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Postcard #7 - What will be Zom's Xmas present? What will she do with it?

ZomZom Posts: 2,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2016 in Countries and Travel
Hello LEO members,

Christmas is around the corner and I have discovered what will be my Xmas present. With this postcard I challenge you to figure out what it is and what it is used for. Ready?

On the box it's written in big letters, Auto Darkening and Fixed Shade.

I was curious about what it looked like and opened the box. It looks good! I was also eager to read the brochure that was inside, and this is what one of the pages reads:-
Light state            Shade 3
Dark state             Shade 10
UV / IR protection     Up to DIN 16
Viewing area           90 X 40 mm
Dim                    110 X 90 x 9 mm
Protect your eyes and face from harmful IR and UV radiation.
Never use it without the lens cover properly installed.
It'll be much better than the one I have been using so far for one of my "apprenticeship" activities in Oz. ^^

What is this Xmas present? How will I utilize this Xmas present?


  • ZomZom Posts: 2,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 739 ✭✭✭✭
    @Zom Welding Helmet .
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why do you need it?

    What exactly do you need to fuse?

    For riding a motorcycle?

    For becoming Darth Vader and beginning another star trek?

    For saving bushfires in Australia? (It's hot summer there, you know, leading quickly to weather hazards.)

    Nah, you are our hero, a super pilot. :smiley: :heart:

  • abhishekb9099abhishekb9099 Posts: 1,025 ✭✭✭✭
    Safety Helmet
  • rupsilrupsil Posts: 432 ✭✭✭✭
    It's an automatic welding helmet
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    Please help me, guys; what kind of apprenticeship is Zom doing in Oz?
  • rupsilrupsil Posts: 432 ✭✭✭✭
    @april , long time ago she watched to "Mad Max" movies and every time she goes to Oz, she acquires this fixed idea of welding iron bars.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    Really, @rupsil ?
    Thanks. :)
  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,506 mod
    edited December 2016
    Okay @Zom here is my first guess VR :D

  • ZomZom Posts: 2,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    @Shiny03, except for the mortocycle helmet, I would have loved to have all of them on my Xmas letter to Santa. I'd like to add Aladdin's VR headset too. I want (badly) one! :D

    @abhishekb9099, safety helmet is a bit vague. Could you be a bit more precise?

    @April, @rupsil is not very far from the truth with its Madmax references. LOL

    To all - Don't forget that I will accept only one answer, so @Shiny03, @aladdin you'll have to lock your final guess.

    I'm in no hurry though, you still have time to keep thinking. ^^

  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Oh, what a pity. I picked up that motorcycle helmet for you.

    I've answered it. @april She said she's learning how to fly a plane in Australia, so I think she needs a pilot helmet to help protect her pretty eyes from the sun.

    What sort of airplane do you fly? @Zom

  • ZomZom Posts: 2,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I fly the same kind of aircraft as in your first (the drifter) and second (looks like the same as a Jabiru) photos @Shiny03. Ready to take off?
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016


  • ZomZom Posts: 2,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's too early to to go berserk, @Shiny03 as I haven't got my passenger endorsement yet .
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,171 ✭✭✭✭
    Yes,It looks like you got a welding helmet .
    Does Pilot need protection from UV and IR rays?and it could be awkward to use daylight glasses as a pilot.thats why I thought of welding helmet.
    Apprenticeship for pilot might be possible but I am not sure.All description suits with welding helmets.

    It could be welding helmet.@zom
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Am I late for this challenge?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Welding Helmet! Why do you need it?

    Post edited by Bubbly on
  • ZomZom Posts: 2,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks like you've received one of the postcards especially designed by one of our fantastic Japanese artists @Bubbly. ^^
  • ZomZom Posts: 2,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    @nidhii, @Shiny03, @aladdin, @mohit_singh, @april, @rupsil, @abhishekb9099, @Bubbly

    Guys, you'll get the answer to this posctard riddle some time on Wednesday, so if you want to change your mind, it's up to you. ^^
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,044 mod
    edited December 2016
    I remember that @zom learned to fly in her first visit to Oz, but is she still learning it now? And she has more than one apprenticeship activity apparently.
    I'll guess for a pair of welding goggles for doing a job as a welder then.
    Goggles like these ones:

    Post edited by april on
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @april I agree with you as a welding helmet sounds weird!
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 669 mod
    From the description, it really does sound like a welding helmet, although I feel like a helmet for flying sounds like a more exciting present!

    Maybe she´s welding planes?? Or Lyle has her working in the shed!
  • abhishekb9099abhishekb9099 Posts: 1,025 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    @Zom I think It's a Welding Goggles.
    Post edited by abhishekb9099 on
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,188 mod
    I think everyone has it covered! I definitely would like to see what you create with it!
  • ZomZom Posts: 2,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @nidhii, @Shiny03, @abhishekb9099, @rupsil, @april, @aladdin, @mohit_singh, @Bubbly, @NatashaT, @amatsuscribbler

    Four of you got it right and didn't change their mind.

    @nidhii, @rupsil, @mohit_singh, @NatashaT Well done!

    It's your 3rd win Nidhii, looks like you are a strating a collection. ;)

    The 1st year I came to Australia part of the deal was that I would help my mate Bill with his French in exchange of free accomodation and a car, but there was a catch. What would ne my ute (utility car) had no trail - it was a cab chassis ute, so just a cabin was fitted on a bare chassis; I would have first to help building the trail for this ute before driving it. @april, it's how started my welding apprenticeship.

    This trip I don't have to do anything as such, but I like to be in the man shed and give a hand with a few jobs like fixing a French 505 peugeot car or reinforce a water tank stand. No creative skills involved @amatsuscribbler.

    @Shiny03 and @NatashaT, I fly VFR only which means during daylight and with clear skies. I just need a hat and/or sunglasses as if I were going to the beach. ^^ BTW the structure of a Jabiru aircraft is mostly fiberglass, no welding involved here.

    @april, @Bubbly, @abhishekb9099, it can't be googles. My head is not that big that my googles have to be 110 X 90 x 9 mm. Come on! ;)

    @aladdin, May I PM you my postal address for you to send me a VR headset? ><
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Failed again... :weary: :heartbreak:

    @nidhii, @rupsil, @mohit_singh, @NatashaT Congratulations. :smile:
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,171 ✭✭✭✭
    @Shiny03 B)
    Wait for next challenge and follow nidhii's answer.
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