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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:39 PM
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Lil... all I can think of is BAM BAM from the Flintstones little boy, named similarly.

So what's the altitude, aperture, and F-stop?
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:40 PM
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If you watch, they both "wiggle". If you have ever have the chance to sit by the T/E of a wing on a commercial airliner, watch all of the control surfaces during the entire flight envelope. Everything moves, shakes, wiggles, rattles, shimmies and vibrates at some point. It was just noticable on that shot, as one, it was the center of the frame, and two, the flaps on a 47 are just massive... Like the rest of the plane. You really can't get a concept of scale until you walk up to one.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:42 PM
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Can somebody do the simple math for me to see how many more consecutive posts for ME to get the palindrome/curtain #3 prize?
Because I can already say that I choose curtain #3.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:50 PM
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I hadn't actually thought about the mechanics of scale, and those flap are, a wild ass guess, 7x30' ish (heavy on the ish)...

yeah, I wouldn't want to hang onto that thing out the car window like i did when I was young, hand "flying" up and down in the wind by just twisting the wrist's AoA... and to hang it off of only TWO pivots!?!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:52 PM
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So what's the altitude, aperture, and F-stop?

Heh. You're joking, right?

Hey, I actually found it. Here ya go.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:55 PM
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nice!
'cept no altitude

Can somebody deduce distance based on focal length?
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:56 PM
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Hey, I told ya!


SWAG: about 100'.


Here we go. Finally. Latest and greatest from this afternoon. I moved the CG forward a smidgen, and it really seemed to help. Now it's all just me goofing off. yes, even the stalls are deliberate, just.... because. There wasn't any good lift, and a bit too much wind, so I just had some fun. The funky whining hum is the rubber band that's holding on the camera vibrating.

Radian goofing off over Baylands park (15 min 3 sec)
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:51 PM
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Can somebody do the simple math for me to see how many more consecutive posts for ME to get the palindrome/curtain #3 prize?
Because I can already say that I choose curtain #3.
But look! There's nothing behind curtain #1. Now, you can stick with #3, or you can switch to #2. . .
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:52 PM
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. . . massive... Like the rest of the plane. You really can't get a concept of scale until you walk up to one.
The first flight of the Right Flier covered less distance than the length of one wing on a 747.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:10 AM
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Never mind. It was already discussed in several posts. Johnny-come-lately, here.

And Mr. U..... It was the WRIGHT Flyer. Designed, built and flown by Wilbur and Orville Wright. Not the Right Bros.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_Flyer
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:13 AM
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The first flight of the Right Flier covered less distance than the length of one wing on a 747.
Rather amazing what has developed in less than 100 years...
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:17 AM
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1000 years?
While technically correct, I wouldn't check is as "right".
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:35 AM
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sorry typo... edited
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Well, yes, the Jumbo Jet was technically developed less than 100 years after the Wright Flyer first flew. But that should say: "Rather amazing what was developed in less than 100 years... " Because the Wright Flyer flew in 1903. And this is 2013. A little over 109 years later.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:55 AM
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I apologize for my grammatical mistakes...


Hurry... someone alert the media... we must ban keyboards. They lead to mistakes in grammar. We must act so that no one else makes these mistakes.
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