Great photos Mark. Keep 'em coming and we'll see you there!I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool
Posted by ddierking on 08-09-2007 01:59 AM:
Man, Friday won't be here soon enough!Dan the Man "I change helicopters almost as often as I change my underwear"
Posted by Kinger on 08-09-2007 02:15 AM:
Car is packed and I'm heading out the door at 6.
Posted by rockier on 08-09-2007 04:52 AM:
We got here at 1:00 and it is hot and humit. I have seen 3 crash in 1 hour.It will be great to see everyone here again.Szabo's are here and ready.------,\\\|///,----- ___*| # # |* oo0---(_)---0oo
Posted by No_Gassers_Here on 08-09-2007 06:08 AM:
Thanx Mark you have made it so those of us that can't come can have a great shoot at seeing everything thanx again and keepem' comingwe all need a support group. "Hi my name is Richard and I'm a heli addict." 0000001
Wednesday photos and videos are up.Watch and view this event's rrTV and Photo coverage.For event details see this event topic.Mark Ryder
Posted by Eco8gator on 08-09-2007 06:27 AM:
I just got into my hotel in Ind. Man it's as humid over here as it is in Florida Oh well Im used to it and at least static wont build up as easily.Im charging up packs for tomorrow. I also put a short test flight on the Logo to make sure TSA didnt give it the foot treatment in the security screeningI am very excited to be out there tomorrow.C
Posted by helibird on 08-09-2007 03:15 PM:
I see on those pics one of the rules is pin can only be out 25 minutes. Does that work?? I mean unless your second in line you won't be done in 25 minutes. What's the secret? Do you get in line then go get your pin. Or is there enough flight stations that there isn't a line? Never been to IRCHA so I'm just curious.
Posted by DS 8717 on 08-09-2007 08:07 PM:
Has anyone seen the Aurora kits yet?YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED
Posted by hoverking on 08-09-2007 08:37 PM:
no kits ive seen yet, but ive seen a few helis floating around
Posted by hoverking on 08-09-2007 09:24 PM:
ONE MORE TO TEASE YOU
Posted by TMoore on 08-09-2007 11:57 PM:
Any word on Dino? How bad was he hurt?
Posted by greg on 08-10-2007 12:32 AM:
Any word on Dino? How bad was he hurt?
So what happened? I hope he is ok.
Posted by nytracon on 08-10-2007 12:56 AM:
Dino is ok. 4 stitches. He will be back at the field soon.
Jeff F. is ok too.Randy
Posted by merlin3 on 08-10-2007 01:15 AM:
leaving tomorrow morning to come out for the day. Only an hour and a half away so not too bad. Also thanks Mark, I love the quality of your videos and can't wait to watch all of them later.Justin - Team Horizon, Team Byron 2-700x, Trex 700n, small helis
Posted by TMoore on 08-10-2007 01:47 AM:
That's great news! I'm glad it was only a scratch.TM
Posted by RyanW on 08-10-2007 01:59 AM:
4 stitches, that is actually good to hear compared to what we all thought that it might be.
Posted by david11cap on 08-10-2007 02:25 AM:
Has the Aurora made its debut yet?
Posted by BJames111 on 08-10-2007 02:27 AM:
glad to hear Dino's ok! I'll be there tomorrow!
Posted by loveraptors on 08-10-2007 03:41 AM:
So what happen to him can anyone that saw it tell what happen? It would be good to know so maybe it want be repeated by others. Was something wrong with his helicoopter or did he do something himself that cause the accident. Glad to hear he will be OK
Posted by legoman67 on 08-10-2007 06:21 AM:
dam, im sitting here watching the vids trying to imagine being there... someone come pick me up!!
Posted by airmobile on 08-10-2007 06:47 AM:
I appreciate your coverage of the event.
I wish I could be there.
Posted by epc2 on 08-10-2007 08:04 PM:
I heard that another accident happened today when an Aurora hit Mike Velez (RCheli editor ) in the back.It looks like he got some stiches but it's Ok.epc2.Team My Wallet.
Posted by Toro on 08-10-2007 08:39 PM:
whoa..Both of these guys, well Jeff F, and Mike V are local to me, and I fly with Jeff regularly. Glad both are OK, and remember CHICKS dig SCARS !stay alertJ
Posted by epoweredrc on 08-10-2007 11:43 PM:
wow, glad everyone is okay, be more safe everyone there. i am looking at the videos now, great covreage, Is that boy autally flying that heli goodness, where do these parents get the money for there young kids to do such things. i wish my dad would have gotten me a 2,000 heli to fly when I was 9 yrs old.lots of planes, MCPX
Posted by JWatson on 08-11-2007 12:16 AM:
epoweredrc, I could not agree more!!! I wish I had 2000.00 heli's when I was 5!!! The only heli I had when I was a kid was the Pull string FF thing that was 10 bucks from the Flea Market, and THAT was EXPENSIVE!! Oh well.. I guess times have changed. I guess for the better?Jarrett Watson http://jarrettrc.wordpress.com/
Posted by greg on 08-11-2007 12:23 AM:
It's Dad's sharing their interest with their children. If you are financially capable of doing this I don't see the issue. My son and I have ATV's, if he showed an interest in helis I would get him one of those. Its great bonding time.
Posted by cdrking on 08-11-2007 02:18 AM:
Glad they're ok.Mark,Excellent video of Daniel, outstanding quality of the videos. Please lay off the zoom a bit though.Thanks for taking the time to video and take pictures.JeffTo hover is divine, the alternative is rather PLANE.
Posted by QuickSilver on 08-11-2007 05:05 AM:
Mike Velez incident
This happened during Hennry Caldwell's demo flight about a minute into his flight he was doing some pretty low piroetting ticktocs and I am not real sure what happened next but it looked to me like one of his blades hit the ground I am sure someone who was standing closercould confirm this but it was hard to tell because the ground in that particular area dips up then down. In any event right after what looked to me to either be a main blade touch or tail blade the heli went knife edge right towards a group of spectators (most of them sitting down) Mike was closest to the flight line and was sitting indian style, the next closest person was about 5 feet from him. The wind was a good 20mph blowing directly into the flight line so it didn't help any, I was standing right inline with Mike Valez about 20 feet behind him. Henry did a good job of hitting the hold switch before it actually reached Mike. And Mike saved himself by ducking down at the last second otherwise it would have hit him right in the head and chest, but instead the heli hit him in the back and then continued on behind him about 10 feet where it stopped on its side nose facing the flight line still running. He had either a small laceration or punture wound on his left leg that did require medical treatment but he was not taken to the hospital. I will say this, being 20 or so feet away I was scared, and I can't imagine what was going thur his head when he saw that disk heading right at him. I'm not sure if he was looking through his view finder when it happened but I am sure he can answer that. After that incident they moved the flight station 20 feet further out and moved everyone back another 10 or so feet. Other then that there is really not much more I can elaborate on, other then I having a great time here at this record breaking event. I got to see Curtis in person for the first time and talked to him about his flybarless setup and the ATG. I got my crown gear problem solved thanks to Tim from MA, both main shaft collars were cracked and even though they were tight they would flex during 3D causing the gear mesh to change. Lots of great up and coming pilots (and helicopters) and the weather is hot.Take careKyleStanley Bostitch Proto Tools
Posted by rdlohr on 08-11-2007 05:17 AM:
Really nice footage of the event! Thanks Mark for taking it!Rick -#-> Still Flyin, crashin and lovin it!
Posted by No_Gassers_Here on 08-11-2007 08:39 AM:
Dam Mark no thats how you cover an event that's a millon from the bay area.we all need a support group. "Hi my name is Richard and I'm a heli addict." 0000001
Posted by bosshoss on 08-11-2007 01:01 PM:
The fact that the flight station was moved AFTER the accident, is proof everyone knows this type of close in flying is dangerous, and pushing the limits. But, in the interest of being cool, we do it anyways. To hell with the risks, right?? Someone NEEDS to be killed. Preferrably in front of a Dateline NBC camera, then this will stop, and event, ans flying field regulations will finally be inforced to protect everyone , including the stupid pilot, who is too stupid to realize he is flying a lawn mower in front of his face. I hope someone got it on tape, and forwards it to the media. But, a little girl or boy, preferably one that is flying a 90 at say 9years old, needs to be decapitated. THat would do it. So, encourage it, call it cool, and wait. Then, when the dust settles, blood and body parts, we will be regulated and safe. Until then, hide behind the freq board. The Heli Media, and Sponsors need to address this, ands stop this type of flying, it serves no purpose, other than to prove who is more "locked in". Bragging rights for the flyers do not trump the fact that a flying lawn mower, almost out of control, with no blade guard , is being vectored towards themselves and others. It's not right, and everyone knows it. You KNOW it, but are not willing to admit it that it is a problem....because it is COOL. Remember it is cool when death happens.
Posted by Rogan on 08-11-2007 01:23 PM:
Good idea bosshoss why don't you go take one for the team? Just make sure to take your kids and a Fox News crew...Try not to make it to clean a cut, the public likes blood and screaming.Thanks.The above text is not intended to cause offense, unless implicitly stated.
Posted by metal head on 08-11-2007 01:35 PM:
Hey Boss, i get the feeling you like to fly high up there. And in your case flying low is not an option do to lack of skill. Everyone knows this is dangerous and in most cases saftey measures are taken. Its jealious people like you who take the fun out of everything. Hey everybody, lets all go fishing and use plastic hooks. Dont want to get huryt doing that dangerous casting all those crazy fools do. If you dont like these type of events then dont go. Its C#*k blockers like you that if you had your way ,Indy drivers would have to obey a 45mph speed limit.Hammer that pig!
Posted by jb_turner on 08-11-2007 01:41 PM:
Just ignore Bosshoss.. he is just a newbie heliman.JB "Do a SEARCH" Turner
Posted by TomRex on 08-11-2007 03:18 PM:
Sounds like Charlie Browns teacher,,,,,,Ignorance is the absence of facts.Stupid is lacking the intellectual capacity to comprehend the fact
Posted by MrMel on 08-11-2007 03:29 PM:
I take it that its the "Friday video 13" (how appropriate number...) video here that is the flight when it happened.Tailblades hit the ground.
Posted by Maxists The Baddist on 08-11-2007 03:58 PM:
Wow. He was looking through the camera right up until...
Posted by raptor90sepilot on 08-11-2007 04:34 PM:
kinda of topic but why does it say on the video that jason has a nitro 60 it looks like a 600nit's not if you crash it's when you crash
Posted by QuickSilver on 08-11-2007 05:01 PM:
Can't wait to see what the noon time demos will bring us today. Lets see if they move the flight station again.KyleStanley Bostitch Proto Tools
Posted by No_Gassers_Here on 08-11-2007 05:05 PM:
bosshoss you are talking about a organized event on helicopter. It's is not hop scotch or jump rope or jacks. they are well crafted and (in most cases) well mantained hotrods of the sky. there is a reason plankers and heli. pilots don't see eye to eye. there fly Ugos while we fly Ferarris'. trust me when you get past hovering and start doing so sport flying you will see the dif. also everyone that walks out there front door takes risks we just do it together. happy flying and I hope noone ever get killed because you called it it would wiegh heavy on you or at lest it should. that's bad carma to even think such a thing. I hope you change your mind and start enjoying you hobby. it is the best time in a feild I have ever spent.we all need a support group. "Hi my name is Richard and I'm a heli addict." 0000001
Posted by Toro on 08-11-2007 11:38 PM:
Bosshoss= Well known dude on the plank sites, in the thick of it many a time.
Posted by funkyflyer on 08-12-2007 12:00 AM:
Bosshoss is way over the top. However, he does have a point. You can fly on the deck, and still far enough in front of you to keep a safer margin for error. If anything, these accidents only prove the point.Oh, and I know of quite a few planks that fly like Ferraris, not like Yugos, right down on the deck, bouncing on their rudders. Seperating ourselves from others, even plankers, that enjoy hot rodding their flying machines, that's just bad kharma. We all defy gravity together. Let's just be glad none of the injuries were serious.Wow, the ground was closer than I thought.
Posted by Dblex on 08-12-2007 12:18 AM:
So who won the auto contest?Highly Medicated for your protection......
Posted by QuickSilver on 08-12-2007 02:18 AM:
I just got to watch the video and it was a tail strike, the RR camera man edited the film so unless someone else was taking videos, anyone who was not there won't be able to see just how close Mike came to being seriously injured. I am sure there are other videos of the incident out there,I counted several people on the flightline with video cameras.KyleStanley Bostitch Proto Tools
Posted by heli-cuzz on 08-12-2007 04:07 AM:
Thanks for bringing IRCHA to me, Mark.Fury 55 NIB Furion6 CGY750 fbl helicopter-Frenzy CGY750 fbl nitro-Frenzy fbl NOBAR90
Posted by No_Gassers_Here on 08-12-2007 04:31 AM:
I apolagize to all the plankers out there. They are cool I just can't fly them.we all need a support group. "Hi my name is Richard and I'm a heli addict." 0000001
Posted by hoverking on 08-12-2007 04:48 AM:
andy rumor won night fly a few minutes ago
Posted by Futura SE on 08-12-2007 05:05 AM:
The post that Boss made was a little over the top, but none the less is basically right. I have been flying for 25 years almost and I am just 31. Been at helis for right at 10 years now and I will state and several guys on here can back me up that I can do on the deck and do on the deck 3D.
With that being said, this mishap and I am GLAD that is all it was just shows no matter how good the pilot is and we all know Henry is, is that things can happen outside of the pilots control and that happens so fast life changing things can happen. Henry really ducked the bullet in that the man could have been killed and I am sure Henry knows it and has probally thought about it 100 times or more by now.
Guys get out there and do demos and we ALL have a LOT of personal pride in wanting to "up" one another. Lets admit it we all do, it is what drives us to get better and when you push the limit things happen. I am not saying stop pushing the limts, that is what makes the hobby fun, but as the flying increases the safety measures must too. It is just as impressive to the crown to see guys doing on the deck 3D from 30 feet away as it is 10 feet away.Airplane guys suffer the same ills. I have hover a giant scale gas plane that weighs over 35lbs and has a 150cc engine on the front right over the flight line fence on the deck or I can do it 20 feet out over the run way where if there is a air bubble in the line and the engine burps or it goes into lockout or etc if falls on its hind end and I go pick up the pieces, BUT no one is hurt.I said all that to say this, lets keep on pushing the limits in flying that is what is fun, BUT lets keep GOOD common sense with us at all times. This is NOT Henry's fault. He did not mean to do it at all. It is the event organizers as much as anyone for letting people get that close. Period.Norman Ross Jr.
Posted by MikeV on 08-12-2007 05:23 AM:
Hi Quick, and everyone else. Thanks for all the well wishes. Yes, there was video. I spoke to two people that had it on tape and forwarding the tape to me for my own curiosity. I'm very anxious to see it. As for where I was in relation to the pilot station and the flight line; I was perfectly in line with the rest of the media. No closer to the flight line than anyone else. Just wrong place, wrong time. As for my positioning, I was sitting "Indian" style about 20 seconds prior to the incident. Just before I had a "feeling" and got up to more of a squatting position that wouldn't leave me so prone. Because of my proximity to the action I will often times think to myself what my plan is should something come my way. This time my plan was to roll to my right. As I was shooting photos I was very focused on the helicopter and not paying too much attention to the noises around me. Through the viewfinder I could see the blade disk getting closer and closer, and I registered that I could not longer hear the engine. At this point I knew it was coming at me. My reaction "I believe" was as planned I rolled to my right, held my camera up to my face as a shield and took the brunt of the impact to my back. My injuries were a clean slice to the knee from the tail rotor requiring 3 stitches, a 6-8 inch long severe bruise to the back (from a main blade) and a baseball sized severe bruise to my hip ( I believe from the mainframe). These injuries were minor compared to what could have possibly happen. I'm very thankful for that.
Talking to Henry afterward. He was very apologetic. In my opinion it was not necessary. It was an accident, he did not to anything negligent, and I know the risk every time I put my self in that position.
At the end of the day it was a great event. Hopefully the incidents that took place this weekend will send everyone back home with safety a little more on their mind. I know that it's been a bit of "wake up call" to me and my responsibility to the community as the editor of the largest publication. There will be a renewed emphasis on safety in the pages of my magazine. All-in-all I had another great time at IRCHA and look forward again to next year.Mike Velez
RC Heli magazine
Posted by QuickSilver on 08-12-2007 05:32 AM:
IMHO The line should have been pushed back based on wind conditions alone. A 20mph face wind with a plane or Heli will carry that model quite a distance even after power is no longer being applied. The wind played a pretty big roll in this incident. Hey Mike glad to see you are in good spirits after the heli hit you, I ran up and the first thing I was looking for were tares in the back of your shirt right after that you were telling us to check your back I almost didnt want to look, I'm just glad you were ok.KyleStanley Bostitch Proto Tools
Posted by Futura SE on 08-12-2007 05:39 AM:
I think as it has been said about conditions the event organizers should have stepped in and made a PROACTIVE, not REACTIVE move. I bet they do next time. It should have never been as close as it was eveit it was 70 degrees, clear skies and dead calm where the event organizers KNEW the demo pilots would be pushing the machines and things CAN and WILL happen.Norman Ross Jr.
Posted by SUB RAPTOR on 08-12-2007 05:41 AM:
Hope you got some nice pics ,to make the ER trip worth it.Conor "My piloting skills are proof that gravity does exist."
Posted by MikeV on 08-12-2007 05:43 AM:
NO photo is worth injury. I hope that you didn't get that impression from what I wrote.Mike
Posted by QuickSilver on 08-12-2007 06:34 AM:
Does anyone know what makes up the differences in the new Raptor 903D and the old 90SE besides the canopy? Did I miss something? Or are there just some new gearing setups and dampers in the head. Has anyone else taken a good look at it? That slim canopy did look cool as sh**!KyleStanley Bostitch Proto Tools
Posted by Futura SE on 08-12-2007 06:56 AM:
This far in the Jamboree there must be an official word from Augusto on the Aurora. What did he have to say about delivery schedules and etc???
Posted by Rotormax4 on 08-12-2007 08:18 AM:
Thanks for subperb vdo & photos.Runryder
Did not known Mikado 600 had gone that far away.
Posted by A129 on 08-12-2007 08:32 AM:
Does anyone know what makes up the differences in the new Raptor 903D and the old 90SE besides the canopy?
Posted by DS 8717 on 08-12-2007 12:22 PM:
Less parts in the kit. new stickers,same old crappy head.YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED
Posted by TomR on 08-12-2007 01:51 PM:
Do anyone know what muffler Alan Szabo jr. is using on his Aurora at IRCHA?
And was it just me or did they say that Bobby watts were flying the new "MA" Beam micro in one of the vids?Looks like IRCHA is getting bigger! :P I think i have to save up some to get there next year Thunder Tiger, Curtis Youngblood, Scorpion, Rapicon, Hyperion
Posted by scott s. on 08-12-2007 02:22 PM:
Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble downloading the video`s?
Posted by helicrack on 08-12-2007 03:07 PM:
So does anybody know if the Century Rep got his lawyer yet to get the Avant he thinks he won in the Grand Prize giveaway?Rules clearly state that Reps are not incuded in the grand prize raffle.He was a whiny little bi#ch.Go fly a friggin Century dude....".........said the joker to the thief"
Posted by QuickSilver on 08-12-2007 04:24 PM:
That was pretty funny seeing a Century rep get all bent out of shape because they wouldnt give him the Aurora. If he does get a lawyer to try and get it, that wont be saying much for Century thats for sure. I didnt see a video of Bobby flying the beam, but I did see it being flown by him and it looks pretty mean, fast backwards flight that tail was rock solid. Its a nice heli for the price, they will however be changing the name to read "Miniture Aircraft Beam" on the boom and packaging from what I was told, because right now it just says BEAM. Hell I didnt even know it was being made by them, I saw it on there table but had no idea it was a MA helicopter. They did bring plenty of Razor Nitro kits 20 I believe, and sold about 8 or 9 the first day. I was told by Jeff Miller that the first run Razor Nitro kits they had there did not have the instructions as they were not able to get them completed by the time they had to leave for IRCHA, but would send them out to the customers who bought one as soon as they were completedKyleStanley Bostitch Proto Tools
Posted by racingstripe on 08-12-2007 05:20 PM:
Do anyone know what muffler Alan Szabo jr. is using on his Aurora at IRCHA?
It looks to me like:Funtech A385 HN-90TYPE-R3Dandy-
Posted by epoweredrc on 08-12-2007 09:24 PM:
Everything we fly can be dangerous, I try to point out to my fellow flyers all the time these are not toys and can seriously hurt you. I fly mostly "Plankers" as you guys call them. I am a 3D plane pilot and I know while i am hovering my plane with the rudder touching the ground if the prop broke or came off it could hit me or anyone on the flight line, we all could be safer in flying 10-20 feet away from ourselves, but it is easier (at least for me to ) see it up close at me.helis do kinda scare me cause it is a ubside down lawnmower w/o a guard. My father has been cut on the arm before by heli blades it was on the ground and lost control he pulled the fuel line off before it took off into the neighborhood or who knows where...i fly electric in hopes I could stop my heli or plane before something bad happend but these Big gassers are really dangerous, but we just need to be safe with them. From these videos all these pilots are great pilots they didn't just start this hobby last week, yes Everyone crashes and everyone has a bad day, thats Life..Great video Wish I was therelots of planes, MCPX
Posted by DS 8717 on 08-12-2007 09:33 PM:
So does anybody know if the Century Rep got his lawyer yet to get the Avant he thinks he won in the Grand Prize giveaway?Rules clearly state that Reps are not incuded in the grand prize raffle.He was a whiny little bi#ch.Go fly a friggin Century dude....
Wouldn't you cry to if you had a chance get a decent helicopter.YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED
Posted by Toro on 08-12-2007 09:38 PM:
I say we keep this thread on IRCHA, and talk about the safety issues in another thread if any should choose to start it in the safety forums. This is a great event, and shouldnt be shadowed by a couple of folks who want to analyze, and drag every little incident to the kangaroo court of speculatory public forums.
Posted by greg on 08-12-2007 09:42 PM:
keep this thread on IRCHA, and talk about the safety issues in another thread
Sounds like IRCHA is the one with the safety issues.
Posted by epoweredrc on 08-12-2007 10:09 PM:
I just watched Matt Botos videos and wow that new thunder power Extreme is a cool little heli, it looks like it flys great, I wonder if TP would like to give me one to demo and show off at my local clubs LOL ..lots of planes, MCPX
Posted by Toro on 08-12-2007 10:19 PM:
Im interested in that BEAM... I talked with Ken from Mega Motors, and it sounds like it should be a sweet little rig...
Posted by Havoc on 08-12-2007 11:27 PM:
It should be noted that the camera guys stand in the spot where the IRCHA staff tell everyone else not to be (frequently over the speakers and in person on their carts). So that wasn't so much a safety issue with IRCHA as it was a shinning example of why they tell you not to be there. The media guys get to assume the risk of being in a spot that the IRCHA staff tell you not to be.
Posted by TomR on 08-12-2007 11:34 PM:
I was talking to the producer/owner of the "Beam" 402 at the 3Dmasters. But i do not know if it is the same heli. beam-inc dòt com...I did get a few pair of theyr blades for the Beam, and they were white on the top and pink underneeth. It looked like the "MA Beam" also had blades like that when Bobby Watts were flying it... nice heli tho :PThunder Tiger, Curtis Youngblood, Scorpion, Rapicon, Hyperion
Posted by Nashville on 08-13-2007 12:08 AM:
MikeV, man I am glad you are ok! I was standing a few feet behind you when it happened and I thought you might be a gonner at first. We were very worried about you and unfortunately the IRCHA officials never said anything about you or your condition so it's nice to hear you are are basically ok. Those heli-reactions must have helped you.Matt Botos and many others were flying the new Miniature Beam. It is the best looking micro I have ever seen. I tried to buy one of the 3 demos right there but they just would not listen. They are ready to come out. M.A. is just waiting on the boxes. The quality is head and sholders above anything else I saw at the show (as far as micros go). MA told us they can make 3000 a month (as needed), that is good news. We were also told they will go for around $300. Trex 450 is going to get a wake up call with this.I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool
Posted by TomR on 08-13-2007 12:19 AM:
Do you got any pictures of it? Are we talking about the same heli that i saw at 3DM? Thunder Tiger, Curtis Youngblood, Scorpion, Rapicon, Hyperion
Posted by Jon the Rooster on 08-13-2007 12:36 AM:
And Mike saved himself by ducking down at the last second otherwise it would have hit him right in the head and chest, but instead the heli hit him in the back and then continued on behind him about 10 feet where it stopped
Yeah, I was about 20' aways too Missed Mark By about 5 to 7'!
He was taking pictures up to the point where he Ducked & by that time, it Hit!!
What I saw was just like you said but the Rotor disk his his Camera first, smacked his leg then I saw it hit his Neck, I was so scared for him at that point, but luck has it it grazed his back!!
Tuff Dude Man & Very Lucky he had that camera or it would have been alot worse & smashed into his Face & chest!!
Glad it was just a minor insident!It made Everybody More Alert & More Cautious thru out the reat of IRCHA!!
We all just got too excited & forgot the reality of Rc Heli's being that close to that kind of flying!!!! and one more thing "DON'T BE AFRAID!"
Posted by QuickSilver on 08-13-2007 01:20 AM:
The party is over : (
Well Im back at home and I must say what an event it was, I was glad to be part of this record breaking event as pilot #464. One thing I would like to bring up that has yet to be mentioned in this thread was the way radio impound and frequency times were monitored, the volunteers and that software they were using did an excellent job of keeping track of who had what and for how long. It was a very smooth operation IMHO, I had no problem getting channel 56 in fact there was only one other person I think using 56 and he was a scale flyer. I can recall only 3 times going up to get 56 and it was out but I was able to get it 15 min later.
I flew more times in one day at IRCHA then I think I ever did at my own flying field thats how open the freq board was. I think with so many people using spread spectrum it freed up alot of the 72MHz channels. That being said some flight stations were more crowded then others but if you needed a ride the guys in the carts were there to take you to what ever flight station you wanted to fly at. All and all it was a wonderfull experience for me and I am sure for alot of other first timers and veterans of IRCHA alike. BZ to everyone who help put this event together and lets see if we can't break another attendence record next year.Take careKyle
Pilot #464Stanley Bostitch Proto Tools
Posted by GScott on 08-13-2007 01:31 AM:
I have to say the best part of the whole "Aurora" debate was after the guy cried for 5 minutes that he wasn't a rep they called up one of the Century guys. He was immediately busted as being a rep but still kept crying about it.
Posted by RonHill on 08-13-2007 02:38 AM:
Glad to hear that no one was killed. I hope people take these things a little more seriously.About the Century rep and the Aurora....Thats kinda funny. I wish they had made the no rep part clear...Like not allowed them to enter. But if I sponsored a guy and he later claimed not to be a rep...He would no longer be a rep.
Posted by Damper on 08-13-2007 02:39 AM:
Comment about flying too close from bosshoss
Bosshoss you need comments about your flying imcompetence to yourself. You have no idea about the circumsstances or the pilots
abilities that you gives the right to even comment about how a veteran pilot should or should not perform in public. So another words keep your mouth shut!Full Throttle Spooning Leads To Forking
Posted by ThunderRobo on 08-13-2007 02:47 AM:
that Century guy who "won" the aurora looked like he was goign to kill someone LOLDerek Da' kid with the toyz! "Time for some Muzak!"
Posted by DrScoles on 08-13-2007 02:49 AM:
Damper, a "pilots abilities or a veteran pilot" has absolutely nothing to do with how close he should fly to the crowd. That "veteran pilot" should be setting a good example for everyone else...Now let's hear more about some dude making an ass out of himself for crying about a door prize!?!?!?! Getting a lawyer??? PLUEEEEEEZE details!!!Mike
Posted by Mark Ryder on 08-13-2007 02:58 AM:
Mike, the pilots aren't the ones that setup the demo position. There is a berm of dirt that needs to be graded down so that the flight line can then be moved farther out. Media people, like myself and MikeV assume the risk up closer. The crowd was way behind us.Mark Ryder
Posted by eyeflyhelis on 08-13-2007 03:09 AM:
Any word on Dino? How bad was he hurt?
So what happened? I hope he is ok.
i was standing 10 feet behind him, it was the sickest crash i ever saw (becasue he got hurt not mained)
the one blade hit his camera right in front of his face!!! it knocked the flash 7/8 of the way off the camera. hate to imagine it it hit his face.other wise great flyingang the night flying was SICK!!!
especially the guy who flew just using flash lights!!!!!only you have the power to make no difference!
Posted by Damper on 08-13-2007 03:10 AM:
Dr Scoles reply
The crowd had nothing to do with it DR Scoles it involve individuals
that know the risks and situations of the sport and thus Bosshoss
does not need to comment about death of kid or spectator in the spectrum of flying too close to the ground or spectators.Full Throttle Spooning Leads To Forking
Posted by Havoc on 08-13-2007 04:10 AM:
The best was Scott Gray buddy boxing the JR heli. There needs to be more of that from these other brands. You got about minute or so to do whatever you wanted with the heli except crash. That must sell more kits than just watching them fly. But I felt bad for Scott because I thought he was going to pass out from heat exhaustion before he was done. It was very hot, dry, and no wind.
Posted by Futura SE on 08-13-2007 04:41 AM:
I want Alan Szabo to give me 10 minutes of a buddy box on an Aurora!!! I'll scramble his brain He has never seen incompetence like I can show him!!! I'll try stuff never before thought of.Norman Ross Jr.
Posted by QuantumPSI on 08-13-2007 05:14 AM:
He has never seen incompetence like I can show him!!! I'll try stuff never before thought of.
LOL LMAO now that one really made me laugh!...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt I will fly you forever... till earth do us part
Posted by xlkb on 08-13-2007 05:27 AM:
Tom R, Miniature aircraft has some pictures of the beam on there site at miniatureaircraftusa.com John
Posted by Futura SE on 08-13-2007 05:40 AM:
Actually I think I'm a pretty competent pilot, but if I get to fly a "realife simulator", well... that a different story.Norman Ross Jr.
Posted by Qrrambero on 08-13-2007 05:54 AM:
Mr. RR what happen with the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pictures?
I hope you post them soon.Ae
Posted by Harts on 08-13-2007 06:12 AM:
Mr. RR what happen with the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pictures?
I hope you post them soon
Posted by TomR on 08-13-2007 07:25 AM:
Ah great, its the same Beam we were talking about! That little thing really moves good :PThunder Tiger, Curtis Youngblood, Scorpion, Rapicon, Hyperion
Posted by shawgl on 08-13-2007 07:33 AM:
So who was the century rep?In God we trust, everyone else we monitor.
Posted by Rennster on 08-13-2007 09:23 AM:
Think I'll go to Camp Perry next year...less drama
Posted by hootowl on 08-13-2007 11:05 AM:
Looks like I missed a really great time. Maybe next year.Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep
Posted by Akio Miyata on 08-13-2007 12:16 PM:
Is Jason using engine 60 in T-REX600N??
Posted by epoweredrc on 08-13-2007 12:57 PM:
What does $300.00 get you for that thing, just the heli, or the heli,esc,motor or even maybe the gyro? I am thinking about buying a Trex 450 now, i got to fly one yesterday and wow how nice after flying a Blade cpp.Great videos and pictures. You done a great job, maybe one of these years i can make it to a event like thislots of planes, MCPX
Posted by Paige McFall on 08-13-2007 01:49 PM:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Pictures
Over 3000 photos were taken over the last three days at IRCHA. The whole RR crew was pretty tired last night and went to bed early. The remaining photos from the event will be put up over the next two days.Thank you Dave Millner and the whole IRCHA crew for putting on an amazing event. It was nice to meet and talk to everyone at the event.See you next year!
Posted by playfair on 08-13-2007 04:58 PM:
Point of view from an IRCHA newbee
Got home at 10:30 last night after 5 days away from my wife and family.
I must admit that even after 3 years of RC helis I had some reservations about attending IRCHA. After all, pooling 600 miles each way and sharing a room with a bunch of guys just to watch some "toys" flying around sounded like a lot of trouble for what it was...So what do I think now that it's over?
Let me just say that this event was the coolest thing I've ever been a part of! A big thanks to Ray Stacy for "talking" me into going, and to those who missed it, you really missed out. Even with Sunday morning exhaustion while packing up I started looking forward to next year.The staff and pilots were friendly, the flying was awesome (to say the least), and everywhere you looked there were obvious signs of the effort put in to set an RC event record. Simply incredible.Mark and his family are doing a wonderful job bringing the jist of it to everyone here, but this doesn't even begin to do the total experience justice. The sky is our canvas
Posted by ddierking on 08-13-2007 06:16 PM:
I totally agree. My first year attending and I am already talking about planning for next year. ONE AWSOME EVENT!!!!!Dan the Man "I change helicopters almost as often as I change my underwear"
Posted by Toro on 08-13-2007 09:12 PM:
I missed this year, but wont next... Its a long haul from Southern Cal, but worth it.
Posted by OICU812 on 08-13-2007 11:23 PM:
That shaky stick video of Danny Jetschin is amazing, crack roll to the next level and beyond! Friken wowies!...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
Posted by TomR on 08-13-2007 11:44 PM:
WAY TO GO DANIEL!! wooohoo! that was one insane flight!Thunder Tiger, Curtis Youngblood, Scorpion, Rapicon, Hyperion
Posted by JAGNZ on 08-14-2007 12:10 AM:
I was an IRCHA newbie too, my first year. I flew from New Zealand to go and it was well worth it. The flying was awesome and I met a ton of great people (thanks Bobby ad Will for being so cool and letting me hang with you!).It was nice to put faces with names from RR too. It was fun hanging with Inkspot and others. This event proved to me that I am part of an awesome hobby with mostly amazing people. Sure, there are always the primadonnas and pains in the arses but they are few and far between I observed.The flying was incredible and the weather was smoking. I almost melted waiting in line for my free Trex 600 Crash kit! Sunscreen was a must. They DID have free water stations setup though and a sprinkler misting tent. This was a well run event but the flying stations were pretty tight based on the few flights I spotted people for. Unless you could fly tight, there were overfly's. No dramas and all in all a total blast. I won't likely fly over again for it but if you can get there - do it. You will not be disapointed.Cheers all. Jason Greenwood
Posted by jab1969 on 08-14-2007 02:36 AM:
Great Videos and Pics Mark great job for those of us that couldnt attend, but Ive all ready started saving up for IRCHA 2008Xtreme Power Systems, @Signs
Posted by david11cap on 08-14-2007 02:47 AM:
I am definitly going to IRCHA 2008. Hopefully I will be into FFF BY THEN.
Posted by maddog117 on 08-14-2007 03:00 AM:
HEY Mark, You and your Family Do more to promote the sport than anyone else has done. With all the pics, and interviews . They really keep the rest of the world informed. And If you ever walk up to Mark ,or his family, and just BS with them, you'll find that they are very plesant to talk with, and don't just blow you off. Mark you do a great job dude.Fly a Helicopter , nothing else matters
Posted by w.pasman on 08-14-2007 07:41 AM:
Wow amazing!!Thanks Mark for the videos !
Is that shaky stick for the noise only I don't see any corresponding movements of the heli, or is the frame rate of the videos too low?
Posted by Raptorize on 08-14-2007 07:46 AM:
Wow amazing!!Thanks Mark for the videos !
Is that shaky stick for the noise only I don't see any corresponding movements of the heli, or is the frame rate of the videos too low? It does shakes,it not clear on the video.
Posted by Taipan on 08-14-2007 10:08 AM:
I'd say the video is not clear enough. Need HD or to be there in person.Damn, Matt had a close one here! http://www.runryder.com/rrTV-Photo/...HA07-Fri-03.wmv How come his tail keeps spinning after he stops the mains? Did the tail drive break or does the Synergy have a one-way bearing on the tail??
Posted by w.pasman on 08-14-2007 11:29 AM:
Thanks for the explanations
Need HD or to be there in person.
I guess the problem is mainly the refresh rate, not the resolution of the video. So HD 30 Hz probably still insufficient, maybe HD 60Hz could do the job? Catching even the finger movements seems hard for Mark's 30?Hz videos
Posted by w.pasman on 08-14-2007 11:36 AM:
Mark, I forgot but congrats on these nice captures. You got really good at following the moves ! And thanks for NOT mixing in music over the heli sounds.
Posted by Rennster on 08-14-2007 11:45 AM:
Why was there a gay pride flag flying in the Welcome to IRCHA vid?
Posted by Harts on 08-14-2007 11:49 AM:
How come his tail keeps spinning after he stops the mains? Did the tail drive break or does the Synergy have a one-way bearing on the tail??
I think Matt has the hyperformance hyper drive torque tube Kev
Posted by playfair on 08-14-2007 01:56 PM:
Amazing how the "crack" moves are faster than a camera at 29.97 fps can capture! You can definitely see the shimming live though. Reminds me of an annual fireworks show when you look forward to seeing what the new shells are each year.
Why was there a gay pride flag flying in the Welcome to IRCHA vid?
I think pretty much everyone just thought it was a pretty rainbow flag. The sky is our canvas
Posted by Dino Spadaccini on 08-14-2007 08:52 PM:
thanks to all
I just like to thank every one for the phone call's and well wishesRIP Roman JR Capt USA Align Factory Team Align - Conquer Your heart Team Futaba
Posted by Fall2Fast on 08-14-2007 10:12 PM:
Not sure how many have noticed, but Kyle has been inventing some new maneuvers. Here is a video that I took of him flying a stock Pantera 50I know Mark's are better than mine, but do you ever get sick of watching them? I know I can't get enough of these myself... that is until I get dizzy trying to follow what is going on.http://www.tdhobbies.com/video/heli..._ircha_2007.wmvI will have more soon. That sure was a good time out there!if you see the pilot running....try to keep up!
Posted by P.J. on 08-14-2007 11:05 PM:
Hi Guys,Well back home after a fantastic trip, I really enjoyed my week in Muncie and I'm looking forward to IRCHA 2008.It was great to meet all you guys.P.J.SAB Heli Division Hyperion Spektrum RC Scorpion Systems Spartan rc
Posted by Fall2Fast on 08-15-2007 12:03 AM:
Did anyone get a video of the night flying with two spotlights on the helicopter? I have only one night video that I will share later.you know I have joked about doing something like that but never thought anyone would actually try it. I personally don't know of anyone, including myself that I would trust to man the spotlights like that.
Night flying has sure gone quite a bit forward since last year.if you see the pilot running....try to keep up!
Posted by helicrack on 08-15-2007 12:09 AM:
I personally don't know of anyone, including myself that I would trust to man the spotlights like that.
I'll bet that pilot's trust went about as far as that switch on his TX that would turn the lights on incase his spoters lost him.".........said the joker to the thief"
Posted by littleman on 08-15-2007 03:42 AM:
Only thing left are the saturday demos, there is one in particular that I am waiting for
A.J.Proud member of Teams MSH USA, Futaba, Scorpion, & Nick Maxwell Products
Posted by RyanW on 08-15-2007 03:44 AM:
Glad you made it back home safe P.J.! It was good to meet you and the group who made the voyage over here.
Posted by Paige McFall on 08-15-2007 04:04 AM:
All photos for IRCHA 2007 are now up.More videos are to come soon.
Posted by red_z06 on 08-15-2007 04:09 AM:
PaigeThanks for the incredibly vivid photos!www.JustinJee.com
Posted by helicrack on 08-15-2007 04:10 AM:
Long awaited....thanks.".........said the joker to the thief"
Posted by airman02 on 08-15-2007 04:44 AM:
Does anyone have a picture of the Raptor group photo? I see the T-Rex, but I did not see the Raptor. ThanksAndy
Posted by Knud Pedersen on 08-15-2007 12:00 PM:
HiThis is a NICE tropicCool with the videos where you can see the sticks on the transmitter.
Now we all can learn to fly like the pros, just look and learnOn the "Bobby Watts - Crazy Stick" video, it looks like the Stickscreen is 5-10sec. behind.....BUT still a GREAT videoChopperKnudChopperKnud Team Miniature Aircraft ThePitchbrothers
Posted by rcmike on 08-15-2007 12:27 PM:
Does anyone have a picture of the Raptor group photo? I see the T-Rex, but I did not see the Raptor. ThanksAndy
Well, I got cut out of both of the T Rex photos. I was off to the side in the first one and apparently behind someone in the second one. Anybody seen any other pictures? I know there were several people taking pictures then.
Posted by K27R on 08-15-2007 06:42 PM:
Was there Drag Races? What and who was the fastest?
Are there any scale heli video's?
Thanks RR for the great videos!!
Posted by Dino Spadaccini on 08-15-2007 06:49 PM:
yes there was one not sure who took it have to find outRIP Roman JR Capt USA Align Factory Team Align - Conquer Your heart Team Futaba
Posted by Daniel Jetschin on 08-15-2007 07:03 PM:
Think it was Ken Jennings once again, not sure though
Posted by Wingman77 on 08-15-2007 07:12 PM:
in the vid of bobby watts the remote controll is behind the vid by about 2-3 secconds
Posted by Mark Ryder on 08-15-2007 08:36 PM:
Sorry about the out of sync problem. I spent many hours on each of the four pic-in-pic vids trying to adjust for dropped frames. I cannot import directly from my new small file based camera. As an in-term solution I have to use a HDMI capture card which is dropping frames during capture.Mark Ryder
Posted by greg on 08-15-2007 08:44 PM:
This explains why I have been crashing after watching the videos.
Posted by Wingman77 on 08-15-2007 08:48 PM:
This explains why I have been crashing after watching the videos.
lolthanks mark, will you be able to fix the vids anymore or is that to much of a job?
Posted by switch blade on 08-15-2007 09:17 PM:
Any videos of the King yet ?Or Daddy Mac / Mac daddy ?
Posted by Jeff Swartz on 08-15-2007 10:00 PM:
Ken Jennings again swept all the drag race classes!He was so fast..... I think he was even the first person to get home after the event as well
Posted by The man on 08-16-2007 04:54 AM:
Who is the "King"
Posted by npap on 08-16-2007 10:17 AM:
HelloAny others videos of Matt Botos with his Synergy?Hope that someone could post it..RegardsNorbert - FRANCE
Posted by KenJ on 08-16-2007 05:44 PM:
Drag Races at IRCHA
K2, Daniel, and Jeff,Yes there were drag races, but they went off at the same time as the micro pylon races. (which was fortunate because I crashed my pylon machine!!)I did have another good day, winning all three classes.Next year I sure would like to find some way to get more people involved!!Thanks,KenTeam Horizon
Posted by Havoc on 08-16-2007 05:58 PM:
Many of us had discussed the possibility of moving IRCHA to September where the weather would be far better. Plus IRCHA would be the last Major event for many pilots in September.
Other than all the event organizers who plan around IRCHA and finally have dates that don't conflict with each other would find and kill you. Plus that weather helps thin the waiting line.
Posted by TomR on 08-17-2007 04:52 PM:
Does anyone got a vid of Curtis Youngblood flying?Thunder Tiger, Curtis Youngblood, Scorpion, Rapicon, Hyperion
Posted by switch blade on 08-17-2007 06:05 PM:
Thats the king u said it !!The Daddy !
Posted by mountaindr3wz on 08-17-2007 06:16 PM:
did someone really win that avant aurora? who was it?What the??
Posted by epoweredrc on 08-18-2007 02:44 AM:
I'd say the video is not clear enough. Need HD or to be there in person.Damn, Matt had a close one here! http://www.runryder.com/...HA07-Fri-03.wmv How come his tail keeps spinning after he stops the mains? Did the tail drive break or does the Synergy have a one-way bearing on the tail??
I didn't even notice that untill you posted and I re wached it...
Matt Botos is the man, I know him, he flys at a local feild close to me, He has come out and put on a demo sho for my club before, hes really good. I only dream of being that good one day..I would like to see more videos of him if anyone has them, like I told him at the feild last weekend, I never get tired of seeing him flylots of planes, MCPX
Posted by helicrack on 08-18-2007 05:50 AM:
We spent about 48hrs Saturday and Sunday at IRCHA. It was hot, we flew, we hung out around the cooling tent, we watched the give-a-ways, nightfly, everything was cool and we will alway's be back for this event...as long as it stays in August.Sept is out for us.".........said the joker to the thief"
Did the tail drive break or does the Synergy have a one-way bearing on the tail??
You are exactly right. The Hyperdrive torque tube employs one way bearings at both ends of the tube. But the stock tube does not.Signature
Posted by contact303 on 08-20-2007 08:04 PM:
Firstly ....horrible to read about the accidents
GREAT to hear everyone is OK and nothing but a few stitches ..pfeee ...lets stay safe now guys ...and now
@ bosshoss..I dont even know where to begin but your statement is just about the perfect sum-up to whats wrong with mankind in our age...
I bet you insured your goldfish against drowning and you make sure 3 times every night that the fire alarms are working nd the door is looked the dog is out and your burglar alarm is on , because you KNOW or was it you been treated to know ...in any way YOU KNOW and you see it every night on TV this is a DANGEROUS WORLD and everything has to be MADE SAFE .. regulations ARE NEEDED !!! and NO thinking has to be involved on your side ..OHH NO !! your only an adult YOU can not be made responsible for your actions you need to be told HOW else would you know ..
Everything needs to be pre-chewed & regulated for you because you cant be made responsible for anything can you ?...GET insurance, get burglar alarm getyourself a gun, build walls and protect your little self cause you know its a dangerous world ...DING DONG wake up call your a fOOL educate yourself and think !
Still ..i love you ..so fear not too much will you Now this might come as a surprise to you , but some of us are STill alive and we like to think for ourselves
this includes we decide what risk we take in life ...
We dont need every thing regulated and dont need instructions ..
Its a free choice ! We are adults and sometimes we choose to take risk
Can you undertsand that .MORE IMPORTANT can you see the bigger picture iam painting ?
In any case ... now have me wonder ..was it all wasted on you anyway ??Pardon my rant folks .i sign out now ..
The fact that the flight station was moved AFTER the accident, is proof everyone knows this type of close in flying is dangerous, and pushing the limits. But, in the interest of being cool, we do it anyways. To hell with the risks, right??Someone NEEDS to be killed. Preferrably in front of a Dateline NBC camera, then this will stop, and event, ans flying field regulations will finally be inforced to protect everyone , including the stupid pilot, who is too stupid to realize he is flying a lawn mower in front of his face.I hope someone got it on tape, and forwards it to the media.But, a little girl or boy, preferably one that is flying a 90 at say 9years old, needs to be decapitated. THat would do it.So, encourage it, call it cool, and wait. Then, when the dust settles, blood and body parts, we will be regulated and safe.Until then, hide behind the freq board.The Heli Media, and Sponsors need to address this, ands stop this type of flying, it serves no purpose, other than to prove who is more "locked in". Bragging rights for the flyers do not trump the fact that a flying lawn mower, almost out of control, with no blade guard , is being vectored towards themselves and others.It's not right, and everyone knows it. You KNOW it, but are not willing to admit it that it is a problem....because it is COOL. Remember it is cool when death happens.
Posted by rg3d on 08-23-2007 04:15 AM:
Hey, IRCHA was huge. This was my first time and will try to make it back next year. The 16.5 hour drive sucked, but the noon-time demos were worth it with all the top pilots throwing down live and in your face; not to mention the night flying. It was good to meet some new people and to see familiar faces. Thanks IRCHA for putting on a great event.BobbyJacks Small Engines & Hobbies
Posted by carcrasher on 08-25-2007 12:16 AM:
the videos showing the stick movements was great. these guys work their helis hard. I can't wait to see them fly at the Gathering in AC.
Posted by Mark Ryder on 08-25-2007 06:38 AM:
All 77 videos are now uploaded. Thanks to all for a successful event.Watch and view this event's rrTV and Photo coverage.For event details see this event topic.Mark Ryder
Posted by contact303 on 08-25-2007 11:51 AM:
really some FANTASTIC vids on there ..
unbelievable stuff they do on them "toys'
Posted by wouter on 08-25-2007 03:26 PM:
OMG, the sunday Szabo and Riva video's are just insane.
Posted by helicrack on 08-25-2007 05:35 PM:
Id love to view these Vids but ain't got time to wait for them to download. I have 4 computers between here and work and it's the same deal. Sloooooow to download. Can anything be done Mark?".........said the joker to the thief"
Posted by Mark Ryder on 08-25-2007 05:41 PM:
Id love to view these Vids but ain't got time to wait for them to download. I have 4 computers between here and work and it's the same deal. Sloooooow to download. Can anything be done Mark?
I just clicked on Alan Szabo Jr. - Nitro 90 - 60mb Video and started watching after about 5 seconds of pre-buffering.Your connection or route to RR is suspect.Should RR burn this stuff to a DVD? I have avoided this idea as to not compete with SKS video.Mark Ryder
Posted by Dino Spadaccini on 08-25-2007 06:38 PM:
leave it on the web on RR TV i love itRIP Roman JR Capt USA Align Factory Team Align - Conquer Your heart Team Futaba
Posted by jab1969 on 08-25-2007 07:01 PM:
Me too Mark leave it on the site and dont make DVD's If someone wants they can make there own DVD, My DSL only takes about 10 secs to start playing now problems here, If you watch the first time with the download link then it will download to the computer lighting fast. Great videos and pics Mark Keep up the good workXtreme Power Systems, @Signs
Posted by greg on 08-25-2007 10:23 PM:
I don't think it is a problem on Mark's side. I click on the video icon and I am watching the video within 10 seconds every time. I have a cable modem, don't know if this helps?
Posted by QuickSilver on 08-26-2007 09:21 PM:
Scott Gray Demo
Does anyone know why the Scott Grays Sat noon time deom video was cut short? Seem to me there may be a little prejudice going on when it comes to FAI/FC3 and 3D. I couldn't find one 3D video where they didn't stop taping in the middle of the flight, all 3D videos were shot from takeoff to landing. That was actually the frist time I ever saw FAI flying done in person and I was glad to see the entire flight there but I dont see the reasoning for not showing his entire flight.KyleStanley Bostitch Proto Tools
I never knew that FAI helis could move out so fast. It must be the weight of the heli or something. Straight line speed was fast.
Posted by QuickSilver on 08-27-2007 01:10 AM:
Mark,Looked to me like you were doing a heck of a job tracking him in the amount of video you did take The fast part of the flying is what I thought was so cool, I had no idea they flew that fast. He came out of that one manuver and then banked that thing over almost knife edge in a big circle must have been less then 2 feet off the ground. It was some sweet flying.Thanks for the explaination, and the links to the other videos.KyleStanley Bostitch Proto Tools
Posted by WJackson on 08-27-2007 03:51 AM:
Just saw Scott Gray about 8 hours ago up @ the Rochester Event. That F3C routine was incredible!!!!RIP Roman Bill Jackson AlignUSA
Posted by Jimmi on 09-13-2007 12:25 PM:
Don't know what type of camera/film your using mark, but the colors are so vibrant on my 20" screen Man I havn't seen pics this clear Keep up the good work. Jimmi
P.S. Watching bobby watts is always enjoying and jaw dropping at times I like his kamakazee styleA computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing
Isn't there a video of the Blade 400?? I was there saturday and saw it fly.--Eagles may soar high, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines!--
Posted by Sam2b on 11-20-2007 11:52 PM:
I want to recognise Lukas Riva for his outstandingly precise maneuvers. What an amazing flight captured for the smokey rex! Thanks for visiting the USA!_Sam B_
Posted by Dakine on 11-21-2007 03:21 AM:
I want to recognise Lukas Riva
Yea, love his style!! Mr. Smooooth!
Posted by helicrack on 11-21-2007 06:04 AM:
I am soooo glad this thread is still going.Me and my buddy had such a great time at the last IRCHA and we will be back in 2008. We were just talking about it last night and the night fly on Saturday was so stellar...Can't wait til 08!!!".........said the joker to the thief"
Posted by Mark Ryder on 12-16-2007 02:08 AM:
All four picture-in-picture videos have been remixed.Watch and view this event's rrTV and Photo coverage.Mark Ryder