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The RC helicopter's blades are made of carbon fiber and the motor produces 3hp allowing the 8lb machine to do some incredible stunts.






  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    16mm    f/10.0    1/80s    50 ISO  




Oct 14, 2011 at 05:15 PM
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Wow!, At first glance before I read the text, I thought it was a real Helicopter. Excellent entry.
Norm



Oct 14, 2011 at 05:47 PM
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Thanks Norm. I fly these things all the time and I knew what I would shoot when I first saw this week's theme. I use a remote trigger so I can stay out of harms way too. These things can bite!


Oct 14, 2011 at 06:11 PM
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Mark, Nice one. I hope that your blades did not get damaged! There use to be a guy on here (Warner I think) that did alot of aerial photography.


Oct 14, 2011 at 06:35 PM
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Hi John,

Ah yes, the blades did get a good grinding. They were already partially damaged from an earlier scraping at a RC helicopter event though. Anything for the weekly assignment ya know! Heck, I've even taken my pants off for one of these things before Thanks for commenting.



Oct 14, 2011 at 07:07 PM
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How much weight would those things lift? I bet you could attach a camera and do some surveillance. Cool.


Oct 14, 2011 at 09:44 PM
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a buddy of mine attached an HD Pro (it think thats what theyre called) to one of these and made a pretty cool video.




Oct 14, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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That's very cool, Mark.


Oct 14, 2011 at 11:37 PM
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I thought this was a real heli...wow, awesome idea and execution. Good one Mark!

Carolyn



Oct 15, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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BennyR wrote:
How much weight would those things lift? I bet you could attach a camera and do some surveillance. Cool.


Hey Benny, you are right. This size helicopter could lift 5lbs pretty easy. It has a 60" rotor span. The military does use larger versions of these for border patrol security.



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slowpokes2k wrote:
a buddy of mine attached an HD Pro (it think thats what theyre called) to one of these and made a pretty cool video.



Yes, the groups that I'm involved with are doing some pretty neat things with videos from these. In Hollywood they use larger ones all the time to get cool aerial videos for movies and commercials.



Oct 15, 2011 at 02:14 AM
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freaklikeme wrote:
That's very cool, Mark.


Hi Brad,

Thanks, glad you like it, and congrats on how well your "There was a struggle" entry is doing from last week.



Oct 15, 2011 at 02:16 AM
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CDalessandro wrote:
I thought this was a real heli...wow, awesome idea and execution. Good one Mark!

Carolyn


Thanks a lot Carolyn. Glad you like this. It was pretty natural for me since I am taking shots of these all the time. The challenge for me on this shot was to press the button on the remote shutter while still using both hands to control the heli. It was definitely a lot of fun to make.



Oct 15, 2011 at 02:18 AM
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All I can say is WOW!

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Oct 15, 2011 at 09:29 PM
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Yakim Peled wrote:
All I can say is WOW!

Happy shooting,
Yakim.


Thanks Yakim,

Glad you like this one. Hope things are going well for you.



Oct 16, 2011 at 02:39 AM
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mark fadely wrote:
Hi Brad,

Thanks, glad you like it, and congrats on how well your "There was a struggle" entry is doing from last week.


Thank you. Years of lighting black-box stages had to be good for something.



Oct 16, 2011 at 07:32 PM
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mark fadely wrote:
Thanks Yakim,

Glad you like this one. Hope things are going well for you.


Thank you for your thoughts Mark but nothing has changed.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Oct 16, 2011 at 08:58 PM
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Terrific action shot! Hard to execute, I'm sure - but it came off perfectly!


Oct 17, 2011 at 04:14 PM
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Yakim Peled wrote:
Thank you for your thoughts Mark but nothing has changed.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.


Sorry to hear that Yakim. Hopefully when you least expect it something good will happen soon with your job search.



Oct 17, 2011 at 05:29 PM
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Bob_Martin wrote:
Terrific action shot! Hard to execute, I'm sure - but it came off perfectly!


Thanks Bob. It was a challenge to press the remote shutter button while controlling the heli but somehow the clunky 4fps on the 5D got the right moment.



Oct 17, 2011 at 05:31 PM
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