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  1. how cool is this ? interview with the pilot of the DC3 : http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/826378/quantum_of_solace/videos/qs_skip_evans_dc3_pilot.html also says it was used in Terminal Velocity
  2. I liked the no PC white CGI-ish looking canopy that deployed slider-less at terminal. I loved the super maneuverable DC3
  3. When Alti2 ran the Titanium cased run of the AltimasterIII's - what did they sell 'em for ? (I believe that was 1999) thanks !
  4. here's what my prodytter does tap MODE - cycles through the lights and beeps (self check) tap MODE again, wait for the READY light to come on, and HOLD MODE until the red light turns off and turns back on. Let go of MODE - you should now have lights at the altitudes. those things are pretty bombproof :)
  5. While I agree that ads advertising "perfect beginner gear" many times really mean "no experienced jumper will buy this" - the AGE is not so important as the gear itself and it's condition. Not buying gear based purely on age is a very close minded and expensive move. How is a 1997 Spectre any worse than a 2008 Spectre ?
  6. After you replace the battery cover, it beeps once to indicate that it has power. check. What do you do next ? - What does the manual tell you to do next ? - What happens ?
  7. just a quick update. I have a good customer who just told me had is CURRENTLY dealing with the very similar horror story with Reece Baldwin. As this customer is in Poland and has limited options there, I am going to try to help him. Can anybody tell me where the "Reece Baldwin" is ? It is a FACT that he picked up a Western Union transfer in Taylor, Michigan and he used the ID with the name "Reece Baldwin" within last few weeks. thanks in advance.
  8. this has been discussed a bunch ... you need a payout winch, lots of rope and a very capable pilot with a very VERY bombproof and fast way to cutaway. squares are susceptible to more problems than the rounds, so watch out.. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=994699
  9. no idea what Vortex thinking is, but the whole idea behind the pin being CURVED is so it can be pulled in any direction.
  10. So you hate them because of your interaction of ONE of their MANY CSRs ? WHAT EXACTLY is always askew with it ? And if that's the case why not go with the hundreds of other processors who would be exstatic to get new business ??? I sense a big time logic flaw in your reasoning.
  11. I have used it thousands of times over past 8 years. no problems like what you describe.
  12. let's not forget that at this time there's no mass produced chest container that can legally have a square in it. Not too many of us are willing to have a round reserve all the time :)
  13. I got one email per each ad that I have posted. A fairly easy way to spot the scammers. I suggested that if it is possible, those identified as scammer accounts should be banned from being able to view the classifieds section.
  14. Eclipses have long been discontinued, but are nice containers overall. The PDRs value will be greately influenced by the amount of repacks and rides that it has. Assuming that information is unknown to me, and assuming the container is complete with risers and dbag, I would say the "fair" range for you to pay for it is $750-1000 just one perons opinion
  15. Yuri (the guy whose Picasa gallery you posted) is actually a former Lodi local, now in Skydance. he posts here as Yurbai http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?username=yurbai; and he does answer PMs.
  16. "don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things". in other words don't be such a worrier, it's better for your nervous system :)
  17. You can actually get people riled up in real life too. But it's immature and pointless, and cowards choose to only do it on the internet. If you give me good advice I will gladly take it, follow it, and thank you for it as I have done with the real advice that I had gotten. If you are just going to call me a moron, be it on the internet or not, I'll likely ignore you and tell you to kindly fuck off. The only problem is that it seems that YOU are not willing to take any criticism and want all of us to give you advice on a silver platter with sugar coating. Trust me, I would not say anything different to you in person either. Just stay safe and think
  18. if your freebag came up between your legs it's very possible that you already twisted up your lines prior to freebag being pulled off the packjob. The rest could have been induced by that.
  19. no my friend, I made no statements relating my credibility to yours. I simply responded to what you posted. "I" am not part of the equation. On the subject of D-holders being more prone to death as you put it. I took the easy approach - I never went past my A. If you were a CFII w/ 10,000+ rotorcraft hours it's very unlikely you would be posting the garbage that you have been feeding us last few days.
  20. if you are only on your way to the private license, you are way unqualified to drop people, both legally and skillwise. you need a commercial license, and you need to know what you are doing. I believe the $230/hr gets you a 2 seater with a very light max gross weight - which mean you will have somebody exiting asymmetrically to the CG , a pretty big weight and balance shift. Be ready to hold on to the cyclical with white knuckles. seriously man, what's the rush ? decide if you want to go out freeflying or flying rotorcraft. Lol I'm not saying I'm going to go up tomorrow and do it. This would be something far down the line after I'm done doing my CFII jobs and have some turbine time anyways. As for the weight shift, even if they jump out with gusto it wouldn't rock more than a decent wind would and at that altitude its not really a factor. Remind me again what the cyclical is? I kinda know what a cyclic is but not sure on the cyclical. Pardon me for not taking advice on helicopters from someone that refers to a cyclical. Whats so wrong about freeflying and flying rotorcraft? Besides doing them at the same time. That might be bad. And I'm not sure on the legality of dropping jumpers but I do know that if the helicopter costs 230 dollars an hour to rent and someone pays you 230 dollars for an hour of flight, that is legal under a private license. As long as you arn't payed anything over the cost of operating and arn't making a profit you are good with the private. Are you sure you are ready to take constructive criticism ? You sound like an anxious know-it-all. Kind of like a kid who I met in college. He was an expert on skydiving, dispensed lots of advice and made sure that you knew that he was "as licensed skydiver" within 30 seconds of meeting him. Too bad he had 8 jumps and passed AFF 3 years ago. PS while paying them xxx/hour for aircraft rental, are you still not bound by the rental agreement and/or insurance restrictions aside from your license limitations ?
  21. if you are only on your way to the private license, you are way unqualified to drop people, both legally and skillwise. you need a commercial license, and you need to know what you are doing. I believe the $230/hr gets you a 2 seater with a very light max gross weight - which mean you will have somebody exiting asymmetrically to the CG , a pretty big weight and balance shift. Be ready to hold on to the cyclical with white knuckles. seriously man, what's the rush ? decide if you want to go out freeflying or flying rotorcraft.
  22. quite the opposite. a Hybrid canopy is multitude times easier to pack than a full ZP. Best trick is to see what others are doing successfully and practice. It will take a bit of sweat and frustration to learn. We have all been there.
  23. I am guessing the heli type would be a big factor in pricing :)
  24. haha ! you'll do better taking your savings and spending them in a windtunnel - at least it'll leave you with some positive feelings and skills instead of lots of stress. Both will result in a depleted bank account.... fast.
  25. people ! I was just wondering why does a person with 77 jumps consider Tempos to be a step below MR's and both to be undesired reserves. I have read many previous threads bashing MR's, but I don't remember too much bad PR for the Tempos - and personally, in my mind Tempo is a step above. However, I mostly agree with Terry - loaded lightly or with a capable pilot MR should not be a problem.