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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-21-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks for the info Ron!

Thanks for the info Ron!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-20-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks Bobby! Sorry. No bomb bursts. They always...

Thanks Bobby! Sorry. No bomb bursts. They always seem to happen after I hit the "stop" button the camcorder. Do you have a website, or the date and times? I would love to come out and get another...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-20-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By SmittysRV
RV Formation Flight at Corsicana Airshow

Here's some footage of some cool RV formation flight at the Corsicana Airshow this past Saturday in Corsicana, Texas. Please forgive mister shaky-hands with the video camera....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-05-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,229
Posted By SmittysRV
Richard Wingfields RV-14 from Van's Aircraft

Richard Wingfield talks about his new RV-14. What a beautiful bird!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiGCdh64tdE
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks! Here are some early...

Thanks! Here are some early arrivals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsZiYWL1xig
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By SmittysRV
Texas Antique Airplane Association's 54th Annual Fly-in Video (With some RV's!)

See a wide array of Antiques, Classics, Warbirds, Replicas, and Homebuilts. Considered the northern Gateway to Texas, Gainesville is located on I-35, six miles south of the Oklahoma border. PLUS some...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-03-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,641
Posted By SmittysRV
WOW! Congrats on the engine start. Very...

WOW! Congrats on the engine start. Very professional video! Did you put the video together? If not, who did?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-31-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 971
Posted By SmittysRV
Video: Texas Antique Airplane Fly-in (and some RV eye candy!)

An incredible array of beautiful Antique Aircraft! Fly-bys and Displays! Fun for everyone! We attended the Annual Antique Airplane Fly-in in Gainesville, Texas and had a great time visiting with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-24-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,241
Posted By SmittysRV
Videos: Big Bend - An Aerial Odyssey

The following video was submitted by one of our 'TheHDPilot.com' subscribers, Bryan Jones. The scenery that Bryan captured on his GoPro from an RV-8 is breathtaking!

Read all about it...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,680
Posted By SmittysRV
Video: A view of an RV-7A landing gear when touching down

A unique video view of the landing gear on a Van's RV-7A during some practice landings. Video submitted to TheHDPilot by Gene Lee.

http://www.thehdpilot.com/aviation-video.aspx?id=71
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-24-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,694
Posted By SmittysRV
Aerobatic Lesson

My friend Gene is practicing aerobatics in his RV-7A. Check out his video:

http://www.thehdpilot.com/aviation-video.aspx?id=59

http://www.thehdpilot.com/photos/small_660-thumb-2-1600.png...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-31-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,164
Posted By SmittysRV
RV-7A Immelmanns and Loops with Rich (former SR-71 Blackbird pilot)

New video! RV-7A Immelmanns and Loops with Rich (former SR-71 Blackbird pilot)

TheHDPilot.com (http://www.thehdpilot.com/aviation-video.aspx?id=52)

This video is not intended to be used as...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-23-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By SmittysRV
Here's what I use. You can record everything you...

Here's what I use. You can record everything you hear in your headset.

http://www.thehdpilot.com/aviation-product.aspx?id=22
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,168
Posted By SmittysRV
Here's another video demoing ForeFlight and the...

Here's another video demoing ForeFlight and the Stratus 2. My instructor and I went up this past weekend when the wind was straight across the runway at 17mph, gusting to 23mph. I chickened out to...
Forum: GPS 04-27-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,476
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks! We enjoyed making the video. The...

Thanks! We enjoyed making the video. The ForeFlight app gets the traffic from the Stratus 2 (on the suction cup on the windshield). The new transponder was required for the Navworx ADS-B box...
Forum: GPS 04-27-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,476
Posted By SmittysRV
ForeFlight Stratus 2 Demo on a Extreme Crosswind Day

After several weeks of bad weather, we took the opportunity to go up and try out our new ADS-B Transceiver. We also purchased the Stratus 2 ADS-B Receiver for our iPad. This ADS-B Transceiver also...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,168
Posted By SmittysRV
Navworx ADS-B Installation

Hope you find this video interesting and informative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mioqZwwq-4
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-24-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By SmittysRV
Video: All about the Garmin GTX 327

Anthony Arispe explains the inner workings and operation of the Garmin GTX 327 Transponder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMHZv24KEbc
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-21-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 61,610
Posted By SmittysRV
"Me and my...

"Me and my shadow"

http://funplacestofly.com/photos/me-and-my-shadow.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-20-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 61,610
Posted By SmittysRV
This was this past weekend. We thought the wind...

This was this past weekend. We thought the wind had died down, but nooo.....
I wanted to try out my new Stratus II with the iPad mini. The wind was straight across the runway, 18 mph, gusting to 23...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 61,610
Posted By SmittysRV
Smitty and Gene coming into McKinney (TKI), Texas...

Smitty and Gene coming into McKinney (TKI), Texas after a great burger at Red Barn Cafe in Sulphur Springs, TX.
Video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFEo3etwcDI...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-03-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 884
Posted By SmittysRV
RV-7A Aerobatics Lesson with Air Show Pilot Adam Baker - Part 3

Here's the last installment of the Gene's Aerobatic lesson with Adam Baker. We'll be making a lot more of these videos in the future on The HD Pilot. Thanks for watching. I've really enjoyed working...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-30-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,185
Posted By SmittysRV
RV-7A Aerobatics Lesson with Air Show Pilot Adam Baker - Part 2

This video is Part 2 in the series with aerobatics instructor Adam Baker. Adam is a local air show pilot who holds an unlimited ground level waiver. In this video, Gene starts out the lesson with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,326
Posted By SmittysRV
Okey dokey. Here's part 1 of the full 30 minute...

Okey dokey. Here's part 1 of the full 30 minute video. No music, jes' a bunch of flying! Hope you enjoy it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb_lKYuKxvU
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,326
Posted By SmittysRV
The whole video is still being put together...

The whole video is still being put together (about 10 minutes long). It has full conversations (no music) between Gene and his instructor, along with airplane noise! It should be ready by 7 pm...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-24-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,326
Posted By SmittysRV
RV-7A Stall/Spin Recovery Recovery Video Teaser

New longer video still in the works (still cooking in the video oven) with Gene learning about stall/spin recovery and aerobatics. In this video he's flying with an instructor who has aerobatic...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,967
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks Mike. I've found that any kind of arm...

Thanks Mike. I've found that any kind of arm between the camera and any mount has a tendency to shake, even if it's just a little. Most times, like in my Cessna, it's not a problem. The only downside...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-16-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,967
Posted By SmittysRV
GoPro Vibration Reduction for RV Aircraft

In this video we're trying out a new, somewhat homemade GoPro mount that we put together to try and reduce the vibration that happens when mounting a GoPro to the canopy of an RV...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-03-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,361
Posted By SmittysRV
Here's a Bio on...

Here's a Bio on Rich:

http://www.habu.org/graham/graham-bio.html
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-31-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,361
Posted By SmittysRV
Hi Tumper! I'll fly with you ANYTIME!

Hi Tumper! I'll fly with you ANYTIME!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-31-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,361
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks Jim! We had a great time putting it...

Thanks Jim! We had a great time putting it together.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-30-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,361
Posted By SmittysRV
Aerobatics Training with a Former SR-71 Blackbird and F-4 Phantom Fighter Pilot

My good friend and hangar buddy, Gene Lee, is in the process of learning to do Aerobatics in his RV-7A. His friend Rich Graham came along to teach him some aerobatic maneuvers. Rich is a retired air...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,315
Posted By SmittysRV
Hey Bruce! I made you famous! Check out my remix...

Hey Bruce!

I made you famous! Check out my remix featuring the Devil Dog!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acObJ3gk440
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,315
Posted By SmittysRV
Commemorative Air Force (CAF) World War II Air Expo - Dallas, Texas

We attended the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) World War II Air Expo - Dallas Executive Airport, Dallas, Texas this past Saturday and had a great time! What a wide array of Fighters, Bombers and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-21-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,521
Posted By SmittysRV
Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum, Sherman/Denison, TX

Had a great time at the Perrin Air Force Museum at North Texas Regional/Perrin Field (GYI). Well worth the trip.

Perrin Air Force Museum...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-01-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,123
Posted By SmittysRV
New Widget for finding Events and Places To Fly

Hi guys!

We have a new widget for your websites to find events and places to fly.

http://www.funplacestofly.com/places-to-fly-map.asp
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-04-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By SmittysRV
TKI - McKinney Air Center Totally Remodeled

We went to their Open House and Fly-in and shot this video. What a beautiful FBO! A must see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEOVvnYDD3s
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-19-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,003
Posted By SmittysRV
New "All in One" Map

We've been working on a map that has Aviation Events, Places to Fly, Airports and Airport info, Weather and TFR's. Check it out when you have time:

http://FunInAviation.com/Map/PlacesEvents...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-07-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By SmittysRV
Starbuck's owner told me how excited she gets...

Starbuck's owner told me how excited she gets when she realizes that she's going flying.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-06-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By SmittysRV
Starbuck - The EAA Airport Dog

Starbuck is always the star attraction at our monthly Coffee/Donut get together for EAA Chapter 1246. Unfortunately she has cancer and will not be with us for much longer. We will all miss her...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-04-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By SmittysRV
Double GPS Failure

Here's one for ya'....

We went out for a short flight, to try out some new camera filters and angles, then noticed that neither of the Garmin GPS's were finding any satellites. We tried several...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-28-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By SmittysRV
Flying Magazine Video Contest

I just entered a video into the Flying Magazine Video Contest:
http://www.flyingmag.com/contests/flying-garmin-virb-video-contest

Let's show'em what RV's will...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-26-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,418
Posted By SmittysRV
The part that we left out on the video was a trip...

The part that we left out on the video was a trip into the town of Sulphur Springs. The FBO loaned us their airport car. He wanted us to see the clear glass bathrooms in the town square. They are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-26-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,418
Posted By SmittysRV
Will fly for Food!

My hangar buddy and I flew his RV-7A to Sulphur Springs Airport and took some video of their really nice FBO, then we walked across the street to the Red Barn Café for a great...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks guys! Gene did a good with this video (and...

Thanks guys! Gene did a good with this video (and a really nice looking RV!) You can get the mounts from:

http://planearound.com/
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-27-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By SmittysRV
GoPro set up on a Van's RV-7A Aircraft along with video samples

My hangar buddy's video on mounting GoPros on this RV-7A:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWQaQ3flrT0
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-15-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,883
Posted By SmittysRV
I ordered the gimbal off one the hobby shop...

I ordered the gimbal off one the hobby shop websites for model airplanes, but you can also get one here:

Amazon.com...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,883
Posted By SmittysRV
That's a good question Rob. The Gimbal does seem...

That's a good question Rob. The Gimbal does seem to get a little confused at times, wondering "which way is up". But for the most part it remembers it's initial position upon boot-up, like in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,883
Posted By SmittysRV
My homemade handheld Gimbal for the GoPro

Great for old shaky hands when trying to shoot GoPro video while walking around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXidqXG7dlQ
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 779
Posted By SmittysRV
Video - Anything But Straight and Level - RV-7A

Some light aerobatics in my buddies RV-7A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duS9WB_4248
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-01-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By SmittysRV
Here's a nicer one (store bought) but it's $250....

Here's a nicer one (store bought) but it's $250. Mine was only $99.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmF_G77T7i8
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-30-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By SmittysRV
The gimbal worked pretty good the majority of the...

The gimbal worked pretty good the majority of the time. There were a few moments in the higher G's when it got confused as to which way is up. It's a heck of lot better than trying to use my shaky...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By SmittysRV
I have a friend who does a lot video with his...

I have a friend who does a lot video with his drone quadcopter. He has one of these hanging under...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By SmittysRV
The wingtip mount was purchased...

The wingtip mount was purchased here:

http://planearound.com/
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-28-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks Bill! It was a lot of fun. I was my first...

Thanks Bill! It was a lot of fun. I was my first time to try using the GoPro on a brushless gimbal. It worked pretty good at smoothing out the interior shots, even while doing the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By SmittysRV
Evening Flight in an RV-7A

My Hangar buddy has a beautiful RV-7A and we went up Thursday afternoon and shot this video. The whole video is shot with GoPros. This interior shots were done with a GoPro mounted on a handheld...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-22-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,360
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks guys! I'm hoping to get the engine soon....

Thanks guys! I'm hoping to get the engine soon. Just a few more buckinos.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-21-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,360
Posted By SmittysRV
Here's a little video I did on the mains brake...

Here's a little video I did on the mains brake assembly. Maybe it will help somebody else.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT7PJg7FEFU
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,360
Posted By SmittysRV
Thanks! It's nice to get back at it. That "kid...

Thanks! It's nice to get back at it. That "kid going to college" thing really takes a toll on RV funding.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-21-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,360
Posted By SmittysRV
She's on her feet!

hmm.... Now where did I put that engine?

http://www.smittysrv.com/more_stuff.asp?ID=734&Section=68

http://www.smittysrv.com/photos/20140421_03.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-30-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By SmittysRV
My Sons Young Eagle Flight in an RV-7A

My son went up in an RV-7A and got the "RV" grin during this flight. A special thanks goes out to Gene Lee and his RV-7A, and EAA Chapter 1246 and Garry Ackermann for putting on this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,374
Posted By SmittysRV
I had to lean the gun a little towards the upward...

I had to lean the gun a little towards the upward stiffener flange in order to get a back rivet that wasn't pushed over.

http://www.smittysrv.com/photos/01102006_05.jpg
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