Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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That's great Lynn!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Spent the morning at Lance, that place never ceases to amaze me, you can smell the history....well some of that could be dust and mold, but I 'm sure I smelled some history too. BTW, I licked the canopy handle on that fuselage project (VW commercial reference for our out of the US family), they are assembling a list of what's needed parts wise to complete.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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I need to find a guy who is gifted in the area of aircraft sheet metal. The kind of artist who can roll compound curves out on an English Wheel with his eyes shut. Anyone come to mind?



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
I need to find a guy who is gifted in the area of aircraft sheet metal. The kind of artist who can roll compound curves out on an English Wheel with his eyes shut. Anyone come to mind?


I'm sure there are guys at Ezell's shop more than competent.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Thanks Tim, we will have several aircraft in Ezell's shop before year end. I need someone for the wing root fairings, gear fairings and a couple of other pieces on my biplane as it goes back together. Nelson and the boys don't fiddle with those "little" kinds of aircraft much. Actually an alternative might be a talented fiberglass guy, might even be a better choice.



skyhawkpilot
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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I have really been enjoying living vicariously through the Reno Air Races through your images. They are all awesome! Keep posting them. I look forward to the Alliance photos as well. Maybe next year I will do Alliance air show instead of ISAP. (Any word of that being in Central Florida, Jim?)

In other news, I need a new laptop and I am considering purchasing a MacBook Air or Pro as opposed to a PC. I have very little experience with either laptop. I was wondering what sort of advice the group here might have. I have had PCs my entire life and am finding it difficult to shell out $1800-$2000 for a new Mac.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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When you purchase the Mac, buy it with the minimum RAM, then max it out through OWC: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
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Sound advice Wrei, but I'm not sure how easy it is to add additional ram to the Air once you've purchased it. I believe they say that you can't add it once it's delivered. If he's getting a Pro, then it's easy to do.

I would look into that before making a decision, since Apple prices its RAM at twice what you pay for it at OWC, based on my experience of upgrading my Macbook and iMac.



skyhawkpilot
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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If I bought minimum RAM and Hard drive, then upgraded myself, wouldn't that void the warranty? I find this concept hard to believe after working on PCs all this time, but this is the policy I have heard about.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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Sorry, yes, I am referring to the Pro. I do not know about the Air, but OWC could tell you, in fact, I did not see any Air memory upgrade packages.


I upgraded both of our MacBook Pro's myself. Mine went in for service under warranty with no problems (they replaced the screen). I even told them I upgraded the memory, but they can tell when they turn on the machine and look at the records for as bought vs. as is.



Bill Gass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
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1-800-CALL-DELL
Tell them what you want all maxed out and your done, warranty and all !



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
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Tim Adams wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
I need to find a guy who is gifted in the area of aircraft sheet metal. The kind of artist who can roll compound curves out on an English Wheel with his eyes shut. Anyone come to mind?


I'm sure there are guys at Ezell's shop more than competent.



I 2nd Nelson's shop. Watching Chad put the scoop on the Bear was special. Remembering what they had to do to get the Red Bull P-38 back together was a true work of art.
Then there is Nelson's Fury and the Brewster Corsair. How they transform a piece of metal into a panel, truly the work of an artist...

Lynn



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Tim, we will have several aircraft in Ezell's shop before year end. I need someone for the wing root fairings, gear fairings and a couple of other pieces on my biplane as it goes back together. Nelson and the boys don't fiddle with those "little" kinds of aircraft much. Actually an alternative might be a talented fiberglass guy, might even be a better choice.



Nelson has a way with the English wheel to work the knots out of those fairings...



skyhawkpilot
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Wrei wrote:
Sorry, yes, I am referring to the Pro. I do not know about the Air, but OWC could tell you, in fact, I did not see any Air memory upgrade packages.


I upgraded both of our MacBook Pro's myself. Mine went in for service under warranty with no problems (they replaced the screen). I even told them I upgraded the memory, but they can tell when they turn on the machine and look at the records for as bought vs. as is.


Interesting. How do you feel about the Retina vs non retina displays?



skyhawkpilot
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Bill Gass wrote:
1-800-CALL-DELL
Tell them what you want all maxed out and your done, warranty and all !


Dell is great and all...but I can't stand working with their tech support. I would probably by another Asus or Sony laptop before Dell.

Edit for TOPP...

A couple photos made it into my company calendar. Not really as impressive as an AvWeek Cover or national magazine, but I still thought it was cool.













Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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skyhawkpilot wrote:
Wrei wrote:
Sorry, yes, I am referring to the Pro. I do not know about the Air, but OWC could tell you, in fact, I did not see any Air memory upgrade packages.


I upgraded both of our MacBook Pro's myself. Mine went in for service under warranty with no problems (they replaced the screen). I even told them I upgraded the memory, but they can tell when they turn on the machine and look at the records for as bought vs. as is.


Interesting. How do you feel about the Retina vs non retina displays?


I do not have the Retina, and I have only seen it in the Apple Store. The major difference I saw was the lack of reflection on the screen from behind me and to the side. This is usually not a problem for me because of where I usually use my MBP.



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
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I wouldn't mix operating systems but if your just running a laptop .. My desktop pc has 16 gig ram windows XP and and laptop has a few problems but it's just Vista Home Premium -- and that's already a problem because my frontpage for websites and quickbook pro for invoicing versions only work on the Vista .... need to buy new editions for XP so I am going to run the laptop into the ground.

1 / keyboard -- so I bought a $40 dollar wireless w/ mouse and that problem is gone -- though I understand now after doing that from a friend the keyboards are standard and for $70 bucks I could replace my own ........

2 / some Microsoft net or something window keeps popping up on start up .. I just click thru it .. as long as I can get to quickbooks and frontpage I'm good.

so if I'm unwilling to buy new programs for version changes, I'm certainly not going to buy new software versions for MAC -- though don't they emulate PC software somehow ??

I bought a new Toshiba last month I guess - got the rebate check this past Monday .. it was Windows 8 ........ I was so frustrated with it I gave it away !!



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
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NIKON .. I mentioned that I sent my D300s and 80-400mm vr VERSION I in for repair and I'd give the results for the money spent for those thinking about sending a unit in ......

A number of photogs were in disbelief from my Friday Morning Artist group as they'd never heard of anyone sending a camera or lens in that seemed to work fine. They are all retired and work close to the vest, as maybe I should do a bit more of

Coming from a background of service - PM - repair I felt it needed to be checked by the OEM as it's never been in for OEM service since purchase 4/5 years ago -- like when I was working in the real world -- I'd check external heart generators / pacers every 6 months on test equipment and they tested * within * spec .. then every 3 years I'd send them to the OEM for a PM and there was always a bit of adjustment to be made -- so sending my equipment in doesn't sound strange to me ....

I sent my gear in because I believed the camera and lens was capable of giving better jpeg / raws out of camera than I was getting .. ( $684 total -- 249.94 for D300s, rest on lens )

I am also booked for a trip I may not repeat for 9 days at Cade's Cove in 2 months with only this week and next of heavy shooting, so if I'm willing to spend that amt of time and money on something, it just made sense to me to go with equipment I felt was in the best condition.

D300s -
REPLACE RUBBER GRIP
RPL REWIND SIDE RUBBER
RPL CF CARDHOLDER RUBBER
RPL BAYONET MOUNT
RPL MAIN PCB
RPL FOCUSING SCREEN
RPL POWER PCB
ADJ AUTO FOCUS OPERATION
ADJ EXPOSURE
CKD COMMUNICATION
CLN CCD
Bent Bayonet Mount
.........................

REPLACE CAM RING
RPL FOCUSING MECHANISM
RPL ZOOMING MECHANISM
RPL ROLLER / GUIDE RING
RPL FOCUSING RING
RPL APERATURE OPERATION
GENERAL CHECK & CLEAN

...................... MY ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT IS THAT I CLEARLY ASKED THEY BE MATED AT MELVILLE .. NO INDICATION THT THEY WERE ........................


It's been a long time since I've used DELL tech support, but when I did it sucked .. besides the standard .. Let's Reboot .. it was outsourced and it's difficult to understand different nationalities when your not used to hearing that individual speak ........ I've got a great buddy in NJ from India that I've shot with often, lent my 600mm to several times for his trips who I have to ask him to repeat often .. lol .. and he just tries and makes me understand again ..... going to be shooting a lot with him this Fall . Winter at Cape May and Barnegate .......... point is ............... when I called Nikon because I only had D300s estimate after 1 day and not lens ..... the person was of a different nationality NOT at the Nikon Complex because I asked her ........ but spoke very good English -- so MAYBE companies are requiring their outsourcing companies to be more stringent in communication skills ........ it's not only the dells, Nikons .......... but when I'd call medical companies XXXXXX for tech support, there was the occasional support tech from another nationality who should never of been Phone Support ....... !!



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
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Country: United States



Biplane crashed after propeller fell apart and engine fell out: TSB

http://www.brandonsun.com/breaking-news/Biplane-crashed-after-propeller-fell-apart-TSB-223309751.html?thx=y



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
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Country: United Kingdom

gerov wrote:
Sound advice Wrei, but I'm not sure how easy it is to add additional ram to the Air once you've purchased it. I believe they say that you can't add it once it's delivered. If he's getting a Pro, then it's easy to do.

I would look into that before making a decision, since Apple prices its RAM at twice what you pay for it at OWC, based on my experience of upgrading my Macbook and iMac.


Correct. The MBA memory is soldered to the main board. It cannot be added to.

I have a 2011 MBA with 4gb of RAM. This outperforms my 2010 Dell PC that has a faster intel chip & 8gb of RAM fitted when running Photoshop or Lightroom. It really shows up how unoptimised a piece of software windows is.



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