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The adventures of pigpen, the dirty little squonker

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  1. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Pigpen arrived safe and sound :)
     
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    :confetti:
     
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  3. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    I thought about letting him give me a foot rub after he made me dinner :)
     
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    Firefly was one of my all time favorite shows....with all of these reboots/remakes going around...why can't they bring back this show? It has a pretty large following already :tantrum::cuss2::gaah:
     
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    What a great idea. Following to read pig pens adventure
     
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    If you think you'd like to take him for a spin, add your name to the list! This isn't a closed group or anything, like the opening post says; if you can basically not be an asshole and promise to move him along when the time comes, I'd absolutely love for you to join!
     
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    Is it possible that @JuicyLucy hates pigpen so much that she refuses to comment?
     
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    Another possible explanation is she likes him so much she's absconded with him and we'll never hear from her again. :huh:
     
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  10. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Rossum guessed right.

    Later suckers!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
     
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    It'll be alright little devil dog. I have dispatched Mr. Norris to speak with Mr. Putin. Mr. Putin will let Sarah Palin see his big new clear weapons being hauled around on a truck. Sarah Palin will then complain to Arnold who is doing the Apprentice show and he will speak to the Donald. The Donald will have the Federal Big Idiots look into Juicy wire tapping Chewbacca when he was visiting Endor and using the head.

    Piggy will soon then, arrive on Mars and colonize it, or do what piggy is wont to do.

    I am just concerned you are holding my newly ordered Goon hostage at JFK airport in New York. A word of caution since seeing the French handle a recent fanatic, don't claim you are there to die for Allah, or you will rather swiftly. Tell them instead you want cotton candy for all the children and that cute nurse from the fifth floor to offer a sponge bath. Ah, yes and send the Goon along. :D :)
     
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    aah....can you share?
     
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    I would if I were using anything. :) I am not though. I simply enjoy a vivid imagination & whiling away yarns.
     
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    Update on the piggy,

    In classic fashion, I overlooked the possibility of the button becoming an issue while in transit and sure enough; pigpen arrived with an overly-sticky button that was unsafe for use.
    Lucy was kind enough to troubleshoot but I made the call to have pigpen returned so that I may correct the flaw in the design, I don't want to make pigpen's flaws someone else's issue.
    Basically it seems the hole and button are a bit too snug and a combination of the change in atmosphere and some sealer I'd apparently left in the button hole is causing it to stick, thus creating an unsafe situation that I cannot allow.
    Once pigpen returns to me I'll set to work immediately to get him back into service so the journey can continue.
    So for those of you on the list: stand by, the pig will fly again very soon.
    For now I need to try and repair my ego :giggle::giggle::giggle:
     
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    "an issue while in transit" my ass-- Juicy broke it!
     
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    LOL
    Nope. Total engineering flaw, caused by lack of builder foresight.
    I hadn't considered that it worked flawlessly at home, because I was using it constantly and the button never had much of a chance to rest and become problematic.
    The transit coupled with weather and temperature difference allowed it enough time to freeze up and become sticky, not leaving any real options for safe use.
    Lucy was great in troubleshooting from a few thousand miles away, but I had to make the call to take the responsibility off her hands and make it my own. But her extra eyes were invaluable to the future success of the journey and @JuicyLucy I salute your good-faith efforts.
    In a way I'm glad the issue reared its ugly head now, although I'm upset about the inconvenience to Lucy and the delay it will cause.
    But the pig will fly again, just you wait and see :D
     
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    No one said there would be a beta test! :cuss2:
     
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    No one who owns a pink Reo Grand breaks shit.
     
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    This whole thing is one big beta test. *shrugs*
     
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    I'm digging this whole thing. Everyone is learning.
     
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    Alrighty, here we go with round 2!
    When I received pigpen it was quite obvious that the button was not suited well to the device.
    I disassembled everything and cleaned out the hole, installed a double-thick contact for extra resistance against the button and even after a few hours sitting in the garage it was sticking just as Lucy had described. It quickly became apparent that this type of button just wouldn't do, so I set out to make one that would.
    Thankfully I have lots of spare parts around and I had the idea to see what sort of fixed switch I could make. Enter varitube spare parts lol...
    It's basically a 12mm varitube connector cut down to size with the spring-loaded core in the base.
    The center pin nut is fixed on the bottom and I did a little work to the original button so I could epoxy it to the top of the center pin.
    On the contact side, it is a solid strip that still provides some spring feedback, but the button mainly relies on the spring in the 510.
    If varitube ever wants to get into the switch business they need to hit me up lol.... there's some potential here.
    I'll give it a day or two of abuse to see how she does, but otherwise I think pigpen may just be back in business for the long haul.
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    I also moved away from trying to keep so much friction-fit on the battery, so I've added a couple additional magnets (1 large in the side, 2 small in the back toward the top) to help to secure the battery in the enclosure. Hopefully this will help to accommodate thicker wrappers, etc without the risk of tearing them up.
    Battery holds quite snug and it seems like this will also be a keeper.
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    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Hahahaha

    I just didn't want to fix it by a committee comprised of this lot of wannabe squonkers, lol
     
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    We good!
    I'm actually really glad I got this opportunity. Humbled and pissed, it motivated me to use my brain and I think it will benefit everyone down the line with pigpen!
    Hold out a couple more days and lets see what this little bastard can do!
     
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    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Love the spring idea - and being able to keep a little ultem at least

    Pigpen is actually pretty classie if you can get him out of the sty :cool:
     
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    That's the right answer - and I almost forgive you for asking me if I peed my pants like your 70 year-old sister :wave:
     
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    Uh-oh. I recently commented on your hatred of... dripping. :devil:
     
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    Alright you dirty little pig lovers....
    pigpen has officially passed my torture-testing and I'm thinking we are good to go at last. I'm sorry for the delay but I'm hoping the extra time in my hands will assure more longevity for the little squealer.
    In classic fashion, there's a twist that accompanies the journey now, so stay tuned for an update from pigpen's handler in the next few days (USPS you son of a bitch, don't you dare)!
     
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    Up, up and away!
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    So, like...

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    I can't even tell you how many times those words crossed my lips during this whole thing LMAO
     
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    I have, in my dirty big hands, a filthy swine of a squonker. Pics to come of course. Slapped a grungy NARda on the wee beastie, added a 3 ml bottle and away we go. First impressions....FUCK YEAH!!!!!
     
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    This is a cool thread
     
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    Hopefully he acts properly, and I hope you enjoy!!!
    :stars2:
     
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    As of now he's behaving quite properly...hard hitting, reliable, good looking....
     
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    I'm so in love....a NARda, really nice. A Hobo, really nice. It went to work with me Thursday and Friday and went all over NW Montana and man, I'm really going to have a hard time sending this along...piggy, my sweet, dirty little piggy....
     
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    NO. JUST. NO. Do NOT want a reboot/remake of Firefly. Don't touch it. Leave it alone.
     
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    This.
     
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    Sus Scrofa Domesticus went Turkey hunting, Pike fishing and Trout fishing today. He, in his profound dirtiness, seems to like the mountains, rivers, and woods, of Northwest Montana, and the sporting life in general...
     
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    He was born in the boonies, so I'm sure he's right at home :D
     
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    You're in Michigan right? Where about? UP?
     
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    Michigan yes, but I'm lower peninsula, southeastern area by way of force, but we are still quite rural and you'd be lucky to be able to back all the way out of my private driveway before the .308 asks your radiator what you're doing here....... assuming you didn't want to get out at the house and talk to the puppy :D
    I grew up in northern Michigan and love it more than most things, but unfortunately money rules and I couldn't support my family on the jobs and wages available up there.
     
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    I didn't ask for a reboot...I want it brought back, with the original actors, minus the ones who died in the movie of course.
     
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    Casting your pearls before swine @caihlen - and on Easter Sunday no less!!!
     
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    Hahahahah. You crack me up.....
     
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    Wouldn't be the same without Wash and Book. Nope, nope, nope.
     
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