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Old Apr 15, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Sobering reminder

Just in case we ever get too cocky about how well our planes fly, I wish to point you to this incredible short video of an eagle owl.

Watch it and be reminded how far behind mother nature we are.

Full HD High Speed Movie - Eagleowl - Photron SA2 (1 min 0 sec)


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Old Apr 15, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Beautiful!!

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Old Apr 15, 2012, 04:50 PM
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How many rc channels do you think it would take to replicate that?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Yeah, we fly with buzzards and kites regularly, marking and sharing lift. Sometimes we find it and they join us, more likely we poach theirs.

You can almost here them laughing, saying to each other "Didn't his Momma teach him how to fly??/"

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Yeah, we fly with buzzards and kites regularly, marking and sharing lift. Sometimes we find it and they join us, more likely we poach theirs.

You can almost here them laughing, saying to each other "Didn't his Momma teach him how to fly??/"

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Ha- I watched three Ospreys flying in a thermal today.

Two adults were just soaring off lulling along without effort while a first year was down at tree top 100 feet lower. He was screaming and carrying on as he kept missing the lift as it rolled one wing up and pushed him out.
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That was awesome, thank you for posting that, very much enjoyed!
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 09:27 PM
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The last part with the Goshawk is actual speed. We will never replicate that performance.

Flying with the fastest birds on the planet: Peregrine Falcon & Gos Hawk - Animal Camera - BBC (3 min 2 sec)
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Angry Birds! haha, that Owl looks cool and mean! Mother nature rules. Driving to and from Toledo yesterday, saw bunches of Buzzards mostly Surfing lift off trees - really windy. Was thinking to myself, I would not be flying one of my planes but I bet they are having fun.
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Just in case we ever get too cocky about how well our planes fly, I wish to point you to this incredible short video of an eagle owl.

Watch it and be reminded how far behind mother nature we are.

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