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Keith B
02-20-2008, 08:32 PM
After editing all the full scale aviation for my site, I pulled some Giant Scale Air Racing footage(18 hours) and did a 5 minute fun edit. I used to build and fly R/C sailplanes while on deployment in the '70's. After spending time in the pits before and after these races, I was blown away by the new materials and radios. Needless to say, I was having fun.
Maybe battery and engine technology will allow an all electric event in the future!

Video: http://www.kbvp.com/extreme-videos/giant-scale-radio-control-air-racing%3A-the-good%2C-the-bad%2C-and-the-ugly (http://www.kbvp.com/extreme-videos/giant-scale-radio-control-air-racing%3A-the-good%2C-the-bad%2C-and-the-ugly)

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/KBVP/RCAirRacingstart.jpg

Hodgehound
02-20-2008, 08:39 PM
Nice vid Keith! Pretty cool!

constantCrash
02-20-2008, 09:05 PM
Impressed buy the guy who lost a wheel while landing and still made a perfect touchdown.

FlyingMonkey
02-20-2008, 09:56 PM
Hey, I can fly like that!

Hodgehound
02-20-2008, 10:38 PM
You mean CRASH like that!

Keith B
02-20-2008, 11:12 PM
@ 4:45 you see the T-6 t/o and head for me! The camera movement is when I got ready to run!! Making videos is way too much fun :)

firemanbill
02-20-2008, 11:24 PM
Godd vid! Lot's of money lost there!:eek:

FlyingMonkey
02-20-2008, 11:27 PM
It was a great clip there Kieth.

Oh, I just noticed your post count, Welcome to Wattflyer.

Keith B
02-21-2008, 12:09 AM
Thanks :)
When I flew sailplanes it would have been nice to have the electric assist. With today's lightweight and powerful batteries, it would have opened up a whole new envelope. The Cirrus I built was so big that I couldn't mate the wings in my room! When I took it out for the first test flight via bungee launch, the Japanese on the base crowded around. Thank God I didn't crash it first time out.

bottlerocket
03-22-2008, 08:07 AM
holy crap! what happened with all those crashes? high winds?

Keith B
03-22-2008, 08:23 AM
The winds were really bad. They finally cancelled until the winds died down, but that ran the race to sunset. It's hard to fly that fast around pylons and in heavy traffic when your depth perception is much less under the lower light.