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    Some good tailwinds if your heading East



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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywalker View Post
    I was invited to NH16, Brookline, NH yesterday as PIC. Glad I had been in before as a passenger. You have to get as low as you dare over a swampy area and climb up the hill into the woods. Huge pines everywhere on both sides and a solid row of 60 footers at the top. Don't bang you tail on them as you turn around. One has a helpful stop sign. Sort of a paved version of home, but it must freak non-glider pilots the first few times with forest products filling the windscreen right to the top and above. Not too tough but you are committed.
    That's my home strip! I'm the gray house on the south end, west side, but we were out kayaking at Jenness Beach on Sunday.

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    Those trees at the south end; they're ~95 ft. I've triangulated them. For extra credit, land from the south over those trees and down hill. I've been told that I'm the only one who has ever landed over the trees at night. Did it with an RV-4.

    I have a neighbor who used to keep a Twin Comanche there. I've also seen Lancair's and Glasair's in there. In the past, someone landed a C90 KingAir once or twice.
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    Kestrel- I can't imagine landing over the trees and downhill with anything more than Ted's Champ. I landed downwind as I'm used to it at home. When Ted and I discovered we had former tow pilot Ritts Howard in common, I asked about him. Ted led me around the corner and there was Ritts old 90hp Champ. I have a picture of it in my hangar. I love aviation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywalker View Post
    Kestrel- I can't imagine landing over the trees and downhill with anything more than Ted's Champ. I landed downwind as I'm used to it at home. When Ted and I discovered we had former tow pilot Ritts Howard in common, I asked about him. Ted led me around the corner and there was Ritts old 90hp Champ. I have a picture of it in my hangar. I love aviation.
    Aviation is a small world. What were you flying? ...and were is your home base?

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    Ted and I are motorglider builders, I finished first and now I'll torment him until he finishes. I went in first with our dealer in a Pipistrel Alpha, which is basically a slightly clipped version but no spoilers, he's the man. Going in Sunday with spoilers was like cheating. I'm at Middlebury, but have a mudhole out in Shoreham where I kept the 7AC. So you see how a 90 Champ can be aspirational.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    It's steeper then it looks, the water is probably 8 to 10' deep under the front of my floats



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    Flyin This weekend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When we meeting ?????

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    Jeff says it's a go for Saturday. Slight breeze but right down the lake and float guys can hide on East side of point. Bring something to tie down with. 1pm? And slumber party with Joe after dark. Bring you PJs, don't wear Spiderman as that's what Joe has and would be weird if there were 2 of them



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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"

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    Wheel guys here, about 600' on both beaches
    Yellow dot is Jeff's point






    Kermizian (0NY3)
    Remsen (NY57)
    Jeff's is half between the two

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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph206 View Post
    Flyin This weekend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When we meeting ?????

    Who's this guy???????
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Who's this guy???????
    You remember, I think he's the guy who made us stay up till 3am drinkin at your flyin

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Red face

    Who's going besides Joe, Joe, Jeff and me? Timmy? If spending the night we have a roof and a wood stove, bring a pad and a sleeping bag

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    Last edited by cubdriver2; 10-19-2018 at 07:44 PM.
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"

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    Not me, Doody is having a Halloween party this weekend

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    NE Summer Fun

    600 ft is too short for me


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    Heading up to Jeff's. Snow showers














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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    [QUOTE=RaisedByWolves;729726]600 ft is too short for me

    Anything less than 1000’ and I’m uncomfortable also unless its pavement then I’ll make sure and drag it once from both ways
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    [QUOTE=KevinJ;729766]
    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    600 ft is too short for me

    Anything less than 1000í and Iím uncomfortable also unless its pavement then Iíll make sure and drag it once from both ways
    Kevin, he's pulling your leg, he can land and take off and land in 300ft all day long

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    You sure? Ha, ha
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    Took off and started out west and it was gray and rain 21kts of wind. Blew all day here, looks way better out there.

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    Thanks guys, good time

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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    I pulled the plug on float flying this season. I dropped it off at the island Sunday and just need to get back up and put it away. Not a great year, only 63 hrs in my 78 year old magic carpet



    The boys were using the dolly and hoist on the Citabria



    SJ, I stopped in to see our buddy Nic on the way home. Thought you would enjoy some pictures. Funny thing is that he's a 5th generation world class violin and cello luthiar that has been making a living building unique string intruments like these lately.









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    I don't know about Filmocasters, but that Sunnyland washboard made into a Tele is cool.
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    Glenn, your pictures struck a chord. Was up at the lake the other day and we are well into the gray season. Funny thing, but I made a couple of Telecasters last winter and I'll probably make a couple more waiting for the magic of summer whilst having a blast in the powder snow....gray season can't end soon enough.
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    I was ed-ju-cating some neighbors on my street 'bout Bert & I, and in doing so, I happened
    across a video that Tim Sample had done on how to understand some
    familiar "Yankee" words.

    Now by "Yankee" I do mean "downeast", which really is true Yankee.

    Since NY Glenn seems to throw a poke at Douten from time to time,
    it seems that this here would be the place to share it.





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    Some Bert & I radio.... for those from away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Some Bert & I radio.... for those from away.

    I grew up listening to Bob and Marshall. After listening to it for awhile I asked my parents what was so damn funny about the stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    I was ed-ju-cating some neighbors on my street 'bout Bert & I, and in doing so, I happened
    across a video that Tim Sample had done on how to understand some
    familiar "Yankee" words.

    Now by "Yankee" I do mean "downeast", which really is true Yankee.

    Since NY Glenn seems to throw a poke at Douten from time to time,
    it seems that this here would be the place to share it.




    FMD should include that video in the information packet to those Flatlanders out West of here heading to the WAD in case they get lost up in the big woods, ayuh?

    Glenn
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    Good gawd who drug that guy out. If I had to go listen to Tim Sample spew out that crap one more time I would fashion a noose from the band on my underpants and hang myself. He got a few laughs in college and has tried to turn that into a career poking fun at Maine people. The same crap for 20 years it hasn't changed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Some Bert & I radio.... for those from away.

    Bob Brian officiated at my wedding in front of the fireplace in his home 32 years ago yesterday. It snowed that day and hasn't snowed here on Veterans day since.
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    Well -- it's not Summer but it certainly is NE Fun! I can stop being a poser in this thread and contribute (hopefully) in a meaningful way. After months of searching I've finally picked up a little piece of fabric of my own! N82354, a 1946 Aeronca Champ 7AC sits along my Skyhawk in the hanger. It's a 65hp w/ Millenium cylinders. Boy do I have a lot to learn... with my first 100hrs in a 152, and last 300 in my Skyhawk this feels like starting from scratch!! But I am beyond excited, and maybe a little nervous...

    Step one is earning my tailwheel endorsement. I've got 4hrs in a J3 cub and other than that, no TW time. If anyone is near 1B1, consider me a sponge eager to learn!! I definitely feel over my head.. but am excited to get beyond that and feel comfortable in this wonderful machine. Just thought I'd share here.. Happy Thanksgiving to you all, and stay warm!

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    Go hook up with that crazy group over at NY1 Klinekill.

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    Wowza, she's a beauty! Champs are great fun and docile as kittens to fly. If you'be been out and about in a J-3 you will find the Champ a more stable platform, so you are well on your way. There are lots of great posts as of late ref people in a similar situation transitioning to tailwheel. Some good advice in those posts. And remember, we're all still learning something each and every flight. So, don't be too hard on yourself if you are landing too fast at first and wondering why you are bouncing right back into the sky......
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Go hook up with that crazy group over at NY1 Klinekill.

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    4 T&L's there today!! I hope they enjoyed the show.... nothing too crazy but my trip off the "ski jump" was certainly interesting, she was flying before I wanted her too!!

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    Wowza, she's a beauty! Champs are great fun and docile as kittens to fly. If you'be been out and about in a J-3 you will find the Champ a more stable platform, so you are well on your way. There are lots of great posts as of late ref people in a similar situation transitioning to tailwheel. Some good advice in those posts. And remember, we're all still learning something each and every flight. So, don't be too hard on yourself if you are landing too fast at first and wondering why you are bouncing right back into the sky......

    Thank you JP!! Yes I can't believe how good the visibility is in the Champ. I am not a big guy, so it was much appreciated. I will dig up those posts.. I am eager to learn and trying to absorb all I can. It is so great to now be able to go over to the hangers and put it all to practice. You are certainly right, every flight is something new, especially in the Champ. Some airplanes make it easy to forget that... but this one is keeping me on my toes!

    I posted this on another thread but thought I'd paste it here.

    ----


    Thank you all for the wonderful comments!! She is a wonderful bird and I feel so lucky to have her. Finally I can stop ooohing and ahhhing all day on this website and start to join the fun with a piece of yellow fabric of my own..


    I went for my first real flight in the Champ today and couldn't believe what it an experience it was. Not on the clock (renting..), nowhere to be, nobody to see, nothing to do but enjoy the pleasure of flight in a 1940's aircraft. I felt like I was in another era, the 1.2hrs spent buzzing around the Hudson Valley felt effortless (including 4 landings on the grass at NY1 Kline Kill). The Champ burnt a measly ~3.5 gallons. My Skyhawk ins't real thirsty either at ~8gph but this is a whole different ball game.


    It was blowing about 12knts by the time we came in, but right down the runway. I felt like a dope taxiing. I have a hard time switching directions after a 180 degree turn, and end up turning it into a 360..or 540.. or maybe even a 720. I have to apply full opposite brake, some throttle, and then quickly ease off to center it out. I suppose just some things I will need to get more practice on! 1500ft in the Champ felt and looked like 3500ft in the Skyhawk. I have no clue why.. but now I know why you guys hang out so low!!














    PS: the reiff preheater worked an absolute treat. I got up at 6am to plug her in, by 9:30 she was toasty!


    Pics from my instructor in the rear seat (I was happy as a clam up front!!)





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    Fun, fun, FUN! Today was one of the best flights of my life. I'm only scratching the surface, but boy have you all found something special!

    Pictures are better than words..











    We ended up making our way to Freehold 1I5. No maps, nothing in mind, just followed what looked right and somehow made it there.



    It took me four tries but I finally made it stick on that 22ft gravel strip. First two were too high, third was looking good until a handful of dear wandered across the runway! Fourth worked just a treat. Taxii'd to the end and jet out the other side. What a day!



    PS: I used a pillow to help move me closer to the controls. I think this helped a lot. The pillow measured 5.5" but compressed down to probably about 3". If anyone has anything in mind for something a bit more permanent let me know!
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    Snuck up between the weather...









    2:30pm I'm sitting at my desk looking at the sky.... 3:30pm I'm up in the air flying! 4pm I'm back at my desk watching weather.. can't beat it



    To the East:


    To the North:


    Glad I quit when I did. Let me know if I am boring you all with the pictures. I don't know where to post them, or if I should at all.. this seemed like the most relevant place.
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    ii, this disease always happens when one gets a new airplane, it will wear off but it will take a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by iiAtlas View Post
    Snuck up between the weather...









    2:30pm I'm sitting at my desk looking at the sky.... 3:30pm I'm up in the air flying! 4pm I'm back at my desk watching weather.. can't beat it



    To the East:


    To the North:


    Glad I quit when I did. Let me know if I am boring you all with the pictures. I don't know where to post them, or if I should at all.. this seemed like the most relevant place.
    Don't stop now, you're on a roll and having fun !!
    I may be wrong but that probably won't stop me from arguing about it.
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    Can't believe no show down there? We have had snow on the ground for over a month, and still snowing

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    Can't believe no show down there? We have had snow on the ground for over a month, and still snowing

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    From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be
    found in all corners of the earth."

    Then he made the earth round... and He laughed and laughed and laughed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Can't believe no show down there? We have had snow on the ground for over a month, and still snowing

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    How far up north are you? No meaningful snow here in "the valley" but just east looks like it was sticking. Hammered up in Rangeley, ME!


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    Still snowing



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