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Old Jun 20, 2012, 06:42 AM
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Cool

Went flying in the real thing last night! :):):)


Took my momma up in a 172 last night - snapped a couple photos and a video. Fun times playing around the pattern in the waning sunlight.
Thursday I take the same plane to Tahoe to visit the old man - excited!

A Lap Round The Pattern - EDU (5 min 33 sec)
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Took my momma up in a 172 last night - snapped a couple photos and a video. Fun times playing around the pattern in the waning sunlight.
Thursday I take the same plane to Tahoe to visit the old man - excited!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81LLG8XRCiQ
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:59 PM
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It ain't that far out of reach - I saved up money on a TA salary ($24k/yr) for a couple years, and pulled the trigger when I had enough to get it all done ($5k). It's a whole different world up there...
Old Jul 01, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Do you still have the suspension landing gear for the habu by vigilante that you were selling? If so I am very interested in buying them. Contact me on gale1@hotmail.co.uk. Cheers
Old Jul 01, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Sure don't! (that's why I marked the ad sold )
Old Aug 04, 2012, 06:06 PM
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That was some nice video. Thanks for sharing.
Old Aug 04, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Thanks! Glad ya liked it!
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Took a look at your video 1 lap around. very nice. it looks like papa golf is your favorite 172. my friend had a favorite 182. I wish I had my pilot's license. I never knew you could post all this information on RC Groups. Have a good flight to Tahoe.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 10:14 PM
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 03:04 AM
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Thanks Tim! Had a blast taking the mother up, and a great flight up to Tahoe as well. I try to get up in the "real thing" as much as I can afford Nice to meet ya today...Josh
Old Aug 21, 2012, 03:44 AM
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Cessna 172


The 172 was the plane I solo'd in (1960s) 666X Very stable and easy to fly.
Late evening and night flying was enjoyable due to less traffic at small airports,
cool temperatures, and usually very smooth air.

It can get exciting when the landing lights quit on final. Your 3d sense of vertical position/height can take a hit. Some times, about all you can do is set up a low decent rate, carry a bit of power, and feel like you are using the main gear to find the ground or runway surface. I still miss the mechanical flap lever. It could be used carefully to counteract ground effect (float) from a hot asphalt runway.
Old Aug 22, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Funny you mention the landing light thing - back when I was taking lessons my instructor liked to slyly click off the lights (landing, interior, and runway) as a simulation of full electric failure. Had to do a lot of 'feeling' about with the gear...
Old Sep 29, 2012, 02:26 AM
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How much for ride next time you down here josh??
Old Sep 29, 2012, 02:36 AM
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Well, I don't know when I'll be aviating in SoCal next. I haven't been able to find an affordable flight club down here (yet). If I did though, legally I'd be allowed to have everyone (myself included) pay an equal share of the flight expenses. Four set Cessna 172's generally rent for $100-120/hr that the engine is running, so if you, your lady, and me & my lady went flying for an hour, we could just split things four ways. If I find an outfit to fly with down here, I'll be sure to let you know!
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 02:53 AM
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Thanx for reply Josh have you checked out whiteman airport in pacoima i think or arleta(cant remember which one). My friends dad used to fly out of there all the time

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