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08-01-2004, 07:19 PM
Got the Red Dominator I am selling for Angelo back together today. Fooled with the blades some to get them smoother and pushed it back in the hangar. Isn't this a cool pic! Dominator Time!
08-01-2004, 07:20 PM
I still love the Red one.... But can't keep both :(
08-01-2004, 07:26 PM
Ken R. now it is time to turn the channel, here comes some fixed wing pics.....
Here is me and Rick flying over to a ultralight airport about 80 miles from Goose Creek to drop off a electric starter I sold to the guy who bought my Phantom. Rick helped me a good bit building my gyro so I owe him some Stick - or Yoke! - time :D
08-01-2004, 07:27 PM
Anyone know what the white thing is in these two pics?
08-01-2004, 07:31 PM
Lake Wylie, south of Lake Norman North Carolinas largest lake. I used to boat on wylie every weekend all weekend. Jumped off bridges, swung off rope swings, water ski, swim, play volleyball at the sandbar, and drank alot of Budweiser! Now I fly every weekend and got no boat.... I miss the lake
08-01-2004, 07:35 PM
Coming back from the Ultralight strip we ran into some showers near the lake
08-01-2004, 07:37 PM
Found a rainbow. Speaking of rainbows, I saw a sticker in John Stevens back window of his truck that was a flat little rainbow. I see this same sticker on alot of guys vehicles. Does anyone know if it stands for something?
08-01-2004, 07:39 PM
Here is a crappy shot of my neighborhood. I am the only house with a pool if you can even pick it out in this pic.
08-01-2004, 07:40 PM
Fort Mill South Carolina
08-01-2004, 07:43 PM
My friends Troy and Shelly's house - well one of them. Too many neighbors for me!!!
08-01-2004, 07:44 PM
South Charlotte, North Carolina
08-01-2004, 07:45 PM
another pic of South Charlotte.
08-01-2004, 07:46 PM
Barry Kroplin who built the sweet gyrobee that I fly from time to time live here in this neighborhood. His house nearly backs up to the tennis courts
08-01-2004, 07:48 PM
Ron: The white thing is your wing strut........ :D
08-01-2004, 07:49 PM
Another friend - and non gyropilot, but PRA member - Tim Moses of Monroe North Carolina lives in this house. He is lucky to have a odd shaped lot and has his own hangar and runway in his backyard. The neighbors don't mind too much. It is a short strip though, a gyro could just get out of there - tall trees on the end - but not by much.
08-01-2004, 07:52 PM
Another pic of Tim's place. It is hard to pick it out in the last pic. It is the narrow strip in between the trees! This pic is a better view. Tim flys a Quicksilver GT-500, the only ultralight airplane to get Certified status like a Cessna...
08-01-2004, 07:53 PM
Stan pretty good guess!
08-01-2004, 07:59 PM
Well....was it an omni station? :confused:
Do I win a trip to ROC? :)
08-01-2004, 08:04 PM
Fort Mill VOR 115.4 I believe.... Good guess. And why yes, you win a trip to ROC. All you got to do is come! Steak Dinner on me this time :) You seriously thinking of coming down? I heard Mentone was not happening or IOW's there wasn't many that showed up. Too darn hot for some maybe??? Anyway ROC is a friendly, non PRA political, and relaxed fly in, and we have a great time. I hope you will take time off and come for a few days. Let me know and I will reserve a spot in my tent for you since Todd Powell is going to bail on coming this year. John Stevens and the Screw driver will be next door along with Chuck Irby I think.
08-02-2004, 02:44 AM
Ron, why is the tail on your Dom wider than the tail on the red one?
08-02-2004, 04:30 AM
the red one has a fiberglass tall tail and white one has a newer metal tail. The fiberglass tail is just smaller, not sure why.
08-02-2004, 04:38 AM
Ron, do you notice any significant difference in the handling between the two?
08-02-2004, 04:47 AM
nope not at all.
08-02-2004, 05:08 AM
I thought the 'white thing' was your mates rotor blade. :D :D
Thanx Ron,for yet another visual perspective of the US of A. :)
08-03-2004, 10:27 AM
I couldn't resist. I had a real nice cross-country flight last month. My son, who is preparing for his PPL, did all of the planning and flying.
Here he is at the controls of our Beech Sundowner.
08-03-2004, 10:33 AM
We departed Lansing, IL. for a trip to Eagle River, WI. to join my wife and daughter at a rented cottage. Mike and myself had to work and couldn't spend the whole week (but we got to fly!)
This is Chicago's Navy Pier, just north of Mayor Daley's Meigs field fiasco. Old Dickie plowed up the runway over a year ago and nothing else has been done.
The visibility was better than it looks. We have tinted windows on the 'downer and we were taking the photo into the sun.
Soon after this photo was taken we had to divert 2 miles out into the lake to avoid a Chicago Cubs ballgame TFR.
I don't feel safer with TFRs
08-03-2004, 10:40 AM
Our Sundowner on it's first flight (since resurrected from salvage) I need to find a paint shop bad.
08-03-2004, 10:44 AM
We just added this Bell Longranger III to our Part 135 certificate. I haven't flown in it yet.
08-03-2004, 02:56 PM
Tom: Good shots of Chicago. I never will forget taking Barb and Jeff on a nice trip to Meigs field in dads Cherokee 180. Jeff was about 8 or 9 then and after just 20 miles...I looked back and he was white as a sheet. So...back to Paxton we went. I would have love to have landed at Meigs...that had to be the coolest airport in the country...but Dictator Daley pulled a fast one. :mad:
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