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Posted: 5/20/2005 11:14:29 PM EDT
Getting set up and ready to go...Lower left is one of the moving targets

Bofors and Lahti....


Shooting drones.....

You can never have enough airplanes (or guns). Can you figure which camp belonged to us Crazy Airplane Guys?http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=479293

Yes that is a Helo top right...(sorry bout the funky shadows, the shutter had some crash induced issues...)

I am now currently working on upgrading my camera plane, and should have a working Drone Cam (tm) for the next shoot.....

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:18:37 PM EDT
Bury me along the Big Sandy
Up in them Blue KentuckyArizona Mountains

Rest my soul in them hills of gold
Until that 'ol Earth doeth tremble

( Dwight Yokham with Maria Mckee )

I have no doubt that was a hell of a shoot.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:21:37 PM EDT
Great pics!!!!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:22:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 11:23:51 PM EDT by Gravity_Tester]
Dude, it was awesome! The October shoot is supposed to be 3 times as big!

*ETA Shouldn't you be at work? Slacker!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:23:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
Dude, it was awesome! The October shoot is supposed to be 3 times as big!

Don't forget to post this in the Hometown, AZ forum.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:31:48 PM EDT

Gotta get a cam system for the drones figured out. Target's eye view during the night shoot with the Mini-Guns blazing tracers oughtta be sweet!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:35:31 PM EDT

Looks like everyone all around had a blast.

Wish I were there.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:38:29 PM EDT
Lemme talk to Winston Wolf and Topcrest ( should I say, the former Topcrest....he was banned ) and see what I can come up with. I was thinkng that using an IR laser co-axially mounted along the focal point of the camera would be a good way of tracking what the camera sees. With NVG ( tons of folks have them around here ) you could see where the camera is looking and adjust your flight path accordingly.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 12:22:20 AM EDT
az mg shoots rule.. I went to the 03 one at the crater .. had a friggin BLAST.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 6:45:08 AM EDT
And just WHERE and WHEN is this thing held. I'd like to attend!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:52:55 AM EDT
I don't think a laser would be needed! I was just gonna set it to shoot out over the wing tip. My main concern is surviveability. Most of the downed targets went down because of a holed fuel tank or cut fuel line. These thing soaked up a TON of abuse and most are still flyable. The main killer was when the motor mount got ripped out while trying to dead stick them in. Although one shooter on a minigun did manage to completely destroy one. A relatively small target moving in three dimensions at a fair rate of speed is pretty tough to hit!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:28:43 AM EDT

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