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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by justinmbowen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:01 PM
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    KactusJack

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    I know that town! My Dad was born and raised there, and his Mom and Dad lived there their whole lives. Last time I visited was about 25 years ago, and I swear it hadn't changed much since my visits as a kid in the late 50s.
     
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  2. Feb 23, 2021 at 7:48 AM
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    You should see it now! They're really revitalized 4th Street the last couple of years, totally replaced the street with brick and redesigned the sidewalks. Part of a huge revitalization program for the city. The also built a park on Market Street that has hosted live music and even served as a skating rink right before the pandemic.

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  3. Feb 23, 2021 at 2:24 PM
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    I'm up by Indy for school...looks like a nice little town!
     
  4. Feb 24, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    95 taco

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    Ive just gotten to the section of Sporty’s ground school where they’re talking about METARS and the weather and how French terms are used.

    I wish I could take time off and just fly like that, I currently working a traveling job and haven’t been home in 6 weeks and I’m not sure when I’ll be able to go home. Talking to my coworkers it seems like 4-5 weeks home per year is about average and it’s either 2-3 days home or 7 days home, not much more than 1 week home at a time.

    I definitely will be flying as much as my schedule allows, and once my dad gets his Rans Outbound built and I get a tail wheel endorsement I will be flying that when I can also.

    Were you building the model 4 or the patrol? I looked at the bearhawks and really like the model 5 but I think when I build a kit plane I want to build the Murphy Moose.

    Thanks for the info, I definitely expect to learn how to plan via paper and the E6B, paper fails less often than electronics.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2021 at 12:44 PM
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    95 taco

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    Dad sent me this earlier, he was at work and an osprey flew in and landed down the dock from where he was at.
    https://youtu.be/8aqF-oX0fZI
     
  6. Feb 24, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    roundrocktom

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    Four Place. A friend had built the Murphy, which was a nice plane. Back when you could find a surplus M14P; the Plane is still flying but with an O 540.

    It's a little like "will a Tacoma do the job, or do I need a Tundra". I've never flown in the 5, but at times having a little more room would have been nice.
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2021 at 1:11 PM
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    95 taco

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    I’m a big guy (6’3”, 280) and I fit in the Rans but having an additional 2-3” of cockpit width would be nice, I really would like to sit in both a 4 place and model 5 and feel the size difference.
    I’m a bit biased towards the Murphy for the all aluminum skin, but I think I would want the moose mods LS engine in the moose if I went that route, my long term goal is to fly in Alaska and go hunting so having the additional gross weight and space of a larger plane while keeping short field performance is a major plus.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2021 at 1:42 PM
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    Worst i've had happen is my iPad overheated from letting it sit directly in the sun.

    Definitely good to learn old school so you understand where the numbers are coming from but, once you've passed that stage, I recommend going electronic. Just have a back up device. When I was flying pistons I had Foreflight on my iPad and on my phone. Electronic will always be more accurate and precise than doing it by hand. In the jet we're completely paperless.
     
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  9. Feb 24, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    95 taco

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    I noticed in the webinar I watched on iPads in the cockpit that they mentioned cases with built in cooling fans to reduce the chance of it getting too hot.
    Thanks for the input, I’m excited to learn the paper and advance to digital.
     
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  10. Feb 24, 2021 at 1:52 PM
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    Interesting, first i've heard of such a thing. Could definitely be useful. I just made sure to keep my iPad tucked in the shade as much as possible. It's good to learn how to do it old school so you're not completely reliant on the electronics. It's definitely an issue I saw when I was an instructor.

    Digital is so nice, it would take me an hour to two to plan by hand with a paper nav log, charts, a plotter and e6b. Foreflight would do all of that in about 5 min.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2021 at 3:29 AM
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    Thanks for the pic!
     
  12. Feb 25, 2021 at 7:19 AM
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    The spectators that came to watch us land were surprised by the amount of rotorwash and blowing snow.

    CA0792B7-9330-414E-9DFD-9142F36B42C8.jpg
     
  13. Feb 25, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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    I'm surprised by the roto wash from my little rc copter I fly in the living room.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2021 at 8:28 PM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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    Awesome sunrise this morning

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  15. Feb 25, 2021 at 8:51 PM
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    I had a nice red sunrise when I went to pick up a broken bird yesterday. "Red in the morning sailor take warning"...great omen when you're headed out to diagnose and fly home a girl that oversped an engine.
     
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  16. Feb 25, 2021 at 9:20 PM
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    Flying bigger toys these days?
     
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  17. Feb 26, 2021 at 3:56 AM
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    Behind Enemy Lines.....
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    going to be fun!
    So you had to fly something home that turned beyond its design limit and you made it back.....:thumbsup::amen:
     
  18. Feb 26, 2021 at 5:39 AM
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    MatthewMay1

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    No, I’m still on the XLS...it was hiding behind the Falcon. That plane is NICE though. We just acquired it and it got a new interior. It smells so good!
     
  19. Feb 26, 2021 at 6:12 AM
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    So got some good news, I have been working in another field since ExpressJe went under. But I'm happy to say I got picked up by CommutAir class date March 22. Hoping all my fellow XJTers land on their feet.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    Either way, just do it!

    Bush Pilot Joke. Go flies in and picks up two hunters and their bagged moose. "Hey, fella's we are too heavy with that moose, we need to leave it behind." Both hunters "we did this last year, with a moose onboard."

    The pilot thinks about it and realizes it's still pretty cool and should just clear the trees at the far end of the lake". Full throttle, just doesn't clear the trees. Smacked right into the trees. All three are OK, the plane is a wreck. Pilot apologizes about the mishap, but they guys look at each other say "that is fine, you made is about 100' further than we made it last year"

    Do not divert to Bethel! Friends in Alaska always warn me, buddy went up there and got fogged in for a week in Bethel. He did laugh "you warned me".
     
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