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SUNDAY APRIL 29th 1pm

PM A or M for directions

Couple folks have expressed interest in watchin the video of my flight in Crazy Horse ..a TF-51D Mustang.

Need someone with a large screen + VHS + room for a small party to host ..mebbe a couple hours on a weekend afternoon? BBQ, a bit of tinkerin here an there, swappin ideas, an stuff like that there?

Thing is .. Lee and his pals are certified instructors in type .. means that you dont need a license to go up with them, and they *will* let you fly the beast to your limit of comfort.

I was comfortable to the point he let me do the complete aerobatic certification routine, he even let me land that beautiful beast .. I begged off taxiing back to the hangar an let him do that .. I was *tired* .. felt like I had worked out in a gym :)

Coupla notes:

I had read that for every 'G' you pull in a Mustang past straight an level flight, you gotta put 50lbs of force on the 'stick' .. true.

It took all I had to get 4G into it = 150 pounds of pull (you fly straight an level at 1 'G').. I braced both feet and used both hands for the pull out from loops, ..for the split S .. I held the stick in one hand and cranked elevator trim with the other ..there is *no* other way you will pull out of a power on dive :) We came out the bottom of the split S at 400mph or so.. entered at 260 or so.

In one sequence we were crankin around hard, then dropped 10 degree of flaps ('combat flaps') and tightened the turn up as hard as I could pull, then raised the flaps and the aircraft departed = fell outta the sky :) You can watch the nose track around, and *see* just how fast a Mustang can turn.

It doesn't just whip around!

Takes *awhile* to crank around 90 degrees at 250 indicated .. right in the sweet spot for air combat.

When she departs .. all you get is a little stick shake and then she's gone.

Right Rudder.. a LOT of it.. right NOW :) .. and she comes back. It gets *real* interesting when yer hard left turning and she breaks loose .. you go inverted and the nose drops a LOT .. you lose 150 feet in an eyeblink.

I could see where that would be a bad day if you were low in the pattern or crankin it over the tree tops tryin to put your nose ahead of a pesky 109 to get a shot.

The sound of that Merlin up front is quieter than most of my project cars have been ..it *does* sound *good* though!! The video does not do it justice at all.

Yes .. we entered the pattern at 250 indicated, did an overhead break at half field .. and I promply lost sight of the field being busy with trim, flaps, gear, .. by the time I got her all dialed in for downwind I could not find the field for my life .. ROFL ..I was *glad* Lee was there :)

-grin- ..if I had the room, TV, an enough driveway space I'd do it .. but alas I do not :(

Yet.

-Frank an Kathy

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Well, I don't have a VHS, but if someone does and wants to host a video party, let me know. I want to see it. :thumbs You could always have the video converted to DVD, just a thought.

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Yikes :U

I have a 52 inch HD. The VHS isn't hooked up, but we could. I'd really like to see it, what ever happens, count me in.

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We have VHS (Got rid of the Betamax.....) hooked up to a 52 inch..... Will that work for you????

Andrew

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We have VHS (Got rid of the Betamax.....) hooked up to a 52 inch..... Will that work for you????

Andrew

Well, as usual, 'man math' made our tv bigger-it's a 50"-but still likely a good candidate for a show.

Let us know

M~

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Andrew/Melissa .. yes . . if you are up for hostin a bbq and a bit of video fun .. I'll bring it over whenever you would like to set it up :)

Tape runs about an hour. Would be great to do :)

I get a huge smile every time I even think about playin the tape ..it was just way too much fun to do :)

-Frank (also yes .. I should investigate what it would take to convert to DVD)

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We have VHS (Got rid of the Betamax.....) hooked up to a 52 inch..... Will that work for you????

Andrew

Well, as usual, 'man math' made our tv bigger-it's a 50"-but still likely a good candidate for a show.

Let us know

M~

The Man Ruler

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Andrew/Melissa .. yes . . if you are up for hostin a bbq and a bit of video fun .. I'll bring it over whenever you would like to set it up :)

Tape runs about an hour. Would be great to do :)

I get a huge smile every time I even think about playin the tape ..it was just way too much fun to do :)

-Frank (also yes .. I should investigate what it would take to convert to DVD)

Frank I would be more than happy to put in on a dvd for you. I have a vhs to dvd recorder.

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Andrew/Melissa .. yes . . if you are up for hostin a bbq and a bit of video fun .. I'll bring it over whenever you would like to set it up :)

Tape runs about an hour. Would be great to do :)

I get a huge smile every time I even think about playin the tape ..it was just way too much fun to do :)

-Frank (also yes .. I should investigate what it would take to convert to DVD)

Frank I would be more than happy to put in on a dvd for you. I have a vhs to dvd recorder.

Actually, that's what I was gonna say-we can do it while we view it (poet, eh?) cause our vhs is a dvd recorder as well. Just need to scare up an empty disk. I'll talk to the 'pants wearer' and see when we can get it going. Some people have been asking when the next shindig is anyhow...

M~

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If it's a Sunday, we'll most likely participate. We'll even bring our own barf bags in case we get air sick. :thumbs

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If it's a Sunday, we'll most likely participate. We'll even bring our own barf bags in case we get air sick. :thumbs

Bring extras-

M~

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Alrighty kiddies-

We looked at the calendar and find that this Sunday is clear, while the following two would likely be a bad idea (ACE lunch followed by Mother's Day), so what say we do this Sunday April 29th? We're thinking say 1 or so, unless ya'll would prefer an earlier showing than the matinee.

Just give us the say so and we'll put it on the calendar. For those not in the know, we're in NE Phoenix, by PV mall, easy from any freeway in town. We can do brats and burgers or whatever.

M~

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Damn....will miss this one also :angry ...leave tomorrow to go see a volcano :cone. Won't be back until next Thursday. Guess we will have to catch it when it come out on video. :lol Have fun Ya'll

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Ok, a thought just occured to me..... Ok, hold on, I just lied. I'm married so let me say it another way. A thought just occured to Melissa, anyone who wants to come over should bring something that they would like to send to Dewey.

Magazines, nothing pornographic though. Sorry Dewey....... What else, sun block, Tooth paste and tooth brushes, snack type foods like Eddie said, maybe one or two disposable cameras. If someone can get the CF banner for him that would be great. I don't know if we can get it by this Sunday but I won't ship until the following week anyways.

Dewey,

Add what ever you think you might need here and we will take care of it. Except the Vette and the dancers...... :D

Phil,

Can you please bring an ACE t-shirt or two. I will take care of the tab if need be.

Now the reason I am saying this, is because since we are going to have the video party at our house then lets get all the stuff together while we are, well, together..........

Bring what you can. I will take care of boxing it up and shipping it to Dewey from work.

Andrew

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*cool* Melissa and Andy :)

Kathy and I will be there ..tape in hand an stuff :)

..and ya .. prolly need directions again :)

I will also bring along some 'stuff' :)

-Frank an Kathy

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And we made this on a Sunday just for you and Marylou...... :D Not just a drive by this time..... :burnout

Hope to see you there.....

Andrew

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And we made this on a Sunday just for you and Marylou...... :D Not just a drive by this time..... :burnout

Hope to see you there.....

Andrew

Well ok, I guess we'll be there then. :thumbs

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:thumbs Great idea for a GTG, you guys are awesome AnM! I've got a Matchbox '69 Vette and a few disposable cameras I'd like to send, but I won't be on that side o' town til around 4-4:30, can we drop by late? Hate to miss Frank's vid but, we've got kids....
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