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xoxoxoBruce 04-19-2016 03:02 PM

I should think an ultralite would be perfect for a big-ass parachute to bring the whole rig down.

Gravdigr 04-19-2016 04:49 PM

But, then, it would be an ultranotquiteaslite.

Or, an ultranotquiteasdeadly.

I'll pass, either way. I have enough deadly hobbies, if you're pickin' up what I'm layin' down.;)

Pamela 04-19-2016 05:23 PM

They already have parachute systems for light planes as well as ultralights. They have saved lives and should be standard equipment, IMHO.

Gravdigr 04-19-2016 05:48 PM

Yeah, I think Cirrus makes small planes with a chute system.

xoxoxoBruce 04-20-2016 11:22 PM

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New one on me, Mexican Air force in WW II.
Nazis torpedoed two Mexican oil tankers headed to the US, so the Mexican President declared war on the Axis in '42. Mexico and Brazil were the only ones to send troops. The Aztec Eagles(30 pilots, 270 support) were attached to a US Army Air Corps squadron and loaned the latest Thunderbolts.

Gravdigr 04-21-2016 02:03 PM

Heh.

Mexican Air Force...The term doesn't exactly inspire fear.

Gravdigr 04-22-2016 11:46 AM

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Now this is a mobile home:

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xoxoxoBruce 04-23-2016 11:32 PM

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The whole stable...

Gravdigr 04-25-2016 03:47 PM

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Remember the tv show 'Riptide'?

They had a chopper, (vvv this one) that they called The Screamin' Mimi:

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glatt 04-25-2016 08:59 PM

I remember that chopper

xoxoxoBruce 04-25-2016 09:35 PM

Yeah, me too, I don't know where though. :confused:

glatt 04-26-2016 07:46 AM

I remember it from Riptide.

I remember seeing it was a cheap old surplus chopper in the story line of that show, and wondering if someday I might be able to afford an old surplus chopper. I was a dumb kid, so I didn't know anything about the 5,000 hours of maintenance for every hour of flight rule of thumb back then.

Gravdigr 04-26-2016 11:40 AM

It's a Sikorsky H-34, and was one of the last helicopters to use a piston engine.

xoxoxoBruce 04-27-2016 01:43 PM

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The good old days...

xoxoxoBruce 04-28-2016 07:04 PM

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Does this count as aircraft?


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