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Old 01-05-2012, 07:02 AM   #2431
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I was bored this morning, and was poking around RCUniverse.com, when I came across this:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=809793

Great Planes/Harold Wagner Piper J-3 twin Cub (RTF)


I was like

So, I fired up my Google Fu, and ran across this:
http://johnlinde.ca/Early_Designs.html


A tad more at the bottom of the page, along with some other aviation oddities...
http://www.twinnavion.com/oddballs.htm


There's been some interesting stuff attempted in the evolution of avation, to say the least...
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:03 AM   #2432
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Wow! I do learn something new every day...The twin Tri-Pacer is something else too!
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:27 AM   #2433
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Somebody requested a snowy, full moon night flying video. My sack isn't big enough to shoot that, but I did get a new camera for Christmas and put this together. There's snow at least... This is my first attempt and I have quite a bit of jelly effect in it, but thought I would post it anyway.






GuyRocket screwed with this post 01-12-2012 at 12:39 PM Reason: Sorry for the autoplay early on. Smuggy was killin me.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:23 AM   #2434
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Somebody requested a snowy, full moon night flying video. My sack isn't big enough to shoot that, but I did get a new camera for Christmas and put this together. There's snow at least... This is my first attempt and I have quite a bit of jelly effect in it, but thought I would post it anyway.


Well, there you have it... video evidence, that you officially suck....
What are you flying?
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #2435
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Somebody requested a snowy, full moon night flying video. My sack isn't big enough to shoot that, but I did get a new camera for Christmas and put this together. There's snow at least... This is my first attempt and I have quite a bit of jelly effect in it, but thought I would post it anyway.

Whadga, stick the camera on the wing?

The jelly effect is caused by vibration, one way to get rid of it would be to decrease the iris and extend the exposure (other than just isolating it from vibration).

Nice airport, weird rwy config.

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Old 01-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #2436
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Well, there you have it... video evidence, that you officially suck....
What are you flying?
Van's RV-8a that I finished 12/08.

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Whadga, stick the camera on the wing?

The jelly effect is caused by vibration, one way to get rid of it would be to decrease the iris and extend the exposure (other than just isolating it from vibration).

Nice airport, weird rwy config.
This was a 5 minute mounting job. I attached the helmet mount to the left wingtip such that it was angled down about 10. I definitely need to firm this up, but wanted to play with the new toy and I new this would work since I'm not he first RV guy to do it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #2437
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Van's RV-8a that I finished 12/08.
One of my favorite planes.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #2438
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Very nice! Have any pics, or build thread on it anywhere on the interwebs?

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Assembly manual...

hey, gotta start somewhere, right?
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #2439
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Very nice! Have any pics, or build thread on it anywhere on the interwebs?

We're proud owners of an RV-8,
Any photos of your 8?

My build video is in this very thread. Here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=462

Build website is here: http://websites.expercraft.com/geprevo/
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:22 AM   #2440
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Here's some neat F-35 footage:


http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v...feature=colike
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:24 AM   #2441
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I should not have Googled the RV planes, now I want one!

It is probably a good thing I do not have the time to build one, or the money to buy one already assembled. That looks like a hoot of a plane! And estimated 23 MPG at 55% cruise? That is crazy (in an awesome way)!
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:56 AM   #2442
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I should not have Googled the RV planes, now I want one!

It is probably a good thing I do not have the time to build one, or the money to buy one already assembled. That looks like a hoot of a plane! And estimated 23 MPG at 55% cruise? That is crazy (in an awesome way)!
They are amazing aircraft!

In my 8, at my usual economy cruise (I run lean of peak), I do 172 kts (198mph) at 7.8 gph which is 25.5 mpg! If the weather is good, I can beat the airlines to any place west of the Mississippi. All without being strip searched. I can even do a few rolls on the way there.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #2443
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Any photos of your 8?
Recheck my post...
I could post a pic of it, I reckon...
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:22 AM   #2444
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A doctor I know has his own plane, an older Piper I think. Anyway, he lives here in East Texas, but he has one kid in Colorado (and a second house there), one kid in Montana, and one kid in Iowa. He bought a plane last year because he said he could use it and get there faster than the airlines, whenever he wanted, and and not for that much more money, plus, way more fun than the airlines. I think he averages about 20 MPG in his plane, so aside from more maintenance and airport fees it wasn't that much more expensive than driving his truck.

Granted, with his job and no other bills he can afford the upkeep that comes with plane ownership. Kinda like a boat in my opinion, except much more useful

One day I would love to get into flying. Always been a dream of mine. Finances and family have held me back thus far, but one day...
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:46 AM   #2445
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I was bored this morning, and was poking around RCUniverse.com, when I came across this:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=809793

Great Planes/Harold Wagner Piper J-3 twin Cub (RTF)

...

I'm curious, what is the idea/advantage to adding a second engine to the plane of that size in the first place? Was it increased load? Or maybe range?
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