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Old Apr 22, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Here's a 2-minute clip with some of the video I shot today with my Slinger. The video includes Alvin's sweet hit that sent the Slinger spiraling into the ground. So now we know what a combat hit looks like from the plane's point of view.

Slinger with Video Downlink (2 min 12 sec)
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 11:01 PM
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that is really cool footage. i especially like the hand catch.
what is the techy set up? camera???
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 11:43 PM
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Great video!

Hey will you send me a PM with your set-up? My dad wants to do airborne video really badly and that setup looks awesome.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 11:53 PM
Sink? Circling now to confirm.
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Brent. I suspect you will get a cavity search for looking suspicious....
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 12:46 AM
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what is the techy set up? camera???
I'm using a bullet cam and a 900Mhz video downlink.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 10:15 AM
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Brent, hope the finger heals nicely. Cliff excellent video! Any damage to the equipment after the hit? Looks like you tumbled all the way to the ground?

Sorry to miss out on the fun. I should be finished up with our new home in 2-3 weeks and can get back to flying.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Yes, I couldn't recover since the impact of the combat hit busted one of my elevon control horns. No damage to the video equipment, but that's because on this newest pod everything is protected as much as possible, which is why I dared throw the plane up into the middle of combat. The Slinger itself, however, will need a little TLC -- a new elevon control horn and a little hot glue to fix a crack in the foam about 6 inches from the wingtip. But those are normal combat repairs.

I'm glad to hear that the bank accepted your offer on that home. Levier was telling me that sometimes the bank will sit on a bank sale offer for months, waiting to see if they get any more offers. I'm glad it went through so quickly. Good luck getting moved. Are you doing quite a bit of remodeling/redecorating before you move in?
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Yes, I couldn't recover since the impact of the combat hit busted one of my elevon control horns. No damage to the video equipment, but that's because on this newest pod everything is protected as much as possible, which is why I dared throw the plane up into the middle of combat. The Slinger itself, however, will need a little TLC -- a new elevon control horn and a little hot glue to fix a crack in the foam about 6 inches from the wingtip. But those are normal combat repairs.

I'm glad to hear that the bank accepted your offer on that home. Levier was telling me that sometimes the bank will sit on a bank sale offer for months, waiting to see if they get any more offers. I'm glad it went through so quickly. Good luck getting moved. Are you doing quite a bit of remodeling/redecorating before you move in?
No redecorating or remodeling. The home was never completed so where just trying to get to the point that the city will give us approval to live in it before we close. Things like replacing broken window, stolen copper pipe, hand rail, insulation, electrical etc. Its keeping me very busy to the point that I havent been able to fly
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Old Apr 26, 2009, 07:15 PM
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Hey guys we need to start getting commitments on Lunch for the Civil War. Please check out the War thread and post if you want the $5.00 lunch that Chris will be making for us.

I hope all of you seldom seen "At least by the southern flyers" guys can make it.
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Old Apr 28, 2009, 03:45 PM
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I'll be flying tomorrow at lunch.
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Old Apr 28, 2009, 03:49 PM
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I should be there too.
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Old Apr 28, 2009, 04:07 PM
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Shoot. I have a conflict. Better luck next time I reckon. This new Stryker sloper is begging to get aerotowed ...
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Old Apr 29, 2009, 03:39 PM
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Great day for combat. Cliff, Alvin and I burned up some batteries and Cliff took a small piece out of my Wild Wing.
Cliff then flew his FPV plane. Way too many wires for me to understand but it seemed to work well.
Great fun.
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Old Apr 29, 2009, 04:06 PM
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Evan, you deserve the point for that hit. You lined it up all the way around the turn and then initiated the contact when we got close. Nicely done. And thanks to both of you guys for spotting for me for the FPV flight. Here's a screen capture.
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Old Apr 29, 2009, 04:09 PM
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Is that with the new folding max? How was it?
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