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11-28-2016 @ 02:46 AM | 1,235 Views
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Posted by pilot 2524 |
11-22-2016 @ 11:04 PM | 1,850 Views
so has anyone out there suffered the loss of an airplane due to gpx.they have lost mine and dont seem to interested in helping me out by finding it.i have been given no information ,they cant even track the plane.....and every time i talk to someone its like the first they have ever heard of it.i have had 6 different people put a tracer on the same plane on the same day....its like they are just pretending to look for it...and they dont care.i am so frustrated right now!!!!!!!!!can anyone offer any help?how can they get away with this?one month overdue!.............help!!!!!!!!!
Dense fog shrouds Coronado, diffusing the morning light. I'm supposed to take off on my first solo cross country flight as a private student pilot in an hour. It's Saturday, February 18. I glance out the window from the Navy Flying Club here at NAS North Island in San Diego, where I'm stationed for a year with an S-3 squadron. Still no sign of clearing. After reviewing the aeronautical charts with my instructor, I listen to a weather briefing, verify weight, fuel and takeoff calculations, and file a VFR flight plan. Visual Flight Rules require that I maintain eye contact with the ground and stay clear of other aircraft by sight. So I have to wait for the fog to burn off before I can fly. Hours tick away. Finally, the sun breaks through. I do a quick preflight of the plane, a Cessna 152, and depart. It's well past noon, but I 'm relieved to be in the air and on my way.
My destination is Yuma, Arizona, on the border with Mexico, about an hour and thirty minutes east of San Diego. The sky is a silky cerulean, and the plane hums along without a hint of trouble. Heading southeast I climb out of San Diego at the maximum rate I can coax from the plane, leveling out at 5,500 feet above sea level before turning east toward Otay Mountain, its peak rising to 3,551 feet. When I leave the coastal mountains and enter desert air I can see forever, beyond the green Imperial Valley, past the Algodones sand dunes to the Chocolate Mountains over seventy-five miles away. I am flying, on my own, on a perfect day. Beautiful.
After landing in Yuma I refuel the plane, eat a leisurely lunch, call for a weather briefing, and take off for the return flight home. The late afternoon sun beckons in the west, undiminished by its descent, as I climb back into blue sky and desert vistas spread out below in browns and reds. I can inspect every rock and shrub thousands of feet below me. Landmarks are clearly visible for navigation. As the desert recedes the San Ysidro mountains loom ahead, the last barrier before reaching San Diego. Each ridge crossing brings me closer to my base, until I reach the last one. Then I panic.
The fog is back. It had crept in, right up to the mountains I just crossed. Like high tide in the Bay of Fundy, it covers the entire city and my route home. With my options limited by available fuel, my thoughts turn to a nearby airfield where I had practiced numerous times, hoping it might have enough visibility to land. Banking sharply to the left I descend quickly in a tight circle, looking for other traffic while clouds lap my wings to the west and mountains rise above me to the east. At 800 feet above sea level, only 300 feet above ground, I still can find no ceiling to the clouds. Without a ceiling to fly under I have nowhere to go but up. It's a slow climb back to clear air.
OK, enough of that. I'm out of patience with VFR rules. Only twenty miles from my base, I call the control tower and request a vector to the “blue crane,” a large ship loading crane on the edge of the bay where we normally begin our approach. The reply is a lifeline: “4-8-Niner-Niner Mike, turn right heading 2-8-5.” I hold that bearing as if being pulled from water, and fly above the clouds, my vice grip on the yoke relaxing with the sight of sun and sky again. I'm in the womb of heaven and can't stay. I scan the horizon for the blue crane but can see only sky and clouds, like a winged insect buzzing an endless field ripe with cotton. And then it appears. There, directly below me, is the crane, in the center of a hole in the clouds, the only one I have seen. I'm home. I make a circular descent through the opening, find a ceiling above my approach altitude, and land in the dark.
I expect the FAA to cite me on the spot. I find my instructor instead. She is alone, waiting for my arrival. It had been a long nine hours, but I emerged where my adventure began.
According to my logbook, I spent only 3.4 hours in the plane on that day in 1989. For most of that time I was in the air, alone. I owe my safe return - and my life - to the controller who delivered me from the clouds, whose welcome voice passed no judgment. I still wonder, though, how such a thin line could separate success from failure, and a vapor so ethereal could both thwart and embrace me. That day I understood I'm not invincible. I had to accept not only my limits, but the limits imposed by nature. San Diego was no longer just the city of my birth. It was where I found peace and a second chance.
I completed my training as a Naval Flight Officer and flew many times in the right seat or back seat of the S-3, off the deck of a pitching aircraft carrier, both day and night and with no horizon. But I decided that piloting a plane takes more than just skill and hard work. It takes a certain amount of the "right stuff," a confidence that I no longer had. For full scale planes I've been content ever since to let others do the flying. I enjoy piloting RC planes, because I can keep my feet on the ground and my imagination up there, where the sky is blue and I can see forever.
Posted by MissQ |
11-09-2016 @ 02:53 AM | 4,678 Views
I am newbie too, but I willing to share it for the first learn fly drone or FPV' hobbyist. To avoid the drone crash, suggests the below:
Firstly, do not flying in crowded place.
Secondly, ensure the UAV are free by adjusting image signal before flying.
Thirdly, practice with mini quadcopter before flying FPV. Besides, you are suggested to try with FPV after you are familiar with mini quadcopter.
Fourthly, ensure the power is sufficient before your flying or prepare several spare batteries because over-long continuation of flying journey contents you more and avoids crash from air for lack of power.
And finally, come from your suggest, please leave a message to give a better suggest for newbie.Thanks in advance.
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We have an assortment of new Prop Covers. These are non slip prop covers needed no Velcro to keep them on. Either on the plane or just for transporting . They come in a variety of colors. Propeller Covers by A.W.C. Ace Wing Carrier
Posted by hot4teach |
10-21-2016 @ 12:57 AM | 8,052 Views
I've been working on this project for a while and decided to post some pictures to get myself motivated to get going on it again. I picked it up used. It's been flown a lot but not wrecked. Some of the balsa was damaged around the landing gear cuffs and joints needed a little CA to firm everything up again. Also there is a little balsa damage on the wings and stabs. It was in flying condition, but this airframe had the bad black covering that was looking pretty bad. Right now I'm almost done with the fuselage. Just some striping to do. I will start on the wings after that and save the cowl painting for last.