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AV Contest #2 "Nap o' the Field"

Old 06-01-2008, 11:39 PM
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Default AV Contest #2 "Nap o' the Field"

Wattflyer Aerial Video Contest #2
"Nap o' the Field"


We all know about pilots who talk about Nap o' the Earth flying. Low level, between the mountians and the trees.. Running canyons..

For the Second AV contest, lets keep 'em low.
So if you are into "Buzzing the Tower" This is your contest.

Fast or Slow, Keep your videos BELOW 30'

Contest Entry Deadline
Sunday, August 3rd

Voting will be from
August 4th-11th

First Prize
(to be announced)
Second Prize
(to be announced)

Please be sure to read the AP and AV contest guidelines before posting your entry!

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Old 06-02-2008, 04:07 AM
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Low level flying!! That's right up the Muroc Marauders alley. That's their cup o' tea, their forte' so to speak.

Oh yea baby, this is going to be fun!

Great idea for the second contest. Thanks Tim.

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Old 06-02-2008, 04:15 AM
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Ohhhhh.....
I just have to try to get in on this one.

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Old 06-02-2008, 06:29 AM
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Not to be picky, Stinky, but I think that would be Nap of the Earth flying. I used to work on projects at Texas Instruments that built Terrain Following, Terrain Avoidance radars for F4's that allowed them to fly Nap of the Earth.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:07 PM
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map... nap... Keep 'em low!!
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:10 PM
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I have been trying to get a set up for AP and AV. I wish I had something up and running, because I would LOVE to join this contest. I really look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:18 PM
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you got 2 months Tyler... Im sure you can get something started by then!!
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:36 AM
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awww man i wish i had an FPV system, i would love to do a hawk like chase through the woods, many foamies will be lost(im a crash alot lol) but its for a good cause.

ya ever seen a hawk chase another small bird through the woods, man now that would be some excellent onboard footage lol. plus the grapevines he he he....
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:22 AM
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Video removed at Stinkweeds request (out of competition date range)

Cheers!

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Old 06-03-2008, 03:33 AM
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wow excellent video, i like how its just sitting up there, like a camera in a tree or something, nice hovering, its like your the observer and the other guy is the wild and crazy stunt flyer lol
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:15 PM
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Kiwi..
As cool as I find the video, we cant accept it in the competition because it was shot and posted before the competition even began.
Please be sure to read the AP and AV contest guidelines before posting your entry!
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awww man i wish i had an FPV system, i would love to do a hawk like chase through the woods, ...
...ya ever seen a hawk chase another small bird through the woods, man now that would be some excellent onboard footage lol.
if you mean chasing a hawk or bird with your plane... no.. it wouldnt be to cool.. but if you mean a fast action racing through the trees.. that would be toooo coool!
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:37 PM
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I didn't see a start date in your post only an end date, I guess best just to leave it to the planes a.

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Helicopters are as welcome here as flies at a BBQ.

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:45 PM
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His post was June 1st, I'd assume that is the start date. Helis are always welcome here.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Helis are always welcome here.
Yea Dave, I can tell that by counting all the heli related posts on this forum, but whatever. When I first started to post here there were a lot more Heli related posts, now there is next to nothing. Guess I'm not the only one who feels unwelcome here.

Anyway, back to topic, nice videos everyone...oh wait..

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Old 06-04-2008, 09:21 PM
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Truth is we dont have that many Heli AP'ers that hang out here. I cant fathom why they would feel unwelcome....

I find this forum brings alot of beginners here. I can only imagine that most start out on planes because they are easier to fly. As this site matures we hope to have all groups post here (balloon/blimp, kite, heli, mast, microcopter, plane, uav, fpv...etc)

I've always enjoyed your pictures when you posted them as others here have.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:27 PM
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Heli's have always been welcomed in this forum and the reason we don't see more of them comes down to money. A AP plane is a fraction of the cost of a AP heli so out number them 50 to 1 here.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:40 PM
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I've always enjoyed your pictures when you posted them as others here have.
Thanks Dave. I enjoying sharing here as this is where i first started into AP, with help from people such as Kosh and yourself (flew with Kosh before I could even hover properly ). Lets hope this forum will attract many different types of AP, and that they all feel welcome.

Kosh, I was hoping to talk with you at some point about getting my Striker-B back in the air as I have stripped a servo and can't find a replacement. I would like to upgrade to a good power system, 2.4, and better servos but don't know where to start. I will PM you so as not to take this topic off-topic more than it is.

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Old 06-05-2008, 02:54 AM
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Crash 9? he does helicopter AP doenst he, ive seen crashes on roofs and stuff pretty fun...

ahhh boy ive been hit with major bad luck today:
lets see, flying wings snapped in half/folded when i did a hard pull up when it was gaining speed.

Also lost my Sprint Rumor LG phone, ahhh my god!!!! im so stupid!! but i think it could have been stolen too, this kid was deliberately swinging my bag(which had my phone on a pouch) around and round even though we told him not too. But it could be the other way where i lost it but i dont think so since i knew my pockets couldnt hold the phone.... ahhhh.... damn i wish i could do GPS tracking through my cellphones Signal... or receiving signal i know its possible but i dont think i can access it. sighh.....
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:42 PM
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Has #2 started yet? Weather looks good this weekend.

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Old 06-05-2008, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
Has #2 started yet? Weather looks good this weekend.

Frank
Its currently open now so go for it.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:27 PM
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ahhh gotta build a gondola kinda thing and attach my gull wings to it. then i can do some AP work through the weekend... sweet!! i gotta get props, im runnin a 5x4 prop on a 2409-12 im wasting alot of power...
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Kosh View Post
Its currently open now so go for it.
Cool, thanks Kosh. I was a little unsure after reading those posts above. That's good news as the weather (right now anyway) is predicted to be very conducive to low level flying.

I'm betting we see double the number of videos for this round than the last one.

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Old 06-06-2008, 02:27 AM
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Ya Frank, your bridge video would have qualified, you were practically skimming the water
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Ya Frank, your bridge video would have qualified, you were practically skimming the water
That was high :p Just wait until my next one.

I better bring my swimming trunks.

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Old 06-06-2008, 04:44 AM
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LOL
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