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Old 10-28-2013, 12:17 PM
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2013 (almost) a year in flight

Time Flys 2013 - An Aviators Yearbook (4 min 35 sec)


Just finished (slightly premature - but it's been raining for a week & I'm bored)

Hope you like it !
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:14 PM
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Nice video. Love the blue Pitts. Nice colors.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:56 PM
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Is that your plane?I also love the pits some of my full scale friends have pitts biplane ( M-14, M-12 and the pitts special).
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:37 PM
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Nice video! What is the blue plane?
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:07 PM
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Nice video! What is the blue plane?
I think it is a pitts S2B
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:26 AM
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Thanks chaps.

'WIGY is a Pitts S1-S built from Pitts (homestead) factory parts by a homebuilder in Virginia during 1991.

She made her way to England in 2005 and she's been mine all mine since 2011

Before that I had a 25% share in the red one (which Curtis himself built), I also have a share in the CH601 that's in the early stages of the film - this will be sold when I complete an RV-6 that I'm currently building

Be warned - this is what happens when an R/C addiction gets out of control !
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:17 AM
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A kit plane is on the bucket list. RV-6 is on the top of the list.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:29 PM
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Go analog on that RV. Buddy of mine put all digital in his and now you cant do nothing in it without a bill for recalibration of the avionics. And the kicker is he put a G-meter in it, kinda redundant huh? Nowadays a hand held Garmin is all you need.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:02 PM
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I dont know some of that digital stuff is too wicked!
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:54 AM
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How did we ever exist before GoPro cameras came along? Great video and editing, thanks for sharing.
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what airport do they let you do this stuff at I do formation, but at my airport they try and call a slip to land an aerobatic maneuver. We have to go over the ocean to do this stuff
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:12 PM
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what airport do they let you do this stuff at I do formation, but at my airport they try and call a slip to land an aerobatic maneuver. We have to go over the ocean to do this stuff
There's quite a few UK and French Airfields in the film.

Every year about 8 of get together in Pitts's (and a CAP232 (that's allowed because the guy used to have a Pitts). We generally meet at Lydd (south cost of England) and then fly over to France for 3 days formation hooning and general beating up of the coast and the airfields we stay over at.

It's all well behaved (except in the bars & eateries) and I have to say, the French have always seemed to appreciate our efforts. We've been doing it for 9 years and so far, so long as they know what we are doing and we stick to the rules "pas du problem"

The other thing worth knowing is that what we Brit's (and Americans ?) call a "run & break" is an "Approche Millitaire" - we'd done about 20 before we figured this out !

Here's a flavour

The Pitts Artists Tour De France V2 (5 min 50 sec)
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