Met my insurance requirements. New, and unproven, plane so they wanted 10 hours of dual time before covering me on a SOLO flight. Got that done today after mastering the different landing characteristic of the STOL design! Took MY plane for my first solo flight in it! She flew flawlessly!!! Now that I know how to handle her, I can't wait to start getting some serious hours done! Lovin' my 750 STOL!!!! :D

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Comment by Paul Hajdu on August 7, 2015 at 11:42pm
Nice flying. Takes some skill to keep that nose gear from smacking the ground during landing. Keep up the good videos!
Comment by Thomas A Muller on August 7, 2015 at 7:14am
Great flight, Mark!
Comment by STEVEN and TARA SMITH on August 7, 2015 at 1:38am

Wonderful to see all your work come together. thanks for sharing the flight

 

Comment by Mark Maltais on August 6, 2015 at 8:06pm

Yeah the Virb Elite has a built in GPS, pretty sensitive too! It stores everything on the video. Then whatever "gauge" you want you just drag onto the video from a menu onto the raw footage and it shows up. Very simple program and easy to use.  You can add a bunch of other information with optional sensors as well, but I don't have anything except what's built into it.

Comment by david rucker on August 6, 2015 at 7:20pm

Mark, what program runs telemetry? Built into VIRB? Great airspeed & altitude control. Enjoy.

Comment by Bob Wood on August 6, 2015 at 6:59pm

Congrats! Great job! :) Have a buncha fun!

Comment by Mark Maltais on August 6, 2015 at 5:28pm

It's a Garmin Virb with the aviation bundle.  Has a prop filter on it that you can take off. The overlay is part of the software and there are various options for it, not only aviation but bikes, cars, hiking, etc...  Very, very sweet little camera!!  Built in Wi-Fi, can be controlled from any phone, or pad.  Has an adapter plug so you can plug your headset right into it!

Comment by Scott James on August 6, 2015 at 4:43pm

Nice video  - how did you do the telemetry overlay?

Comment by Sheldon Kulaway on August 6, 2015 at 4:35pm
Great video. Thanks for sharing. I feel like I am in the cockpit with you. This kinda stuff keeps me motivated! Great looking plane. ... Can you tell I am excited? Hope mine turns out as well.
Comment by Robert Duke on August 6, 2015 at 2:16pm

Now go have more fun!

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