Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

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Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

Postby drdehave » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:12 pm

I missed perfect fall weather by 1 day and paid with big headwinds. But it was still a great morning--my longest one yet in the Sting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzZbYbPqvj4&t=69s
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Re: Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

Postby chicagorandy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:37 pm

TERRIFIC vid - Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

Postby Jim Hardin » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:29 am

Nice video, looked like a lot of fun that day.

How many audio tracks were in that one? I do editing so I am curious.

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Re: Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

Postby drdehave » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:33 am

Hi Jim:

Yes, there were five audio tracks used. Titles/credits for them appear in the video description--just click the "show more" button.

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Re: Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:24 pm

Rich, what would you do if your airplane would not fire up after shut-down in the middle of no where?
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Re: Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

Postby drdehave » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:26 pm

Rich, what would you do if your airplane would not fire up after shut-down in the middle of no where?

The probability of that occurring is tiny, so I don't worry about it (that doesn't mean I don't mitigate for the possibility, though). I would just accept getting stuck out there as another challenge. In this particular instance, I had several options requiring that I first (i.e., if I couldn't figure out and fix the trouble with the parts and tools I carry) get back to the tiny town of Gerlach, where my cell phone would work. Then, I would want to either (a) get my mechanic out there, or (b) take the wings off the plane and haul it back home on a trailer for repair. And if I was unable to flag somebody down out there on the playa after 2 or 3 days--to get me to town--I would very likely just set off the Personal Locator Beacon, and wait for emergency help to arrive--and then figure it out. I always carry enough food, water and clothing in the luggage compartments to survive a few days, without too much hardship.
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Re: Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:37 pm

So, the answer is you have a Personal Locator Beacon and plenty of food and water. That's good to hear. Otherwise, I was going to suggest a satellite phone. I'm not sure I agree that getting stranded out there is a tiny possibility. Airplanes sometimes fail.
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Re: Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

Postby drdehave » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:44 pm

A satellite phone would be a very good idea! (Actually, for all the "burners" every year to send their stories and pics to friends, there is a cell tower on the edge of the playa, about 10 miles north of Gerlach. So all one really needs to do is get some altitude (like climbing a nearby hill)--and the phone usually works!)
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Re: Having More Fun in Nevada Badlands...

Postby HAPPYDAN » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:17 pm

Or . . . maybe you could carry one of these:
https://www.diblasi.com/


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