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Most Affordable Light Sport Aircrafts January 30, 2017

Posted by Abingdon in General Ramblings.
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The Sebring Sport Aviation Show was awesome, having ended a couple days ago we’re still enjoying the rush of watching the agility of the aircrafts that were displayed at the show in action. The show itself was as on-point as ever; providing spectators, aviators, and aviatrixes a-like with entertainment that made everyone there wish they could have their own sport plane. Well, it might not be as unattainable as you think. Some can be relatively cheap… or at least cheaper than you were picturing.

Aerolite 103

Probably the cheapest on the list this plane sells for $16,000 with all parts including powerplant. It’s a little reminiscent of the Wright Brothers but that’s part of it’s charm, no? It’s a ready-to-fly plane with all necessary features equipped. That airplane has most of the equipment and capabilities that a recreational pilot wants. So, if you want to get flying right away this may be the most affordable option on the market right now.

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Pioneering CGS Hawk

One of the more well-known brands in aviation is the CGS Hawk. Originally developed by a NASA tech, this plane is one of the favorites due to it’s awesome aerodynamics. In fact, the design has been refined over 30 years of use, design, and constant industry learning.(Not that the other’s aren’t aerodynamic, we’re just sayin: NASA.) The business just hired a new CEO who plans on servicing planes on the field with parts and etc. at a very reasonable price. In fact, he also plans on selling kits should you be able to make the repairs yourself. Handy? Very much so. Affordable? You’ve got it.

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M-Squared’s Low-Cost SLSA

Celebrating its 20th year in business in 2016, (congrats, guys!) M-Squared Aircraft has built more than 500 land and sea planes. Impressively enough, Special Light-Sport Aircraft approval for its Breese 2 DS aircraft, the first of this type of light airplane to win such acceptance by FAA. While planes that are of similar caliber can run well past $150,000 this plane only costs $40,000. A steal compared to it’s market competitors in terms of quality and years in business as a company.

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Quicksilver

A very affordable and field-proven brand continues to remain a favorite in the industry by aviation geeks and pro-pilots alike. This icon of light aviation has delivered more complete kit aircraft than any other producer. An impressive number of over 18,000 were sold since the 1980’s. Talk about street cred.

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Tips To Improve Shooting Accuracy January 16, 2017

Posted by Abingdon in General Ramblings.
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To all huntresses out there, we know how passionate you are about your sport. Being able to hunt whether it be by gun point or archery is an incredible skill that requires continual practice and fine-tuning. That’s why we have a few tips to help you out as much as possible in order to become the best huntress you can be. And, with the SHOT show in Las Vegas coming up, it would be nice to be at the top of your game! Even if all you’re doing is taking a look at the latest and greatest your favorite retailers have to offer.

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Without further a-do here are some small tips to help you with firing accuracy in shooting handguns:

  • Be Contentious Of Trigger Control: It’s us that impacts the accuracy of a tool we’re using, not the tool. Reset the action on your pistol and have your partner balance a piece of spent brass on the front sight. Now, execute a smooth, clean press of the trigger. If you do this correctly, the front sight will not dip or move and the brass will stay in place. If the brass falls off, you are generally jerking the trigger and causing movement in the gun.
  • Follow Through: Being steady is essential. For new shooters there is often the anticipation of another shot or themselves shooting which causes a flinch and thusly negatively impacts accuracy. Remaining steady is key.
  • Sight and Picture Alignment: On the most fundamental level our goal is to align with our target while intently focusing on what’s in FRONT of us versus to the sides. The sides will remain blurry because we’re focused on the front. Don’t let this get to you or create an inaccurate shooting response. Try shooting in a benched position to get over this hurdle.

We didn’t forget about you, archers! Here are a few to improve your accuracy as well:

  • Blind Shooting: The idea here is to find a target that you’re sure to hit then stand 2-3 yards away from it. Now as you’re pulling back really think about all of the sensations taking place. Breathe, move slowly and release with intention.
  • Shot Angles: It’s common to fall into the trap of practicing the same shot over and over. Try taking a shot from an angle you don’t usually use.
  • Change Distances: The theme here is clear, switch it up, ladies! If you’re used to doing it one way try it another way. Changing the target will help you improve accuracy so you’re prepared for any situation.

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