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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Giger View Post
    Of course music can completely alter the perception of action:

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    I love how Sam can fly in a regular cap and no goggles. I guess my windscreen isn't large enough, but I can't stand the wind blowing into my eyes, even around glasses.
    Great use of music, Frank! (Now where did that pesky centerline go??)

    The cap is one I found only after considerable internet searching, think it is a shooting or driving hat or something like that. The short bill is attached to the cap and it won't blow away like a regular hat. I lucked out with the windscreen on the D.VII, it has three panes and is just large enough to avoid having to use googles.
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    [derailing thread]

    That whole center line thing is me being a bit paranoid about the rudder losing authority at lower speeds, particularly since I land under power.

    I tend to force the tail down a bit too early, and thanks to being short coupled (and my wheel bearings being a bit ragged) it's a tad wiggly for a few feet.

    Btw, I experimented with the whole "keep the tail up as long as one can" thing to see what would happen. Hilarity is what happens - that is to say one laughs about it after the fact.
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    My excuse is that I can't see the centerline when the D.VII is touching down.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Giger View Post
    I love how Sam can fly in a regular cap and no goggles. I guess my windscreen isn't large enough, but I can't stand the wind blowing into my eyes, even around glasses.
    You and me both. My eyes really can't stand the wind blowing around, yet I know Fly Baby guys who fly without goggles and don't have any problems.

    My eyes have always been sensitive, though. I wonder if the folks who get by without goggles are contact wearers, and are a bit more accustomed to stuff being around the eyes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Buchanan View Post
    The cap is one I found only after considerable internet searching, think it is a shooting or driving hat or something like that. The short bill is attached to the cap and it won't blow away like a regular hat. I lucked out with the windscreen on the D.VII, it has three panes and is just large enough to avoid having to use googles.
    Looks like a classic early-century sort of flat cap, worn a lot by autoists and aviators back then. Like Lincoln Beechey....


    Bought a nice one in Ireland a couple of years back...in fact, the men of the whole group I was with bought them. Got back to the US, and a friend told me that in Britain, these are known as "rat catcher" hats...as they're the type of headgear often worn by men of that class.

    Edit: Found a site that advertises them as "ratcatchers".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwanttaja View Post


    Looks like a classic early-century sort of flat cap, worn a lot by autoists and aviators back then. Like Lincoln Beechey....


    Bought a nice one in Ireland a couple of years back...in fact, the men of the whole group I was with bought them. Got back to the US, and a friend told me that in Britain, these are known as "rat catcher" hats...as they're the type of headgear often worn by men of that class.

    Edit: Found a site that advertises them as "ratcatchers".

    Ron "Squeek" Wanttaja
    Here it is, a "Newsboy Driving Hat":

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    I like that better than "rat-catcher"......and the slight airfoil shape adds a bit of cruise performance.....
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    Funny, I've never felt the need for goggles in any of the open cockpit aircraft I've owned. I've tried them just to see what it was like, didn't like the tunnel vision. Even in completely open (no windshield) ultralights, I wore sunglasses or clear safety glasses just to guard against bugs.

    Yet the old time aviators are all shown with goggles.

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