Sorry it’s been sooooo late but to say I/we’ve been a little busy is an understatement. So, lets get on with it – at the end I will list some of the things now removed from previous lists and please do comment on it all. Sadly last year I missed doing it at all, but the last 2 Christmas’s New Years were spent in the USA.
Without further ado – here is the 2013 TWBrit Christmas List:
Oculus Rift Gaming kit
DJI Phantom 2 Vision
Yes it’s back again…. why? because this house is STILL awesome!!
Land Rover 110 County Station Wagon
Actually I want a 130 stretched County Station Wagon with a standard pick-up rear but larger internal cabin space (obviously a special order)
.338 with a x24 Schmitt und Bender scope ( I would say an AS50, but they’re not legal in the UK)
A life time supply of Coffee
A Knighthood: KBE
for services to Britishness and Commonsense
An invite to become a member of White’s
Now, there is no way I can continue in leaving this list without an update for my weird and wacky wants… But due to the nature of manufacturing issues I have revised my dire wish for a personal Boeing 787 Dreamliner and opted for my most favourite plane the 777 and on a tight budget a 767.
Below are two pics of planes for sale (click on them to enlarge). It’s worth noting that a new 767 is about $185,800,000.00 and a new 777 is around $261,500,000.00 (Boeing 2013 list price) so can see these are greatly reduced as they’re older and have probably changed hands a bit.
Now the 777 is fly by wire with a mechanical back up, making it very cost-effective and much easier to service, however the 767 is ALL Mechanical except for a couple of little bits – this means things like control cable replacement on a 767 is quite a big and expensive business.
Also there is the cost of refitting them with bedrooms, bathrooms etc. Frankly an engine of a 777 is around the $18m each mark so I really don’t know how many cycles the airframe has left – but either way, two rock solid planes make the list
Things now removed:
Taylor K24CE – Got One
A REAL Tablet: Motion Computing J3500 – Got One
Drum Kit – Got one
Theakstons Old Perculier – Got plenty
Millions of personalised guitar picks – Got Them
Give up Smoking – Did it, one year ago today
Adobe Master Collection CS6 & Lightroom – Got them
Heavy Duty Footwear – Got them all
Laptop with i7 CPU – Got It
So there you are… the craziness that is me and-some