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JWilsonphoto wrote:
On the subject of RC, Chandler was hyped up today about getting a beginner "park flyer" today. Against my better judgement, we bought a Super Cub that was supposed to be indestructible. 3/4 of a day fiddling with it, ten minutes of "flight" and it was in a $300 smoking hole. Why does one do things when one already has a very clear picture of the likely outcome?


It reminds me of a saying that, though meant for a different subject entirely, seems to fit this as well. "Like a moth to a flame" Also don't think of the $300 hole, if you had quality time with the kiddos, that is what counts.



Aug 01, 2013 at 04:18 AM
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p.3822 #2 · p.3822 #2 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


JWilsonphoto wrote:
On the subject of RC, Chandler was hyped up today about getting a beginner "park flyer" today. Against my better judgement, we bought a Super Cub that was supposed to be indestructible. 3/4 of a day fiddling with it, ten minutes of "flight" and it was in a $300 smoking hole. Why does one do things when one already has a very clear picture of the likely outcome?



Because its the perogative of a grandpa to spoil his grandson....

then send him home to his parents....lol

Al



Aug 01, 2013 at 05:40 AM
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p.3822 #3 · p.3822 #3 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Leo Hursh wrote:
Zim, that's a nice turbine blade abstract at the top of the page sir.

Love it, and now I can stop wondering what it is!!
Niall



Aug 01, 2013 at 07:04 AM
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Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Plan your lodging now, as in right this very minute. Things usually fill up 6-8 months in advance (sometimes 10-11 months for summer reservations), and you'll probably find little-to-nothing available. Some of the places around the parks are dumps beyond belief: for example, stay the hell away from the "Yosemite View Lodge" based on my (shudder) personal experience, and don't ask for details... you don't want to know.

Plan out your driving times, too... those are long distances and the travel times quoted by Google Maps or Yahoo maps will seem very long to you, as though you could
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Agreed, Yosemite View Lodge is pretty awful (based on personal experience) it's just a dormitory really and the restaurant is dire (but experience says restaurants within parks aren't much better (with the posssible exception of Grand Tovar in Grand Canyon - Wuksachi Lodge restaurant in Sequoia was truly terrible food and service but a great location). However, Yosemite View Lodge IS very very convenient for the Valley and tthere aren't many other places to stay.
Niall





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Half Dome from Glacier Point




Aug 01, 2013 at 07:20 AM
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p.3822 #5 · p.3822 #5 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


nrferguson wrote:
Love it, and now I can stop wondering what it is!!
Niall


Thanks!

It's an overhead view of the Vestas wind turbine factory's shipping yard, Niall.



Aug 01, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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Angry wrote:
Thanks guys about to pull the trigger tomorrow on the exact trip details n flights etc..

Got a couple of fun days planned in Charlotte attending the Goodguys nationals & visiting a few racecar shops...

LA for 2 days then Yosemite road trip for 3 days then Las Vegas & SEMA for 6 days.

Of course the best part will be MA2A get together & Alliance. Cant wait to finally meet up...B25 Flight will be a bucket list thing for me,...you guys can get one anytime, ...we dont have any downunder. Pixels will be harvested.

Passport...check Check
Visa.........Check Done
Flights......Check done
Accomodation ...nearly check
Camera gear ....check

Be prepared
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Aug 01, 2013 at 01:55 PM
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p.3822 #7 · p.3822 #7 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Got a few responses about Yosemite's terrible accommodation .....
Seems they have you for ransom there...If it weren't for the view the general agreement is no-one would go there..
Healthy competition is a good thing



Aug 01, 2013 at 01:59 PM
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p.3822 #8 · p.3822 #8 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Be prepared for some Aussie surprises..

Al


Having enjoyed the antics by our northern neighbors (Royal Canadian Air Force Pilots) I would not be shocked by any Aussie surprises!

Another story. William Tell weapons meet at Tyndall AFB. The Canadians land, park their jets, then as they egress their cockpits, they are wearing tuxedoes with bare feet. (I was told the base commander wanted to send them home until he was reminded they were guest, not USAF.) They stayed and provided much entertainment...as usual.



Aug 01, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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p.3822 #9 · p.3822 #9 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


We Australians may be considered by the English as,....slightly informal,...
But no shoes ??,...never !



Aug 01, 2013 at 02:22 PM
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p.3822 #10 · p.3822 #10 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Nice images of Yosemite Niall.
Been there many times as it was only 3.5 hr drive from my home for 25+ years.

The tallest point at the end of the tunnel image is Clouds Rest. It can also be seen to the right Half Dome in the image from Glacier Point. If you ever want a challenging day hike with spectacular views of ALL of Yosemite, that is the place to go. You can look down on Half Dome from there. Like Half Dome, you must obey the weather when thinking about going up there as the top is extremely narrow and the falls are fatal. My 11 yr old son and I did the hike one day, about 15 miles round trip from Tenaya Lake and moderate vertical. It is very tough, unless acclimated to 8k feet, but rewarding.

I have some point-n-shoot shots from the top somewhere in my archives.

I almost always either did day trips or backpacked in and stayed a few nights. I stayed once in the drive-in camp sites and did not like it. The beauty that can be seen by car only gets better when you put on your hiking boots and backpack and start walking.

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p.3822 #11 · p.3822 #11 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Only been there once - too many other places to go, my wife says, but I'd love to go back - Yellowstone and Grand Teton next year though - difficult place to get to from the UK as no direct flights to Jackson Hole. I'd like to do Monterey & Big Sur again too, as we didn't have long enough, just one day for each!
Niall



Aug 01, 2013 at 03:55 PM
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p.3822 #12 · p.3822 #12 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Sorry to hear about your RC experience, JW, They are right, about the simulator. The savings on trashed planes will way more than pay for the program. You can even fly in the rain.
Tom



Aug 01, 2013 at 05:14 PM
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p.3822 #13 · p.3822 #13 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Just getting to some of the other Geneseo Warbird shots. The only flying Avro Lancaster in North America.








Aug 01, 2013 at 05:38 PM
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p.3822 #14 · p.3822 #14 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Chas, the grass strips really adds to the photo!


Aug 01, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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p.3822 #15 · p.3822 #15 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


MustangsX2 wrote:
The tallest point at the end of the tunnel image is Clouds Rest. It can also be seen to the right Half Dome in the image from Glacier Point. If you ever want a challenging day hike with spectacular views of ALL of Yosemite, that is the place to go. You can look down on Half Dome from there. Like Half Dome, you must obey the weather when thinking about going up there as the top is extremely narrow and the falls are fatal. My 11 yr old son and I did the hike one day, about 15 miles
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The top itself of Clouds Rest isn't all too narrow, just a short spot to get there is a little narrow. On top is enough space for a group of 8 or so to spend the night

from August 1990













this one shows Tenaya Lake in the distance - image center shows Olmsted Point, a popular lookout on the Tioga road where most people stop to take a look at Half Dome.








The view from Clouds rest is among the best in the entire Sierra, far better than the view from Half Dome (because you don't see Half Dome when you stand on top of it)






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p.3822 #16 · p.3822 #16 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Awesome views! Betting that is something else to open a tent to see in the morning


Aug 01, 2013 at 06:48 PM
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p.3822 #17 · p.3822 #17 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


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p.3822 #18 · p.3822 #18 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Early morning monochrome - Qantas A380 on final into LAX...




G'Day Lalaland



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Aug 01, 2013 at 07:28 PM
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p.3822 #19 · p.3822 #19 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Last night around 11:30 Chandler came to me and asked if we could get up early and watch the sun rise from the Cub. A little calculation put wake up time at about 5 to make sure we were in place at sunrise. The only appropriate response to a request like that is...."Sure!"

Lo and behold, the deep tones of my Buddy Bryan Martin greeted us as we taxied out, he was just opening the tower. We had 20 minutes to actual sunrise. After a slow motion rendition of the Top Gun tower buzz, we headed north to watch the day begin...............






















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p.3822 #20 · p.3822 #20 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


astrobrian wrote:
Awesome views! Betting that is something else to open a tent to see in the morning


what tent? cowboy camping is the way to go up there



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