Crop Dusting Video

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  1. Cardinalguy

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    Here is an interesting crop dusting video on youtube:



    Like the use of GPS technology for the spray patterns, check out the turns after each pass!
     
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    A fellow rc pilot who used to fly at my rc field flies crop dusters in the Midwest. He shares some pretty cool photos from time to time.
     
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    Normal everyday turn? So your stall horn is going off every turn you make?
     
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    The guy in the video asked the guy filming if "he felt that shaking?" Said that was the beginning of the stall. Sure, all my turns shake.
     
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    Always wanted to be a crop duster.
     
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    Didn't know they had 2 seat sprayers.
     
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    The AN-2 gets used as a sprayer. I guess the Russians have fired s the size of Kansas.
     
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    Its an AT-504, side by seat training version of the Air Tractor AT-502B.
     
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    Not if you pull the circuit breaker. It’s stays quiet afterwards
     
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    The video does give a good idea of what goes into getting the job done.
     
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    Nice video. Crop dusting has sure changed over the years with better aircraft & electronics.

    My goal as a kid was to be a crop duster. Being raised on a farm I always loved watching them fly.

    When I was 16 I got a job as a loader boy at a crop dusting outfit. We'd start at the crack of dawn, work a few intense hours, & take the mid-day off. We'd repeat the process in the late afternoon. We didn't fly much during the day due to high temperatures. Our airport was 4,700 in elevation & those AgWagons didn't have the power to haul much load.

    During the mid-day break I'd take flying lessons from one of the duster pilots who had his CFI. The lessons were kind of hit & miss but I did manage to get my PPL right after my 17th birthday.

    After loading, cleaning, & taking care of the airplanes & chemicals I learned that crop dusting wasn't going to be my future.

    I still enjoy watching them fly though.
     
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    I was so relieved to find this thread wasn't what I thought it was.
     
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    Not yet anyway. BTW I just crop dusted.
     
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    Cool way to get your PPL. Not as glamorous as it seems I suppose.
     
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    Actually, I was hoping it was.

    Edit: it is now!