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    Call Bever Borne at Air-Tech. Has more float...

    Call Bever Borne at Air-Tech. Has more float experience with Quicksilvers (all models) than anybody. He'll be able to tell you both if they will work and how to mount them.

    (I suspect they will...
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    The blimps were essentially replaced for aerial...

    The blimps were essentially replaced for aerial imaging on sports television by an airplane designed by an EAA member. It's first TV appearance was in 1996 filming Yeager, Rusty Wallace in a flight...
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    MetLife dumped their blimps when they moved away...

    MetLife dumped their blimps when they moved away from the Peanuts characters in their marketing a couple years. Van Wagner then got rid of their blimp operation. Except for an occasional short-term...
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    Patty & Sean Flying Together - 1997

    https://vimeo.com/306933960
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    Hate to be a TV exec. Awfully hard to figure out...

    Hate to be a TV exec. Awfully hard to figure out how to appeal to people. E.g. the phenomena of "reality TV" is hard to figure out. Would be impossible to predict the appeal of some of the shows...
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    Actually, you don't see any live drone use...

    Actually, you don't see any live drone use anywhere on sports television. And probably won't for a long time to come.

    Currently live drone use by the networks is banned by virtually all the...
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    The networks are doing everything to fix their...

    The networks are doing everything to fix their plunging ratings. E.g. the crown jewel of sports television today is the Thursday Nite Football NFL broadcast package [use to be Monday Nite Football]....
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    We chose the Skymaster for the engine redundancy,...

    We chose the Skymaster for the engine redundancy, to keep the engines out of the field of view of the camera as much as possible and the unique silhouette to the public when we were orbiting NFL,...
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    Yes, built the platform in 1996. Have a new...

    Yes, built the platform in 1996. Have a new platform under development now using a DC-3. Hopefully you'll see it covering sports later this year.

    That imaging is 20 years old with what was, at...
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    Thanks Ron. [We're finishing up a new airplane...

    Thanks Ron.

    [We're finishing up a new airplane platform for NFL, MLB, NASCAR, etc. Had shot this stuff for ESPN in '97. Toying with talking to ESPN2 about doing a taped program on one of the...
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    Ok. Ok. Tough audience! LOL. It's...

    Ok. Ok.

    Tough audience! LOL.

    It's posted.

    Enjoy.

    :)
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    Airshow Aerial Imaging

    We shot this 20 years ago. Bit dated. [The B2 was "the latest weapon system" and Sean is flying the 800-Collect biplane.]

    But still kinda cool air-to-air imaging.

    https://youtu.be/DgEwY4JfVz4
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    Why ICON Has Responsibility In His Death

    First of all, agree. Manufacturer get sued because they have deep pockets.

    However, getting sued and losing are two different things.

    They lose when they are found to be in "the line of...
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    Yep. That's the perfect characterization of...

    Yep. That's the perfect characterization of their market positioning in the popular press.

    I, too, love the airplane. I think it is, indeed, a really cool airplane.

    The trajectory of the A5...
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    A5 - "The Rich Man's Widow Maker"

    When a plane's test pilot is killed doing a familiarization flight with someone, one probably don't put the airplane in the "not very dangerous" category.

    It's not so much how "hard" the plane is...
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    Here is a document Bever posted on his company's...

    Here is a document Bever posted on his company's website prior to personally buying the Quicksilver inventory, tooling, etc.

    It reflects his commitment to the product, provides a little history...
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    Positive News For the Quicksilver Community

    Gene "Bever" Borne was involved as a dealer at Quicksilver's inception. Prior to that he was in the early hang glider development. He's bailed QS out a number of times when it hit bumps over the...
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    What I meant is that I don't think there is...

    What I meant is that I don't think there is another manufacturer option other than Rotax. Then within their power line, only the 582 has the hp/weight ratio that works on the 2-place Quicksilvers.
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    Straybird, you'll also find that there is a...

    Straybird, you'll also find that there is a Quicksilver Owners group on Yahoo that has tons and tons of information on everything Quicksilver. Join the Yahoo Group "QuicksilverAircraftOwners". The...
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    The MXLII is a marginal floatplane even with a...

    The MXLII is a marginal floatplane even with a 582 on it. The problem is the double surface wing doesn't provide enough lift. You might be able to fly alone on floats. You probably will not be...
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    Yep. Also, grizzlies ate nearly every FAA...

    Yep.

    Also, grizzlies ate nearly every FAA inspector there in the 1980s, too, so the FAA no longer tries to check pilot certificates in Alaska. :)

    [I saw that on a reality TV show so it must be...
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    I think you just came up with an excellent name...

    I think you just came up with an excellent name for an ultralight chapter. "Flying Felons".

    [One might think the government is a little nutty when violating the national defense airspace is...
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    He violated so many airspace and operating rules...

    He violated so many airspace and operating rules with his flight I bet the weight of that thing was violation #43 in the list he got hit with!!! It was probably a subnote to a footnote!
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    Amen Dana. There are 3 parts to Part 103.1(e)....

    Amen Dana.

    There are 3 parts to Part 103.1(e). 1)Weight 2)fuel capacity 3)Vh[max speed level flight full power] 4)Vs[stall speed]. The FAA is no more likely to ever check one of those than...
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    I don't mean to sound dense this late in the...

    I don't mean to sound dense this late in the thread, but I can't find anywhere in it where you explained why you want it raised?

    What would you personally do with the extra weight allowance?
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