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Posted July 29, 2014 - 07:59 AM

our custom applicators arrived this week . Going to spray fungicide on corn and beans they are from Mississippi The pilot is real nice, so is the crew. They have about 10-12000 acres to spray for the company that I work for . They will be done in 10 days to 2 weeks
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 08:00 AM

WIll you be able to take any video or pictures?


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 08:07 AM

here are a few pics ...he was flying around the grain bins and testing etc.....    Not for me !!!!!!!

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Posted July 29, 2014 - 09:12 AM

I love to watch the old bi-planes that did the crop dusting.  Those guys were good.  I'm to sure about dusting in a helo. I would think that stuff would tend to get up in the cockpit.  Hope you can get some video of them doing their thing.


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 09:17 AM

I love to watch the old bi-planes that did the crop dusting. Those guys were good. I'm to sure about dusting in a helo. I would think that stuff would tend to get up in the cockpit. Hope you can get some video of them doing their thing.

Wouldn't the downward air movement prevent any of the chemicals from going up?
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 09:35 AM

Thanks for the pics! I could hear one (I think maybe last week) just to the north of where we live.



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Posted July 29, 2014 - 10:53 AM

Watch a slick landing from a nam movie and you will see that the wind goes down under the blades but then goes up just outside the area. It then goes back down again. The birds in dust areas get filthy real quick. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 11:11 AM

It would be fun to watch that but not so much fun to be inside the copter. You need some serious experience to maneuver one of those in close quarters with a spray boom to contend with.



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Posted July 29, 2014 - 11:11 AM

our guys usually land that helicopter on a small straight truck to refill. The pilot told me in our hilly area that a helicopter is more efficient than a plane , cause of our smaller fields etc...I personally think being in that helicopter crop dusting would be like a bad roller coaster ride. I will get more in air pics this week.
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 11:14 AM

think I will stick with my 4 wheeler   



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Posted July 29, 2014 - 12:02 PM

It would be iinteresting to learn how the sprayers are set up to get coverage without the prop wash messing that up.
There have been 3 Air Tractors flying out of the Newton Airport for the last 3 weeks.
I watched one spray the field across the road last Tuesday.

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Posted July 29, 2014 - 12:19 PM

these guys fly what looks like 20 feet above the crop they are dusting. except on the ends where they get higher to miss power lines and other things in there way.

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Posted July 29, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Can he emergency drop his spray tank if need be. I worked for a guy that flew a Hugh's 500 doing airial spraying and seeding. He could jetision his tank or hopper if he needed to, I was his ground tender. I was amazed it would even fly as he had stripped all the avionics out of it to cut down weight.
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 01:43 PM

They use a chopper to spray the river for black flies behind my house. A couple years ago the guy lost power and dumped it in the river. He was ok. Not a job for me.
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Posted July 29, 2014 - 03:03 PM

cthis guys cab was pretty bare except for his gps light bar and normal instruments ...  no passenger seat and only a very small spray tank  


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