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Tank

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You have the ultimate neighbors !

I would love to have that many golf carts at my house, where is this ?
Hollywood beach / Oxnard shores / Channel Islands harbor. And yeah, it’s a great neighborhood. I always say it’s a little slice of hidden greatness in the mess that’s California. Only thing keeping us here.

We do get some good golf cart runs!!

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Night rides are a riot!

Yeach we went out for a 1/2 hour ride and got a little turned around and it ended up being over an hour. LOL. Great time and so different then in the day. THe shadowing is crazy and how much light the sleds put out is more than enough.
 

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My cousin sent me this pic of Fall Creek Falls near my home town in TN, It's the tallest waterfall (265') east of the Mississippi river. The park is about 28k acres and is truly God's country. Spent many of days in this park. If your ever near Spencer, TN it is worth the trip.

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Driving this D8 makes me feel like a man. Big ass loud marbles in a can sounding 20.4 liter I6 Cat power. The throttle is backwards from traditional... you let off and it goes full power.
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So the "Fail Safe" in case you just jump off, suffer a heart attack or simply pass out, reverts to straight ahead, move it or lose it, full throttle kill mode ??
Sounds like a real YouTube crowd pleaser :eek: 🤣
 

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So the "Fail Safe" in case you just jump off, suffer a heart attack or simply pass out, reverts to straight ahead, move it or lose it, full throttle kill mode ??
Sounds like a real YouTube crowd pleaser :eek: 🤣
I think so. I think it's a dangerous machine, given that could happen and other reasons. I'd prefer and myself wear some type of heart monitor device and a lanyard when operating the thing so if the operator goes tits up the machine will shut down.
 

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Funny, flew in this things for the military and for fun more times than I can count, all over the world. Never bothered to look real close just how intricate and complicated they are. :oops:
Now I understand why my fishing buddy, who retired after a long career flying commercial airliners and Lears prior to that, wouldn't fly in a helicopter.
I'm not sure I will anymore either, thanks for sharing o_O ;)
PS: Do those cables off the tail rotor just hang out in space like that during flight ??
 

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Funny, flew in this things for the military and for fun more times than I can count, all over the world. Never bothered to look real close just how intricate and complicated they are. :oops:
Now I understand why my fishing buddy, who retired after a long career flying commercial airliners and Lears prior to that, wouldn't fly in a helicopter.
I'm not sure I will anymore either, thanks for sharing o_O ;)
PS: Do those cables off the tail rotor just hang out in space like that during flight

Those cables connected to the yellow strobe screwed into the top of the TRGB breather are for balancing the Tail Rotor and measuring vibrations. Just used on the ground.

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That thing is SICK!


Buddy flies for VCSO (Huey, long ranger and Blackhawk). I always pause when I see a helicopter and think of what he told me once. Something to the effect - "there's no other machine where all the major moving parts are trying to get away from the craft". :oops:


I had a Friend who Flew different Helicopters for several Agencies, and he told me that if you ever get in and have A Second Thought of "The Machine" = Time to "Give It Up"

Just get in and Enjoy The Ride.🤔
 

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That thing is SICK!


Buddy flies for VCSO (Huey, long ranger and Blackhawk). I always pause when I see a helicopter and think of what he told me once. Something to the effect - "there's no other machine where all the major moving parts are trying to get away from the craft". :oops:
It’s a 78 and at 43 years old it has had a productive life.

At 1520 pounds it is the lightest and fastest D model I’ve worked on. 🚁

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