Here is a list of all the postings FilmBuff has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Has the world moved to Brazil for 2 weeks?|
Oh dear. Typical RC modellers' approach to anything other than err... RC Models.
At least Geoff and John get it
Moderators - please close this thread. I don't think I can stand the grumpiness that will be posted.
|Thread: Honey Hill - do any of you remeber flying on this gentle Northants slope?|
Perfect way to de-stress from a 70 hour working week. An early session from 0830 to 1000. 3mph NW, but electric assist and some gentle thermal lift gave a flight of over 75 mins. Awesome!
|Thread: My First Drone/Quad/UAV/Camera Platform - whatever!|
Hi Graham -
I was very careful to make sure I was at least 50m away from the things you describe.
A few more...
Edited By FilmBuff on 28/06/2016 21:10:39
Edited By FilmBuff on 28/06/2016 21:12:09
Well, last week I took the plunge and blew some bonus money on a DJI Phantom 3 Professional and joined the ranks of the derided drone community.
I can honestly say that in over 40 years of model flying I have seldom got such a buzz; the sort that you used to get early in your flying career when each non-crash end to a flight was greeted with an equal mix of relief and euphoria.
The technology is sensational and just a little bit scary at the same time. The Return To Home and auto-landing function is just amazing to see and hear. Despite all the auto-everything, I feel that my general flying skills and awareness still serve me very well. Some of my photo locations have demanded manual landings to a precise spot.
Combining my love of photography and flying is just great - it really has given the flying mojo a big boost.
By the way - answers on a postcard to name the two locations in my sample pics!
|Thread: I'm the real thing, you're just playing at it, he's a danger to us.|
@Doug Campbell you sort of shoot yourself in the foot in the last paragraph.
The "Ban 'em" brigade should really calm down. I mean, some clown on here has banned a certain type of pushrod connector at his club...
Edited By FilmBuff on 26/04/2016 12:39:10
I have been flying planes since 1974 as a 13 year old. If it flies, I'm interested in it. I put my first camera on a slope soarer in 1984.
I have just ordered my first Phantom Pro an hour ago. This is heaven, allowing me to indulge my passion for flying and photography. As a lapsed engineer, it also ticks all the geek boxes.
Many model flyers have closed mindsets and believe everything they read in The Daily Mail.
89/10/1 rule of social media.
1% of a community will actively start a conversation and create a thread, post etc
10% may comment on it or add to the conversation
89% will just read it and do nothing with it.
|Thread: Model Flying Themed Symposium|
What would you be interested in Jon?
Having attended, spoken at and organised these types of event - I was wondering what sort of demand there might be if one was organised around model flying.
|Thread: If I strapped a duvet to myself and jumped off of the cliffs at folkstone.......|
|Thread: Internet and the Phone.|
Due to a mixture of reticence and laziness, I have been with BT since the birth of the internet via dial up and eventually super fast Broadband.
I find the service fast enough, and very reliable. My wireless router in is a back bedroom/study and this gives good wifi connectivity throughout the house, garden and front drive.
When I have had problems, I find the mixture of guided self help and call centre contact to be first class. For example, my btinternet.com email account was compromised a while ago. When the self service recovery failed, I called the contact centre and was answered in India. The call was efficient, clearly understood and young Raj had my password reset in less than five minutes.
I guess that for the believer we don't need any evidence, and for the sceptic there is never sufficient evidence!
|Thread: World's SMALLEST video drone/quad|
Is that an Atos or BBC office?
|Thread: New DS world record - 513mph|
Mind you, if we think of the wind energy on his flight path, assuming a 100m x 100m box (conservative) and the 60mph (27m/s) wind and an air density of 1.125 kg/cubic metre then around 110 Mega Joules of wind energy is hitting the slope.
The old Kinetic Energy equation of "Half Mass x Velocity Squared" give around 262K Joules, assuming V=229m/s and M=10Kg
Not sure how to calibrate that...
My BMW Mini travelling at 30mph packs around 98K Joules
Edited By FilmBuff on 23/12/2015 12:57:51
|Thread: GIANT 68% SCALE RC Prometheus Biplane|
I just don't get it!
|Thread: UK's oldest model flying club?|
Northampton Model Aero Club has been in constant operation since 1932. See here. Used to be member many years ago
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