I was really how well this power bank performed on a recent four-day camping trip out in southwestern Arkansas. It powered my CPAP machine all four nights for six to eight hours each, partially charged my phone one night and completely charged another camper’s iPhone. It still had somewhere between empty and 20% capacity remaining […]
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This was a quick project made mostly from stuff I already had. I had seen the small plastic ammo boxes at Walmart but never really needed one since I prefer the larger 50cal metal cans for storing ammo. In any case I built a Stratux ADS-B receiver that required more current draw than what my […]
It was a long day of flying but worth it. About three and a half hours there and another three and a half back over mostly mountains and some weaving around clouds to stay VFR but we made it there in time for the eclipse and were back home just before dark. We stopped at […]
Dominique is still getting used to the whole small plane thing so for her first bonafide cross-country trip we flew out to KSHD Shenendoah, stopped to stretch our legs, then back home. In hindsight somewhere a little less scenic might have been a better choice with the wind that whips around the hills there but […]
This is a quick video I made of just having fun with my new toy about a week after I brought it home to KCJR. Since then I’ve been mostly concerned with sprucing up the interior. It used to be an occasional trainer that was well maintained by the owner who is also a CFI […]
Flight from back towards the end of April after getting checked out in the Piper Warrior, basically just getting some experience as I was planning to purchase a Piper Cherokee or Warrior. As of this writing I’m the proud owner of a Piper Cherokee since the beginning of June. I just haven’t posted in a […]
Last friday was an awesome day for flying. Almost no wind, beautiful sunny day, and a virtually infinite ceiling. I got some practice in the Warrior at the Av-Ed flight school in Winchester in preparation for purchasing my own. Video coverage is from about 2500 to 4500 feet MSL depending on which direction I was […]
These are the two mounts I use to mount action cameras to the outside of the three planes I currently rent (a Cessna 162 Skycatcher, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and a Piper Warrior). Both mounts are designed to attach to the tiedowns. I’d like to get video from the tail but until I’m mounting stuff […]
I mounted an action camera in the cockpit for Dominique’s first small aircraft plane ride (she’s flown commercial lots of times but never in a small general aviation plane). The expression of sheer terror on her face turning instantly to overjoyed when we touched down safe and sound is pretty funny.
My Private Pilot checkride is now fast approaching, scheduled for the 22nd so I’ve been trying to schedule a solo flight once a week until then to stay current and prepared for the final test in about two weeks as of this writing. I cut together some video from a camera mounted on the wing […]