RC AIRCRAFT FLYING Flying @ “The Field” Flying @ “The Field” 2020 Wednesday Fly In. 19th August 2020

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    • #5776
      PredatorPredator

      Wednesday Fly-In @ The Field

      Well what a strange day. Field was very wet under foot and the wind came up early.

      After sorting out some wiring issues on the Tundra Kermit was flying it like a champion, then he made a fatal mistake (as most of us have done at one time or another), he took his eyes off the plane whilst it was at a distance. We spent the rest of the morning scouring the hills in search of the illusive Tundra.

      The Search will resume at first light tomorrow (well maybe not quite that early).

      There were lots of things flown today by everyone & no doubt some will have video to add.

      The frog managed a near perfect parachute jump but other than that and some head cam footage of my Pitts Special I haven’t got much to add this week.

      Apart from the Tundra, currently MIA, and a bit of minor damage to my Pitts undercarriage mount, I dont think there were any other mishaps, just a lot of flying without incident.

      Here is some footage from the Li’l Eagle with her new camera tray.

    • #5777
      HoppyHoppy

      Need to see raw footage, this is too blurry on my 4k monitor. the video editor and then youtube vastly reduce the resolution. I got no vids to put up as just a lot of trees from the Drifter as I looked for the downed Tundra. One possible target that I emailed you the PNG file as too big to upload to this website. But could be in horse lady property based on the footage.

      • #5780
        PredatorPredator

        Chris, I have uploaded the GoPro footage to my Google Drive & sent you a link. See what you can find.

        GoPro is only set to 720P at present to get better distance.

    • #5778
      RonRon

      It does look like it’s way over the back of tree island.

      Following is the lost alarm that I use on my wing’s when I’m flying long distance FPV for those that may be interested:

      https://www.banggood.com/New-Vifly-Finder-2-5V-Super-Loud-Buzzer-Tracker-Over-100dB-w-or-Battery-and-LED-Self-power-for-RC-Drone-FPV-Racing-p-1329066.html

       

    • #5779
      MooseMoose

      Hey kermit did those eagles finally take the Tundra and eat it so there is nothing left to find

      • #5787
        KermitKermit

        YES MR MOOSE  IGNORE WHAT IS BEING SAID ON THE POST  TWO EAGLES SWOOPED DOWN AND BOTH WERE RIPPING GRASS HOPPER APART   I TRIED MY BEST TO OUT OUTMANEUVER THE BEASTS BUT  THEY TOOK WHAT WAS LEFT AWAY PROBABLY TO EAT IT  WE WILL HAVE A LOOK FOR THE NEST  TODAY AND REMOVE THE FUTURE THREAT   THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN  KERMIT LA EAGLE HUNTER

    • #5781
      KermitKermit
    • #5782
      KermitKermit

      WEATHER PERMITTING 10.30 AT THE GATE  for a drone search of the M.I.A GRASS HOPPER A SNAG AFTER SEARCH IS ON ME   I thank every one for today’s search  it was a good one if after the drone search  she isn’t found  a memorial service will be held next fly day SUITS ONLY ……. THANK YOU   KERMIT LA FROG

      If you are interested in the search please respond to this page

      • #5783
        PredatorPredator

        I’m sure the Grasshopper will turn up.

        Not sure if Ill make it tomorrow, have a repair job at my daughters first thing.

        Don’t forget to message Greg.

    • #5784
      Uncle GUncle G

      I will see you at 10.30 with drone.

    • #5785
      KermitKermit

      atta boy

    • #5786
      Bad AngelBad Angel

      Sorry can’t assist in todays S&R got video stuff to do for a client and not had time to get to doing my flying video hopefully Friday will see that done, good luck with the search

    • #5788
      KermitKermit

      THANKS ANYWAY  BA at least we wont have to look for you to

      • #5805
        Bad AngelBad Angel

        Yeah that’s a point

    • #5789
      HoppyHoppy

      Hi Kermit

      Sorry I got too many appointments today. Good luck with finding it.

      Mike

      I will review that video file later today.

       

    • #5791
      KermitKermit

      GENTLEMEN  and BAD ANGEL  IT is with great sorrow that I inform you all  grass hopper is lost to the great sky god .   After a 3 hour aerial and land search  No trace of that fine flying machine could be found so I fear that the great beasts of the sky  (the eagles )  has taken her home to their nest and devoured her  (Predators video should confirm  the attack )  I will be speaking to our leader about not allowing children at the field at this time until the beasts are eliminated.  A MEMORIAL SERVICE will take place at the field next fly day to pay respect to that great flying grasshopper   KERMIT LA FROG

       

      A special thank you to UNCLE G for your effort today…… ta cobber

      • #5795
        PredatorPredator

        Oh dear, well that is a bit of bad luck, probably parked up somewhere with a couple of C17’s & Flight MH370

    • #5792
      HoppyHoppy

    • #5793
      HoppyHoppy

      the new Microsoft flight Simulator 2020 is nice. No crash damage to reglue. But Tasman bridge looks like a dam so cant fly under it.

    • #5794
      KermitKermit

      HOPPY……… how can you talk about a flight simulator at time like this

    • #5796
      KermitKermit

      SPECIAL VIDEO NOTICE  ;   AS of today the video jury has decided   NO  VIDEO CREDIT  will be  given out owing to the special circumstances  resulting from Wednesdays incident at the field   as usual any complaints will be subject to the trash BIN  

      SORRY TYPO ERROR  : video board

      • #5797
        Uncle GUncle G

        You may want to wait a bit longer, there could be a late entry?

      • #5798
        HoppyHoppy

        I know the crazy frog would never vote for himself so I would l like to nominate his latest Towedhall Productions as video of the week. Has music and a lot of effort to remove the out of focus shots. The 24 hour timeframe to submit or request an extension is expired.

      • #5806
        Bad AngelBad Angel

        WHAT…. I’m about to post my stuff well bugger me…oh no not bugger me, just bugger !

    • #5799
      Uncle GUncle G

      Here is my late entry, I reckon Kermit will allow this one!

       

      • #5803
        KermitKermit

        DUE TO AN OUTSTANDING EFFORT AT FINDING GRASS HOPPER UNCLE G   GETS AN AWARD FOR THE MOST COMPELLING VIDEO TO WATCH  The surprise on my face should have been recorded  like wow how you spotted that i dun know  brilliant

      • #5810
        PredatorPredator

        So Thunderbird 13 & International Rescue saves the day yet again.

        Well done Uncle G (Thunderbird 13 pilot extraordinaire).

        The big screen viewing makes a world of difference but even then hard to spot so great job.

        Tree looks a bit tall for the Rescue pole though. Guess the frog will need to wait for a windy night. Only took 3 weeks for the old Bixler 2 to dislodge itself so dont despair Kermit, good things come to those who wait.

        Sounds like you have plenty of willing helpers so I will do other things (like repair the Pitts landing gear).

    • #5800
      HoppyHoppy

      Well done on finding it. I’m sure I walked under that spot twice. And as your video is taken today it’s still elligible.  Kermit can you tie a line to your phantom and flies that over the Branch then pull up a bigger rope to then bring down the plane? I’m free tomorrow morning if you want to try then? Else the wind due on Saturday may blow it down.

      • #5802
        KermitKermit

        tomorrow will be the day for a try  how about 10.30 UNCLE G is in

    • #5801
      HoppyHoppy
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    • #5804
      Uncle GUncle G

      Another view of the Tundra resting in the trees

    • #5807
      Bad AngelBad Angel

      I can assist remember the pole is at the field can put it on my canopy  10.30 @ The Gate

       

      • #5809
        Uncle GUncle G

        That’s good, you can climb the tree!

        • #5811
          Bad AngelBad Angel

          Ok 😎

    • #5808
      HoppyHoppy

      Ok c u there.

    • #5812
      Bad AngelBad Angel

      My stuff…

      • #5813
        PredatorPredator

        Yet another quality video production BA, just a pity you missed the deadline.

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