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Posted by pittsartist | Nov 17, 2015 @ 02:34 PM | 941 Views
Well, yet again it's that time of year.

2015 has been fantastic for me. My first visit to Oshkosh, my first complete aircraft build finished (and flown). Numerous "once in a lifetime" views of the world from the air, 6 or 7 films (I even seem to have finally seem gotten to grips with Premier Elements at long last !)

Anyway, here it is - 150 flying hours shoe horned into 4 minutes

I really do hope you enjoy watching it

Time Flys 2015 - An aviators yearbook (4 min 17 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Oct 15, 2015 @ 05:43 PM | 1,393 Views
A young chap I met at the UK R/C Nats a year or two back is now doing a media course and needed to make a mini documentary as a course assignment.

Here's the result. Hopefully worth a watch for a few minutes.

(how many of you can identify with the "plane on a stick" comments ? ..... can't believe I was the only one )

The Dream | A Pitts Artist (11 min 3 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Sep 29, 2015 @ 11:45 AM | 1,150 Views
A re edit of my last film - some colour correction and re editing to make it was watchable as possible rather than just a "holiday" video

Hope you like it

Dragon Lands (3 min 26 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Sep 16, 2015 @ 05:03 AM | 1,375 Views
A quick film of our annual "Pitts Artists" expedition. This year it was to Swansea.

There's 2 x S1-S, 1 X S1-T and Eagle and a Cub (The Cap 232 went Tec with brake issues).

Taken the weekend after our BMFA R/C nationals here in the England, there's a fairly "chilled" vibe for 3 mins 43 sec.

Hope you like it

The Pitts Artists do Wales 2015 (3 min 43 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Aug 11, 2015 @ 02:29 PM | 1,217 Views
There's a password - "RC"

Shame it was not a smoother day - but we managed to stay within the safety brief and got the fullsize in shot every pass.

Trust me, it's much harder than it looks for the R/C pilot, mainly due to timing the pass and getting in the right place at the right time when you can't look at both aircraft at once.

the R/C camera ship was a multiplex Easystar with a gopro on the front, not that i'd want to test it - but probably not enough to cause serious damage to the RV in a collision.
Posted by pittsartist | Jul 20, 2015 @ 07:24 AM | 1,158 Views
After (and before) .......

Dramatic moment a Spitfire lands without any wheels. (0 min 57 sec)

Spitfire at Sibson V4 (4 min 18 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by pittsartist | Jul 15, 2015 @ 06:06 AM | 1,079 Views
First ever spin of this (new) aeroplane.

Could well be the last as this type is not cleared for intentional spinning here in the UK

Many thanks to my test pilot. Looks tame on a computer, but in reality you need BIG balls (or a small brain )to do this

RV-6 Spin testing (0 min 22 sec)

(PS - before anyone says it, "Zero" for the flicked spin entry, and don't you love how the ipad keeps trying to flip rightside up !)
Posted by pittsartist | Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:35 AM | 1,926 Views
A quick 1m 50s ride along with a Pitts formation last Monday

Hope you like it

Low Trail ......... A Pitts formation flight (2 min 7 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Apr 18, 2015 @ 05:30 PM | 2,170 Views
Posted by pittsartist | Mar 24, 2015 @ 11:48 AM | 2,156 Views

IMG_3717 by, on Flickr

6 1/2 hours so far. 200mph straight and level @ 2600 rpm - I'll settle for that !

IMG_0059 by, on Flickr

With spats ....
Posted by pittsartist | Mar 03, 2015 @ 12:23 PM | 2,402 Views
I've been ready for 2 weeks now - but the weather has other ideas

It's an RV-6, 160 hp with full inverted systems to go with the Pitts. Brand new, never flown, built over the last 18 months from a 16 year old untouched kit I found in a barn.
Posted by pittsartist | Feb 05, 2015 @ 06:22 AM | 3,884 Views
vid3 (5 min 23 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Nov 28, 2014 @ 11:19 AM | 2,013 Views
A bit of a "crossover" film this time. Some of the sequences are shot from a Multiplex R/C "Easystar"

Cloud Dancing on the "Bullet Train" (4 min 14 sec)

As soon as the weather improves there's plans afoot to try some air to air shooting with R/C & the Pitts. Ideally we need either a static quad copter or a 100+ mph fixed wing platform.

Methinks the fist stage will be "flypasts" of a quad copter in static hover at about 50'

Can't wait to get started !
Posted by pittsartist | Oct 21, 2014 @ 04:00 PM | 2,964 Views
Time Flys 2014 - An Aviators Yearbook (4 min 0 sec)

hope you like it
Posted by pittsartist | Jul 17, 2014 @ 05:18 AM | 2,927 Views
Here's a 3 minute video of a trip around Scotland last weekend.

The Aeroplane is a Zenair CH601.

It's kit built from aluminium and pop rivets, the kit costs about 14k here in the UK - much simpler to build than many models I'd say.

It flies at around 100mph using 14 litres per hour. Range is 6 hours - so you can really go places (as the film shows I hope)

opc orn:

Cut My Wings (3 min 23 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Jul 09, 2014 @ 09:29 AM | 3,089 Views
Here's a quick video from last Saturday - A "Pitts Only" aero's comp as a dry run for next years 70th anniversary event

Hope you like it

opc orn:

Pitts at Sleap 2014 (3 min 33 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Jun 09, 2014 @ 05:17 PM | 3,018 Views
Title should read "A short film about a day out to the seaside" Doh !


Quite mellow, Hope you like it

WIGY TV - Falling or Flying (4 min 59 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Oct 28, 2013 @ 04:22 PM | 3,403 Views