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Licky

Mountain climber
California
Nov 27, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
Yeah, Howard 500. The guy that owns that plane has three more. One flys and he is refurbishing the other two and will have them flying as well. Each engine is 2800 HP...only 19 planes ever made
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2014 - 10:19pm PT
It is indeed the business. I got the task of doing one of the bi-annual run ups on that bird, which consists of a lot of work when a radial hasn't run in a while. They are hard enough to start when they run often haha.

Still, one of the prettiest planes built, planes had lines back then. Sometime soon I will be heading down to Arizona to photograph General MacArthur's personal transport aircraft, the Bataan which is a Super Connie - another one of my favorites. Will post pics up when I get done with the project.
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Nov 27, 2014 - 11:28pm PT
My daughter went skydiving again. "Dad, I am going skydiving, don't tell mom"!

I am bad influence, I know.

Credit: moosedrool

My first skydiving experience was a parachute malfunction. The backup worked fine, obviously. But I had to promise my wife I won't do it again. My kids didn't promise anything, though. They just keep her in the dark until after the fact. Smart!

Moose
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Nov 28, 2014 - 12:38am PT
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2014 - 02:08am PT
Thanks for sharing Hank! That's super badass.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 29, 2014 - 03:42am PT
Good choice of tunes, too
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Nov 29, 2014 - 06:43am PT
Woupee that is cool stuff the stuff that is off the grid and over the line!!
Hankster always the prankster a holy designation in my book I am calling a high like!!!





climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 29, 2014 - 06:45am PT
WHOAH! pretty damn creative .. they adding another letter to BASE? What does that count as? Rigging that must be something .. wonder what the loads are at the ends?
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Nov 29, 2014 - 02:41pm PT
Hankster, that space station must be the coolest thing I've ever seen.

Awesome!

Moose
perswig

climber
Nov 29, 2014 - 03:58pm PT
Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly...ers.

Dale
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 1, 2014 - 10:21pm PT
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Dec 6, 2014 - 06:08pm PT
Some good news for the F-35B Strike Fighter. Excellent video. Notice the position of the stabilator just as the bird lifts off. Nearly full down as the engine nozzle rotates downward. In a conventional bird that would be stick forward.

This video link is fresh (for the public). It was made just six weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport, Virginia. These are the latest sea trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VLs and STOs in a 3-week period. The aircraft is also stealthy, and supersonic. The media and the program critics had predicted that we would burn holes in the deck and wash sailors overboard. Neither of which happened. You will notice a sailor standing on the bow of the ship as the jet rotates. That was an intentional part of the sea trials. No catapult...no hook.... It's a new world out there! The shape and scope of warfare worldwide just changed.

Makes me wonder about endurance and operating radius compared to other planes...sounds like a good research topic.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ki86x1WKPmE
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 6, 2014 - 06:47pm PT

^^
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 16, 2014 - 05:03pm PT
http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/66-years-ago-beavers-bombarded-Idahos-backcountry-285819221.html
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Dec 19, 2014 - 04:40pm PT
the latest in direct aid:


http://www.hjkc.de/_blog/2013/12/05/luftfahrt---e-volos-multi-copter-studie-und-experiment/
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2014 - 03:27am PT
Nice share TGT! Thanks for posting that up.

Tom, thanks but no thanks on that bird, looks even scarier then most of those flyin rocks y'all call whirlybirds. I kinda dig that whole being able to glide thing without having to have trust in autorotation. For that matter I wonder what you would do in that thing if it did lose power?
vo

climber
Denver, CO
Dec 20, 2014 - 09:02am PT
Dawn Flight



The metaphor for this clip could work for any sport
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 24, 2014 - 03:38pm PT


http://xbradtc.com/2014/12/24/preflight/

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 2, 2015 - 04:48pm PT


Everybody lived.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 2, 2015 - 04:53pm PT
Boy, that was pretty stupid on the pilots' parts - no communication it
would seem. Amazing that they got out of the plane that lost the wing.
Also amazing that the guy out on the strut didn't get his leg mushed.
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