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"Generator envy", that's a new one, Rick. It gives me the notion of a back packer reaching a summit, then envying a guy in a Hummer that drove up.
Good analogy Tom. Of course, there's also "...ice cream..." envy I've also witnessed which sometimes accompanies "..generator resentment...".
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i have wind generator envy--but only because i want to be able to , in windy , wet times, be able to hold these incredible conversations with my imaginary (cyber) friends......

i only get ice cube envy on 110+ days with high humidity.....i have not owned nor used a cooling device for foods since 1990......


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While I am sensitive to not wanting to bother neighbors, this is probably why I don't fully understand the venom over a quiet Honda gen. My son and I have camped at this fly in (OshKosh) for many many years. Its the largest general aviation fly-in in the world and all those planes near the runways are camping under their wings. Approx 10,000 planes all come together for one week. Generators run in about half the camp sites, and airplanes scream over head every few minutes.

Some people are just noise wussies........





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While I am sensitive to not wanting to bother neighbors, this is probably why I don't fully understand the venom over a quiet Honda gen. My son and I have camped at this fly in (OshKosh) for many many years. Its the largest general aviation fly-in in the world and all those planes near the runways are camping under their wings. Approx 10,000 planes all come together for one week. Generators run in about half the camp sites, and airplanes scream over head every few minutes.

Some people are just noise wussies........



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I don't fully understand the venom over a quiet Honda gen. ]
I think they probably are quiet when first purchased. But they become louder with use. Like my new portable freezer. I could never hear it in a silent anchorage at night now when it's the other end of the boat it can wake me immediately.

Do engines get louder with use?

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....Do engines get louder with use?
Mufflers certainly wear out.


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I guess my honda 2000 still new. I don't think its loud at all.

and the fly-in is kinda like the race track. noise is expected. nobody thinks twice about running a gen-set.

smell and fumes are one thing, but a constant drone of a genny doesn't bother me. loud music, and slapping halyards drive me nuts...


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I completely understand the use of generators to charge up. Not opposed or in favor of per se. I understand the fumes.
On the other hand; when those wind generators are going non stop it's a different story. Some models have a definite thump to them.

Then again; i'm an early riser and for some reason i always get comments when i'm cooking loads of bacon at 6 am. I think the older folks are envious!
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......and the fly-in is kinda like the race track. noise is expected. nobody thinks twice about running a gen-set.

smell and fumes are one thing, but a constant drone of a genny doesn't bother me. loud music, and slapping halyards drive me nuts.....
You're right about the anticipated noise. I went and looked up the hours of operation during the show, which are 6am to 8pm. It is probably more to avoid night operations, with tens of thousands of people camped within a hundred yards of the runway, than for noise. Gensets keep running and it is easy to sleep through. Maybe its relative. I still think pilots are just a heartier and more adaptable bunch.

You are so right about slapping halyards and music. Add those to squeaky wind gens and you are really onto the most common annoyances.


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U can anchor up wind of me anytime. Bacon , coffee at the same time. I 'll be right over.
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