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May 17, 2003, 09:48 AM
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Man, I gotta tell you, I could develop an ego problem here - really, I appreciate all the compliments. Y'all are too kind!

This is just the second TM-only video I've done. Flying days are hard to come by during the winter and early spring - and when they do come, it's not always easy to convince someone to come out and hold a camera for 30 minutes. Took me a couple months to get enough footage.

This is still my first TM. It was my birthday present last July. It survived the training process in-tact. The wings have folded twice, but only when I got a little too "excited" on a hand-launch. 20-minutes later and with some epoxy and tape, it was back in the air. The only deviation from stock is thicker landing gear wire and the cockpit cabanes are held on with a rubber band instead of screws. The nice thing about the airplane is that you can see the nicks, scratches and cracks up close, but not when it's far away and flying. It really ain't pretty, but it gets the job done - it's a workhorse. It settles my nerves down when the Switchback flying gets a little hairy.

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May 17, 2003, 01:00 PM
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Very nice video Kyle! What camera and capture device/software are you using to get your video? The TigerMoth is such a sweet flyer...

May 18, 2003, 02:00 PM
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Hey Mike, I'm using a Sony Digital camera, firewire port to download to Pinnacle Studio v8. Very easy to use software.

By the way, I sent you a PM about the Hellcat - don't know if you've gotten it.

May 18, 2003, 02:33 PM
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yea, I got your message...
Did you get my reply? If not, shoot me an email at mrm1018@ksu.edu.

May 18, 2003, 05:17 PM
Your attitude is your alt
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I have to agree with the rest, this is one very very soothing and awe inspiring video. I loved your choice of music and your mixing in just the right music with your flying!
Keep up the great work!

Happy Flying,

Gary Morris
Aug 02, 2003, 02:25 AM
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I'm just downloading the video now on my superslow dial up, 1hr 25mins to go.. sigh!. could someone post a link to the first video if it is still available please and i'll download it tonight.


Aug 02, 2003, 11:47 AM
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Great video Sno.
I recently discovered it's a lot easier to go inverted with half an outside loop vs. inside.
Just push the stick up & leave it up - the Moth won't go beyond the level inverted point. (at least mine won't).
Aug 02, 2003, 12:11 PM
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Very nice video.
Aug 02, 2003, 12:55 PM
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Very Nice Video and Flying Skills as Well ...... I Want A TM...

Aug 02, 2003, 03:21 PM
Who Says Penguins Can't Fly?
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Took a while to find it - but I'm glad I did.

Aug 02, 2003, 08:47 PM
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thanks for posting the link to the 2nd vid aeropenguin. great vids both Kyle, thanks for sharing them with us.....

Aug 03, 2003, 02:23 PM
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Hey, revival of an old thread! Glad you folks still enjoy the videos. Regards,

Kyle Sands <>< Huntley, MN
Aug 03, 2003, 03:53 PM
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Would you suggest a Moth as a good second plane after learning on a slowstick?
Aug 03, 2003, 04:02 PM
Who Says Penguins Can't Fly?
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I know you asked for Sno's opinion, but I'd like to bump in and say yes! The moth has gotten *many* people on their way to wonderful success in the hobby - I've heard that some folks are doing loops and inverted 3in off the deck after less than a month of flying with their moth. It's slow, easy, and with lipo's (like most other small planes) can go on for as long as you want.
And, that's on their first plane. As a second plane, you'll be fine. I just recommend all (or at least some) of the mods suggested here on the zone such as flying wires, upgarded landing gear, upgraded wing struts, CF LE, etc. Just be sure to kep the weight down
After both of those planes, you'd be ready for ailerons! But, that's a completely different story

Aug 03, 2003, 04:17 PM
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Sounds like youre the guy to talk to. So I should definitely choose the moth as a second plane?