RightRudder

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Joined on Jan 4, 2007

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  • What an awesome shot! It looks like the shadow of the plane is cast on the clouds below it, and you've captured it all from below, through the base of the patch of clouds. Really neat. Was the ...
  • Replied in Static Photos
    Regarding use or rudder : you're right, in the typical trainer (C172, etc.) rudders can mostly be used as "footrests" and not much goes wrong. But on the J-3's tailwheel configuration, use of ...
  • I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. And you are so right about there being something magical about flight. Your text reminds of a quote by Leonardo da Vinci (a quote often mentioned among those that ...
  • I'm glad you enjoyed the photos Andrew. The past few years I've taken some "extended leave" from taking photos, compared to the time I bough my first SLR, the E-500, and not long after, the E-3. ...
  • Pretty amazing, regarding your graduate course; what an opportunity that must have been. I'm not an aeronautical engineer and know relatively little about the physics of flight, but have learned ...
  • Replied in Static Photos
    You noticed very well: the altimeter is set to the MSL altitude of the airport where it was being flown. You mentioned you have flown gliders in the past; I imagine it must be an experience like no ...
  • Replied in Static Photos
    I am glad you enjoyed it. I hope in the near future I'll be able to post more, in particular of flight over different landscape (mountains, ocean...). Thanks!
  • Replied in Static Photos
    And these were taken on the ground after the short flight ended The beacon The tailwheel; keeps a pilot on his/her toes (up front, left and right, are the main wheels). Very basic instruments - ...
  • Replied in In Flight
    This was on the "upwind" leg, just after takeoff. I could not stick the E-3 further out of the plane because the "prop wash" was quite strong (one hand hold). Turning left crosswind shortly after ...
  • Created discussion thread Yellow Piper Cub (E-3, ZD 11-22mm)
    The flight school at the local regional airport has a 1946 Piper J-3 "Cub". The typical single engine trainers are the Cessna 172/150, Piper Warrior and the like, but it is less common to be able ...
  • Thank you for the very useful information. There was very little post processing that I've done and I intentionally backed off the clarity slider because it seemed to introduce some artifacts. I'm ...
  • The telescope is the Orion XT8; it has a 1200mm focal lengths and one can use either 1.25" or 2" eyepieces, ranging from a wider field of view for "deep space" to narrow ones for planetary/star ...
  • I'm really excited to have gotten a Newtonian (reflector-type) 8" telescope on a Dobson mount. The thing's a beast but absolutely love gazing at anything in the night sky, even from my very ...
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