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Old Mar 04, 2006, 02:27 AM
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1st Night flight with video

I have just bought a FMA co-pilot and decided to test out the theory that it would fly just as well at night as during the day and while I was at it I let the nikon 3700 take some in flight video. This video was taken about 45 minutes after the sun had set. It was incredibly difficult to see the plane in the air, I trusted that the co-pilot was working and most of the time flew hands off using only the trim to change heading watching the light on my brushless ESC as a guide.
I have just grabbed a chunk out of the middleof the video, it is compressed down to a reasonably size WMV so I can post it. No titles or anything, but it was nice to see the idea worked.

Will have to try and find a nicer location next time.

http://media.putfile.com/1st-Night-flight-RC-plane
MNG
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 03:06 AM
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
right at the end ruled!
Very coool
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 03:13 AM
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That was such a cool video!
The movie was so stable, what plane did you use?
I have a co-pilot on the Kite-e plane but it's nowhere near as stable as yours.
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 10:35 AM
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Old Mar 04, 2006, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I fly a brushless outrunner equipped slowstick co-pilot looking after my rudder and elevator (not that there is much more to control on a slowstick!!).
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