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Steve Houghton 126/06/2010 07:49:03
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Hi all. I thought you may be interested in watching this short film made by Kate Owen and others from Newport University which features members and their planes from the Gaer Park model flying club in Newport, S. Wales. It's 9.35 mins long so sit back and enjoy.
Eck26/06/2010 08:08:38
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Lovely - a very sympathetic and "human" view of the hobby/obsession!
Phil May26/06/2010 09:18:30
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Did I enjoy my flight - oh yes!!  
Now every one knows what Big Phil looks like.   
Wingman26/06/2010 09:41:19
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Disappointing Phil, I had you pictured as a tall Tom Cruise
Seriously though - a very very nice video- thanx for sharing it.
kiwi g26/06/2010 09:44:12
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Great video guys. Glad you enjoyed the fly big phil.  if you thought that was great and if you ever get the chance ,try a ride in a glider.  highly recomended guys.
OH and gliders dont have rear tanks,
John Privett26/06/2010 10:02:06
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What an excellent video.  A "sensible" treatment of model flying and a nice little story in it too.  Thanks for posting the link!
A.A. Barry26/06/2010 10:03:18
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Phil,yes I know the feeling, 2 weeks ago I flew with a mate who has just bought a 90% spitfire, great video, and well presented
Eric Bray26/06/2010 16:51:56
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It looks like a nice vid, but on my Virgin cable snailspeed b/band, it plays faster than it downloads, and I regret I just don't have the time to wait for it!
James4027/06/2010 10:51:30
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What a lovely short film, thanks for posting it up Steve.
Peter 'Ivanna Crashalot' Savage27/06/2010 12:18:12
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Ah so that was a Jodel DR1051 I was getting worried I hadn't noticed it had an all moving tail plane on the scale 1050 I was designing XD That's one awesome video! now we just need to distribute it and get more people onto the hobby!
Doug Ireland27/06/2010 13:10:03
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Nice Video but I'm going to be a bit picky! We watched the Jodel pilot go through his checks but he taxied out with the altimeter 250' off!
Wingman27/06/2010 15:42:53
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Well if we're going to get picky - when the Jodel lands the pilot and passenger positions are reversed as is the aircraft registration - editing a bit suspect! Still a nice video for all that.  - Doug started it!
James4027/06/2010 15:53:33
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Doug, your being over picky, how do you know what the pressure of the day is and how do you know he hadn't spoken to air traffic to get the correct pressure ?
John Privett27/06/2010 15:57:59
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I noticed that.  Clearly done deliberately (it's hardly the sort of thing you do by accident!) to keep continuity of direction of travel between shots.  Just as you always have the cameras following (for instance) a football match on the same side of the pitch - and if there's one on the other side it usually has a "reverse angle" caption on the screen to explain the sudden continuity jump.
David Gilder27/06/2010 16:20:50
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As an ex Assistant Air Trafficer!! ahem!!    I wish to put forward the fact that the pilot may have been flying off the QNH (pressure height above mean sea level) and not the QFE (airframe height above field elevation). Only the later would give a zero reading whilst on the ground at the field.   If the elevation of the field is 250' above mean sea level in real life then that would correspond to the altimeter showing +250'.
The only time an altimiter set at QFE would show zero would be when it is at mean sea level!
Also it may be that all this is incorrect in relation to this flight and the pilot actually zeroed his altimeter just prior to line up on the strip, so it would be accurate to the time and location!
Finally, He may have been using the QFE from another local airport and his strip is 250' above the runway there!!
All these could answer what Doug had noticed! 
I hope that has confused you all sufficiently!!!
10/10 for your observations Doug!!
BB27/06/2010 17:19:14
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Excellent Steve - Really enjoyed that. Watched it a few times now.  Can't be bothered to be picky !!
Though I recorgnised the shed Phil


Edited By Basildon Biggles on 27/06/2010 17:21:20

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 28/06/2010 06:23:50

Phil May27/06/2010 17:22:56
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Hi guy's .
After Angus had taxied to the strip, I thought  he reset his altimeter prior to take off, also, to be honest , these guys making the film are only students and to make a small editing mistake with the mirror image is quite insignificant in my opinion.  
Any way I had a cracking day.  

Edited By Big Phil on 27/06/2010 17:40:58

Steve Houghton 127/06/2010 17:30:00
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Well I don't know why people have to get so picky, why can't they just enjoy it for what it is, after all, these are uni students doing this towards their degrees. Just sit back and enjoy it and don't go through it frame by frame to try and find something wrong.  Sheesh.
Myron Beaumont27/06/2010 17:46:20
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With good visibility-who needs an altimeter setting anyway .As an ex-hang glider pilot I never had any aids apart from my eyes .It's called FUN (and for that matter-no H&S experts around on the Cornish coast telling me what I can or cannot do ). Well done - I really enjoyed the video. 
Tim Mackey27/06/2010 19:41:16
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Great film.....thanks for the link

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