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Posted by pittsartist | Dec 21, 2018 @ 04:21 AM | 2,049 Views
Some of the best bits of my 2018 in 3m 20s of video.

Time Flys 2018 - An Aviators Yearbook (3 min 37 sec)

Wishing everyone on here a Happy Christmas and safe and prosperous 2019.

Posted by pittsartist | Nov 28, 2018 @ 02:20 PM | 2,354 Views
Here's the result of my friend Elliot's final year media studies degree assignment

"Make a 3 to 5 minute film - subject "In the moment"

Hope you like it

Chicken Wings | 'In the moment' Richard Welch (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:44 AM | 2,460 Views
A bit of a "dinnertime practice" ( I don't have a D.A.) in the overhead of my R/C club's F3A comp on Sunday.

Free Known Practice 2018. Pitts S1-S (4 min 1 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Jul 11, 2018 @ 04:44 AM | 3,350 Views
Here's a few of the better shots from our formation photoshoot last Friday. "Blue" is an RV-7 built by Tom Bootyman that started flying earlier this year. "Orange" is my own RV-6. We departed Shackwell Farm in Leicestershire UK and flew around the Rutland Water area.

Thanks to Mark Sharp for flying the (172) camera ship and Ian Bracegirdle for the photography (Canon EOS 5D Mk III / Canon 70-200 F2.8).

[IMG]_MG_0486 by WIGY TV, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]_MG_0475 by WIGY TV, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Posted by pittsartist | Jun 21, 2018 @ 11:43 AM | 2,683 Views
What a great evening .... especially the home made balloon contest at the end

Rectory Farm 15 6 18 (3 min 28 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Dec 01, 2017 @ 06:35 AM | 2,921 Views
It's that Time of year again.

Here's the 2017 edition ..... hope you like it

Time Flys 2017 - An Aviators Yearbook (3 min 39 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Sep 05, 2017 @ 03:42 AM | 3,036 Views
IMG_4505 by WIGY TV, on Flickr
Posted by pittsartist | Aug 21, 2017 @ 10:38 AM | 4,240 Views
10 days to go until the nationals ...... here's yesterdays practice session.

3 Cameras, Synced to first wing rock then edited by switching between them along an unadjusted time line. Fairly happy, Just need to watch out for the 1000' minimum altitude, there's a second or two at 900' near the end

20th August Int Free Known Practice (4 min 12 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Jun 06, 2017 @ 03:57 PM | 4,441 Views
Last weeks film making project. Boats, drones & planes ... it's all in there !

"The River" (3 min 12 sec)

Hope you like it
Posted by pittsartist | May 23, 2017 @ 03:41 AM | 5,030 Views
Trying to get all "Arty" with my Iphone

... Still, not bad results methinks. At least the light and clouds were helping for once.

Here comes Summer !

Posted by pittsartist | May 06, 2017 @ 08:18 AM | 5,813 Views
The logbook entry I've always dreamed of making

Untitled by WIGY TV, on Flickr

And it was worth every minute of the wait
Posted by pittsartist | Feb 07, 2017 @ 05:26 AM | 5,696 Views
86g RTF excluding battery. I'm happy with that !



Only finished Sunday so yet to test fly - hopefully next Tuesday evening !
Posted by pittsartist | Jan 25, 2017 @ 01:14 PM | 6,117 Views
A lifetime RC modeller talks about state of the art fullsize design - interesting stuff !

GB1 GameBirdWhy do modern aerobatic aircraft look the way they do?With an RC model, you´ve got endless options: engine, size, weight, shapes, all can be as you want. It takes an idea, some work and off you go. Best way to learn and to try new things.Model aerobatics are clearly leading the way, at least in Freestyle.Add people to flying machines, and the amount of options for designers gets less:There are pretty much only 2 engines to choose from if the machine is supposed to have sufficient performance for unlimited competition (Lycoming AEIO 580 and M14 radial).Persons require space, add weight and come in all shapes and sizes (but pay, so make sure they feel comfortable sitting in the airplane!) Cockpit design and ergonomics and engine choice are pretty much the starting point. Once you´ve decided how many people (one or two) should be propelled through the box by which engine, the rest is a matter of how many you want to sell and to whom, size of the development budget, plus talent, experience and persistence.It is also important to make sure the design can be produced economically and that the design meets whatever regulations apply so that it may legally fly.I’ve been working at Game Composites the last two and a half years. At Game Composites I have the privilege of working with the best team I could wish for. Building the team is one of the key factors to make such a long and...Continue Reading
Posted by pittsartist | Nov 23, 2016 @ 11:10 AM | 5,408 Views
Time Flys 2016 (3 min 28 sec)

2016 crammed into 3 1/2 minutes. Hope you like the film
Posted by pittsartist | Feb 19, 2016 @ 04:05 PM | 6,244 Views
Here's a video from last Friday - taking a "1st timer" for an aeros ride in a Pitts. He's wearing my headset / headcam setup in the front seat. All preflight checks OK we launch and climb to 3500' just North of the airfield. Final pre aerobatic check is to roll inverted and check oil pressure / fuel systems and no loose objects.

It did not go to plan ..............

Oily (5 min 4 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Jan 31, 2016 @ 03:13 PM | 6,844 Views
I've been trying to improve my flick roll technique of late. Every so often I hit a good one - but it's not consistent. Soooo, I've made a little film to help reinforce what it should look like to help me remember.

The current "recipe" is

-Set full power and climb 45 deg to drop airspeed to 85mph
-Level off and allow to accelerate to 100mph
-Rapid tug of up elevator to give about 2.5g,
-At the exact moment the G peaks bang in about 70% left rudder
-When the aeroplane "breaks" Unload to 80% fwd stick / 70% left aileron
-Keep the rudder in until 3/4 complete (I often fail here !)
-Change feet, then , a little more fwd stick (like a mini punch) then back to neutral to stop

This is what it looks like. (still slightly over rotated and a slight L/H heading change - but at least there's a fair "snap" to the rotation)

Flickroll Analysis (0 min 42 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Jan 29, 2016 @ 05:49 PM | 6,841 Views
Just realised I never posted this 'Vid. Much the same as the last one - you can hopefully see a little progression in technique since this earlier flight. I loved the bit at the end swooping through the clouds - the RV is great for this - so fast

Vans RV-6 Aerobatics and some Cloudbusting (6 min 51 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Jan 29, 2016 @ 05:38 PM | 6,745 Views
A nice day just after finishing work ready for Christmas. Not much of an Edit - just add a little music and watch "as is"

I'm gradually exploring flying the RV inverted. Nothing had fallen off and it's kept running so far. Actually, it's better inverted than I thought it would be - not much fwd stick and although I loose a little height it seems to fly along quite nicely at about 170mph inverted.

Hope you like it.

RV-6 Aerobatics 20 12 2015 (5 min 44 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | Nov 17, 2015 @ 02:34 PM | 6,883 Views
Well, yet again it's that time of year.

2015 has been fantastic for me. My first visit to Oshkosh, my first complete aircraft build finished (and flown). Numerous "once in a lifetime" views of the world from the air, 6 or 7 films (I even seem to have finally seem gotten to grips with Premier Elements at long last !)

Anyway, here it is - 150 flying hours shoe horned into 4 minutes

I really do hope you enjoy watching it

Time Flys 2015 - An aviators yearbook (4 min 17 sec)