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Old Aug 26, 2005, 06:20 AM
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Onboard Video/photos of magpies attacking my plane in flight!


It's spring in Australia! ...

So the local magpies are busy defending their breeding territories. There's a pair that nest near my local park who HATE me flying there, so today I mounted my old AIPTEK Mega pen cam into the wing of my S&B Komet, facing rearward.

These magpies know me and see me coming, so as soon as I start the 500 yard walk to the local park, they swoop me all the way there ..... and back.

Here are a couple of frames taken out of the video I took (dont know how to post a video yet - can anyone help please? using MS Frontpage) of the magpies attacking the plane. The video looks great. Hopefully post it soon. Enjoy

Kahn
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 06:49 AM
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Hahaha. Thats awsome, you got some really nice photos.

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Old Aug 26, 2005, 07:17 AM
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Old Aug 26, 2005, 08:39 AM
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So one practical use for RC video platforms is as a TARGET DRONE!

Actually, the video frames might be quite useful to those studying avian aerodynamics.

Think about an aircraft that has virtually hundreds of control and flying surfaces; hard to study up close and in real time.
Old Aug 26, 2005, 10:30 AM
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Bird Strike


I guess this could really be classified as a "Bird Strike".
Old Aug 26, 2005, 10:31 AM
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I love it! Way to go! That is so neat. Great pictures. Do they leave peck holes? I can't wait to see the video. Have a great day!
Old Aug 26, 2005, 10:42 AM
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I've always wanted to see a video of bird attacks.
If you can get it down to 2mb you can upload it directly to the forum just like you post a picture.
Old Aug 26, 2005, 11:19 AM
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That's awesome and looks like it would be lots of fun!

Here's your next step:

Build an on board bb gun triggered by a servo. LOL

Just kidding but sounds fun too

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Old Aug 26, 2005, 12:30 PM
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Hey! Paint your plane to look like a Magpie, they might fall in love with it. Hee, Hee!
Old Aug 26, 2005, 06:38 PM
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You can load your Video HERE and just put a link to it for all to view.

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Old Aug 26, 2005, 06:51 PM
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Here is the video


Here is the video:

The field of view is pretty limited, so the cashe parts are brief ... again, I'll try to get some more video this weekend.

Enjoy!

Kahn
Old Aug 26, 2005, 07:02 PM
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I'll bet you had a great time making that. I enjoyed it.
Old Aug 26, 2005, 09:50 PM
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Brilliant!!
Old Aug 27, 2005, 12:08 AM
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Great vid.
Now we need a ground to air video.
Old Aug 27, 2005, 12:38 AM
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Very cool and intersting pics. I realy like the bird just getting bigger and bigger comming from behind.Thanks for sharing!

I did not have such a close encounter but I also once had to start dogfighting a bird to get my plane back. I was on a standared reccon mission with my nikon 3700 when this big bird decided my plane was disturbing his day. I cought a few shots of him on video...Will post the video in the gallery section.

https://www.rcgroups.com/gallery/sho...hen=&whenterm=
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