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11-21-2006 12:02 AM  11 years agoPost 1
GMcNairrrKey Veteran - Birmingham AL - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I had a fullscale shoot today from the 500, and it was 35° for sunrise skids-up. I can't begin to tell you how difficult it is to shoot in the cramped confines of an MD500 when wearing 6 layers on the upper body. Craig, get me the name of that windbreak gear! 130kts for the 35 mile trip south to the start of the shoot, with the door OFF. We scooted along a 14mi stretch of highway at about 20kts to get the shots of rushour traffic, and I was half-in/half-out of the bird. My left leg was a popsicle by the time we landed! Warmest part of my body was my head under a took and a facemask. Wool rocks!

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11-21-2006 12:27 AM  11 years agoPost 2
rroback

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sweet! seems like you definetly need better clothing. I'd look into outdoors stuff, as everything is designed with mobility in mind. I'm a North Face fan, as I've used, and love their products, and have used their lifetime warrenty a fews times, including shoes that were heavily worn but sole started coming apart, and when I got hooked on a ski lift, and it ripped the zipper right off ( my fault, and I told them so) and the replaced both.

Rhett..... I can't fly, but the Profi sure can.

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11-21-2006 12:40 AM  11 years agoPost 3
Smithprod

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Heated riding gear! It's a Godsend on motorcycles...

Brad

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11-21-2006 12:43 AM  11 years agoPost 4
Perry Kavros

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Hey Greg,

Just an FYI I meet the owner of this company that makes a stabilized mount for full scale that shoots incredible video, if I recall it doesn't need certification because it doesn't physically mount to the heli. heres the site Arnie is this owner, very nice guy with lots of energy, and quite the salesman.
Nice pics now I know where the term having "Blue Balls" came from.

http://www.aerialexposures.com/gyroplatform.htm

Perry

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11-21-2006 12:44 AM  11 years agoPost 5
BigguyOz

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Cool pics Greg! Reminds me of a trip I took up a chairlift in Australia's weak excuse for a mountain in early summer some years ago. At the beginning of the ride, it was 90 degrees, but at the top is was 29 degrees plus a 20 degree wind-chill factor! Guess who was dressed for 90 degrees! That was the longest chairlift ride I have ever had....

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11-21-2006 01:33 AM  11 years agoPost 6
electro212

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ok

the pullover i have is made by openair and what it is made out of is windstopper.

i wear a warm shirt and this and i am good to go

i'm sure rhett knows what i am talking about

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11-21-2006 02:13 AM  11 years agoPost 7
fitenfyr

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Your such a weenie.

You look like an dang aerial bank robber.
The people at the airport must have thought the terrorists were going to take over the place.

The guy that Perry is talking about frequents one of the full scale aerial sites.
He is DEFINATELY full of energy.
It is a nice unit, but after you bolt on the KS-6's it gets spendy.

Jason Stiffey
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11-21-2006 02:37 AM  11 years agoPost 8
GMcNair

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Mighty spendy for sure Jason, but that's a nice rig, thanks for the link Perry. I like how versatile it is...as I was scrolling down the page, I was thinking "hey, this could be used in cars/trucks too" before I got to the SUV shot. I'm sure DJ is busy trying to find a way to hang it under a heli as I type this.

Funny you mention that Brad, my buddy in Dalton said next time he'd send me his m'cycle suit that plugs into his 12v socket. Great timing I told him!

Northface...crap, I've been spending all my money on NF stuff for my kids! Time to spend it on ME for a change. Thanks for the tips guys, getting some christmas presents early. Yipee!

Oh, and I suggested a stop at one of the banks when we were flying over about a dozen of them, they got a good laugh.

Tony, that sounds like one hellofa long ride!

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11-21-2006 04:30 AM  11 years agoPost 9
jeffscholl

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So what's a 500 rent for an hour?

Cheers,
Jeff

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11-21-2006 04:36 AM  11 years agoPost 10
46Taylorcraft

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hey Greg... I shot a gig from the Long Ranger yesterday and it was 88°. I was wearing a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.

Then this morning I went for a couple hops around the patch in my Taylorcraft in bare feet... found it to be a little warm out so I had to open the window and get some air.

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11-21-2006 05:20 AM  11 years agoPost 11
R Hudson

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Greg,

North Face.........for your kids?????

Kids don't need North Face stuff unless they are going on arctic expeditions

If you are fine spending money on North Face stuff for you kids, it's time to get some for yourself like you said.

Gore Windstopper is also very nice.

I have a pair of Windstopper gloves and they work very well and aren't too bulky.

Blue jeans aren't going to do jack sh*t. You need some different pants and some decent boots too.

That first pic made me laugh

R

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11-21-2006 05:47 AM  11 years agoPost 12
NitroSpazzz

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I've been picking up cheap northface and Arcteryx on http://www.steepandcheap.com All sorts of outdoor stuff but I picked up some winter gear for myself and a few x-mas gifts

Blake

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11-21-2006 06:27 AM  11 years agoPost 13
BigguyOz

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So now is not the time to mention that today was 100.4 degrees here in Sydney and the same tomorrow.

At the weekend I was up in Port Douglas, which has the best resort in Oz. Tried out a pano of one of the numerous swimming pools. Hope it comes out OK. Might make you huys feel a bit warmer!

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11-21-2006 10:04 AM  11 years agoPost 14
MPA

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Great action pic Greg.

Those sort of temps and wind it'd be worth having one of those pants/jacket suits that fork lift drivers and others wear inside big cold stores
(cold store / refrigerated truck loading terminal)

And yeah as BigguyOz mentioned, starting to hot up Dowunda.
3 hot days now, factory is starting to warm up plenty.

Cheers
Dave

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11-21-2006 12:19 PM  11 years agoPost 15
GMcNair

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88 in Mesa, 100's in Australia, warming up plenty in Dave's shop?....and I gaze out my window this morning at frost on my grass. I really don't like cold weather.

Jeff, it's $750/hr with pilot. The smartazz copilot is free though. When we came back in, I had him hop out and snap a shot or three. When we landed again, he had some choice words for me about how cold the rotorwash was. That'll teach him for teasing me about the heater up front for the pilots.

To most kids, NF is a fashion statement. Well, daddy don't need a fashion statement...daddy needs mobility and warmth! Found just what I needed last night, so today I am going to try it on at a local store, then get a good deal online! Thanks for the tips guys, seriously.

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11-21-2006 05:32 PM  11 years agoPost 16
fitenfyr

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so today I am going to try it on at a local store, then get a good deal online!
Geeshh you cheap skate. Don't you know that business is now going to go under because you just abused them like an old shop rag.

Jason Stiffey
Fly Fast....Live Slow...

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11-21-2006 07:57 PM  11 years agoPost 17
GMcNair

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Hmm, $108 online, or $180 in the store. I might have been born at night, but it wasn't last night!

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11-21-2006 08:37 PM  11 years agoPost 18
R Hudson

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"To most kids, NF is a fashion statement."

I know Greg. I was just giving you a hard time I hate that North Face has become "that" brand. It is, however very good stuff.

Many outdoor professionals trust their lives with it.

Don't feel too bad where you are in AL.

It gets worse the further North you go

I usually take a mid-winter photo trip up to Lake Superior and do a lot of hiking/skiing up there. BRRRRRRR!

R

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11-22-2006 04:22 AM  11 years agoPost 19
GMcNair

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I will say I miss the snowy winters growing up in DC in the 70's. I don't recall the last snowfall we had in Birmingham. However, there was that 18" snowstorm in April 93.

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11-22-2006 05:46 PM  11 years agoPost 20
aambrose

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I will say I miss the snowy winters growing up in DC in the 70's.
Ah, the winter of 1978! I think everyone got snow that year! Those were some fun times!


Tony

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