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Nickathome

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My desktop background is a picture my son took looking out of the back window of my Cessna. I was doing some steep turns and he just turned around and snapped a picture with his cell phone. It turned out looking really cool, so I had him text a copy of it to me and I downloaded it onto my computer.
 

bmcj

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Here's my current... it changes often, but is always aviation related (unless you count the chewing giraffe animated desktop wallpaper :gig:).

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Giraffe Chew.gif

(You might have to click on the giraffe to see it chewing. It makes an interesting moving full-screen wallpaper.)
 

addicted2climbing

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I switch between a few...

First is myself at the top of the first pitch of 5 on Cathedral peak in Toulumne Meadows Ca. First pitch about 170' up.

2nd needs no introduction...

3rd is a friends Culver Cadet. He passed away from an aneurysm suddenly a few years ago. We were sailplane buddies and he was the one who pushed me to get my PPL when he would hear me say I wish I flew power as well...

4th. Brown B2 replica and original

Marc

Picture_016.jpg Granvill-Brothers-Gee-Bee-Z_P1.jpgCulver Cadet.jpg Brown B2.jpg
 

addicted2climbing

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I had the opportunity to fly that one long ago (the replica, not the original).

(Never flew his Gee Bee replica though... he never offered and I never asked! :gig:)
Wow that's cool... How did it fly?

I got to sit in the Brown B2 replica one time.. I met a guy online in a forum that was the occasional pilot (Paul King I think) for the Brown B2 and I met him at the hiller Museum and was able to sit in the plane. I am a big fan of golden age air racers so it was a treat for me. However after we went to Watsonville and he asked if I wanted to go for a flight. I had no idea as to what we would fly in and when he opened the hanger is was Waco biplane.. Oh that so made my year...:)

I believe the black and white photo of the brown B2 is the version with the cantilever wing and retracts. Aparently he went back to the fixed gear the following year. Perhaps he found the added weight was not worth the drag reduction.

A few months ago I went to the Flabob Flying Circus and got to see the Schoenfeld Firecracker, the Caudron and the Meteor. The Caudron is surprisingly slim and must have had one thin pilot.

Marc
 

RFloyd90

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Not actual screenshots of my desktops, but here are the photos I used...

My laptop:
Flitzer03.jpg
Flitzer Z-21 "roundtail" built by Rupert Wasey

My office computer:
ChipsZ-21BFrontThree-Quarter-sm.jpg
Flitzer Z-21B built by Chip Carpenter

My home office computer:
gerdaCrossingSolent.jpg
Jim Cresswell's Flitzer Z-21

I think I see a pattern here.... wonder if I've picked a plane? :)

If I can get my shop rearranged and get a few other things in line, I hope to have a set of Z-21 roundtail plans of my own by the first of the year, after several years of trying to find my perfect "first plane." :ban:
 

bmcj

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Wow that's cool... How did it fly?

A few months ago I went to the Flabob Flying Circus and got to see the Schoenfeld Firecracker, the Caudron and the Meteor. The Caudron is surprisingly slim and must have had one thin pilot.
It was, surprisingly, not too bad to fly... just stay alert on the ground and maintain your speed in the air (of course, that describes most planes ;)). I think I had worked up to it with a little trepidation because of stories and because it was not my plane to wreck. Turns out, it was easier than I anticipated. It helped that I was young and invincible (as young people tend to be) had lots of recent flying time in lots of different types of aircraft.

I too was at the flying circus. Great show! I grew up at Flabob and try to visit and attend events as much as possible. Growing up there is how I ended up being good friends with Bill Turner and Ed Marquart (owner and builder of the Brown replica).
 
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