View Full Version : Trying to wear out my RAF
06-22-2004, 07:17 PM
I flew for over 2 hours this evening over Illinois. God..it was nice out. :)
06-22-2004, 07:19 PM
more shadowy pictures
06-22-2004, 07:20 PM
getting ready for more river running
06-22-2004, 07:22 PM
banking over the river
06-22-2004, 07:23 PM
I do this for miles on end :)
06-22-2004, 07:25 PM
This river goes clear to the gulf...not enough gas :eek:
06-22-2004, 07:25 PM
Bugger you Stan!!!! We have wind and drizzly rain here now, and you keep rubbing those pics in my face!!!!!
06-22-2004, 07:27 PM
last picture for this trip
06-22-2004, 07:31 PM
Paul: You will have your chance to get even.... :D
06-22-2004, 07:43 PM
Stan why it that your Yaw string always seems to be off to one side or another in your pics?
06-22-2004, 08:22 PM
I can answer that. In a cabin-ed gyro, to take shots and not get blocked by the door frames, the pilot usually yaws it a little to move the post out of the photo. Or you just yaw it to aim the camera where you want it.
06-23-2004, 12:25 AM
Stan we will show you some photos to nock your socks off when we get RAE back if santa Mick will give it back.We have just had a big dump of snow ,the lowest sins 1990.one and a half weeks and we get it home,carnt wait as Paul seid it truly dose fly like a dream.There are two other rafs here in nz that are going to get the chop as well.
06-23-2004, 02:48 AM
Come on Ron...give me a break about the yaw string. What discourages me is that it flies better with my feet off the rudders than when ol Stan starts thinking he has to move something. :D
06-23-2004, 05:29 AM
I am just curious why the string isn't centered? Most of the shots are out the front windshield and the string is front and center in those shots.... I just didn't know if it is hard to keep it centered on a RAF or not. The RAFS I have flown in didn't have yaw strings that I remember seeing.
06-23-2004, 07:51 AM
Hey Ron. The day that I have to worry which way the yaw string is pointed when I am just having fun or I better straighten out that yaw string before i take a picture is the day i quit flying these contraptions and just have fun on my cycle.( It don't have a yaw string!)he he.
06-23-2004, 08:00 AM
Stan, I figured it out on the yaw string issue that Ron is concerned about. The RAF is so yaw sensitive that if you hold your hand out the side the machine will turn. You are probably holding your camera out the door, hence inducing a turn and a yaw string movement off of center.It could also be just the drag of the camera lens in the air stream. Best Buy has a camera cover that is aero dynamic that is gauranteed to reduce drag,hence reducing that all important bothersome yaw string syndrome.I suggest you run out and get one ASAP.RAF also has a NOTAM out on that. If you are taking pictures with out a proper lenses cover it could induce a spiral turn because of the instability of their design.You have to be very careful. And you thought it was just about not having a stab!CLT machines have a similiar problem but is rarely discussed!
06-23-2004, 02:32 PM
Ron: I can let go of the rudder pedals and the yaw string is straight back. Did it ever occur to you that I may be concentrating on the camera? Or are you just teasing me and I am being nieve? :D
06-23-2004, 08:41 PM
You guys are wound up so tight that if someone put a piece of coal up your butts we all would be rich from the diamonds you'd be $hitting..... I just asked a question, I wondered why the string is always off to one side or the other in all of Stans photos. JUST like I wondered why Tim has what looks like alot of rudder deflection in all his pics he takes from his Aircommand ultralight - or at least the pics that show his feet....
what If I posted some pictures that showed something out of the norm, maybe my rotortach reading 600 RRPM or my engine tach reading only 1000 with my airspeed showing 80 MPH..... shouldn't I expect people to use their eyes and notice these things in my pics? Should I get all worked up if someone had the nerve to post a question asking why??? Jeeze!~
You know in a set of pics I posted from my little bit of flying I did Sunday in my Pacer, I had taken several shots of my dash showing my flight instruments. I discarded all but the two I posted cause I had concentrated on the camera and not flying the plane and when I looked at the pics before posting them the Slipball was way off to one side or the other, or I was in a 600 FPM sink or climb or some other thing wasn't right with them. I tossed the pics cause I knew if someone else had posted them, I would have wondered why would that person fly in such a slip or was that person climbing or decending or what.... My only point is I DO look at the pics that are posted here and I don't just glance at them, I look at all the little details and when something pops out at me like a yaw string off to one side in every pic, or what looks like a large rudder input in every pic I am going to be curious as to Why. Is it a crime to ask?
06-23-2004, 10:43 PM
"Is it a crime to ask?"
Yes it is. :cool:
06-24-2004, 12:08 AM
Stan mate,I used to have a string on me RAF too,I took the bloody thing off coz it was anoy'n the piss out of me ,flapp'n all over the place.
BTW,I'v never had one on the ferel,for obvious reasons.
06-24-2004, 05:08 AM
Ron, I was just kidden with you!!!! I thought it was funny. Why couldn't you see the humor in my post. I was not picken on you. I was just picken up on your post.
06-24-2004, 05:15 AM
okay, I thought so. it is hard to communicate on the computer.... Stan kinda thought I was picking when I asked about it and I kinda thought you guys both ot mad for me asking.... I guess that is what the smiles are for.
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