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    Marty, been experimenting using a drone to...

    Marty, been experimenting using a drone to capture air-to-air. (Use a very sensitive recorder on a tripod on the ground to capture the sound. Sync them together in post production.). Here's another...
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    Flying Highlights of EAA UL Chapter #1 Fly-in

    Here are the highlights of the flying at the fly-in on June 13, 2020

    https://youtu.be/pIVLWizOj-U
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    If converting the thing to struts is impossible,...

    If converting the thing to struts is impossible, there is a way to still use the hangar. Not super convenient, but would make the hangar work. Put "trailering" wires on it from Tri-State. Then...
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    . Very sorry!!! Fixed and now viewable.

    . Very sorry!!! Fixed and now viewable.
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    Some Sample Cinematography from a drone

    Sample of some aerial cinematography we shot from a drone.

    https://youtu.be/nInxGEEPaRU
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    Did it on one of the tours Aluminum Overcast...

    Did it on one of the tours Aluminum Overcast does.

    Loved it.

    View from the nose with the shadow of the airplane on the cornfields below was like a time machine. I imagined all the young...
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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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