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  1. JD-Slow-Thumbs, Found A Big Wind Tunnel

    I think I found a wind-tunnel, a big wind-tunnel.
    I was trying to figure out how to setup and document a KF-airfoil experiment tied to the front of my car without something breaking lose and breaking my windshield. Then I thought about indoor skydiving. Looked on Google-Maps for any indoor skydiving places near me in Los Angeles. Decided to investigate the iFLY Ontario. I talked to one of the managers and one of the instructors and instead of shutting me down they seemed receptive to ...
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  2. JD-Slow-Thumbs, Introduction

    Hi, I am JD-Slow-Thumbs,
    As a kid I was always fascinated with airplanes and wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. I joined the USAF and served for four years. Occasionally I dabbled in Flight sims. Later I got into R/C airplanes, first fixed-wing ParkFlyers, and then foam board micros, and R/C flight sims of course. I am spending more of my time in flight simulators, FSX currently, and getting pretty good at reading charts and hopping from one VOR beacon to another. Now I am working ...
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  3. Battle For The Airfield

    This has been a good week for me being at aviation events. I previously reported on my B-25 ride and then the weekend comes and it's time for the annual "Battle For The Airfield" at the Collings Foundation HQ not far from where I live. Since 1979 the Collings Foundation has assembled a collection of classic cars, historic aircraft and more recently military vehicles. The large bombers tour all around the country, some of the other flybable planes are based in warmer regions than New England, ...
  4. Win10, the good, the bad, the perceptions.

    There has been a lot said around win10, much of it reconstituted from others experience or from other views and not a lot from first hand experience. A lot has been said around privacy and the fact that win10 collects data and meta data about users habits and who has possible access to the data collected.
    There has been some spirited and slightly heated discussions on the message boards around many subjects related to win10 some of which I have been party to and some that I have thought ...
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  5. Today I Flew A Drone

    I think most of us here enjoy aviation in all its aspects, not just limited to simulated flight on a computer. I have a friend who has developed an interest in hobby drones and he found a friend who already owned one, so he invited me along to get a demonstration.

    This appears to be one of the most popular models available, the DJI Phantom III

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    This is not a toy and it's not cheap, at over $1000 for the model we saw.
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