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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1410 on: March 30, 2011, 12:31:23 PM »


Either that, or it was Aurora spy plane contrails  ::rofl::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1411 on: March 30, 2011, 01:29:04 PM »
Yep, this diagram is exactly what I saw! thanks!
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1413 on: May 16, 2011, 09:21:40 AM »
Whoops!  A little bit of a balloon effect on your flare.  Nice recovery from it.   |:)\

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1414 on: May 31, 2011, 03:15:20 PM »
Photos of my recent project a Scottish Aviation Bulldog TMk 1a:

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And

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1415 on: June 01, 2011, 08:18:41 AM »
Photos of my recent project a Scottish Aviation Bulldog TMk 1a:
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Ouch!  Reminds me of my R/C days.   ::banghead::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1416 on: June 01, 2011, 08:25:28 AM »
Here's my latest video.  This landing and taking off again from Goldking.  It's an old airforce runway that's maintained by a small group of miners and homesteaders out in the area now.  And yes, it's uphill after the first 500' or so.  I intended to land a bit long to avoid a long taxi on the rough gravel, but was about 1/2 second from going around when it finally settled in.  I'm still coming to grips with the glide ratio on the Challenger.  I even did a little ridge soaring with it just before the landing, not much, but managed to maintain altituded for a few minutes with the engine idled.  Anyway, since I only cruise at 60mph and only a 2 hour range, this strip was a necessary stop to drain my bladder and transfer a can of fuel into the tank to get me home after exploring the north edge of the Alaska range for a bit.  Also note the smoke haze.  There are a couple fires burning about 40 miles west of here.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1417 on: June 01, 2011, 05:24:04 PM »
Photos of my recent project a Scottish Aviation Bulldog TMk 1a:

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what happened??

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1418 on: June 01, 2011, 09:47:54 PM »
I bought it second hand from some one in the club I'm with,  got it home and found out that ALL of the hinges where glued in wrong and the controls where stiff  with no movement so ended up replacing them all with new ones.  but with me I reckon it had way too much movement on the controls, it rolled right corrected with left aileron but it was too low after take off and ended up over correcting, the left tip caught the grass and ended up doing two cart wheels down the field leaving a trail of parts behind it.  At least it flew and went out in style...................it was one of the best crashes with a model I've ever had  ::bow:: ::bow:: |:)\ *sniff*
At least the engine survived and it lives on in a Glen's model Cap 232 will post photos of it soon.

The before photo was taken on a Friday night and the after was taken on Saturday afternoon.
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1419 on: June 02, 2011, 12:05:59 AM »
The before photo was taken on a Friday night and the after was taken on Saturday afternoon.

I suspect therein lies the problem---How many "wee drams" did one have on Friday night....?
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1420 on: June 02, 2011, 06:40:55 AM »
not saying  ::whistle:: ::whistle::
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1421 on: June 05, 2011, 08:43:39 PM »
Whoops!  A little bit of a balloon effect on your flare.  Nice recovery from it.   |:)\

RC

Ah, ya noticed that...  :P

Also, you can tell when I applied full power on takeoff. It's when the camera fell off the glareshield. Whups.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1422 on: June 07, 2011, 11:48:24 AM »
Aww, poor puppy :( Technically though it's still a good landing (you can walk away from it :D).

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1423 on: June 07, 2011, 06:45:28 PM »
Whoops!  A little bit of a balloon effect on your flare.  Nice recovery from it.   |:)\

RC

Ah, ya noticed that...  :P

Also, you can tell when I applied full power on takeoff. It's when the camera fell off the glareshield. Whups.

yeah you can really feel those G-forces and the power of the roaring O-320 in those C-172's . . .  heh heh (jk)   ;D ;)

looked like a nice landing to me though....btw


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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #1424 on: June 10, 2011, 03:12:28 AM »
So, its time for an update. I've been around the block some since I last posted anything. lets see... last semester I got to fly and solo on a T-52 (USAF Diamond DA-40), so I can add that to my list of planes flown.


I also had my name on a plane!


Then I started my last semester of undergrad stuff by briefing my research on a regional competition and got second place


And then I got some other trips, got to go to the Navy International Ball at Annapolis


and then I went to Wright Patterson AFB to brief some more guys and stop by the USAF museum


And then, finally, a month ago, I got to graduate as an officer




and of course, I had to celebrate


So now I have a bit more time for a while, since I show up next week at the Guatemalan Air Force where I get to "learn" how to be an officer all over again for the third time, and I'll be at the Guatemalan military academy for 6 months while I do this (without getting paid for those 6 months mind you), and then hopefully learn how to be a military pilot while I try to get my civilian ticket and fly on the weekends as much as I can on my savings... all in all, life's about to get interesting, but hopefully it won't be as hectic as the undergrad student's life I just finished...
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