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02-07-2006 04:51 PM  12 years agoPost 61
R Hudson

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Torsten,

The Twin Star is a belly lander, but I don't know if it glides as smooth as the EasyStar.

May have to find out soon

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02-07-2006 05:11 PM  12 years agoPost 62
cainebean

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The EasyGlider would be great but it doesn't have the room that the EasyStar has in the fuse. RHudson, I love flying my EasyStar in wind. When it is loaded up, the weight really helps. But it does have its limits like everything else. Which is why you need a kite in the photo bag! As much as I like to fly, I really like getting out my big Rok and taking pictures with it. Feels like fly fishing! And I've never fly fished before.

Bean

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02-08-2006 08:55 PM  12 years agoPost 63
RoadkillBC

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I too cut my AP teeth on a Slow Stick, a Multiplex Pico Cub, and believe it or not a Firebird XL when it came out several years ago.

I'm still getting used to teh Joker 2, but it handles wind far better than any ARF I've flown, it requires MUCH less space for launching/landing, and maneuvering around for that perfect shot is WAY easier.

Still, my Slow Stick has taken several thousand photos and I won't be giving it up anytime soon. It's so much easier to control at high altitudes.

Roadkill

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06-21-2006 03:38 AM  12 years agoPost 64
lakespinner2

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I have a question for the EasyStar photographers. I got one and put it together last week and flew it around some to get used to it, and planes in general (I've really only flown helis). It's a fun plane with or without a camera. Anyway I stuck my Fuji e900 on it (pointing straight down) today and sent it skyward.

After 3 flights and several hundred pictures (auto shutter at 3 second intervals) I've learned that (on this easystar at least) anything less than 1/500th of a second is blurry and about half the 1/500th photos are slightly blurry. And it seems to work better with the motor shut off and gliding when snapping the photos.

I filled up the memory card and had to leave before I could try an even faster shutter speed. What shutter speeds are you guys using to get crisp pictures ?

thanks

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06-21-2006 04:02 AM  12 years agoPost 65
cainebean

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I just put it on a burst mode and snap about 6 pictures at a time. Yeah motor off is the way.

Bean

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06-21-2006 08:33 AM  12 years agoPost 66
Griffo

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Definately motor off for snapping pics. Very smooooth I take my pics with 50-100 ISO and no slower than 1/500.
Here's my gallery....

www.lensaloft.com.au

All aerial pics were taken with my modified brushless EZ Star. I've installed flaps which are very handy for slowing right down to take the shots. Really helps since it weighs in at 1.2Kg! EZ platform is awesome .

I'll post some video later if anyone's interested.

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06-21-2006 09:49 PM  12 years agoPost 67
mrbisset

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I can't see the original pictures from post #1??? Are they anywhere to be found? Curious what all the talk was about!

Caleb

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06-22-2006 01:40 AM  12 years agoPost 68
RoadkillBC

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lakespinner2 - If you haven't already done so, balance your props using a high quality balancer. I take all my pics with the motor on at various speeds, and have no issues at 1/500th.

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