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Old Jan 01, 2012, 10:38 AM
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I agree. But only this morning I was wondering about alternative places to fly locally. All the Leeds/Bradford park byelaws forbid any power other than rubber or muscle (even CO2 is expressly banned). This got me wondering about 'ad hoc' sites, which in turn made me ruminate upon cultural attitudes of the general public in different countries - and not just pertaining to FPV.
Not sure how far you'd have to travel to find a friendly farmer but in my experience they can be quite amenable if you offer to take photos / video of the farm and crops. Some don't even threaten to set the dogs on you.
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 10:47 AM
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1st page update.

Update on post 12.

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Old Jan 01, 2012, 10:57 AM
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Nice photo! Is that a recent photo of your 2003, original EasyStar? It looks brand new!
Yep, that is still EasyStar #1 from 2003.

Jürgen
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 11:17 AM
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With increasing age, you need a slightly bigger space for the solar panel. Jürgen
That would make me the most energetic person around - if we ever had any sun here, that is!!
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Fantastic location for FPV!! You are so lucky!

You know what? When I retire I think I've just got to visit the US with anFPV EZII in the luggage.......
Hi Colin, Thanks!

Please do visit! But don't wait until you retire! SEFF www.seff2012.com is coming up in April, and we get visitors from many European countries ... in fact, one of my buddies I met at SEFF is from Kent... he brought a flying wing in his suitcase...

Yes, I am very lucky... I grew up near NYC, and I now live in a rural county, outside the small city of Roanoke ...this entire region has only about 250,000 residents... and yet Roanoke's Parks Department has essentially banned RC flying in all their parks ... so I go out to rural areas to fly, where people are much more relaxed...

The lake in the video I posted is almost 1.5 hours drive away from where I live... it's in a mountainous region, surrounded by miles of protected national forest, so there are no residents for a few miles all around... one has to drive along many small, twisting roads to get there... I flew there in December, to avoid the summer crowds... the visit to that lake was only my third time there... I had visited that lake over 20 years ago, and knew how scenic it is...

I recommend scouting some remote, rural areas with nice scenery, even if it takes an hour to get there...

I think what Todd wrote... density of people... is exactly correct...

The issue for most people, is that we tend to live in urban areas, and urban areas tend to have more rules about everything.

Do let me know when you plan to visit, and we will fly RC together!

Stay Well, my friend...

Kevin
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 12:22 PM
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This is my local area - lots of fields nearby (avoiding the cows of course)

Hopefully it won't get tarmaced too soon

The bridge in the bottom left corner is the Clifton Suspension Bridge - an Isambard Kingdom Brunel design.

The land in the pic middle is Ashton Court, where Richard Amerike (some think that's where 'America' came from) lived when he sponsored the 'Matthew', the ship sailed by John Cabot during his voyage of exploration to North America in 1497.

The ship sailed down the Avon Gorge (under the bridge) on it's way to Newfoundland.


One day I'll fly under that bridge
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Yep, that is still EasyStar #1 from 2003.

Jürgen
Awesome! I wish my first EasyStar still looked that good!

I obtained my first EasyStar in Dec. 2006... here's a photo from flying it today...

It still flies great!

Kevin


PS - Note the cool hat, made by Mrs. ScrtSqrl, at www.ForeverCali.com

The hat is covering my solar panel.
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 03:41 PM
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John Fogerty and a really GREAT flight - this is not fun, this is not adventure... this is DESTINY. NICE one Kevin, sorry I slacked and didn't watch this sooner! Very nicely executed, beautiful all the way around and that landing was like, "Hey, no big", haha. I could tell you were really on a cloud though there at the end when you said a few words for us. I could really connect with your energy. :-)

Thank you btw for your kind words for us 2012 TS rodents! I'm sure I speak for us all when I say that we just hope we can do at least partway toward the excellent job you did in the previous two years!

Here's to someday flying together, I think that would be a blast and it would be excellent to meet you guys! ...
Rick NR417
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Thanks, Rick! I appreciate your kind words!

LOL! "TS rodents" Ha, ha...

When I recorded the talking message at the end, I had just landed, and indeed was still riding the adrenaline wave...

Thanks again, buddy!

Kevin
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 03:54 PM
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UK sites for EasyStar FPV / AV videos

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I agree. But only this morning I was wondering about alternative places to fly...
Hi Colin,

May we suggest good places to video with your AV / FPV EasyStar?

I'd love to see Loch Lomond from the air, as well as the Firth of Forth, the Northern English countryside, Mount Snowden ... and many other beautiful UK sites... Nottingham Forest might be a good place for a "Robin Hood" themed flight video... Loch Ness for a "Nessie meets the EasyStar" theme... all the old castles and beautiful towns ... and coastal areas around the UK ... the moors...

Wow, I wish we had lakes like the UK's lochs around here!!!

I bet we could easily come up with a a list of over 100 beautiful, rural locations in the UK, within a daytrip distance, to video from the air with your EasyStar...

Stay well!!!

Kevin
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Gene

Great job setting up the new thread. I have only been following the old one for a week or two but I am very impressed by the knowledge and camaraderie that I see here.
Even though I have a SkySurfer instead of an EZ I know I will be able to learn more on how to make it fly better and have fun with it.
Looking forward to seeing new stuff here.
Happy New Year to you and all the rest of the EZ gang.

Vince
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Hi I'm Tom - I just got my first Easystar this week (after wanting to do FPV). Just got it flying well today

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I'd love to see Loch Lomond from the air, as well as the Firth of Forth, the Northern English countryside, Mount Snowden ... and many other beautiful UK sites... Nottingham Forest might be a good place for a "Robin Hood" themed flight video... Loch Ness for a "Nessie meets the EasyStar" theme... all the old castles and beautiful towns ... and coastal areas around the UK ... the moors...
I live in the UK (nearish london) and there are some great moor's and rivers nearby that i'm going to be flying around once i've got my fpv working well! I also visit scotland often and the idea of "nessie meets the easystar" sounds great!

(I hope you don't mind me joining this thread!)

Tom
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Old Jan 01, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Gene

Great job setting up the new thread. I have only been following the old one for a week or two but I am very impressed by the knowledge and camaraderie that I see here.
Even though I have a SkySurfer instead of an EZ I know I will be able to learn more on how to make it fly better and have fun with it.
Looking forward to seeing new stuff here.
Happy New Year to you and all the rest of the EZ gang.

Vince
Thanks Vince.
You give a lot of good advice over at the SkyS thread and it's great to have you here also.
Crack a beer and have a seat. Bunch of good folks here.

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Old Jan 01, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Hi I'm Tom - I just got my first Easystar this week (after wanting to do FPV). Just got it flying well today

I live in the UK (nearish london) and there are some great moor's and rivers nearby that i'm going to be flying around once i've got my fpv working well! I also visit scotland often and the idea of "nessie meets the easystar" sounds great!

(I hope you don't mind me joining this thread!)

Tom
Hey Tom,

Welcome to the thread!

I look forward to reading of your success with the EasyStar.

And to seeing photos & videos from your flights!

Kevin
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