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Feb 23, 2005, 01:44 AM
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First post and first AP

I've been reading this forum for awhile now and decided I would finally join in. I'm still fairly new to R/C airplanes in general. I started with a Wingo Porter (the discontinued twin motor Wingo) in 2002 and actually flew it with a 900MHz video downlink I bought from a security company. I got some cool videos on a couple flights till the video tx died for some reason, probably overheated since I was flying in 100+ degree heat. Anyways, I flew the plane a few more times and then it was sidelined because of other projects. I just recently got back into r/c with a glow powered Hobbico Nexstar. Well I got the AP bug again and so I constructed a camera box out of plywood, dropped in my Optio S5i held in place with receiver foam, and sent it up this past weekend. Now I know from everyone's experiences here that AP is really best suited to electrics, but suprisingly I got a few clear shots. I would have more but a few flights in I started experiencing engine problems aka deadstick practice, so I took the cam off. By the way, the green landscape you see is very unusual for this part of So Cal. It really is supposed to be a desert! We've gotten more rain in the last month than we usually get all year.
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Feb 23, 2005, 02:55 AM
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Those are very nice for your first shots. You would love a Slow Stick.
Feb 23, 2005, 05:16 AM
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Nice Pics TIme to go electric... Electric and AP are a very good mix. Almost no restrictions to were you can fly and very vibration free platforms for ap.

Is that green "thing" in picture 2 an other rc plane? And that circle on the field, thoes tracks do they have any meaning?
Feb 23, 2005, 12:13 PM
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That is strange seeing all that green in the desert. For some reason it does look unnatural! Nice firsts!

Feb 23, 2005, 03:48 PM
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Is that green "thing" in picture 2 an other rc plane? And that circle on the field, thoes tracks do they have any meaning?
Yeah, my friend Joe was flying and I was trying to get some air to air shots of his plane. The crop circle looking tracks are from people having fun in their 4x4's. The area where I fly is not an official flying field, but just an empty lot we got permission to use. The runway was made by dragging a big bulldozer tire behind a truck, which you can see in photo #3. We're working on a second, longer runway further from the parking area but all the new grass is making it a p.i.t.a.
Feb 23, 2005, 04:29 PM
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First post and first AP


Nice shots. I know by now that your AP infection is passing 100!! You are going to have lots of fun and get neat surprises with some of your pics.

Have Fun!!


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