Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

I'm sitting here in Blenheim, NZ, in the fog and drizzle again, working on my meager haul of photos from yesterday. First, the airplanes: a Chipmunk and a RNZAF C-130. They have no particular merit as photos, but are interesting in a peripheral sort of way because the Chipmunk carries a US N-number and the Herc carried the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (better known as William and Kate). Traveling by Herc must be slumming it for the royal couple, who were in Blenheim to lay a wreath at a W.W.I memorial and visit Sir Peter Jackson's nifty museum commemorating the aviators and flying machines of W.W.I.

Then there is a shot of an isolated coastal sheep station in the Marlborough Sound complex of islands and fjords, complete with orange tree and graveyard.



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

This is a stereo-X pair of an overhanging cliff face sculpted by the pounding surf rolling in off the Pacific Ocean near Cloudy Bay.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2421
Country: United States

What a gorgeous county Steve. Poor weather notwithstanding, your landscape images are typically excellent Zim. Any chance there will be another great camera come available after you get back? I recall benefiting greatly from you last trip to NZ

Take a few minutes to watch this video. An amazing story of aircraft recovery.



Zane Adams
Registered: Oct 26, 2011
Total Posts: 346
Country: United States

We had hail damage a few years ago. All of our neighbors had new roofs, three of them have the same insurance company as we have. (had them for 24 years and this was the first time we called them on our home policy). When the adjuster came out and looked at our roof...We were told it was "heat damage"?!?! Heat damage to asphalt shingles, in Texas? Wtf? We had to appeal and scrap with the agent and the company for several months for them to finally agree that there was hail damage. They changed their mind when two of our neighbors allowed us to show the adjusters where their own company covered the roofs within 40ft of our house. Hmm...



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19068
Country: United States

I hear you Zane. They all like those premiums, but the outflow isn't as popular with them, although I have had State Farm for 30 years and they have been prompt, honest, and if anything, over performed on any claim we've had.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19068
Country: United States

Just got home from the 2014 McSam Awards and it was another great evening. 80% of the awards went to my clients, and they were very happy. This is getting to be a habit, a very nice habit.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19068
Country: United States

I've heard a lot of stories like that David. My roofing crew is nothing short of spectacular. We have traveled all over the US and Canada together. There is so much to installing a roof that is pristinely photographable that it's incredible. There can't be any color patterning, irregularity in horizontal or vertical lines. The ridges have to be perfect. I've had them rip all the shingles off a home, or remove all the ridge product, and start again, if everything wasn't flawless.

Occasionally the client would send me out to a part of the country that had a certain regional feel in the landscape and architecture. My job initially would be to find homes that we wanted to re-roof for a brochure or other marketing materials. If the home was right, I had the authority to approve re-landscaping, removing the existing roof, having the product and color that we were highlighting applied, a whole makeover. Amazingly, I felt like Danny Devito and Richard Dryfuss in "The Tin Men", but I really was giving the product away. Most of the time we were trying to showcase a particular product and color, if the homeowner wanted another product or color as the final roof on their home, after the photography was complete, I'd have the crew remove the shingles and re-roof the home with whatever the homeowner wanted. The whole thing seemed way too good to be true for the owners, but it was all on th sup and up. We only had one lady in Ocala Florida that wouldn't trust that we were the real deal. Too bad for her, she needed a roof in the worst way and it was easily 40 grand worth of product, but she turned us down flat.



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2421
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Just got home from the 2014 McSam Awards and it was another great evening. 80% of the awards went to my clients, and they were very happy. This is getting to be a habit, a very nice habit.


Congrats Jim.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19068
Country: United States

Thanks Jeff! My cup overfloweth Now all I have to do is do the work...........



Aero_70
Registered: Sep 24, 2011
Total Posts: 90
Country: United States

I've been away for a while and just returned from spring break with the family.
I'm not sure if someone has already posted this, but here is a collection of video that someone made of some major crosswind landings and takeoffs.

I want to know how many airsickness bags were used!

#t=198


Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1983
Country: Canada

Because you wanna be a...



mrkyle
Registered: Jul 06, 2008
Total Posts: 600
Country: United States

After a long dry spell I have something aircraft related to share.

From the NAB convention in Las Vegas. Cineflex had this Drones America Phoebus Mk.III hanging over the booth. It is equipped with the 5-axis gyro-stabilization Cineflex HiDEF system.



-Edit for specs-

Wing Span: 27 feet
Length: 12 feet
Height: 4 feet, 4 inches
Empty Weight: 180 pounds
Max. Gross Weight: 500 pounds
Engines: Twin in-line 342cc 2-stroke engine equipped with Electronic Fuel Injection

Max. Speed:120kts
Cruise Speed: 60kts to 90kts
Min. Speed: 45kts
Endurance: 15 hours depending on payload
Launch and Recovery: Fully autonomous take-off and landing



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4075
Country: Netherlands

Sunrise



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19068
Country: United States

Beautiful Jan Arie! I can just feel the stillness of that early morning sunrise!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19068
Country: United States

Cool Matt! I suppose the sticker on that makes a Red Epic, a Movi10 and a quadcopter look like chump change!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19068
Country: United States

Just ordered Chandler's Birthday present:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/carbon-z-cub-bnf-basic-EFL10450



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 972
Country: United Kingdom

Ooh ooh.... ooh. Tundra tyres, floats, camera mount, hang on the prop performance. Looks like the VP of FUN is in fine form.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 4075
Country: Netherlands

Jim I hope for you that Chandler doesn't read this page but it's a awesome birthday gift...



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

Jeff W. wrote:
What a gorgeous county Steve. Poor weather notwithstanding, your landscape images are typically excellent Zim. Any chance there will be another great camera come available after you get back? I recall benefiting greatly from you last trip to NZ

Take a few minutes to watch this video. An amazing story of aircraft recovery.



Thanks, Jeff. Nothing new to add: more fog and rain yesterday, more fog and rain today. It's getting old...

But, holy cow: hats off to the salvage team that pulled off rebuilding a DC-3 on a glacier in Antarctica! What a crew of can-do people.


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

mrkyle wrote:
After a long dry spell I have something aircraft related to share.

From the NAB convention in Las Vegas. Cineflex had this Drones America Phoebus Mk.III hanging over the booth. It is equipped with the 5-axis gyro-stabilization Cineflex HiDEF system.



-Edit for specs-

Wing Span: 27 feet
Length: 12 feet
Height: 4 feet, 4 inches
Empty Weight: 180 pounds
Max. Gross Weight: 500 pounds
Engines: Twin in-line 342cc 2-stroke engine equipped with Electronic Fuel Injection

Max. Speed:120kts
Cruise Speed: 60kts to 90kts
Min. Speed: 45kts
Endurance: 15 hours depending on payload
Launch and Recovery: Fully autonomous take-off and landing



Well, that just beats the pants off a Phantom 2 Vision!



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