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Jun 14, 2007, 07:26 PM
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Yahoo baby success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well the second time was the charm. It was very calm and the sun was out. So I headed to the soccer field for another try.

First I had to have a little fun. Here is my "I only fly Futaba advertisement shot".

Getting the beast ready to fly...

Let her rip...
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Jun 14, 2007, 07:30 PM
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I started off with a few cloud shots. I wasn't aiming for any of these shots. I was simply clicking away so that the camera wouldn't time out after 30 seconds.

This is pretty sweet.

I took a few more of these, but won't show them.
Jun 14, 2007, 07:31 PM
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Nicely done! Now you can stick out your chest! show us some more pictures! Way to go!
Jun 14, 2007, 07:34 PM
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Now the stuff you guys want to see.

It's a little dark in this one.

A church found its way in this one.

And finally the best one. As you can see, I'm pretty high on this one.

So I'm having a blast on my first day. I may go out later after the battery charges.
Jun 14, 2007, 09:30 PM
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Here are some more just before sunset. It was getting dark and most were blurry, but some turned out pretty well.

I'm climbing...

Not the best shot. You can even see my brother and me in the bottom left corner.

This is a huge parking lot that is great for catching thermals.
Jun 14, 2007, 09:34 PM
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I got up pretty high on this one to try to get my house. It's hidden by trees, but my dad's car is in it.

Last one for today.

These pictures aren't bad considering they're taken with a 2 meg camera. I'm having a blast and won't be stopping anytime soon.
Jun 14, 2007, 09:41 PM
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Good for you. Nice job.

Jun 14, 2007, 09:44 PM
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Hey, guess what you'll be doing tonight instead of sleeping? Hee Hee! Thinking half the night about flying and getting even better pictures! LOL!
Jun 14, 2007, 10:29 PM
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Looks great! Can you disable your flash? It's only good for around 3m on most point and shoots anyway so it's just sagging the batteries and slowing down shooting.
Jun 14, 2007, 10:31 PM
Pull out early!
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Good job - good photos for your first AP sortie!

One thing, turn off the flash.

Jun 14, 2007, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DiveBombDave
Good job - good photos for your first AP sortie!

One thing, turn off the flash.

Nice photos for 1st time. I like the freeze action on the prop due to the flash.

Jun 14, 2007, 11:32 PM
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Thanks guys. I kept the flash on because photos seem to be really blurry in low light conditions without it. The flash turns off automatically in sunlight. The goodnews is that we aren't supposed to get rain until at least Tuesday so that will give me lots of time for more AP.
Jun 15, 2007, 10:46 AM
It flew...nearly!
Well done!
Jun 15, 2007, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ppatron
Nice photos for 1st time. I like the freeze action on the prop due to the flash.

That's not freeze action due to the flash. I shut the motor off and the prop stopped there on most of the photos.

Right now the weather is almost perfect with bright blue skies. If the wind will die down a little, I can take some in full sunlight.

Jun 15, 2007, 03:21 PM
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I flew again today and wanted to show you guys my progress. It was way to windy though with winds 10-15mph. I'm used to flying wings in winds as strong as 30mph with no problems and thought that the Miss 2 could survive 12mph average winds. I knew it was a bad idea, but did it anyway. Well all went fine until the landing. I didn't have enough battery to kick the motor hard and a strong gust blew from behind the plane. Well it hit harder than normal and probably won't be flying for a couple of days. The front is a little messed up, but can be repaired easily.

So here we go.

Last edited by Mr. Gee Bee; Jun 15, 2007 at 03:31 PM.