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Old 03-26-2015, 08:06 PM
N770TX N770TX is offline
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Ok... I'll try to do it right this time...
Can't believe this thread is still around...prob because its so much fun! I did this back when I was a kid:
Then quite a few years later built this:
Then finally retired when I could no longer do this:
Now I fly, build, and cut the grass on my runway! A little boating thrown in for good measure...
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RV7A ?Sold
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:50 PM
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Work on the left, fun on the right
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:12 PM
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Default Wing - Drone Delivery and UAS Traffic Management Software


Our company Wing is looking to hire for several open roles, including a Chief UAS Pilot. I'll post details in the job section of the forum (click that to go there), but thought this would be a fitting thread to tell you about the company (i.e., my day job, when I'm not working on or flying RV's ).

Click any of the links below to see more detailed articles, videos, etc.

Wing is Alphabet?s (i.e., Google?s) drone program. We?re building an aerial delivery system to carry urgently needed items across our cities in just a few minutes, while improving the safety and carbon footprint of our transportation networks.

A few videos/articles that have more details:

* Our drone delivery system provides radically fast (and cheap!) service to customers, as well as helping grow local businesses
* We?re creating a ?UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) Platform? -- basically ?Google maps for the skies? software to help drones fly safer
* Helping develop and demonstrate open-source RemoteID tools that help the FAA meet their security needs while also maintaining user privacy
* Deploying our system to Europe (that's a presentation that tells more about us)

Many on our team come from manned piloting backgrounds as well as the RC hobby community, and we?re committed to building these new drone systems in ways that support the entire aviation community (that?s why we plan to make UTM software available for free to hobbyists, for example, as well as put ADS-B receivers on our drones so they always yield to manned airplanes), as well as keeping the future of aviation open and innovative (which is why we?re pushing open-source solutions that let many companies both play well together and compete with each other)

Our "Hummingbird" Aircraft performing deliveries in Australia:

Cold (-27C!) weather testing in Finland:

Delivery tests at our CA test site:

More Australia flights:

Oops, wait.. not sure how this picture got in here.. ;-)
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:24 PM
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:58 PM
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RV-14 Build in Progress - Avionics and Electrical Backbone Wiring
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:12 AM
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Sitting on my arse and getting suckered into showing guys that hold A&P and IAs how to service a strut on a piper like I did today. Retired and apparently free maintenance to my airport ?friends?.
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:14 AM
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Impressive simulator, they?ve come a long way.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:39 PM
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I'm a Software Engineer

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Old 02-15-2019, 02:08 PM
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I write press releases and press kits for Toyota and Lexus.

Side hustle - I used one of my auto industry contacts to create my own line of ultra-premium quality aircraft cleaning products under the "SUPERBIRD" brand name. These SUPERBIRD products are engineered specifically for use on aircraft paint (aircraft paint is VERY different from automotive paint).

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Old 02-15-2019, 05:28 PM
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I work for a touring lighting company.

After a few tours with Paul McCartney and a stint with the Rolling Stones (and many others I've tried to forget about), I am now a Lighting and Media Server tech for WWE. Gave up the international touring to be home every week so I can build my RV-7.

I help build the set, make sure all the lights work, as well as manage all of the Media servers and the lighting networks for the show.

If you're ever at Raw or SmackDown, shoot me a message, I'll come find you and say hello.
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