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Boys' Toys


Popped out to the airfield today to watch and take pics of the model airplane meeting. Unfortunately none of the bigger models flew while I was there.
Some are capable of reaching speeds of up to 400mph. It was quite a challenge capturing them as they flew by and roared overhead.





Typically, 1/8000 sec @ f/7.1 @ ISO1250 @ 120mm













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Re: Boys' Toys

Love the Warthog, would’ve been good to see that in flight.
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Re: Boys' Toys

Super set of photos. Another hobby to be avoided...………..
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Re: Boys' Toys

Great shots.
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Re: Boys' Toys

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Great shots.

Totally agree with LKeith, Being much, much smaller than thr eal thing speeds etc., are even more problematic, so you did really well


Not sure if you can get UK TV live or via catch-up, but it is a coincidence that I found and posted a thread on 'Boy's Toys.'


If interested... UK ITV CH4 Sunday today, and next Sunday week BST 20:00 - 21:00 Battle of Britain.
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Re: Boys' Toys

Lordy, there must be a few $$$$s worth of hardware there! Makes me feel better about the Oly addiction

Thanks for sharing, Mark.

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Love the Warthog, would’ve been good to see that in flight.
Better still if the cannon actually fired!

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Super set of photos. Another hobby to be avoided...………..
Big bucks involved there alright! Nice shots of them and nice to see.
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Not sure if you can get UK TV live or via catch-up, but it is a coincidence that I found and posted a thread on 'Boy's Toys.'
If interested... UK ITV CH4 Sunday today, and next Sunday week BST 20:00 - 21:00 Battle of Britain.
Unfortunately I am not able to access UK ITV CH4, I sometimes do tune to BBS Radio overnight.

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Totally agree with LKeith, Being much, much smaller than the real thing speeds etc., are even more problematic, so you did really well
Thanks Wally. Indeed the M5 Mkii surprised me, I hardly expected it to capture this thing
from about 75yds as it streaked low over the tarmac at 200mph plus with burner turbulence left in its wake.


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Re: Boys' Toys

Impressive stuff Mark. That's a pretty serious hobby, as others have said I bet it needs deep pockets indeed. Maybe if I show the missus these shots she wont think that next lens is so bad after all
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Re: Boys' Toys

I flew some model aircraft in my day but nothing as big or impressive as these.
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Re: Boys' Toys

Phill, Mark, OM - thanks for joining the conversation.

You raise a good point, Phill, although I no longer have a missus to authorise my worst excesses.

And Mark, one of these airplanes equipped with a Gopro camera is all I need to master the BIF.

But please, before any of us are tempted to invest in this hobby, just take a look at this :
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Crikey, I lost it several seconds before it went bang...……

How do they control it???? My little drone is difficult enough and it barely does 15mph downhill...……...
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Re: Boys' Toys

I suspect the RC module has inbuilt safety parameters that ensures the plane pulls out of a dive before it hits the ground. They may also have an automatic take off and landing settings.
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