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Old 06-19-2012, 12:24 AM
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Default First Flight on Fathers Day - 2012

On Sunday afternoon we flew the RV-12. I thought it would be great if we could do it on Fathers Day and it turned out to be a perfect afternoon. My dad and I built this plane over the past 2 years. I had the inspection the previous Wednesday and everything passed with no discrepancies (other than the nav lights were swapped on the wings before the inspection on Wednesday, no one caught this until after the flight and there were at least 20 different pilots looking at it including the DAR. I had one nav light that didn't fit completely flush and I wanted to see if it was the mounting hardware, the light or the fiberglass. I forgot to put it back.)
After the inspection, I installed a new panel on the right side that eliminates the glove box. We installed the remote oil pressure kit that moves the sensor to the firewall and everything passed on the final inspection checklist that Van's supplies
Here are some pictures of the first engine run and prep for first flight. I need to thank my brother Todd for all the cool pictures.













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Old 06-19-2012, 12:25 AM
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Default First Flight on Fathers Day - 2012













I was 1500 feet over the runway on this picture making some laps. It was taken with a 400mm zoom lens.


Back from flight.


The RPM was a little low which is fixed with the ground adjustable prop. Other than that it flew great, has great visibility and was easy to make a perfect landing. Van's really did a great job.
Paint is scheduled for July 2nd!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:28 AM
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Default Couple more pictures of the panel

We will probably add a mount for an iPad or something like a 696 on the right side.





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Old 06-19-2012, 12:34 AM
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Happy Fathers day for sure. Way to go!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:47 AM
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Default Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scott, congrats on the fledging of the new bird.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:51 AM
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Default Gorgeous pictures!

Scott, some details about your brother's camera and how he got the effects he did! Beautiful!.

BTW, my father taught me years ago, "Port" wine is red and has four letters...the same number as "Left"....Port=Left.

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Old 06-19-2012, 07:01 AM
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Default Way to go Scott!

I'd also like to know the details behind those pics. Very, very good photography! I know the lighting helped, but there's an unusual quality to the in-the-hangar shots especially that makes them almost surreal. Love to know how to duplicate that effect!
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Default HDR

They look like tone-mapped HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

You start with a tripod, and take at least 3 photos exactly the same except for the exposure: a normal pic which provides the basic scene, an underexposed pic which captures all the brightest bits without washing them out, and an overexposed pic which contains detail in the shadows, but with everything else blown out.

Then the HDR software combines them together into a single image that captures everything, by picking the "best" version of each pixel from each of the three images.

Tone mapping adds some algorithmic complexity, brings out color and reflection.

Lovely stuff, but very difficult to get "right." These shots must have taken some time...!

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:29 AM
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Scott, some details about your brother's camera and how he got the effects he did! Beautiful!.

BTW, my father taught me years ago, "Port" wine is red and has four letters...the same number as "Left"....Port=Left.

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I too was blown away by the photo quality! Had not heard of this before, there are lots of cameras that have it apparently from this list. Got to have one! http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Digita...R12I2YLSP96OEH

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They look like tone-mapped HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging

You start with a tripod, and take at least 3 photos exactly the same except for the exposure: a normal pic which provides the basic scene, an underexposed pic which captures all the brightest bits without washing them out, and an overexposed pic which contains detail in the shadows, but with everything else blown out.

Then the HDR software combines them together into a single image that captures everything, by picking the "best" version of each pixel from each of the three images.

Tone mapping adds some algorithmic complexity, brings out color and reflection.

Lovely stuff, but very difficult to get "right." These shots must have taken some time...!

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