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Aug 27, 2005, 04:43 PM
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No second landing approach

Reading here that some guys getting bored with AP I have quite the opposite feeling ( but still prefere sloping compare to AP)
Living on an Island (Vancouver Island) which is mostly covered with threes, and the most expensive Houses / Resorts are always oceanfront, it requires sometimes a good portion of courage and trust to get a picture.

Thelanding approach has to be perfect the first time or there will be some (model) damage or a brave rescue necessary.

Had to land always just on the little green sport where I stand, sometimes coming in over the steep cliff with backwind.

Landing on the Beach isnít always favourable either due to the large Rocks/ Driftwood and high tides

Pictures from a few AP jobs during the last few days.


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Aug 27, 2005, 04:53 PM
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No second landing approach


Those are great pictures! I can see what you mean about having to get in the first time. I have had to do that just a time or two. It makes my blood run cold!!

Keep up the good work!!

Aug 27, 2005, 06:47 PM
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Plenty of firewood on that beach.
Does it get cold there?
Aug 27, 2005, 06:59 PM
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Hi Kerry,

not to good for real firewood with the high salt content, only good for a campfire.
It's getting not really cold here, only a few days below O deg C (32F) .
Flyable year round ( but Nov - Feb it's wet)

Aug 27, 2005, 07:30 PM
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What are you flying? I know what you mean about having to get the landing right the first time, I usually fly a slowstick but when the landing areas are limited I have used an easystar because it doesn't mind being ditched in tall grass or bushes.
Aug 27, 2005, 07:41 PM
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That would be a nerve racking landing. I can see why you aren't bored! Nice shots, by the way.

Aug 27, 2005, 08:17 PM
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Thanks Randy,
I fly mostly over water to get the offshore shots. (2 samples)
Keep my equipment in good shape ( changing Lipo's after 100 cycles) and don't use cheap stuff either (TX/RX ,Servos, Motor, ESC)
Cheapest thing is the Model itself (Standard Magpie with airlerons with some carbon reinforcements, so far 35+ flighthours on it, average flight is ~7-8 minutes = ~280 flights )

I don't fly high altitudes( over ~700 ft), leave this to the 'specialists' and the guys who like to brag about it.


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