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First Flight 2017

First Flight 2017

Big Cub in Bartlett Gym

Big Cub in Bartlett Gym

PT17

PT17

Cold Tight Beaver Flight

Cold Tight Beaver Flight

Winter Beaver

Winter Beaver

Cubs in Winter

Cubs in Winter

SundayFunFly

SundayFunFly

Dave Roode's Tiger Moth flies again

Dave Roode's Tiger Moth flies again

Bartlett indoor flying shot with iPhone

Bartlett indoor flying shot with iPhone

MWVRCC Dave Roode Memorial FloatFly 2014

MWVRCC Dave Roode Memorial FloatFly 2014

April Glides

April Glides

Catch and Release

Catch and Release

HiStarts

HiStarts

Pawnee Maiden

Pawnee Maiden

JoeCanDo YouCanDo

JoeCanDo YouCanDo

HiStarts

HiStarts

MWVRCC May FunFly

MWVRCC May FunFly

Backyard UMX Radian

Backyard UMX Radian

DeadSticks

DeadSticks

iPhone Video of SeaPlane Trials

iPhone Video of SeaPlane Trials

MWVRCC Sunday Fun

MWVRCC Sunday Fun

MWVRCC 2015 Dave Roode Memorial FloatFly

MWVRCC 2015 Dave Roode Memorial FloatFly

Tiger Maiden

Tiger Maiden

Viggen GFF

Viggen GFF

DTM GFF

DTM GFF

Ugly Stik GFF

Ugly Stik GFF

Tiger Moth over Guildhall

Tiger Moth over Guildhall

Moore Dam Carbon Z Cub Flight

Moore Dam Carbon Z Cub Flight

GuildHall Fun Fliers Sep 5 FloatFly 2015

GuildHall Fun Fliers Sep 5 FloatFly 2015

MWVRCC FunFly September 2015

MWVRCC FunFly September 2015

Pawnee over GuildHall

Pawnee over GuildHall

iPhone Fryeburg Flying Video

iPhone Fryeburg Flying Video

Windy Tiger

Windy Tiger

Tiger looses tail in Conway

Tiger looses tail in Conway

Viking Maiden

Viking Maiden

C47 Maiden

C47 Maiden

Bartlett 3D

Bartlett 3D

First Flight 2017

iPhone video shot by Don.
Opening of Hubble Field, MWVRCC field in Conway NH 2017.

A bit of snow and mud but field is in great shape...

Big Cub in Bartlett Gym

Don flies a big cub indoors

PT17

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Cold Tight Beaver Flight

Flying at Flamingo field, a top secret location in the White Mountains. Shot by Joe Holt. It is tight but fun, more videos to come from this winter location.

Winter Beaver

Joe flying his Beaver at Flamingo Field.

Cubs in Winter

Joe and I flying our Carbon Cubs on floats in the snow at Flamingo Field.

No Cubs were permanently maimed in this production, the floats were reattached and so was the wing and flap that were injured in the tumble. It never ceases to amaze me how trees move all of a sudden, you can be my witness, I flew exactly that turn a dozen times before the Birch decided we were having too much fun trying to video the frolicking Cub from a Joe's quad.

SundayFunFly

This video is about SundayFunFly

Dave Roode's Tiger Moth flies again

Dave Roode's Tiger Moth flies again

As you may know I have been resoring Dave Roode's Tiger Moth for a while now. First I tried the Enya but it was a bit of a disaster, the fuel leaked out of the tank and soaked everything and it shook so bad I had to re attach the wings and re-glue most of the fuse.

I decided to go electric to keep things smooth she is pretty old and a bit frail.

Wow she was a handful, I had to guess the CG and I was off, but not disastrously so. All it wanted to do was climb and turn left, I had offset the motor a bit right and down to cancel P-factor. I think that part is OK but I will take some of it out. Even with power off it wanted to climb, and we all know that means tail heavy .

The good news is I did not break her, though for a while I was worried trying to trim it out. I think it will be a real nice flyer in calm wind when I dial her in, she looks great. And I do love electric...

Anyway here is a video Sharyn shot of the high stress event. I did take the Waco out first just to get the feel for the gusty wind in a similar plane.

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Bartlett indoor flying shot with iPhone

Bartlett indoor flying shot with iPhone. Don and Olof try some indoor pylon racing. Rather leisurely pace.

MWVRCC Dave Roode Memorial FloatFly 2014

This is the video Sharyn shot last summer at the Dave Roode Memorial FloatFly.
Dave worked really hard for our club and especially hard to make the first FloatFly possible. It was a great success and it was just incredible sad that he passed away the day after the 2013 FloatFly.
I really miss Dave he was always promoting the club, calling people and trying to build interest in the hobby. Dave you are sorely missed.

Please enjoy this video about warmer days and think about the 2015 FloatFly. It is a long video 12 minutes but so much was going on, I had a hard time cutting any of Sharyn's footage out. I think she did a great job catching the spirit of the
Dave Roode Memorial FunFly.

April Glides

April Hussey Field Glides.

I am starting this season early utilizing our alternate field in North Conway. It is a very pretty place to fly with Mt Washington in the background. And it is an alternate AMA registered flying site for our club.

I am having fun on this very calm cool day April 2nd , calm is great even if no sun means to thermals and no wind no ridge lift. Usually I get good lift over the ridge at the other side of the river on the Saco on the right in most of this video.

This is a long video and maybe boring if you don't like watching slow gliding, but starting at 4:46 I do some sport flying with the RadianPro, and then you get to see me rip the vertical stab loose on the Fling. I am still trying to trim the Fling in, I moved the CG back 10mm from yesterdays tosses. That helped a lot, I think I will move it back a bit more. Flaperons down caused the model to nose in faster than I got my fingers on the elevator. I am slowly working my way into more powerful launches. The ground is so hard now, still frosty and there is a lot of very hard ice in the field. I think I will wait until Hubble field is open and softer to mess more with the fling. I have to say it is a bit on the heavy side, just over 1 lb. I had to add a 16D common nail shaped to the outside of the right wing to get lateral balance and 2 oz in the nose with the 400mah Lipo. I am sure I will get it trimmed out soon.

I love the RP, I sometimes fly it for an hour with just 1 climb. My neck gets sore, there is usually really good thermals over the Ranger station parkinglot or the Kennet Middle school on sunny afternoons at Hubble field. Another 10 days and we may be flying down there. Personally I can't wait.

Sharyn did a great job shooting I think, she is just hand holding with a shoulder brace, the A7s a tiny mirrorless DSLR camera we are still getting used to. It can actually shoot 4K in conjunction with the Odyssey 7Q+.

I did just drop a LUT on the footage shot in SF 3, and a tiny bit of grading. Skin tones are definitely orange.

Olof

Catch and Release

Catch and Release of a UMX Radian, shot by Sharyn with an A7s.

I just got one of these to fly in my backyard, it is a UMX Radian, a tiny electric glider and it is serious fun. I maidened it in the gym in Bartlett, then I flew it in my backyard, I only treed it once. I decided to go down to Hussey Field to practice catching. In my yard you have too, there is no long glideslope that ends on a lawn, just trees.

So this is me trying to get used to catching this wonderful little glider.

This is SF 3 just REC709 basically. And a LUT applied in FCPX with quick grade. 5600K, F22, ISO 200 Sony 24-70 F4 in mode C IS on in cam, no post stabilization, I think Sharyn is doing great, she really likes the A7s camera with my small shoulder kit. Zebra set to 95%, expose by only seeing a bit of zebra in the brightest parts of the clouds. Nothing clipped or was crushed in these shots according to the WF in FCPX. So sometimes old REC 709 is just the ticket. No ND needed and F22 is good for deep focus even at 70mm.

You don't always have to shoot SLOG at f1.4 with 3" of DOF. Sometimes good old storytelling shots is what you need. And relaxed shooting. This is a very versatile camera.

HiStarts

Spring Spring is here...
HiStart ,Tow Launch or just throwing to figure out trim.

MWVRCC field is finally open this weekend we officially open with a workday. For more about our flying club visit mwvrcc.com.

Sharyn and Joe shot most of this video with the A7s, love this cam, but I have decided that Slog is not the way to go. This was shot in Slog with a .9 ND filter and had a LUT added in post. I feel I get a better result shooting REC 709 with proper settings. More tests to come. But I do all my flying for fun unless I actually fly to shoot video, or to test new gear. It is great to be an amateur at times.

Pawnee Maiden

Well the maiden went really well. It was a rainy, sunny, gusty, frosty, warm day. I was at the field for 2 hrs before I rigged up the Pawnee. And I waited another hour before I flew her. This is spring in NH.

I got Joe to shoot a video of the event, Jeff left he thought I the WX was so bad raining and gusty I was not going to do the make flight. He also had a prior commitment. I think Joe did a great job shooting my short maiden flight.

I love this plane. It is a real scale flyer. I never used more than 60% power on the maiden. I was flying on 4S 3000 35C. Way more power than necessary, more power than scale really just on the H9/HH recommended power system. I just bought the 13x8 prop I had the P46 and 60 amp ESC.

My observation is, why would anyone want more power! This is a scale replica of an air tractor. I fly some 3D and that is different. But for scale I think this is actually a bit over powered. That is not a problem, it is nice to be able to pull out of troble, but that is not scale.

I put the CG right at 3" and I like it. Later flights I pulled some loops easy, and even a couple rolls a bit shaky, put the nose up first, but in at the real plane you would never do that.

Did I mention I love this plane already and it is about the easiest to fly plane I own. It will come to the field often. I have over flying 40 models so this is a compliment.

Anyway enjoy the video, and please bear in mind all the views are just mine, not a comment on others opinions. I just think scale is scale and 3D is 3D, gliders are great and so are hot liners. I love WW1 scale planes as well those are generally hard to fly in wind.

JoeCanDo YouCanDo

A bit of JoeCanDo flying.
Joe flying his YouCanDo. The YouCanDo is a real fun plane and Joe was really getting his working well. The weather was a bit iffy but great for this time of year.

Shot with the A7s 24-70 F4 with C-size active. Just a quick LUT applied in ColofFinale FCPX shot in REC709 PP4 stock settings. There was a bit of rain so a few drops got on the lens Oh well...

HiStarts

3 HiStarts shot by iPhone.

Don, Glenn and I were messing with HiStarts, Don and I were flying Kates and Glenn had his beatiful Bird of Time.

We had some great flights, unfortunately the one I shot of Glenns flight was the shortest he had today. We used 100' of rubber tube and 400' of line, it worked very well, Dons altimeter showed one launch was up to 276'. We flew so many times we wore out the rubber line , it broke 4 times towards the end. I will be ordering better quality rubber this week.

We will have a HiStart setup again next Sunday for our FunFly. In the mean time enjoy the video we shot today 5-10-15, Mothers Day.

MWVRCC May FunFly

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Backyard UMX Radian

Backyard flying the fantastic UMX Radian.

Beautiful weather not much wind, there are lots of thermals on my hill, but I don't dare get in them from here. the opening in the woods is too small I would quickly loose sight with no way to get it back.

I have used my Whipit here as well, that is even more interesting as you need power when there is a sudden down draft right above one of the ponds.

It is amazing how hard it is to judge on what side of trees you are on, only in calm conditions do I fly behind trees.

It really is fun to fly these Micros, it is a great change from the bigger planes I fly at the MWVRCC and other club fields.

Sharyn shot this with the A7s PP4 and we use a LUT for a film stock look, very quick in FCPX. Love this tiny camera...

DeadSticks

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 was very windy and unfortunately because of the wind there was not much flying until Monday. A few of us tempted the winds on Sunday and it was interesting to say the least 0-25+ mph winds out of all quarters at once it seemed like.

Monday was much better. Very calm in the morning with a bit of gusty conditions by noon.

Non the less we had some interesting flights. I tore the wings off my Kate when Glenn was towing me up and my release did not work. Kate will be up and flying again this week after a quick visit to the Foam Hospital.

We had a number of dead stick events as well, the video below documents 2 of them.

Hope to see everyone next Sunday or before at Hubble field. In the mean time fly safe and enjoy this wonderful weather. Wind does blow the bugs away.

Another A7s handheld video. PP4 With LUT added in post.

iPhone Video of SeaPlane Trials

Here is a video of Joe testing Norms huge airboat, it has a few leaks as we found out. It will be interesting to see if Joe gets it sealed up and ready to fly by next Sunday. The reason for the big pitch changes was a lot of water in the hull sloshing around. Enjoy the video and I hope to see you all at the 3rd
annual Dave Roode Memorial FloatFly. At this point it looks like the weather is cooperating -- knock on wood.

MWVRCC Sunday Fun

iPhone vid about MWVRCC Sunday Fun.

MWVRCC 2015 Dave Roode Memorial FloatFly

We had a very wet start But it turned beautiful in the afternoon. Thanks to Guildhall FunFliers club for the help putting on the show.

Sharyn shot this with our old EX3 a great ENGcam. Just some quick grading. I decided no music this time so you can hear the motors and some funny soundbites if you really listen. It is a long video but if you were not there this will give a nice impression of how the day went. Thanks Sharyn for your shooting, she took the stills on the website as well.

And a big thanks to everyone in the club that helped out, from MC to parking marshals.

Tiger Maiden

New Plane in the Hangar...

I just put the last touches on a Dynam Tiger Moth foamy. This model is really very nice, I can't say that about all Dynam products, but this one is great. I added some custom painting, wear and tear as well as some oil leaks.

Anyway here is a video of the maiden that Sharyn was kind enough to shoot for me. I think she is getting very good with the trusty old EX3, one of my all time favourite ENG cams.

This was on Thursday the 20th so the grass was a bit longish, it gets moved tomorrow. I was very pleased with the way the slightly modded gear handled the grass, even though I had to add 2 oz of lead in the nose to get CG right.

I think the video speaks for itself. So enjoy!

For video heads:
This was shot with the EX3 kit lens. All manual focus and iris f5.6 1080 29.97p 1/60. These are RAW shots straight out of the camera no CC or grading, just using the histogram for f stop. I have always found f5.6 to be perfect for this lens on a sunny day with ND 2 engaged. The great thing about the ½" sensor is that focus is super easy, I just set it at about 60' and Sharyn did not have to adjust anything , just point and shoot. OK so it is not cinematic (SDOF etc.) but it is perfect for ENG. We were too lazy to put a mic on me, it is just the Shure shotgun on camera.

Viggen GFF

From our visit to Guildhall Fun Fliers field in Vermont yesterday.

I love this cheap jet designed by David at FlightTest. It is getting a bit worn from the wet grass and a few sudden unexpected meetings with the planet.

Shot by Sharyn with the EX3, no CC just raw.

DTM GFF

Guildhall Fun Fliers field is beautiful and so is the Dynam Tiger Moth.

EX3 Raw video shot by Sharyn yesterday.

Ugly Stik GFF

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Tiger Moth over Guildhall

Another video from my visit to Guildhall Fun Fliers field in Vermont.

It is a beautiful setting and the grass is in very good shape. The NH and Vermont mountains are in the background, the field is right next to the Connecticut River. I love flying there.

Moore Dam Carbon Z Cub Flight

Guildhall Fun Fliers had the Fall FunFloatFly at the Moore Dam on Saturday.

The event was a perfect 10+. The weather was perfect a slight breeze off and on, you need some ripples in the water to make takeoffs easier. Temps in the 80's and lots of sun.

There was a very diverse fleet of planes from home made foamies to big nitros and everything in between even a heli. A speedboat was maidened as well, it was great fun to watch as John and crew fine tuned the glow engine. Video coming soon.

Sharyn shot a lot of videos I will be posting more of them as I have time to edit them. Hand Held A7s 24-70 F4 Sony/Zeiss Cmode.

GuildHall Fun Fliers Sep 5 FloatFly 2015

Guildhall Fun Fliers had the Fall FunFloatFly at the Moore Dam on Saturday.
The event was a perfect 10+. The weather was perfect a slight breeze off and on, you need some ripples in the water to make takeoffs easier. Temps in the 80's and lots of sun.

There was a very diverse fleet of planes from home made foamies to big nitros and everything in between even a heli. A speedboat was maidened as well, it was great fun to watch as John and crew fine tuned the glow engine.

This video is of some of the sights and sounds of the Day.

Sharyn shot a lot of videos I will be posting more of them as I have time to edit them. Hand Held A7s 24-70 F4 Sony/Zeiss Cmode.

MWVRCC FunFly September 2015

A collection of photos shot by Zach Beach turned into a video.

Thanks for sharing these photos.

Pawnee over GuildHall

Here is video from VT flying the Pawnee, with a couple bad landings, but not disastrous.

GuildHallFunFlyers field is a Wonderfull venue. This is from this summers visit in August.

I had not flown the Pawnee for a while so it took a bit of getting used to again. Watch the HD version full screen for the best viewing and no music this time, just raw footage. Shot by Sharyn with our trusty old EX3 a wonderful ENG cam.

iPhone Fryeburg Flying Video

MWVRCC visits the Fryeburg Academy Fieldhouse for the first of 5 flying sessions this winter and spring.

There were numerous crashes including one direct head on prop chewing demonstration of how to take two perfectly good planes and turn them into one spinning heap. This show was put on by me and Jeff to every ones delight.

We had about 20 planes flying from tiny to my B17 with 4 engines. But the bravest was definitely Glen with his "Flying Bathtub" a scratch built balsa and fabric Aeronca model. I was amazed he could fly it indoors, it does need a bit of work now from a somewhat sudden meeting with the hardwood floor after a well executed tip stall. I give it a 9.8. This was caught on video and is in this piece.

Don flew a couple scratch built plane as well.

Next date for this venue is Sunday Feb 21st. We will then be introducing some students to RC flying. Come and join the Fun.

And don't forget we are flying in Bartlett every other Sunday from Noon to 2 this Winter.

Windy Tiger

So I went down to the field to meet with the mowing company. We decided on the strategy for this seasons flying. Mow every Friday weather allowing.

Unfortunately he did not bring his mowers. But I brought the Tiger Moth so even though the grass is long and the wind was gusting I had to fly, especially seeing how Sharyn brought one of our new cameras down to the field, a Sony FS5 a great tiny camera, for a pro camera that is.

As you can see both the grass and the wind proved to be a challenge. No music with this one as the comments are interesting. I cut out most of the parts where Sharyn lost the bucking Tiger, blue sky is not so interesting Tigerless.

I will add that no Tigers were hurt in this video. Thursday is the next flyday.

Tiger looses tail in Conway

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Viking Maiden

The HH Viking is a great little 3D plane. I thought about getting it when it first came out, but now at $90 for the BNF how could I resist.

So these are my first few flights. It was a very hot and dry day in NH and a bit of gusty wind with the thermals building with the heat. I am quite happy with how the Viking handled the wind.

I flew first with 3s 600 35C Lipo, a bit heavy perhaps but good in the wind and very nice vertical. Then I tried the 2s 600 30C and it flew OK but definitely a bit anemic.

The grass is too long so I was using our club rug, 6' x 24' from Home Depot. It makes for tight landings in gusty conditions as you will notice if you watch the whole video, it is long, but I think it gives a nice impression of my first flight with the Viking.

C47 Maiden

Don has been flying his DC3 for a few years now and I really like the way it looks in the air.

So for the Warbirds day at Guildhall Fun Flyers Field we decided to both get C-47's and install paratroopers that release from our P-47's.

Unfortunately Saturday was a sort of washout so the maidens were delayed, well Don did his earlier this week.

Mine was today at Hubble Field in Conway. You can see the trials and tribulations in the video below.

To sum things up, the maiden flight was fine if windy and bouncy. The first paratrooper had a streamer to deal with, but he survived the accelerated fall because he landed in the Squash Patch. The "HoundDog" aka Don did the S&R and reconned the area, this proved important for a later emergency landing in gusty conditions.

The second Paratrooper drop was a complete success as were 2 more not recorded by Sharyn. It was brutaly hot and humid so she left after being kind enough to shoot the video below. Thanks Sharyn and Don, for the S&R and great video work.

Enjoy the video.

Olof

Bartlett 3D

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