Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
Total Posts: 2864
Country: United States

Thirty seconds of my time with Man O' War.



Jonathan_M
Registered: Jul 01, 2005
Total Posts: 157
Country: United States

Colin Giersberg wrote:
Jonathan, was the Courtland show the one where the Corsair hit the paint bucket when he landed? If so, I was there. Too bad that Courtland quit having the enormous shows that they had in the 90's. At least they are trying to do something again, although I don't think they are having a show this year.


Colin, it sure was. I actually have a HILARIOUS photo of the pilot screaming at the ground crew immediately after he got out of the cockpit. They were able to get it cleaned up but it wasn't easy.



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 3149
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Any Flickr Users here?

I ran across a website called www.gosportwallpaper.com that is piggy backing on Flickr's search engine and it's offering thousands of images as free downloads.

Just an FYI...


Wow. I'm sure there is nothing to worry about.

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MustangsX2
Registered: Nov 23, 2007
Total Posts: 111
Country: United States

Awesome shot Tim.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

The mind-bending thing about the WWII Memorial story: It's open to the public 24/7/365. It's open and accessible at night even without Park Service staff on site.

It cost far more money to put up the barricades and signs than it costs to normally "operate" the site.

There's government logic at work for ya...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

My aircraft shopping isn't in the same league as yours, Jim, but I spent a day at the Pipistrel factory in Ajdovscina, Slovenia this week and pulled the trigger on a new Virus SWiS. Quite a success story, Pipistrel: before they came along there was virtually no private aviation in Slovenia and now they ship 12 aircraft a month from a hyper-modern facility on the prettiest grass airstrip you can imagine. I'll register my Virus as an Experimental Glider (there is method to this madness, I assure you) rather than LSA so I can take advantage of the constant-speed prop option and get the 150 knot cruise speed that the airframe is capable of. I flew the LSA version last month in Colorado, and even with the fixed prop and limited throttle movement it was doing over 120 knots TAS. I'm getting mine with an extra-large photo window in the left side door, too.

http://www.pipistrel-usa.com/models/virus-sw.html



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1216
Country: Australia

stevez wrote:
My aircraft shopping isn't in the same league as yours, Jim, but I spent a day at the Pipistrel factory in Ajdovscina, Slovenia this week and pulled the trigger on a new Virus SWiS. Quite a success story, Pipistrel: before they came along there was virtually no private aviation in Slovenia and now they ship 12 aircraft a month from a hyper-modern facility on the prettiest grass airstrip you can imagine. I'll register my Virus as an Experimental Glider (there is method to this madness, I assure you) rather than LSA so I can take advantage of the constant-speed prop option and get the 150 knot cruise speed that the airframe is capable of. I flew the LSA version last month in Colorado, and even with the fixed prop and limited throttle movement it was doing over 120 knots TAS. I'm getting mine with an extra-large photo window in the left side door, too.

http://www.pipistrel-usa.com/models/virus-sw.html


Steve,
Forgive my ignorance but that looks similar to your exisitng plane ....

Al



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19078
Country: United States

Congratulations Zim! That airframe certainly shows sailplane heritage. When will they ship yours? That's a very respectable cruise speed. Your cross country jaunts will be much more enjoyable.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19078
Country: United States

Thirty seconds Tim!? Guess that's all you needed, because that is one gorgeous image.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19078
Country: United States

I'm about a block from the Bell factory doing a shoot for a developer. There are new Bell products buzzing in and out of AFW as we speak. Do you suppose I'd get to be Bell's photographer if we spent 8M at the company store? Do you spouse I'd even care at that point?



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

Angry wrote:
stevez wrote:
My aircraft shopping isn't in the same league as yours, Jim, but I spent a day at the Pipistrel factory in Ajdovscina, Slovenia this week and pulled the trigger on a new Virus SWiS. Quite a success story, Pipistrel: before they came along there was virtually no private aviation in Slovenia and now they ship 12 aircraft a month from a hyper-modern facility on the prettiest grass airstrip you can imagine. I'll register my Virus as an Experimental Glider (there is method to this madness, I assure you) rather than LSA so I can take advantage of the constant-speed prop option and get the 150 knot cruise speed that the airframe is capable of. I flew the LSA version last month in Colorado, and even with the fixed prop and limited throttle movement it was doing over 120 knots TAS. I'm getting mine with an extra-large photo window in the left side door, too.

http://www.pipistrel-usa.com/models/virus-sw.html


Steve,
Forgive my ignorance but that looks similar to your exisitng plane ....

Al


Very similar Al, except the Remos goes 100 knots on 4.6 gph and the Pipistrel goes 150 knots on 3.3 gph. It also has a fuel injected engine, a strutless wing, feathering propeller, full span flaperons and dive brakes. I was blown away by the roll rate: 45-to-45 in 1.6 seconds; all the extra aileron authority will come in handy in crosswind situations.

So in about three months when mine is delivered (the factory is backlogged through April, but I was able to jump on a vacated delivery position) I will have a well-maintained Remos for sale.



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2754
Country: United States

Sweet!

So what's the weight carrying capacity of one of those? Could two big people (a) fit in it an (b) actually go anywhere?



tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1991
Country: United States

Beautiful image of Man-O-War. Elmer Ward, used to bring Her to The LTA (Lighter Than Air) station, in Tustin Ca. Always fun to talk to Elmer, always put all the kids in the plane, just so they could say they had sat in a real War bird.

TOM



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2754
Country: United States

I just got some spam in my mailbox. Looks like they're moving upmarket these days.... unless Jim has a position in Ghana he hasn't told us about?

I am looking to purchase private/executive aircraft for private use and commercial jet airliners for commercial purposes.

All the aircraft must be in good commercial shape (i.e., ready to make money),and must be ready for immediate use after purchase. I can only make this transaction with you in a very secret and confidential manner due to my position as a former regional minister and member of parliament, MP here in my country, Republic Of Ghana; And for this reason of confidentiality, I have engaged the services of a trusted broker to act for me and report to me of every stage of the transaction because my name must not appear or be mentioned in this transaction at all...... etc.....



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Congrats Zim!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19078
Country: United States

Hi Lady Jo,

We have interests in Congo and The Ivory Coast at the moment, but that one isn't me.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

futurshox wrote:
Sweet!

So what's the weight carrying capacity of one of those? Could two big people (a) fit in it an (b) actually go anywhere?


Empty weight is a few pounds lighter than the Remos and the legroom is better. It's an inch or two narrower across the shoulders, but I did my test flight with a guy who weighs almost as much as I do. So, no problem hauling two big guys and the Pipistrel's seats are more comfortable for longer flights.

The Pipistrel's baggage compartment is three or four times the size of the Remos's, though access is not very convenient for larger items. The Remos has more spots in the cockpit to stow things, but there are two modest cubbies at the sides of the instrument panel, each sized perfectly for the Oly micro four-thirds with the 12-35mm zoom.



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Congrats Zim!


TYVM!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19078
Country: United States

Sorry Al, I don't see any additions that will be here for HQ Thursday. Truthfully, our plan keeps morphing partly because these are pretty big decisions and we want them to be the right ones, secondly the mass of our business has increased five or six fold since it's original inception. All very, very great things, which have caused us to re-analyze some things. The good news is, well it's all good news.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19078
Country: United States

Zim that's just wonderful! 150 knots, whew! You'll be in cross country heaven! Makes any headwinds much more tolerable.



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