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Mildly amusing aphorisms

Posted 03-11-2008 at 01:51 PM by Tioli (Zen and the Art of RC Flying)
Updated 03-12-2008 at 01:48 PM by Tioli

Somebody sent me a bunch of truisms about flight. These are the best:


When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.' - Anonymous

Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!'

If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.' - Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)

Never fly in the same...
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Xptical's Heli Update -- 11 March 2oo8

Posted 03-11-2008 at 04:45 AM by xptical
Updated 03-25-2008 at 06:39 AM by xptical

Small update prior to the first flight of the new Shuttle.

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Sweet! NY Gov hang'n wit da hoes

Posted 03-10-2008 at 03:52 PM by jrohland (Feces of the male bovine quadruped)

Eliot Spitzer (D), Governor of NY, caught in a Fed investigation of a prostitution ring. If true, couldn't happen to a bigger prick.
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Zen and the Art of RC Helicopter Flying

Posted 03-10-2008 at 02:51 PM by Tioli (Zen and the Art of RC Flying)

A noted sociologist, Anthony Campolo, used to ask his students "how long have you been alive?" They'd answer the usual "21 years," or whatever. When he pressed them, "how long have you been ALIVE?" they'd finally get it, and answer, "oh about 20 seconds or so..." He meant, of course, how long have you really been present in the moment--not thinking about what comes next, or what happened before, or what you're thinking, or what you're feeling, or what music...
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Scale Projects

Posted 03-10-2008 at 02:32 PM by Tioli (Zen and the Art of RC Flying)

We're working on several scale projects for a customer. Sunday we maidened the Century Models Bell G-47. We had tail issues, so replaced the GWS rate gyro with a GY401 at the field. That improved things a bit. We cut the flight short, preferring to set it up on a JR9303 and work out the bugs, then transfer it back to the customer's Futaba 6EX.

The H500E from Jet-Tech models has T-Rex 450SA mechanics. It was an easy build and flew fine.

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