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Old May 29, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Two FAI competitions took place in the last three weeks:


Kaspichan World Cup
Second day only, camerawife footage quality.
Kaspichan World Cup Space Modelling 2012 (22 min 15 sec)


Buzau World Cup
Starts with party, continue with second day - competitor quality.
Buzau World Cup 2012 Space Modeling (9 min 49 sec)
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Old Jun 06, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Well good for you. Ryans' answers were for ttabbal, by his own admission a noob at the trainer stage. His advice to avoid the added complexity is sound in such cases, although I've seen exceptions. I myself was not one of them, thats how I know.

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Richard, thanks for the insight.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Two FAI competitions took place in the last three weeks:
Thanks for posting these. I saw some familiar faces and it gets me motivated for the trip to Slovakia.

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Old Jun 21, 2012, 02:15 PM
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hello friends my name is ivars and i am a rocket modelist too. and if you are interested in it i am selling S-8-EP model its very good and i think it is very cheap but i am selling only one. and its ready to fly you need only your radio system if you want to buy it you can do it there http://www.ebay.com/itm/S-8-EP-glide...item3cc7ad3794
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 11:45 PM
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SkyFun redux: wings only on a 29mm tube. Leaner, meaner, and with a higher L/D :=)

Ari.

SkyDart Mk4 Moffett 2012-06-23 (0 min 18 sec)
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 11:50 PM
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Did you get it back?

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Old Jun 26, 2012, 08:32 AM
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Here are some photos of the S8E contest at the Great Lakes Cup held outside of Chicago last weekend.
There were 13 pilots, and a wide range of models, from older Cuda/Stingray ships to Raven style planes and even a few converted modern DLG models. We had 2 flight groups and lots of space for the landing area (which I wish I had taken a photo or two of after laying it out). I think this is now the largest turnout for an S8E event in the US.

Here is the link to the set of photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotd/se...7633902128374/


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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Thanks KJ

Wish I could have made it there too.

Richard
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Nice to see a Space Modeling competition in US again. There are not so many.
Thank you Kevin.
I hope to see you, and colleagues in Slovakia.
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Thanks KJ

Wish I could have made it there too.

Richard
You would have been a great addition. I'm glad Taras and Peter made the trip south. We had them, one competitor from India, and one from Bulgaria (by way of Maryland).

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Old Aug 22, 2012, 09:17 AM
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Here are a few recent videos- I suggest full screen and HD quality for best viewing.
kj

This one is a practice flight of an S8E on an E6.
S8E Boost (0 min 21 sec)


Here is a smaller B powered RCRG
B RC RG flight (0 min 25 sec)


And this is an upscaled Centuri Mach-10 RC BG
MVI_0052.MOV (0 min 32 sec)
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Did you get it back?

Richard
Didn't see your post until now. Yes, I did. It's very squirly in pitch. Here are a couple more flights.

SkyDart Mk4 SCCMAS 2012-07-22 (1 min 1 sec)
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Thanks KJ & iter for the vids. Its nice to see someone flying. I'm on hold for a little while. Please tell me how you guys got the vertical letter box in your vids. Sure hold the camera on its side but how to get it to display up and down rather than across?

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Old Aug 22, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Thanks KJ & iter for the vids. Its nice to see someone flying. I'm on hold for a little while. Please tell me how you guys got the vertical letter box in your vids. Sure hold the camera on its side but how to get it to display up and down rather than across?

Richard
that usually happens when one uses an Iphone to record video. The phone knows its magnetic orrientation and will record the video as such. most other devices default to horizontal.

I can see it being used well for a rocket launch video, but almost all other occurances of vertical video tend to be annoying when viewed on any other device besides the device it was recorded on.

Vertical Video Syndrome - A PSA (2 min 59 sec)
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Thanks KJ & iter for the vids. Its nice to see someone flying. I'm on hold for a little while. Please tell me how you guys got the vertical letter box in your vids. Sure hold the camera on its side but how to get it to display up and down rather than across?

Richard
After you upload your video of a rocket taking off sideways to youtube you can edit it from the video manager. One of the options under the enhancements choice is to rotate the image.

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