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robertl

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He had a good time up there...
Bob

choppergirl

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My RC friend Mac skimming the pond in his Skyraider last Saturday in Williamston, GA (video - click picture to play it).
He keeps offering to give me dual instruction in the same plane.
My RC friend David's FPV RC airplane videos.
Waiting on a TS-100 soldering iron - I have $220 of 5000mah Li-ion 21700's in my refrigerator to solder up into 4s/6s battery packs for long range FPV. Never made them before. Can't wait to get my TX-16s and DJI FPV goggles. L-) Last edited: dragon2knight Well-Known Member HBA Supporter Blue Angels/Thunderbirds Flights Explained: Geraldc Well-Known Member Some interesting stuff to ponder when you consider your propellor as a spinning disc from about 15 minutes in. BJC Well-Known Member HBA Supporter Some interesting stuff to ponder when you consider your propellor as a spinning disc from about 15 minutes in. A standard Pitts S-1S uses a 76” diameter propeller - more than 1/3 rd the wing span - that turns up to 3250 RPM. With power on, it is a big gyroscope. One quickly learns that pulling hard requires plenty of left rudder to go straight, and when pushing hard, plenty of right rudder. It is the gyroscopic force that is used to turn a regular spin into a flat spin. BJC Bill-Higdon Well-Known Member My RC friend Mac skimming the pond in his Skyraider last Saturday in Williamston, GA (video - click picture to play it). He keeps offering to give me dual instruction in the same plane. My RC friend David's FPV RC airplane videos. Waiting on a TS-100 soldering iron - I have$220 of 5000mah Li-ion 21700's in my refrigerator to solder up into 4s/6s battery packs for long range FPV. Never made them before. Can't wait to get my TX-16s and DJI FPV goggles. L-)
Most of the packs I've worked on recently had spot welded tabs, I've made some CD spot welders in the past and lots of plans on the interwebs

Dana

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Not mine but I enjoyed it, a bit long but good job editing and good music. Pops should like this, it's his home turf. Starts out at Newlon where I stopped on the way home with my Starduster.

Pops

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Thanks Dana
That is my flying turf since 1970 when I started working in the ground crew of the Sailplane club at Newlon and was paid with free flight instruction in the Piper Cub towplane. Soloed at Newlon and up the river at Gallipolis and Mason Co at Point Pleasant on the same day. I was born not far from Island airport on the Kanawha river. Owner of the strip are old friends of mine and have family that lives in the area. I painted my Falconar F-12 there in 1980. Had flown at all the airports on his trip many times. See he stopped at Bob Barrows picnic. I have missed 2 in the last 20+ years. There are always the same day as bridge day on the New River Bridge day and one time wife and I went to Bridge Day and watched the fun.
I used to photo every square foot of the state of WV for the U.S. Gov each year at 11.5K among other things and one year I stopped at Greenbrier Valley for fuel and the airport had kerosene burners parked everywhere. Having a Governors Convention at the Greenbrier resort. I was the only small airplane at the airport and was meet by several state governors security people as we parked. They escorted us everywhere , even to the restrooms, and back to the airplane. Were we VIP's

Dan

rotax618

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Not very bright 2.

Dana

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Several of us decided to fly from Chester, Connecticut to Fishers Island, NY on a Monday evening. There was my Hatz Biplane, Stan's Cessna 170, and Doug's Cub (there were two others but they never did anything interesting on camera so they don't show up here, except for a brief glimpse of Joe's Cessna Cardinal). With no other activity at the airport perhaps due to the plague we were free to play.

The return is along the shoreline of Old Lyme, CT, from Black Point to the Connecticut River.

Everything here was coordinated between the pilots involved, who have flown together for years.

Speedboat100

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Some interesting stuff to ponder when you consider your propellor as a spinning disc from about 15 minutes in.
This explains also why HAWT turbines only work at 2,5% efficiency at high winds.

Dana

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Got a new camera and had to try it out... A short flight in my Hatz CB-1. It was forecast to be a grungy day, but turned out to be beautiful. After ducking under some low clouds off the water around the airport, I found the sun shining only a little farther inland where I like to do aerobatics. The entire flight was only about 30 minutes.

This was the first test of the Akaso EK7000 4K, a \$49 GoPro alternative... I'm pretty happy with it, to the point that I'm going to buy another one (the GoPro you can see behind my head died only a few minutes into the flight).

Pops

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Love the Video. Right after WW-2, I would be out in the yard playing and watching the Bi-planes sky-writing and doing loops and rolls and I fell in love with airplanes. I wonder how many kids are watching you up in the sky having fun and fell in love with airplanes ?

My camera bit the dust and I bought another one, but don't like it. I'll try the camera you bought. Looks like it does a good job. Thanks.
I would love to have a Hatz. So would my neighbor. He has been flying a Piet for several years and is wanting a Hatz. He has a 1930 Bird Bi-plane project but it will be several years before its finished.
Another neighbor that passed away a few years ago had a 1943 Stearman and I got to fly it once in a while. My grandson learned to fly in it.

Dan

Speedboat100

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How do you find the details of the flight scene of a Lear Jet in the 1978 movie Capricorn One ?

ultralajt

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I wonder, how much better would it soar if one bulid more streamlined fuselage with less sharp edges and cross section?
ULF-1 Autotowing:

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BJC

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Airline B737 simulator.

BJC