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Old 09-01-2005, 12:18 AM
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Its a cool picture that i took last summer in an airshow. Just wanted to post it.
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:37 AM
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[b]If he levels his wings he still has six feet under the wheels. Either he's in a cross wind or he's chicken.

Haw.

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Old 09-04-2005, 02:01 PM
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[b]If he levels his wings he still has six feet under the wheels. Either he's in a cross wind or he's chicken.

Haw.

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As for the biker, he had enough vertical to do a flip instead of a sideways thingee. He's definitely not chicken, must be either crazy or an idiot
Old 09-04-2005, 02:11 PM
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[b]Crazy, an idiot, a fool, or any combination thereof.

Getting that far off the ground without a parachute or a safety net requires an empty head.

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Old 09-19-2005, 04:53 PM
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that is a great shot
Old 09-19-2005, 05:08 PM
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such an impressive picture I set it as my background!
Old 10-18-2005, 12:18 PM
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There's acutally a video of that around here somewhere, I think in the member videos of that same thing, but a video........AWESOME

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Fletch - Me Too!

Can anyone identify that neat Biplane?
Old 10-18-2005, 04:38 PM
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Getting that far off the ground without a parachute or a safety net requires an empty head.

Bill.
..or a motobike?
Old 10-18-2005, 04:55 PM
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It is definately a Modified Pitts S1. I can tell it is modified due to the squared off wing tips. His wing tip I bet is less than a foot off the ground. Any of you that have flown Pitts know that this pilot is sucking some seat cushion right now!!! Sweet shot!!
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Here is one for ya!! Does this count??
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:24 AM
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I'd say that would work. Looking at the elevators, I think he crashed just after this shot was taken. It doesn't take much drag on the wheels to bring something like a Cup down. Now, if I saw the elevators were up, then it would be a different story.

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Old 10-19-2005, 10:59 AM
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iflynething:

I think he crashed just after this shot was taken.
Not so sir.What the down elevator (and the down angle of the fuselage) shows, is that he's flying near the maximum speed of he plane, he's using the elevator to hold its low altitude.

The minute he releases the forward stick the plane will enter a zoom climb. Or at least what passes for a zoom climb with a J-3 or J-4 Cub.

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Old 10-19-2005, 12:12 PM
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Oh, I didn't even think about that. Makes very much sense though.

I guess if he was going slow then you wouldn't have that much water splashing!

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The position he is in right now is similar to what you want to do on a wheel landing. He didn't crash. Kirby Chambliss does this in a Pitts. I'll see if I cant find the pic.
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I wish I could find the video somewhere, I know it's here on RCU somewhere

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Hi

Yes the plane is a highly modified pitts.
Pilot is Skip Stewart.

iflynething: i googled alittle bit and found the video. it looks real cool. here is the video of the jump. This is not the one in the picture tough.

http://www.skipstewartairshows.com/v2/slowjump2.wmv

Also there is alot of info about the plane and some more pics, wallpapers and etc.
Website is

http://www.skipstewartairshows.com
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YAY, The video is found. I knew it was around here somewhere on the big wide internet.

Thanks for the links. His website is amazing.

~Michael~

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