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Posted by dawnron1 | Sep 30, 2009 @ 08:15 AM | 7,327 Views
These shots were taken at DEAF 2009(Dallas Electric Aircraft Flyers) on September 26,2009. Despite the giant mosquitoes, we had a blast!

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Posted by dawnron1 | Sep 03, 2009 @ 07:50 PM | 7,833 Views
I met some friends at my club field this morning and noticed a Red Tailed Hawk at the edge of the field looking for a meal. As I got closer, the bird seemed to care less about me and continued to concentrate on its prey, which turned out to be a nest of mice. Amazingly, I was able to get within about 10 feet before the Hawk flew off. What a rush!!...Continue Reading
Posted by dawnron1 | Jun 30, 2009 @ 07:21 AM | 9,335 Views
My friend Ed Couch has several gorgeous large electric planes, but his 'new' Ziroli C-47 Skytrain is REALLY big! Ed found this 13-year-old beauty gathering dust and though it would make a great electric conversion. It has a 140" wingspan, weighs 51 pounds and is powered by two big Turnigy outrunner motors. Here is a link to Ed's e-conversion thread with more details:

Ziroli C-47 e-conversion thread

Last week, I had the honor of being asked to take some photos of the maiden flight. Thank you Ed!!

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Posted by dawnron1 | Apr 21, 2009 @ 09:45 PM | 8,775 Views
When my friend Doug Cohen told me he was planning to sell his camo-schemed Parkzone T-28, I knew I wanted to own it. It's a testament to Doug's skill as an airbrush artist and master 54mm figure painter, and I'm proud to be its new owner!

Ronnie
Posted by dawnron1 | Mar 11, 2009 @ 10:13 AM | 9,121 Views
Well, I finally decided to upgrade to the new Canon 50D. This is Canon's top-level 1.6 crop body and is an amazing camera. It features 15.1 megapixel resolution, Live View, self-cleaning sensor, 6.3 frames per second, a 920,000 dot LCD and more! Here are some of the first photos taken with it...

Ronnie
Posted by dawnron1 | Nov 02, 2008 @ 11:44 AM | 10,185 Views
Here are a few shots I took at the fun fly at the Fort Worth Thunderbirds field on November 1st....Continue Reading
Posted by dawnron1 | Oct 13, 2008 @ 08:33 PM | 11,125 Views
Here are some shots I took at the 2008 Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth.

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Posted by dawnron1 | Oct 02, 2008 @ 01:23 PM | 10,696 Views
I try to make at least a couple of trips to the Zoo each year, especially in the Fall when the weather gets nice. I decided to experiment with my new Canon 580EX II flash in the daytime with the animals at a distance. Some came out pretty well and others were a little blurry. Guess I need to get some more practice!...Continue Reading
Posted by dawnron1 | Sep 29, 2008 @ 10:07 AM | 10,977 Views
Here are some photos I took on Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at DEAF(Dallas Electric Aircraft Flyers), a big electric event in the Dallas/Fort Worth area!

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Posted by dawnron1 | Sep 06, 2008 @ 09:41 PM | 11,783 Views
A couple of my flying buddies showed up for our Saturday morning flying session with their new Parkzone F4U Corsairs and I snapped some in-flight photos of them, as well as some shots of another buddy's Hobby Lobby F4U Corsair. All of them are very nice fliers!

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Posted by dawnron1 | Aug 30, 2008 @ 08:48 PM | 12,170 Views
What a beautiful model to photograph, she slows down to a crawl!
Posted by dawnron1 | Aug 28, 2008 @ 11:51 AM | 13,593 Views
I've said it before but I am so blessed that I have super-talented modelers as friends. It allows me to indulge two of my favorite hobbies, flying r/c aircraft and photography! Here are some shots I took of the latest in a long line of AMAZING models designed and built by my friend Sparky, an electric Convair B-58 Hustler that weighs 4 pounds!! Look for it soon in Flying Models Magazine

Ronnie
Posted by dawnron1 | Aug 22, 2008 @ 07:39 PM | 12,064 Views
Here are a few of shots I took of the GREAT new Kyosho F4 Phantom and A-6 Intruder!

Ronnie
Posted by dawnron1 | Aug 19, 2008 @ 11:21 AM | 11,759 Views
It's 3DHobbyShop's 'Aspera', an amazing pattern plane!!

I hope to get some inflight pics of mine soon, in the meantime here are a couple I took of feathermerchant and pda4you's Asperas.
Posted by dawnron1 | Aug 04, 2008 @ 04:01 PM | 12,316 Views
My r/c club, the 114th Aerosquadron and 3DHobbyShop sponsored a fun fly on Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd. The tempererature topped out at over 100 degrees but everyone had fun and the even was a total success! Here are some shots I took during the 'night fly' on Friday night and during the day on Saturday. Enjoy!

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Posted by dawnron1 | May 30, 2008 @ 05:25 PM | 13,504 Views
I received my new Canon EF 100-400 IS 'L' lens last week and have been having a blast with it! These are some shots I took in my backyard and at the Fort Worth Zoo. You can see more of my photos here:

My Flickr Website

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Posted by dawnron1 | May 04, 2008 @ 01:49 PM | 12,853 Views
We had a great time at the annual Texoma Aeromodelers fun fly on May 3rd, 2008. Some great friends to fly with and some truly awesome aircraft! Here are some photos I took at the event:...Continue Reading
Posted by dawnron1 | Mar 02, 2008 @ 10:22 AM | 13,848 Views
Update: Well, my lens purchase plans have changed. I talked it over with my wife, and think I'm going to go for the 'big gun', the Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L with IS (image stabilization) which I hope to have in my hands in late May. This is the lens I've dreamed of owning since seeing the magnificent results that my buddy Johnathan was able to achieve with his. Here are a couple of sample images taken by Johnathan with this magnificent lens!

Ronnie
Posted by dawnron1 | Feb 24, 2008 @ 10:28 AM | 12,836 Views
For the past 2+ years I've been very happy with the results I've gotten thusfar with my Canon Rebel XT, but I recently had a chance to try out a friends Canon 30D. WOW, what a great camera! Same number of megapixels as my Rebel XT but a substantially better feel and performance! Its magnesium body just feels wonderful in your hands and its bigger LCD and preview wheel are just great to use. The Rebel XT has an impressive 3 frames per second shooting rate but the 30D takes 5 frames per second, literally almost double! This feature alone should vastly improve my number of 'keepers'! in addition, its advanced autofocus system and exposure programming are really what I need in a camera for r/c action shots. With the recent introduction of the new 40D(several very nice new features but nothing I can't live without) have caused the 30D's price to drop nearly $300, so I figure that now is the time to order one

First pics with the new camera The improved autofocus system and exposure programming are awesome. The Blade CX2 was shot at ISO 1250 but is still pretty clear!
Posted by dawnron1 | Feb 17, 2008 @ 09:23 AM | 12,192 Views
Here's a photo I took of Bass Performance Hall that was included in the online 'Schmap Guide' Fort Worth Schmap Guide