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Member postings for Mark Kettle 1

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Thread: Drones in the news - again...
16/08/2019 10:16:55

Peter the drones flying in a no fly zone is not good, I wonder do you have follow on news about the culprits?

16/08/2019 10:06:51

Amazon drone footage at video time 11.13

The drone with your Amazon packet is getting closer!

The company has petitioned the FAA in the US for a exemption so it can fly its MK27  - picture  drone as a 'air carrier' under 'Part 135'.

The 88 lbs drone can carry a cargo up to 5 lbs and on a round trip range of 15 nautical miles. Amazon says " at present it will only fly over areas of low population density"

Rival Alphabet Wings with its 'Wing-X'  - picture  got its 135 certificate in April 2019, and also at present company Flytrex & Causey Aviation got approval to begin drone food delivery in North Carolina.

Things are sure are changing in the US, how long before we see applications like above in the UK?


Video to see reports :- if you wish skip to time on video of 11:13 to see drone report -







Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 16/08/2019 10:08:06

Thread: Terrysaur
04/08/2019 19:57:30

Nice and different Lindsay.

Thread: Sabre F86
02/08/2019 19:49:37

​​​​​​​The last video has some nice flying by the pilot.

Thread: Cardboard hood for Camcorder screen
02/08/2019 19:34:23

KC, or a EasyJet standard nose shape?

02/08/2019 19:33:19

Cheers Phil, disappointed I can't get any PSSA footage this weekend , however i'll have to try it out at the Blackpool free Air display next Saturday.

02/08/2019 19:27:38

I like your thinking KC, brilliant !!!

Easy jet Concorde....well I could design a foil to see if works.

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
02/08/2019 05:16:42

Dave your Oodalally looks good, as does your Res' Chris.

Thread: Video footage of Hawker Hurricanes around the world
01/08/2019 21:34:01

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
01/08/2019 21:30:03

No worries Phil, good call. I'm going that way tomorrow anyway for a holiday. I'll have to put on my list a visit to Blackpool's airshow the weekend after, and use my new camcorder hood there.

Blackpool airshow line-up preview

Airshow dates - August 10th - 11th Saturday and Sunday

Thread: Cardboard hood for Camcorder screen
01/08/2019 21:15:51

Cheers Dad_flyer, see my album pictures today the see the development pictures and drawings.

Hood development pictures and drawings

Another hood video.

01/08/2019 21:06:42


I get a great view of the screen, almost dark cinema like when my head closes in to the end of the hood.


Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 01/08/2019 21:07:15

01/08/2019 21:05:15

Because how the shape came out I had the do some foils to decorate the sides.



Above with chin - 'chine' -


I even shaded the lower part and drew on a curved passenger / crew door.

01/08/2019 20:58:57

These a slot in the left side for the camcorder screen to fit into.



You can work the main controls, wide angle may be a problem with the nose at the side though.

01/08/2019 20:55:44

The new hood was made from a 12" long cardboard box, with some extra cardboard bits to fashion the hood around my head to keep the light out. Also the pointed nose was attached on the end.

To get the canopy shape on top was extra cardboard.



01/08/2019 20:50:05



The screens on video camcorders are so difficult to see in bright sunlight and could benefit from a sunshade.

There are a variety of commercial products available as you can see in this link.


It is simple to build a DIY sun shade in a few minutes at little or no cost, just time. I have made one a few years ago, but its gone all floppy.

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Remember Dragon Cam ?

Used to good effect in this video, you can follow the small 35" to 40" models with easy however far away they are.




Edited By Mark Kettle 1 on 01/08/2019 21:08:59

01/08/2019 20:44:49

Video Camcorder Hood


Thread: Sabre F86
01/08/2019 20:28:55

The one and only Skyblazers. This F-86 Sabre was flying at the 2015 Tico Warbird Airshow!

01/08/2019 20:23:46

This is Hawk 1 from the Golden Hawks flown by Mike Woodfield performing some nice aerobatics.

01/08/2019 20:15:24

Live target drones, radio controlled full size, 1975.

The final use of many of the F-86F Sabre Jets, as live fire target drones at the Naval Weapons Center China Lake.

It's a shame to see these beautiful jets blown out of the sky, but at the same time its really awesome to see the beautiful jets blown out of the sky.

This video is produced by the Department of the Navy and was made in about 1975.

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