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p.4019 #1 · p.4019 #1 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Nice! Found a few of my pics…

Here's the QDB (quick and dirty biplane) G62 powered



And here's my favorite plane of all time…the CAP 232 (Brison 3.2 engine) (my friend's Extra 300 was pretty sweet too!) Sold the CAP to a friend who forgot to charge the batteries and buried it a week later! I was rather heartbroken!



Dec 30, 2013 at 05:53 PM
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p.4019 #2 · p.4019 #2 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Cutting away from models (only for a moment) I believe this short video will be well received in this place.



Best GoPro aviation sequence I have ever had the pleasure of watching - bar none!



Dec 30, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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p.4019 #3 · p.4019 #3 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


In the past 10 years I've purchased and built 2 sailplanes, an electric park flyer (a Cub of course), a gas powered Duraplane (flying drain pipe), and a gas powered air boat. I have 2 brand new, never used, 10 year-old radios. That was my entry into R/C...I just couldn't bring myself to fly them....knowing full well I would turn each of them into a smoking crater of balsa and Monokote.

Then 6 months ago, during a brief episode of midlife crisis, I spotted a small R/C copter at the hobby shop...1 gift cert. and $30 later I was terrorizing my co-workers with my ham-fisted efforts as a chopper pilot. Somehow I haven't used any of the spare parts I purchased and 3 of my co-workers now have their own R/C helicopters. I have built up enough self confidence that I am now ready to give the R/C planes a go.

Thankfully I own a backhoe so digging that REALLY big hole will be quick and easy.

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Dec 30, 2013 at 07:10 PM
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p.4019 #4 · p.4019 #4 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


You haven't been keeping up, Donald! I posted that link a week or two ago, along with this one:

http://youtu.be/7mxmFCw-Dig



Dec 30, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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p.4019 #5 · p.4019 #5 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Wrote this to Jim earlier but I'll summarize here. Please don't go it alone. Find and join your local club and the AMA. And get a simulator (Great Planes Real Flight is my fav) It'll keep you in the hobby a LOT longer and with a lot more satisfaction.

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In the past 10 years I've purchased and built 2 sailplanes, an electric park flyer (a Cub of course), a gas powered Duraplane (flying drain pipe), and a gas powered air boat. I have 2 brand new, never used, 10 year-old radios. That was my entry into R/C...I just couldn't bring myself to fly them....knowing full well I would turn each of them into a smoking crater of balsa and Monokote.

Then 6 months ago, during a brief episode of midlife crisis, I spotted a small R/C copter at the hobby shop...1 gift cert. and $30 later I was terrorizing my
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Dec 30, 2013 at 07:47 PM
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"Wrote this to Jim earlier but I'll summarize here. Please don't go it alone. Find and join your local club and the AMA. And get a simulator (Great Planes Real Flight is my fav) It'll keep you in the hobby a LOT longer and with a lot more satisfaction."

Amen to this - it's the best way, hands down.



Dec 30, 2013 at 07:52 PM
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p.4019 #7 · p.4019 #7 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Jan-Arie wrote:
So far it looks like Isap 2014 is a Go.
Are there any more who are planning to go?


Unlikely I'd say.

Rob



Dec 30, 2013 at 08:30 PM
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p.4019 #8 · p.4019 #8 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


What are the ISAP dates again? I think I have a conflict...


Dec 30, 2013 at 09:01 PM
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p.4019 #9 · p.4019 #9 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


April 3/5 2014

Rob



Dec 30, 2013 at 09:25 PM
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p.4019 #10 · p.4019 #10 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


yipDog wrote:
Wrote this to Jim earlier but I'll summarize here. Please don't go it alone. Find and join your local club and the AMA. And get a simulator (Great Planes Real Flight is my fav) It'll keep you in the hobby a LOT longer and with a lot more satisfaction.



I saw that post and agreed with it completely. There was a club nearby but they lost their field, moved twice, and now I don't know if they still exists. I have 2 friends that are very accomplished R/C pilots and they have offered me considerable advice over the years.."including join a club." Had I joined a club 10 years ago I'd probably have a lot more than 4 planes. I am amazed at the impact that brushless motors and LiPO batteries have had on the hobby.



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Dear Rob,

We have taken your advice to heart. Heading to the local R/C club strip tomorrow to check it out. Today was perfect, winds light and variable. Chandler had a friend over to play so he couldn't fly. The first text I got from him was around 11, "Papa, please don't fly our plane without me. I'll come over tomorrow." Weston was at our house so I thought I'd yank Chandler's chain a little, I had him text Chandler that he was about to do his first R/C departure Chandler immediately responded with, "Great! I'm about to see how high your new quadcopter can go before it loses the signal!"



Dec 31, 2013 at 02:25 AM
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p.4019 #12 · p.4019 #12 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


I got busy today and undecorated our digs, no small task. Feels good though, I'm going to hit 2014 running, refreshed and with a load of work on the calendar. Just got a new Airbus assignment for mid February and my 74-800i is arriving in a few days.


Dec 31, 2013 at 02:30 AM
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p.4019 #13 · p.4019 #13 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


FYI, somehow I goofed and only ordered one RRS plate for my two 1DX bodies, so I had them send me another. While I was at it, I decided to get their tripod bag to protect that pricey ball head, it came today and it's typical RRS, very nice. My Gitzo and the 55 head dropped in the bag perfectly. I don't mind spending a few extra bucks with people who make excellence the standard. I'm thinking about the new fluid head they are releasing in the near future, looks wonderful!

Once again, thanks to Zim for lighting the spark there.



Dec 31, 2013 at 02:36 AM
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p.4019 #14 · p.4019 #14 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


We'll miss you guys at ISAP 2014. The full press release should be out in a few days, it's going to be a good symposium. Larry Grace is one tirelessly dedicated guy, I can tell you that. I'm not going to let the details slip in advance, but there will be some primo shooting opportunities at 2014, and a great presenter line up.


Dec 31, 2013 at 02:40 AM
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p.4019 #15 · p.4019 #15 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


I'm not one to normally toot my own horn, but I was fortunate enough to get a few shots, and back cover published in this months CAF Dispatch magazine.

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/629ffb2d#/629ffb2d/8

Edit TOPP, one of the shots published







Dec 31, 2013 at 03:19 AM
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p.4019 #16 · p.4019 #16 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Congrats Brian, a terrific accomplishment.


Dec 31, 2013 at 03:35 AM
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p.4019 #17 · p.4019 #17 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Well done Brian!


Dec 31, 2013 at 04:01 AM
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p.4019 #18 · p.4019 #18 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Thank you gentlemen. I owe a lot of the credit to the MA2A family, and the things I have learned here, and will learn in the future undoubtedly.


Dec 31, 2013 at 04:11 AM
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p.4019 #19 · p.4019 #19 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


A few of my favorite F-4. Expect to see more of her for 2014.








Dec 31, 2013 at 05:32 AM
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p.4019 #20 · p.4019 #20 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


stevez wrote:
You haven't been keeping up, Donald! I posted that link a week or two ago, ...


You are absolutely right Steve - I have been away for so long, that if I didn't miss a few pages, I would never catch up

Besides, it is such a stunning sequence, it is worthy of a second mention!



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