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Oct 09, 2004, 08:24 PM
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Melbourne city showcase part I

With all that good AP work being done in Sydney, and with some decent weather finally happening further south, I have decided to show the world another great Australian City, famous for it's unique football code and great lifestyles.

On the theme of football, I'll kick off this series with the "Telstra Dome" football park, right on the edge of the city. Unfortunately, today the roof was closed (stay tuned for an open roof shot when the opportunity arises). In the background is the "Docklands" precinct and further, the new Bolte Bridge.

Next stop is another great Melbourne icon, the "Old Exhibition Building", the original home of the Australian Parliment while the Nation's Capital was under construction. Surrounds are the Victoria Gardens.

The last pic in this first series is part of Melbourne City, seen from the north. The highest building is the "Rialto Tower", something like 70 stories, and is the tallest in Melbourne. Not the best city shot, but at least a start.

The next outing is planned for the Yarra River with more city icons. Stay tuned.

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Oct 09, 2004, 11:21 PM
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That second shot is excellent, Kahn... What is your set-up?... Pardon if you've posted it before...

Oct 10, 2004, 06:06 AM
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My setup is very basic:

- FFF unifuse with a single sheet FFF airfoil stright wing.
- CD-ROM GB 17 turn with Graupner 6.5X4 prop
- E-TEC 3S 1200 mAHr Li-Po, good for 20 minutes AP
- AIPTEK Mega Pen Cam 1.3 MP with RC-CAM mod
- AUW approx 350g, very slow, but a bit heavy with the camera on board.

I'm working on a new one which will have better wind penetration (airfoil) but will slow down better (2 wing servos for flapperons). Stay tuned.

Oct 10, 2004, 06:12 AM
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go the aussies!

nice pics
Oct 10, 2004, 08:24 AM
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Some really nice pics....where did you take off and land near the docklands? Bet you got some curious looks...
Oct 10, 2004, 10:54 PM
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I took the shots at 7:30AM Sunday, so the city was basically deserted. I threw the plane off the Latrobe St extension into docklands, over the Spencer St rail lines. Landed on the road in between traffic, dodging the overhead tram electric cables, and avoiding conflict with an angry magpie who took offence to it's presence. This is were the value of a smaller size, slower plane becomes apparent - without an undercarraige, the roll-out is nice and short too.



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