Saturday, June 20, 2015
Praxis: "My very first RF burn."
Doing that last little tweak to the final tank circuit, ~130 watts going out, the blade got lose in the shaft, rotating, and making the contact between finger and the trimmer. Carbon fiber sheet IS CONDUCTIVE.. amazingly so... and my body jumped backwards several feet away from the radio and bulkhead, I rolled in a muscle-jerk backwards somersault, through an open engine bay door and down into the engine hold 5 feet below. The GMC 6-71 diesel engine I landed on did a wonderful job of stopping me, and ruining my clothes with a coating of nasty smelling carbon loaded oil.