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May 22, 2003, 01:20 AM
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Switchback Sport on floats video - OR - Water? We don't need no Steeeenking Water


OR... That's the greenest lake I've ever seen!
OR... Come see the switchback do grass-and-goes
Well, you get the idea

Hi gang,

The video is being compiled so here are a few pictures of today's fun. This is the switchback sport RG on my C-180 floats (the same set I've flown on it before) but at a different flying location.

Sorry for the fuzzy shot, but they do get better.
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May 22, 2003, 01:21 AM
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Here's another
May 22, 2003, 01:22 AM
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More! Yes, more!
May 22, 2003, 01:23 AM
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Final approach...
May 22, 2003, 01:23 AM
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Sometimes you find a thicker patch of grass. Oops!
May 22, 2003, 01:25 AM
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I think this is my favorite shot of the day. The video is mere minutes from being done and I'll post the link.
May 22, 2003, 02:06 AM
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The video is up! You can get it here. It's about 8 mb in wmv format. Thanks again, www.westhillsweb.com for reliable webspace.

My setup is the 010 as usual. It's the 14T geared 4.43:1 swinging a 10x8 prop. This time I flew her with a 3s 700 etec pack. Duration was about 28 minutes of the kind of flying you see in the video - touch and goes, some aerobatics, some monkeying around, etc. I'm totally thrilled with that! The power is nearly 1:1 at the front of the pack, so it'll be easily 1:1 when I lose the 1.5 oz worth of floats and attachments.

Enjoy!

Martin
May 22, 2003, 02:55 AM
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Very weird! floats on grass
But very cool video.

And don't you ever sleep? must be pretty early in the morning over there now

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May 22, 2003, 02:58 AM
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It's 12:57 as I type this now - still early

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May 22, 2003, 04:42 PM
Darn dandylion tuffs.

I'm glad to see in the video that you were trying to cut them down.
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May 22, 2003, 04:52 PM
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Unbeeeleeevable video! I'm going to have to get myself one of them thar brushless thangs! Dzl
May 22, 2003, 05:08 PM
Hi Martin, great video! As usual. I like your idea of the floats on grass. Might have to try that myself. The grass around here is more like velcro when landing on it with wheels. I just mounted a bigger set of wheels and if that doesn't work... next'll be floats.

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May 22, 2003, 06:16 PM
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You nut!


Hope you don't plan to try that at chilliwak, everyone will think your nuts!

But thats pretty neat! The "skip-n-go's" look realy neat!


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May 22, 2003, 07:06 PM
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We don't need no Steeeenking Water!!


Martin,

That's really a head twister! Was that grass wet?

Nice work all around!!

The BL sure does allow for neat flying!!

Roger
May 22, 2003, 07:28 PM
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Thats pretty awesome, nice work! One question, how was it "flown, filmed" at the same time by one person? That boggles my mind


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