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Old Dec 30, 2004, 10:22 PM   #1
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Just got my FZ20...glad I did!

Took a few photos right at dusk tonight, everything auto. Wow, is all I can say!

Now, to learn a new camera system! But, it looks pretty easy...

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 10:23 PM   #2
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And another one...

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 10:32 PM   #3
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Great colors. :-)
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 11:10 PM   #4
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Thanks! I couldn't believe how they came out, without any time to manually set it up, or filters or anything! I couldn't have done that with my Konica's - would have missed the shot!

Can hardly wait to REALLY get involved with this baby!

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Old Dec 31, 2004, 3:11 AM   #5
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Great first shots, well done!
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Old Dec 31, 2004, 8:17 AM   #6
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Hey rcav8or;.

welcome to the family! Very nice shots; I like the dusk colors reflecting all over

Question; Do I see an Austrian registered super cub in your avatar? Did you fly there? Here's another aviation addict :G

Cheerio! GB
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Old Dec 31, 2004, 9:53 AM   #7
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GB,

Good Eyes!! Yes, indeed, that's an Austrian registered SuperCub. Now it's being used as a glider tug. There's a long story - I build and fly Radio Controlled Airplanes. I decided to do my first truly scale plane, and found a few pictures of the Cub. Fell in love with it. Here's the story I sent to all my airplane forums and email lists:

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Just a quick story, about people, airplanes, and just how small the world
has actually become...


Recently, I posted to all the airplane email groups I am on, as well as
RCUniverse, that I was looking for a scheme for my first truly "scale"
plane, a Piper SuperCub. I posted the site, where people could go to vote
on their favorites:


www.crbest.com/supercub


Thanks, to all who took the time to vote.


I had a favorite plane, the bottom one. The problem was that I could only
find 4 pictures, almost all on German sites (the plane is in Austria), and
they were all side-views. I could see that there were stripes and goodies
on the top of the wing, by looking at the leading edge, but had no idea of
the top, so had written it off.


I received a message from a gent, Walter Buchberger, who stated he liked
that one the best, but he was partial, because he lived in Austria. I wrote
back, and told him it was my favorite, but the problems I was having, not
speaking German, so I didn't know who to contact, etc, to try and find any
other pictures. I did know the pilot in 1997 was Manfred Hainzl, and that
it looked like it had flown in airshows. He promptly wrote back, and told
me he would see what he could find out.


He wrote again, stating that the airfield the plane might be at, is very
close to where he lives. He then wrote again, saying he'd gone to the
airfield, and although no one was there, he looked through the only window
in the hanger, and thought it might still be there.


Then, the most wonderful of surprises - he sent me the following link to
pictures he was able to get of the plane on a 2nd trip to the airfield:


http://www.fortunecity.de/olympia/diskus/258/piper.html


83 high resolution pictures, of interior, exterior, top, you name it! Now I
have more than enough documentation to build this Cub!


Also, Ed Schummer, who is on a lot of the airplane lists and also from
Austria originally, also offered to do what he could, since he speaks
German. He tried to contact the sponsor, Neuhofer, for me, but didn't have
any luck.


So many things had to come together - that Walter "found" the voting site,
speaks English, happens to live close to the field, and was willing to make
several trips out to the field, to take pictures, and then post them for
me...it just doesn't cease to amaze me!


It IS a small world, after all...
It really IS amazing, and hasn't ceased to thrill me, every time I LOOK at the plane pics...Here's a better view...
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With out the yellow and black lighting bolt I hardly recognize it as a Cub(Super). I fly in a Warrior so am partial to Bill Pipers planes. :-) Instersting story and the www makes the world smaller than it ever has been.
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I just couldn't bring myself to put yet another yellow Cub into the world. I looked long and hard on airliners.net at Cubs, and narrowed it down to six, but the Neuhofer was by far my favorite. I was just going to make a "reasonable" facsimile of any Cub, but after I got the 80 pictures, I will be detailing it down to the stitching of the seat covers. Probably take a year to finish. Here's what I am starting with - it's 105 inch wingspan, with a 25cc weed eater motor converted for a prop. Plane will weight about 20 pounds when done.
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One of my pilot buddies is also into the RC's. He doesn't get on line much but maybe this will inspire him a little. :idea:
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