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Old 10-01-2014, 10:32 PM
crabandy crabandy is offline
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Default Weather Change of Plans....

I was hoping the Severe weather that was forecast for tonight would be a no-show and I could fly to my EAA meeting. The first storm that popped up was south and went from nothing into a large mass moving east of me. I decided to head out to the hangar and double check the airplane for an upcoming trip, and make a go/no-go decision for tonight's flight at the hangar.
Before I took off I double checked the radar, I could just visually make out the CB's building 100 miles to the southwest. Even the 8 minute old radar update wasn't keeping up.

I decided since I've already got the plane out and it's good weather here I might as well get her up to temps and charge the battery. My 15 minute flight around the patch ended up in a few 4 point rolls and barrel rolls with a 500' AGL speed run, just what I needed after working on home remodeling projects the last 2 weeks! The clouds built fast and the sun sank even faster.

Pic right after I landed.

As I piddled around the hangar I tried to get a lightning pic of the RV, pretty hard with the Iphone.

I did stay too long at the hangar working on my towbar, I pulled the airplane inside by hand just before it started sprinkling. I ended up getting completely drenched in the 3 feet from the hangar to the truck in the pouring rain.
RV 7 500 hours and counting
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:26 PM
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Infidel Infidel is offline
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Thanks for taking us along and sharing.

The best way I've found to photograph lightning with an iPhone is to record segments with the video camera . From there I could pick what frame of the video I wanted to keep, getting some good lightning still frame photos.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:10 AM
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Yea, I am hoping this system moves through quickly. I am suppose to be flying from Indy into GPH tomorrow afternoon. Gonna be a long drive otherwise.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:54 AM
crabandy crabandy is offline
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I too have a trip planned, supposed to be a nice day on the KS/Mo side.
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