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Old Nov 7, 2009, 2:49 AM   #1
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Old Nov 8, 2009, 7:40 AM   #2
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Excellent shots. The only thing that gives away that its a toy are the towers in pic 2. Also your shooting height was too much. Lower to the ground looking up would help with the illusion. Its not a real plane, but I had no idea it was that big. Actually, it is a real plane. It has to be more accurate so it flies by remote without the pilot making alterations. #1 and 3 are killer shots. Too bad #3 has been cropped. Looking at the pics again I think the problem was the right landing gear didnt lock. When it touched down the right wheel collapsed. That could have been disasterous. Imagine how many hours went into making that plane.
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Old Nov 8, 2009, 7:51 AM   #3
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Nice series Rob! Like Bynx, I was surprised at how big that plane is, looks like a fun hobby!!

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Nice pix, especially # 1 and the landing pix. Very impressive model. My father for years had a war surplus Lancaster prop in the rec room. Royal Canadian Air Force used to fly them during WW 11.
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Thanks for the comments. I had borrowed an 80-400Vr lens for the air show
and was just tinkering about with it on the model aircraft. The zoom was a
little stiff so i didnt get it back far enough quickly enough which resulted
in the crop on number three.

I posted the same shots with the same title on another forum and caused a
few heart stopping moments for them, Lol.

Btw, the model of the B17 did exactly the same thing shortly after the Lancaster.

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Without a doubt those are the biggest RC planes Ive ever seen. Coincidence it was also the right landing gear that failed. Again really nice shots of the B17. Its really unfortunate that your most interesting shot (the landing with the dirt flying) got cropped off. That would have been a real killer shot. Great panning job on that as well.
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Wow! Those are real toys! Great series!
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Great series!! I want one.
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I wonder if the beach is too soft...are the wheels from those relatively large and heavy RC Bombers sinking in the sand ?
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Thats not the problem Les. The wheels are retractable and for some reason the right wheel on both planes didnt retract enough to lock down. So when it touched the beach the wheel strut basically collapsed. I think if it was any other kind of surface there would have been more damage than what happened. In this case the beach was a perfect surface.
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