Fun video of how to pass the time while flying high and above the clouds in a slow (STOL) airplane. **Always have a spotter during prolonged distractions**

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Comment by Jon Humberd on November 4, 2019 at 10:01pm

I can't seem to reply to individual comments, so I will try to respond here:

First of all, thanks for the comments and support!

Joe, I txt regularly, and also have my phone tied in to the intercom through BT, so I occasionally also make calls.

Fred, yes, my screens are lit up brightly, somehow the camera fps gives an illusion of them being off.

Scott, my paper airplane would fly into the eyeball of someone's prize winning chicken, better keep it inside. ;)

Steven, your engine failure story is why I put the magazine down. haha

Mark, yes, I also have that fever, better get to building another one!

David, I had root beer with my pizza and moon pie.

Wayne, I only have elevator trim, once it is set, this plane flies completely hands-free and will also turn easily using only pedal (rudder) inputs. I am very lucky with how well balanced it came out!

Comment by Wayne Woloshin on November 4, 2019 at 7:17am

Wow! I have never flown my plane that high? It is rare that I fly over 3000 feet AGL and I only have elevator Trim. You must have wing levellers and autopilot? I always have to hold my stick, rare that it's not turbulent or bumpy that I could trim and fly hands free and it would only be for a few seconds anyway.

Comment by David J. Beaulieu on November 3, 2019 at 10:46am

Couldn't quite tell...was that an RC cola to wash down that Moon Pie?  

Comment by Mark A Phillips on November 2, 2019 at 9:50pm

BRAVO!!  Suffering from the "what do I do now my airplane is flying" disease.  Keep 'em coming Jon!

Comment by Steven Davis on November 2, 2019 at 5:42pm

Great ideas !! And I was happy to see that when you showed the September edition of Sport Aviation magazine, it was the pix and article of my CH750STOL ! On second thought, you're flying along above cloud tops, reading about my Phase 1 engine failure and emergency that scary stuff on the ground ! :-)

Comment by John Burns on November 2, 2019 at 4:21pm
Fun Video. THANKS
Comment by Scott Smith on November 1, 2019 at 6:45pm

Let that paper airplane sail outside. No harm and it may break some record.  Lol....

Comment by Fred Westbrook on November 1, 2019 at 3:19pm
Ah your dash screen not lit up?
Comment by John Austin on November 1, 2019 at 11:57am
Hilarious! :>)
Comment by Joe Harrington on November 1, 2019 at 10:25am

That's pretty good! I may or may not have done one ore more of those things... Mexico, MO is a long ways away...

You missed texting all your friends and day trading on-line stocks though...

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