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Noel Fallwell

Noel Fallwell
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Noel is retired from IBM after 36 years as a Senior Engineer where he was one of the founding engineers of the IBM Personal Computer. Noel served in the United States Navy during the late 60s and early 70s flying as a Radar Operator and Air Intercept Controller in the Grumman E2-A Hawkeye Early Warning Aircraft. Noel made two deployment tours flying off of the USS Forrestal (CVA-59) and USS Saratoga (CVA-60). He presently flies a Van’s Aircraft RV-6A that he built himself.

Fiberglass Parts Holder

Photo 1. Fiberglass parts sitting on the hangar floor are easily damaged by wind gusts.Photo 1 shows how I used to deal with...

Fuel Dipstick and Holder

The first photo shows the fuel dipstick I made in its holder, and below that is the fuel sample tester for my Van's...

Cowl Paint Protector Bib

The top photo shows a "bib" I fabricated out of a shower pan liner. I found this material at a home center box store....

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