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02-09-2006 02:02 PM  12 years agoPost 21
DANNO

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wow, your right torsten! howd you figure that out!

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02-09-2006 02:10 PM  12 years agoPost 22
Torsten

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Germany

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them there schmart germans again

not really

1.google earth

2.st pete

3.mainland with ocean view

4.causeway to the far left in picture posted

5.the s shaped street

and of course a little bit of the above

PS

I send you the Google link via e mail.

t

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02-09-2006 02:33 PM  12 years agoPost 23
JohnC

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This is a screenshot from the downlink during my best with a Joker.

It takes no time to get up there : it reached 1,000 feet 1 minute 30 seconds after the skids left the ground.


I have to admit that I do have a little help .

See if you can work out where this one was taken Torsten.

There's a big clue if you look carefully


John C.

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02-09-2006 02:50 PM  12 years agoPost 24
Torsten

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John,
I need one of those little helpers

hint ? non other than the DECIMAL coordinates that no real map programm i have works with.

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02-10-2006 03:32 PM  12 years agoPost 25
JohnC

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Well, I'm sure that whoever invented degrees/minutes/seconds was not a software engineer. What a PITA they are to work with.

I vote we get rid of them - and while we're at it, knots can go too.

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02-10-2006 05:02 PM  12 years agoPost 26
DANNO

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not thats up there!

could you see the copter from the ground?

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02-10-2006 06:00 PM  12 years agoPost 27
JohnC

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No - but then again I wasn't looking

My 'spotter' told me that you can track it to about 1,500 feet. If you look away though, you can't pick it up again. You can still hear the blade noise sometimes because it is usually pretty windy up there.

On the way down, I watch the downlink to 400 feet or so, then look up and aquire it visually.

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02-10-2006 07:20 PM  12 years agoPost 28
shootfromabove

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JohnC,
Holy smokes man, thats impressive! There must be a clanking sound when you walk!!
So you are strictly flying by the downlink signal? Wow
Pat

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02-10-2006 07:36 PM  12 years agoPost 29
Torsten

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no,

he has a little helper

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02-10-2006 07:38 PM  12 years agoPost 30
aambrose

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That is impressive! I would love to see this all done in person!! Losing visual on the heli would scare the crap outta me!


Tony

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02-16-2006 11:06 PM  12 years agoPost 31
Menno

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Just looked up your flying site in Google earth. It's amazing that you can almost replicate the point of view in Danno picture

Menno

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02-16-2006 11:16 PM  12 years agoPost 32
aambrose

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Pana, IL

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That's pretty cool Menno! Dan's doesn't look quite as "flat".


Tony

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02-17-2006 12:16 AM  12 years agoPost 33
Angelos

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nr Oxford, OX11, UK

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And here is mine...
http://www.spartan-rc.com/pub/rr_posts/highup.jpg
I remember that crane to be much bigger looking at it from the ground.

-Angelos

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02-17-2006 09:00 AM  12 years agoPost 34
ELOSSAM

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Angelos, You were still viewing the heli when this pic was taken? IR sensors for help and binoculars to track the heli flight?

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02-17-2006 11:20 AM  12 years agoPost 35
Hatim Saeed

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guys what kinda transmitters you guys use when you shoot anything above 400ft?

most of the transmitters work just under 400ft

rgds
hatim

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02-17-2006 11:29 AM  12 years agoPost 36
Torsten

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????

what ? that´s not my information.

the modern tx´s most of us use will outrange your MK I eyeball for sure.

under normal conditions you should be able to get over 3.200 ft of range. tx range will not be a limiting factor as i dont see any of us going that high in populated airspace, even with a little helper on board.

plus,

why would you want to fly that high anyway. a fullsize can do that also. our advantage is to fly just as high as nessesary to cover the target we want to photograph.

no ground photographer would back off 100 ft from a person and then zoom in to make a portrait.

t

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02-17-2006 05:47 PM  12 years agoPost 37
jeffscholl

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Whitefish, MT

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"no ground photographer would back off 100 ft from a person and then zoom in to make a portrait"

The are pros that use monster glass wide open for portrait work so they can achieve a small dof. This way only the face/body is in focus.

A good friend was shooting jumping snowmobiles with a 300mm at 2.8. There are some where the rider is in focus, but the tips of the skis and the rear of the track are out of focus.

Cheers,
Jeff

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02-17-2006 05:50 PM  12 years agoPost 38
Torsten

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Germany

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ok, point taken. but you got my drift

t

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