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Old 08-15-2022, 11:59 AM
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Wow. Amazing. Thank you for sharing
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Old 08-15-2022, 12:24 PM
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sure is an awesome vid, thanks for sharing with all Hermann
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Old 08-15-2022, 12:26 PM
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A beautiful and inspiring trip and video.
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Old 08-15-2022, 02:40 PM
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Very cool, pun included, flying.
How does one keep multiple cameras powered for long flights? Do you have them wired to aircraft power? During long flights do you turn on the camera with wifi during good stuff and off when just not so exciting?
The cameras inside the cockpit are easy. I was carrying a spare battery for each camera and never used them. Also I can recharge during flight.
Different story for the outer cameras. On this flight I only had one on the right wing, already regret not having fixed a second one. This camera only run on it´s battery controlled with the Gopro remote control. You can switch the camera off and reactivate any time later remotely. Battery drain then is low. One problem is flying high for an hour or so where it is cold, this makes the battery weak but I found when it is warming up again it recovers some. Yes it is a game sparing the battery for good shots, it worked for me on flights lasting 2.5 hours.
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Old 08-15-2022, 03:47 PM
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Wunderbar !!!

Epic adventure, very nicely done and filmed!

V/R
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PS: Having flown over the same places albeit higher and alot faster, always wanted a closer look at BW-2, lots of amazing history there, thanks!!!

PSS: Can also appreciate lots of hours over very cold water in a single engine airplane/Jet, poopie suit notwithstanding.

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Old 08-15-2022, 06:20 PM
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Amazing! Just watched the whole video and with two minutes to go realized I wasn't in full screen...oh well, I guess I'll just have to watch it again...this time on the 72" 4K.
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Old 08-15-2022, 08:04 PM
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Any engine can fail, Subaru, Lycoming, PT6, CF6 etc.
Yes that is surely true….but some engines fail at a much higher rate than others. I’ll be diplomatic and just leave it at that.

The video in question is extraordinary in topic and production execution and is certainly inspirational. But the impact of the geographic spectacle and the awe it generates cannot mask the fact that this is a journey of low level flight (including low level aerobatics) in a piston powered single over extremely inhospitable and very remote terrain. In reality it is that very fact that adds considerably to the power of the video.
I’ll bet there isn’t a pilot who has seen this video who didn’t at some stage in the video say to himself: “Wow, you wouldn’t want your engine to quit there”.
Everyone has their own appetite for flying risk and good luck to those who have ventured to the edge. Without them we would never have got off the ground in the first place.
Anyway Hermann’s trusty Lycoming got him home safely. And three cheers for that.
Incidentally, his engine is an Aerosport Power IO-375 M1S with dual P-Mags and an Airflow Performance FM-150 fuel injection system with purge valve.
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Old 08-17-2022, 01:25 AM
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I discovered another YT video from one of the French crews who joined with Hermann on their way to Oshkosh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h2ZeTHZ5dY

I believe the red RV-8 is now for sale.

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Old 08-17-2022, 06:54 AM
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Here is a link to their blog:

https://transat-vfr.okavago.com/
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