Teapot In The Sky!

These are not some of my best shots, they are a bit out of focus, but they do show off the teapot asterism rather well.   The teapot lies to the south in our night sky right now,  and is always quite low on the horizon.  Its in one of the brightest spots in our milky way galaxy because it’s in the general direction of our galactic center so it makes for some good photographic opportunities with lots of nebulae and star clusters nearby.

What is an asterism you ask?  Well its a small grouping of stars that is not an officially recognized constellation.  Do you know any other asterisms?  Well, One of the most famous ones is the Big Dipper. That’s right the Big Dipper is NOT a constellation it’s actually a part of the constellation Ursa Major, the Big Bear.

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teapot light HL

Video: Saturday Flyin

After some motor problems a few weeks ago Jeff had to put a new tail wheel on his pulse and this is the first flight since the change. At the end of this video you get to see Jeff make one sweet dead-stick landing made on Monroe’s High-wing Trainer.

Jeff and I both bought one of these at the Hobby Lobby Black Friday sale way back in November. We got really good deals on them but they just kind of got set aside for a while. I have to say this is a fun plane to fly and its my first shot at a ducted fan. (all stock HL gear and a 2250 3cell LiPo) On the second flight with the Soarjet I actually sat down to fly. It’s going to be a great lazy day flier.

Video: Tri-Pacer Ride

Jeff and I have been fortune enough to make friends with most of the pilots at our local airport and every so often they offer to take us up for a ride.  Anyway, while we were out flying Friday evening Mark, the owner of a kick ass yellow Tri-Pacer stopped by and ask if  we wanted to go up.  It was Jeff’s turn, I had already been up with Bill the owner of the Cessna you will see take off late in the video.  Anyhow here is the video for you to check out.

Thanks go out to all of the pilots at NMA for puttin up with us and also to Gov’t Mule for making such killer tunes and allowing the Tapers to do what they do…that’s right folks, this one has a really groovy soundtrack.