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Old Jun 29, 2009, 06:43 PM
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Slopehead: no that was with an old nikon point and shoot. That's the big lump you see where the canopy normally goes at the start of the video. Set up like that on the plane puts a huge yaw into it when flying at speed! It caught me out to begin with. It takes 640*480 video at 30 frames a second. That's what you need (amongst other things) to look for in a camera for decent video. Much better around nowdays though. I think it's about 5 years old and it's still going strong, even after being subjected to a heap of vibrating slimer flights.

I had it at Camperdown and did some onboard at the doctors fitted to the little fox. I haven't edited that days video yet, but it's a bit boring compared to some of my other footage. Actually 90% of my onboard stuff has been done with this camera.

In my opinion, most of the video from the flycams I have seen is pretty poor compared to even a cheap digital camera, the thing that makes a flycam half useful is it's size and weight.


Steve, You say that everytime you lose it. You must realise none of us are out to get you. We all have our problems outside this place, so you aren't Tom Malone. We aren't out to "hurt you" that's for sure.

Hopefully one day you can get rid of the stress, or at least control it, and just take this place for what it's all about, flying and talking crap and not taking things personally.

Trust me, I totally understand how being stressed impacts on emotions and paranoia, but the way I deal with it is I work on the principle that life shoudn't be taken so seriously. Try laughing next time you are involved with in the real world, or see something written here, that you would otherwise get angry about. It sounds weird, but it works for me.....most of the time. You think I act like a goose (as you have said a few times) and you'd be right. It's my medicine.
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 07:38 PM
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Try laughing next time you are involved with in the real world, or see something written here, that you would otherwise get angry about. It sounds weird, but it works for me.....most of the time.
That reminds me of a story a mate told me once. He was driving along in Sydney traffic one evening. At a merge the driver of another car blocked him off. Apon catching up the offending driver at a set of lights my mate began to angrily speak his mind. The other driver simply balled his fists, twisted them near his eyes like a baby and pretended to have a cry. They both cracked up and the agro was gone.

BUT,...That's no fun at all.
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 08:10 PM
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This could get me a step closer to Bubba, but here goes nothin.

Just Lose It Eminem (4 min 4 sec)


dang, embedding denied, you'll have to click and watch it on you tube.
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Sheez, I go away for a weekend and find the place gone to the dogs!!!

Was a little windy and wet in Perth (100kph+ yesterday and an 'interesting' take off), saw a few slopes and missed not having a plane suitable. Nearly took the little fox but somehow I think it might not have survived a flight in those winds.

SW for the weekend and I'll be away. Shafted by the winds AGAIN.

One day I'll get a fly......

Steve
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 10:44 PM
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Wow Im of the Groups for a week and it turns crazy!
Silly season.
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 10:48 PM
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Wow Im of the Groups for a week and it turns crazy!
Silly season.
See what no wind does to us
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 10:49 PM
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Looks like it coupld be a good SOutherly this weekend expecially Saturday morning.
Anyone up for a fly? I was thinking cairns bay? MAybe a bit too early to call what the wind is really going to do.

BTW I got myself a new slope ride on the way.

92 Liberty RS Turbo AWD.
Went for a good strap in her last night up in the local hills and she screams!
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 10:49 PM
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See what no wind does to us
Yes no wind makes Jack a dull boy
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 10:57 PM
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92 Liberty RS Turbo AWD.
Went for a good strap in her last night up in the local hills and she screams!
That's a quality slope ride. Nice big bonnet to launch off too
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Old Jun 29, 2009, 11:30 PM
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Looks like it coupld be a good SOutherly this weekend expecially Saturday morning.
Anyone up for a fly? I was thinking cairns bay? MAybe a bit too early to call what the wind is really going to do.

BTW I got myself a new slope ride on the way.

92 Liberty RS Turbo AWD.
Went for a good strap in her last night up in the local hills and she screams!
Sounds good to me - havent been for about a month.

rob
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 01:25 AM
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At this stage its a pretty messy forecast for the weekend - showers everywhere and the wind direction is continually changing west of Melbourne. More consistent to the east so the Island should be reasonable for you guys.

One thing for sure, the forecast will change! I'll wait before making plans but I've got some good close options if the wind goes S and the rain stops for a couple of hours. That's one advantage to living in Ballarat - as long as you've got enough antifreeze in your veins

Re Stress: I was told and have found it true that when you realise things don't happen the way you expect and you realise that you always have, and always will, deal with the unexpected then the stress levels drop.
If it was all easy we'd either be out of a job or in the public service.
(This has been a Public Service Announcement brought to you by Stress Balls Incorporated and the Royal Society for Not Kicking Your Dog.)
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 01:37 AM
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Stress management,

Sat back
Take a breath
Scratch you nuts
Then go fly something.

Neil.

(any more than two scratches is ................................. highly suspect)
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 01:57 AM
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(any more than two scratches is ................................. highly suspect)
yet quite enjoyable..........ahhhhhhh yeah, that's the spot
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 02:25 AM
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This is for you Paul

Can I scratch my nuts? (1 min 21 sec)


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Old Jun 30, 2009, 02:40 AM
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funny fuuny funny....

whats this merlin you speak of?
not sure i have seen 1
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