family, friends, blog followers and many blessings that we have had this past year.

Pat’s blog, “Chillin with Patsy“ Here keeps  you all up to date with our daily adventures and I am grateful that she takes the time each day to write and record for our memories.

I haven’t been too busy with projects since coming south but here are a couple that I have done while here at Pilot Knob RV Resort. First, I installed two pieces of aluminum angle iron vertically on one side of our pull-out tray in the storage area of the trailer. This to help support the items that I stand on edge for travelling. 

Brackets for supporting stand up items

 Second, was to repair a break in the fender skirt on the living room slide. Last summer when we rushed to close up the trailer during a storm with tornado warnings, I forgot that Pat’s wagon was under there and it got caught, fortunately, I saw it before it did a lot of damage. To repair it I attached a piece of 1 x 1/8 aluminum over top to hold the break together, this stiffened up the fender skirt good as new.

1 x 1/8 aluminum strip to repair break

Something else I have done while here is to order hobby items from U.S. suppliers and have them shipped to me here. Some are for an upcoming model and some for ones I already have. They include landing gear, led lights and some electronic parts.

Purchases, landing gear in box, batteries, electronic parts

A model I would like to build is that of an Aeronca Sedan AC-15, N1156H, the one used for an Endurance Flight in Yuma Arizona, it is called “City of Yuma”. The airplane now sits on a pedestal inside the City Hall. Pat gave me a book for Christmas titled, “The Longest Flight”, written sixty years after it’s endurance flight in 1949. It tells of that flight, what happened to it after. At the end of the book, City of Yuma was in storage waiting for a permanent location, finally in 2012 it found that location in the Yuma City Hall.

A great read for the aviation enthusiast

City of Yuma

Well, that’s a wrap for this year, thank you to all who took the time to stop by and read my ramblings, it is appreciated. Until next year, take care, stay safe and healthy.



  1. Happy New Year Bill and Patsy. I’d never heard of that plane before. Can’t wait to see your new build.

    1. Happy New Year Nancy, the story of this plane is very interesting because in played a big part in Yuma's future back in 1949. When you are in Yuma, take a drive down to the City Hall, You will see it right above you as you walk in the doors.

  2. Happy New Year! Wishing you success with the new built planes and looking forward seeing you this year!

    1. Thank you Marlene, looking forward to seeing you both this year.

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    1. Happy New Year to you both, hoping to see you in Quartzsite.