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Nice relaxing day at the hangar with Chandler and Miss Halle. Our replacement R/C parts came in so the T28 is ready to go again, and the Super Cub is all back together too. We have decided that we're going to fly the Super Cub until we can do it without thinking, then we'll move up the line. While at the hobby shop this morning I mentioned the fact that flying one to one scale is infinitely less expensive that R/C, the store owner took issue with my statement. I told him I have never flown a full scale aircraft
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…. well – I'm calling that one an honourable draw. Cool way for the grands to get their A&P – keeps pops out of mischief too.



Feb 02, 2014 at 11:03 AM
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Good Morning Nick,

I'll tell you where the value comes in. When we left the hangar late yesterday afternoon, Chandler had all three planes sitting on pads on the hangar floor, each with their controller and batteries. If this hobby can teach a child organization, if nothing else, it's worth the time and effort.

I've begun in earnest to teach Chandler to fly my Cub and he is super focused on every aspect of the effort. I told him that there will come a day when I'll turn him loose in that airplane, and any other one that I feel he is qualified to fly, but before that happens I'll need to feel very confident in his discipline and responsibility. I think this might be an avenue that will teach him things that might be much more difficult without that carrot. He definitely has the gene



Feb 02, 2014 at 02:56 PM
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I once again find myself bumping storage capacity limits. This morning I was searching options, like cloud storage and back up. Seems that the answer I come up with is the same one that comes up every time I look into this.........."Drobos are cheap!"

Here's what I found when I looked into cloud storage:









Feb 02, 2014 at 03:32 PM
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p.4051 #4 · p.4051 #4 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


JWilsonphoto wrote:
Good Morning Nick,

I'll tell you where the value comes in. When we left the hangar late yesterday afternoon, Chandler had all three planes sitting on pads on the hangar floor, each with their controller and batteries. If this hobby can teach a child organization, if nothing else, it's worth the time and effort.

I've begun in earnest to teach Chandler to fly my Cub and he is super focused on every aspect of the effort. I told him that there will come a day when I'll turn him loose in that airplane, and any other one that I feel he
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That is huge value. Maybe a lifetime of achievement – who knows? It's all about the spark, finding the key, pressing the button, whatever, I had sadly few inspirational teachers, and for the most part they all came along rather late in the day – but it feels like I can remember every word. I do regret that no one has the smarts to tell me that if I wanted to “do” electronics, I'd better listen up when geometry came along in the maths class. It took me until I was 38 to finish my degree – oh well!



Feb 02, 2014 at 04:19 PM
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p.4051 #5 · p.4051 #5 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Nick, you make me feel good. I finished mine when I was 37.


Feb 02, 2014 at 04:25 PM
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Hmm.. finished my first associates when I was 43, now back for a second associates in a different career field many years later since I got a calling for it, and I'm "too experienced" for the old one.

Wrei wrote:
Nick, you make me feel good. I finished mine when I was 37.




Feb 02, 2014 at 04:29 PM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
I once again find myself bumping storage capacity limits. This morning I was searching options, like cloud storage and back up. Seems that the answer I come up with is the same one that comes up every time I look into this.........."Drobos are cheap!"

Here's what I found when I looked into cloud storage:



Well now – strange you should mention it, but all the stuff about P1 and 50 or 60 MB sensors had me thinking about storage. I just consolidated mine – I have my whole life in just 3TB! I can't think of anything beyond the Drobo (or similar) meeting your needs in a way you'd be comfortable with. I can think of “different” - but “better” is altogether another story.

The cloud thing has me a bit perplexed (easily done) – If you where to go down the cloud storage route, how would you be able to get enough network bandwidth to make working a practical proposition – especially at HQ. On the other hand, if you used the cloud for backup - and had a local data disaster – the reload would take for ever over a practical, affordable network connection. In any event I'm not convinced that the organisations who look after the cloud data storage care as much about our work as we do …. just say'in.

Oh, and my crystal ball is telling me about some time after the arrival of a P1 system, you having a visit to your local Apple Store – something along the lines of “what's the fastest thing you have?”......



Feb 02, 2014 at 04:49 PM
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p.4051 #8 · p.4051 #8 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Exxxxaaaactly! The simplest, and most effective solution to my needs is to keep adding Drobos. 4TB drives have dropped in price, maybe in anticipation of the new helium filled 6TB units coming out soon. One can buy a 5D and load it with five 4tb Caviar "green" drives for about $1,300. Pretty reasonable when I look around at alternatives.


Feb 02, 2014 at 06:40 PM
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Hello everyone! I just found out about this thread and thought I'd share some air show photos I took last year. I've been to a few air shows in the past, but this was the first one I went with the intent to shoot!

Canon 5D Mk III w/ 70-200mm f/2.8L II
Canon 70D w/ 400mm f/5.6L

I found it a bit tough to get the full prop spin depending on where I was shooting from and at what angle the birds were approaching the flight line. Jets were easier in that regard. Despite shooting into the sun all day (can't control the weather and being at the mercy of where the show is going to be), I had fun and learned more than I thought I would for my first time shooting an air show.


California Capital Air Show - F-86 Sabre & P-51 Honor Flight by Alpha Geist, on Flickr


California Capital Air Show - P-51 Honor Flight Formation by Alpha Geist, on Flickr


California Capital Air Show - P-51 by Alpha Geist, on Flickr


California Capital Air Show - The Patriots in Formation by Alpha Geist, on Flickr



Feb 02, 2014 at 11:47 PM
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Welcome to the thread, Alpha Geist - you won't find a nicer bunch of people most anywhere else, so strap yourself in and enjoy the ride. Of course, we'll hope to see more of your images. You're off to a fine start.

Gero



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p.4051 #11 · p.4051 #11 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Great job Gero! As usual!

Welcome Alpha, our Austin Texas contingent gives full disc tutorials



Feb 03, 2014 at 12:57 AM
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Thank you both! It looks like I have over 4000 pages of this thread to go through, haha! (I guess that's what lunch breaks are for. Just don't tell my boss!)

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Great job Gero! As usual!

Welcome Alpha, our Austin Texas contingent gives full disc tutorials


May I ask where I can find the full disc tutorials?



Feb 03, 2014 at 01:15 AM
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p.4051 #13 · p.4051 #13 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Sure, it's in the 4,000 pages, um and that is the sequel, there's a pretty good sized MA2A 1.0 too BTW, where is 1.0?


Feb 03, 2014 at 01:25 AM
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Sure, it's in the 4,000 pages, um and that is the sequel, there's a pretty good sized MA2A 1.0 too


Awesome! I'll keep am eye out for it as I'm slowly digesting this whole thread. 8)



Feb 03, 2014 at 01:27 AM
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p.4051 #15 · p.4051 #15 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Full disc tutorial:

1) Never turn your shutter speed faster than 1/80th.
2) 1/60th if you are shooting a Corsair
3) the end.

Glenn



Feb 03, 2014 at 01:59 AM
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p.4051 #16 · p.4051 #16 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


caught off guard at the TOPP..




Glenn



Feb 03, 2014 at 02:03 AM
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p.4051 #17 · p.4051 #17 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


The master has spoken! Wow!

Erich



Feb 03, 2014 at 02:14 AM
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p.4051 #18 · p.4051 #18 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Adam, welcome to our "Little" group. Great set and I look forward to seeing more when you can.

Regards, Colin

ps. Thanks Mark for the initial welcome for Adam. I feel like I am slacking in my welcomes.



Feb 03, 2014 at 02:15 AM
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p.4051 #19 · p.4051 #19 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Just to prove Glenn's point about Corsairs:
Canon EOS 7D, f/18 @ 400 mm, 1/60, ISO 100






Canon EOS 7D, f/20 @ 400 mm, 1/100, ISO 100







Feb 03, 2014 at 02:20 AM
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p.4051 #20 · p.4051 #20 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


JWilsonphoto wrote:
Sure, it's in the 4,000 pages, um and that is the sequel, there's a pretty good sized MA2A 1.0 too BTW, where is 1.0?


It is here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/462776/0?keyword=mustang#3971768

October 15, 2006 to December 23, 2007. Only 125 pages.

We just generated 100 pages in our current thread over the past 3 months, but that is slacking. Over the 6 years this thread has been active, we've averaged over 650 pages per year. Back in 2006-2007 we had only 100 pages in our first year.

Mark



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