On the way there.
Loads of multicopters there. This one had a thermal imaging camera on it, and used direct drive brushless motors for the gimbals:
DA-50 with the new engine
Some interesting (and tiny) turboprop engines
Rotary engines too
And as usual, lots of very similar looking LSAs
The only one that caught my eye here was the Tarragon, which looked quite nice:
Partially constructed Tarragon wing:
Dismantled O-540 hanging from the ceiling
Some stuff outside
Heading home, with Chris and Airborne Again behind us
The Dornier Museum
Nice view on departure
Arrival at Shoreham
A fun trip, and nice meeting you all.
Here’s a picture of the cool guy with the longest flight to Aero ;-))
Seeing all those pics of EDNY, and hearing about all the hassle to do with getting a slot, keeping a slot, difficult ATC, refuelling issues, hotel rooms etc made me think I’d mention what I do as an alternative. For the last couple of years we have flown into Memmingen EDJA. As I see it the advantages of EDJA are:
Even if I needed to have a hotel in Friedrichshafen, I’d still probably fly into Memmingen and drive over.
Interesting idea TJ. Incidentally I filed Memmingen as one of my alternates.
I think the basic lesson from this year’s anally retarded jobsworths at EDNY (is it currently the Swiss or the Austrians who run ground OPS under a contract?) is that, for IFR
If you do this, you will be fine. If you fail, they will stick their middle finger up to teach you a lesson about who is in charge, with zero flexibility
And here’s the video of the flights from Fairoaks to Friedrichshafen and on to Annemasse.
do i see this right, you climbing out in Fairoaks very slowly? at least on the videos it looks like you do not climb strait after take off. Thanks for posting.
On one of Peters pictures, with the DA62 in front, there is a little airframe in left hand background, according friend it is a kind of DA20 with a 3 cylinder Diesel Engine. But they could’t find out more. Anyone in here more knowledge ?
do i see this right, you climbing out in Fairoaks very slowly? at least on the videos it looks like you do not climb strait after take off.
No, we are climbing but I like to accelerate to 125 kt (cruise climb speed) ASAP, especially when I’m heavy.
Good video. I see the speed readout on the bottom left of the picture went wrong towards the end of the flight, was that a fault with the VIRB?