Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Gernick

    Gernick Long timer

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    Ack. Thinking about climbing into a Cessna again next month as well. Just a taste.
  2. Beach40

    Beach40 Banned

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    Just heard on the news that a Curtiss Helldiver has been found off the coast of Florida.

    Anyone able to add some info? :ear
  3. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    CNN Video
  4. Beach40

    Beach40 Banned

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  5. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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  6. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Oh cool!!!

    :lurk
  7. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Wow, thats cool! My Grandma built those in WWII. She was a welder and did a lot of welding on the aluminum fuel tanks and lots of other bits from the sound of it.
  8. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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  9. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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  10. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    Awesome news!:freaky
  11. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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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)
    [​IMG]

    I was like [​IMG]

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

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

    There's been some interesting stuff attempted in the evolution of avation, to say the least...
  12. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    Wow! I do learn something new every day...The twin Tri-Pacer is something else too!
  13. GuyRocket

    GuyRocket Been here awhile

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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.

    <iframe src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/1667668436_HLXDFdQ?width=640&height=360" scrolling="no" width="640" frameborder="0" height="360"></iframe>



  14. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    Well, there you have it... video evidence, that you officially suck....:lol3
    What are you flying?
  15. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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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.

    [​IMG]
  16. GuyRocket

    GuyRocket Been here awhile

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    Van's RV-8a that I finished 12/08.

    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.
  17. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    One of my favorite planes. :clap
  18. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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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,











































































    Assembly manual...
    :lol3
    hey, gotta start somewhere, right?:freaky
  19. GuyRocket

    GuyRocket Been here awhile

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