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Offline Uiltjie

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Ride Report with a difference!
« on: November 16, 2008, 10:00:52 pm »
I am going to bore you with something non-bike related, and lots of pics, but I am sure some would enjoy it!

I had an experience of a lifetime today!

I took my son to a Fly-in at Andrew‚??s field near Struisbaai yesterday.  He is a born aviator, built his own PC flight simulator from joysticks that he tore down and used the sensors to run the simulator panel to his pc.  He starts his PPL after his 16th birthday in January.







There was an MX2 aerobatic aircraft, as used by some pilots in the Red Bull Air Races.  What a fantastic machine!  500kg composite plane with a 340 hp engine! Just a mere R2,3mill!  It was flown my Mark Hensman, 747 pilot and member of the SA aerobatic team.  He won a silver medal at the World Aerobatic Champs earlier this year.  They offered flips in a Cessna 210 this morning, so back we went.  I asked Mark to fly close to us for some aerial shots‚?¶‚?¶.

Here goes‚?¶..

 







And a quick flip around for some inverted shots!







And a quick flip back!










The inverted flight lasted a good 5 minutes!

Over the Southernmost Point of Africa







A nice close-up from the top‚?¶..







A 340hp six cylinder Lycoming normal aspirated powerplant, pulling the MX2 to a VNE (velocity never exceed) of 300knots!







Then Mark opened the throttle, and left our Cessna 210 standing!



My happy son!



Some lekka steep turns‚?¶.



Struisbaai from the air.



Approaching Andrew‚??s field, runway 26.



A last look at the Struisbaai Plaat.



Finals!



We landed safely, and I took some pics of the 210 doing a fly past, full taps!





Sorry to bore you with a RR with a difference, hope some of you enjoyed it!
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 10:05:51 pm »
Not boring at all....

Thanks for posting. ;D
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 11:15:39 pm »
Great stuff, a 2 winged report rather than 2 wheels. Still very good!!
 

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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008, 11:34:24 pm »
Nothing boring about that mate, been on a flip or two with a mate in PE stunning experience loved every minute of it!  :thumleft:
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008, 06:32:57 am »
Nog 'n paar.....

Dis hoe my pel gelyk het na sy flip in die mean machine......















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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 06:48:53 am »
Lovely looking plane

What about blood rushing to your head when flying upside down. Is this not a problem / make you dizzy ???
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 07:08:52 am »
Not boring at all....

Thanks for posting. ;D

+1 Big Time  :thumleft:

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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 07:15:02 am »
Lovely looking plane

What about blood rushing to your head when flying upside down. Is this not a problem / make you dizzy ???

To answer your question Plottie, look at the clips in this!

http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/swf/blueangels/blueangels.swf
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 07:20:04 am »
Awesome stuff!
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 07:28:42 am »
Lovely looking plane

What about blood rushing to your head when flying upside down. Is this not a problem / make you dizzy ???

To answer your question Plottie, look at the clips in this!

http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/swf/blueangels/blueangels.swf

Not very confidence inspiring ;D
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008, 08:19:38 am »
Great foto's Uiltjie! My maag draai sommer net om daarna te kyk!
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2008, 09:37:11 am »
Is dit julle wat so geraas het!! Ons klomp (ODM) het ons jaareinde funksie in die karavaanpark op Struisbaai gehou. Die manne het nogal n paar modderige paaie gery om daar te kom en Fenderbender het sonder sy topbox daar aangeland. Drie manne van George moes olie aftap langs die pad by Calitzdorp. Die rivier was te diep toe sluk hulle water.
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2008, 10:08:30 am »
Very nice ,fok daai laaitie van jou can 'n electroniese ingeneur word as hy nie meer lus is vir die pilot scene nie  well done  aan hom   :thumleft:
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008, 10:22:20 pm »
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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2008, 08:12:46 am »
Is dit dieselfde seun wat so knaend op sy bike se agterwiel ry?  ;D

Lyk my hy gaan julle besig hou  :)
 

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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2008, 10:04:33 am »
Is dit dieselfde seun wat so knaend op sy bike se agterwiel ry?  ;D

Lyk my hy gaan julle besig hou  :)

Dis net hy!  Hy is maar 'n moeilike mannetjie.........
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2008, 10:09:57 am »
Dis net hy!  Hy is maar 'n moeilike mannetjie.........

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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2008, 12:54:48 pm »
Thanks, that was interesting.  What are those things on the end of the wing?  Bet you added to the esteem that son has for you after doing that for him.
 

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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2008, 07:31:22 am »
What are those things on the end of the wing? 

TT, I am not sure what they are called, but it is an indicator of you attitude towards the horizon.  I.o.w. if you are flying straight up, down, or at 45 degress up or down, normal or inverted, you cannot determine you angle, as you cannot see the horizon in front of you.  So, you look 90 degrees to either side and compare it to the angled frame indicator relative to the horizon, as used in airobatics.

Say, if you are doing a simple manoevre like a Cuban Eight, you make sure your entry and exit is at 45 degrees.  Does this makes sense?


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Re: Ride Report with a difference!
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2008, 07:49:53 am »
Nice Uil, baie mooi sim gebou, daai seun moet gaan vlieg, netjies man.
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