View Full Version : "Southern Exposure" pics from 6-10-04 flight
06-11-2004, 02:44 AM
Three of us left the airport at 7 PM yesterday. The airport's elevation is 238 feet. The density altitude was 2,600 and the wind speed was only 3, so the haze was pretty bad. Kevin Bret was in the Weed Hopper and my son Chip in the Trike. They were outrunning me.
06-11-2004, 02:47 AM
Bret & Chip
06-11-2004, 02:49 AM
One of my friends lives here
06-11-2004, 02:51 AM
A little blurry, but this is a real pretty creek located close to the airport.
06-11-2004, 02:53 AM
Two guys fishing on the creek bank
06-11-2004, 02:54 AM
Chuck: Great pictures and keep stirring the air. :)
06-11-2004, 02:56 AM
I went out for 15 to 20 minutes and took these next three shots of another acquaintances little place. The guy who is building this, for himself, is only about 40.
06-11-2004, 02:58 AM
A little closer
06-11-2004, 03:01 AM
Pretty close. You can see a couple of guys laying turf.
06-11-2004, 03:03 AM
Thank you and good morning Stan.
06-11-2004, 03:47 AM
Awesome homes down there Chuck. I need some interior shots of the curved stairways that these beauties must have. Can you get a little closer and do a through the window shot? Maybe a vertical descent right in front of the foyer window? :D
06-11-2004, 04:07 AM
Stan, if you're serious, I might be able to, some day, get you some stairway shots. However, you can probably do better with magazines, but let me know.
The front of this house is really something. The trees prevent me from getting a good shot of it though. I have been in this house. I didn't see any where near all of it, but what I did see was just short of spectacular.
06-11-2004, 04:40 AM
You got some pretty country there Chuck.
Just wunder'n,how often dose that timber dry out?,it'd make one hell of a bushfire.
06-11-2004, 05:04 AM
Hello Mr. Birdman,
Thank you for the complement on the pretty country. Actually, forest fires are rare here. I suppose that's due to the rainfall (over 57 inches per year) and the fact that it rarely get's real dry here. Too, the average temperature during the summer months is only about 80 degrees F, or about 26.7 C.
06-11-2004, 05:15 AM
I like the river and formation one esp.!
06-11-2004, 05:21 AM
Thanks Tim. Yeah, I lucked out on that shot. I like it too. I'll bet Bret and Chip will too.
06-11-2004, 05:24 AM
Nice houses! But I live in a barn! I wasn't raised in one but I live in one now! :D I have been busy with the barn/house at the airstrip, we have it fixed up pretty nice so far. Just a little work every weekend and after a while we'll have it how we want it,.
Hey Stan, our place has a curved staiway! A nice metal spiral stairway, comes down right next to the hangar door on the outside. :p
06-11-2004, 05:28 AM
Scott, I envy you and the place where you live. You, Screw and Phil need to plan that fly-in we've been talking apout and let's get it on.
06-11-2004, 05:45 AM
I have John's (Screw) gyro there now, I am going to help him install his instument pod and radio antenna.
I am still waiting for my gearbox parts! HOPEFULLY, Next week.
I haven't heard from Phil, I hope he didn't end up in one of those Mexican jails!
06-11-2004, 05:51 AM
Scott, Phil is back and has posted.
06-11-2004, 07:08 AM
I still have to figure out how to take pictures and fly at the same time. I have my hands full right now, with being a low-timer. But I would like to take some aerial photos.
06-11-2004, 07:24 AM
Scott, I am also a low timer. I soloed on 1-11-04. I only have about 40 hours.
I set my throttle so that it will hold wherever I put it. Therefore, I can fly with one hand on the stick and use the other for the camera. MY biggest problem is that I am not real good with my left hand on the stick, and am not real good with my left hand on the camera either. I need a left handed camera.
One time, a while back, I opened the shutter on the camera and opened the trap door, that holds the batteries in, at the same time. Two of the batteries fell into my lap and the other two fell to the ground.
06-11-2004, 07:46 AM
I use a sony cybershot. It is VERY small and I can operate it using only my left hand. I tie the strap around my wrist so that if I need to drop it -it wont fall or get in the prop. I have also found that it is small enough that I can also safely operate the throttle.
06-11-2004, 10:02 AM
Hector, my friend with a Dominator here in Pompano, set up his helmet to have the camera bolted to it.
I am glad you did not dive after those batteries . . . .:D
Actually, that is my house on the lake.....or was it the other lake. Now if I can only remember how to get there! Great pictures.
06-12-2004, 10:46 AM
That sounds like good advice. Thanks for the tip.
After that situation with the batteries, I now put a piece of tape across the trap door on the bottom of the camera that holds the batteries in. So far, that seems to work pretty well to keep me from opening it by accident.
Put some pontoons on your MadMax and I'll give you the coordinates to both lakes. Then you can land in both of your back yards.
Lets see some pics of the MadMax. What engine do you have on it?
08-08-2004, 02:59 AM
It shows more of the property pictured earlier.
As you may be able to tell from this pic, the owner is well into horses.
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