Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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RobMoser
Registered: Sep 04, 2007
Total Posts: 871
Country: United States

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



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4084
Country: United States

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



RobMoser
Registered: Sep 04, 2007
Total Posts: 871
Country: United States

April 3/5 2014

Rob



KZinnack
Registered: Mar 16, 2010
Total Posts: 168
Country: United States

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.

KZinnack wrote:
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.



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.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19275
Country: United States

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!"



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19275
Country: United States

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.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19275
Country: United States

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.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19275
Country: United States

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.



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

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



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2444
Country: United States

Congrats Brian, a terrific accomplishment.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19275
Country: United States

Well done Brian!



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

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.



Ryan Harris
Registered: Jun 02, 2013
Total Posts: 149
Country: United States

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







Donald Gray
Registered: Nov 12, 2005
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United Kingdom

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!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9317
Country: United States

Definitely worth tooting your horn for that Brian. YAYYYYY!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9317
Country: United States

To celebrate the New Year upon us, I'm going to repost this link and help spread the love around again. Other than my return to school, I'm most proud of this video that I helped record video. I hear there will be another done next year, so looking forward to that call when it comes.

" target="_blank">Where There Is Love

edit to fix URL


Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4096
Country: Netherlands

Laura the Links shows a clip from the Monkeys ?

Saw edit nice tunes Laura all the best for 2014



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9317
Country: United States

YIKES Jan-Arie, fixed it . Glad it was only The Monkees though



KJindaUK
Registered: Sep 20, 2004
Total Posts: 646
Country: United Kingdom

Wishing everyone a fantastic New Year from London. I look forward to seeing the images from all your adventures in 2014!

Here's a London photo taken on Sunday during a helicopter flight. All the best for 2014! Best wishes, Kev


DSC_5357 by airpowerimages.com, on Flickr



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4096
Country: Netherlands

Great one Kev all the best for the new year



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