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    Now this is a serious exhaust system..

    SkyLens planes (three in a row) at KMKC this morning. Serious cameras mounted inside as well looking out both directions at an angle.

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    A friend of mine hung two lengthy glass pack mufflers on an experimental Super Cub, O-360. They were really quiet. No reduction in power.
    There are three simple rules for making consistently smooth landings. Unfortunately no one knows what they are.
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    DEA dope hunters??
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    Saves him a lot of cash, dosent have to buy a carbon monoxide detector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    DEA dope hunters??
    No they are aerial photo planes - contract for mapping companies no doubt - google, etc.

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    A guy I just flew with used to fly these for company contracted to Google, it was pictures for the Google 3D maps.
    Now whats with the TWA tail in the background? Is that at the old museum in MKC?
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    Always thought the YO-3 would be a great camera platform, and very neighborly.

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    [ATTACH]35462

    They have quite a fleet.

    Peter fix this for me please.
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    found in all corners of the earth."

    Then he made the earth round... and He laughed and laughed and laughed!

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    The YO-3A is what I flew in Vietnam for the first 4 months of my tour. Experimental airplane flying over triple canopy jungle at night while everyone on our side was asleep. Larry v.

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    Triple canopy jungle at night.
    So I take it you trusted it?


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    No I didn't trust it but never questioned an order given by the company commander. If I have have a couple of beers I will tell stories of some of the missions. It wasn't a fun airplane to fly. LV
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    Well that's too bad. We'll have to get you over for those beers.

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    Glenn, not sure which ones you posted, but here's a few of the images.

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    On a humorous note, I can't read the language, but I when I looked up skylens it went here..
    http://skylens.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Always thought the YO-3 would be a great camera platform, and very neighborly.

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    One of these sat on the ramp for years at Skagit airport KBVS, just rotting away.
    What a waste.
    I think the Seattle Museum of Flight bought it a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    No they are aerial photo planes - contract for mapping companies no doubt - google, etc.

    sj
    Why the long tailpipe? I figured for stealth, which is why I thought LE.
    Is it to meep exhaust / heat from queering the photos?
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    Yes, the long exhaust pipe prevents camera distortion.

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    Tom and I saw several of those down here several years ago on our way back from Idaho and on a BBQ lunch trip.
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    Timmy had 2 or 3 of these camera ships based over at Bennington last summer.

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    Thought that was a skywriter

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    Some Russian pilots flew through Anchorage last spring arriving from Indiana in a just purchased 2010 206 rigged up this way. Cherry airplane. Long story short, had to look. Ended up helping them find a mechanic for look over and oil change before flying through Nome and crossing the Bering Strait to Russia. Final destination 100 kilometers south of Moscow. Very interesting guys. General aviation is getting much more popular there since the fall of the USSR according to them however fuel is a bit of a challenge. One owns an airfield.
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    A friend did all of those conversions for the Pictometry mapping system. He has the STC.

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    A better story here is to get Vetterman tell stories about him flying the YO-3 in Vietnam. Good stories.


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    I worked on those in ALB. The company I worked for had the contract to maintain the fleet. They were tricked out and were doing mapping for google. The long pipes were for as above stop distorting camera's and also exhaust film on the lens. They have a ton of electronics and have a back up rear mounted alternator. It was a great contract to work, never had to argue about needing to fix thing just do it.
    The company I worked for is now in Bennington so I would guess they are Cycling plane there for maintenance. If you want to see one just stop and ask for Jamie the owner, great guy and I'm sure he'll show you around.

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    I did some photo mapping in my younger days. We got around the lens distortion the easy way, Piper Aztec.
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    The Aztec is the Answer! The Sewell Company used one for many years to Map Maine and New Brunswick. Their pilot Elmer Wilson, was a well know early Maine Bush Pilot
    In the 1940's. Was up in Labrador explorer in 1950's. He call the Aztec a "twin breasted cub".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cub junkie View Post
    I did some photo mapping in my younger days. We got around the lens distortion the easy way, Piper Aztec.
    Or C-310/320 or Navajo. Put a camera hole in a King Ar and the optically perfect glass was $40k from Zeiss in the year 2000


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    Quote Originally Posted by sjohnson View Post
    A friend of mine hung two lengthy glass pack mufflers on an experimental Super Cub, O-360. They were really quiet. No reduction in power.
    My experience also, in several years of flying with my homemade "Swiss muffler", 0 reduction in static RPM anyway. I took it off after about 10 years, as I added other small items to the S7-S and the weight crept up, it weighed 6 pounds, with the clamps and other mounting hardware. Also, whenever my place gets buzzed by another Rotax 912 flier, or even a group of them, I am surprised by how quiet the stock setup is so figured I'd save a little weight as it was plenty quiet enough. The Prince Q-tip prop helps a lot also.

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