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realtvnow FPV
12th April 2011, 09:04 AM
realtvnow and traderdmb flying at his place. We're about half a mile away from our GS, and I was filming him doing some maneuvers when I hear him say, "OK, I'm coming up on you", then I see his plane go screaming by. WOW! And, it wasn't until afterwards - when reviewing the video - that we noticed just how close it was.

If you want to skip to the near mid-air collision jump to 3:50 in the video:)

Thanks for Watching!


http://www.vimeo.com/21407144

SENTRY
12th April 2011, 10:45 AM
LMFAO - close one..

Reverand Blue Chip
12th April 2011, 11:57 AM
How large is that area with the cows? If a plane went down - can you walk over to get it? Finally - what is the freq that your friend is on? I can't wait to get up there and fly with you all.

realtvnow FPV
12th April 2011, 01:09 PM
The field is about 3/4 mile East to West, and from take off point to the furthest part of the field is over a mile. No problems with retrieving downed airplanes, just have to look out for Mad Cows:)


How large is that area with the cows? If a plane went down - can you walk over to get it? Finally - what is the freq that your friend is on? I can't wait to get up there and fly with you all.

Reverand Blue Chip
12th April 2011, 01:39 PM
You're on 1.3 now - what is he on?

realtvnow FPV
12th April 2011, 02:03 PM
900mhz

You're on 1.3 now - what is he on?

Reverand Blue Chip
12th April 2011, 02:14 PM
Damn. We'll have to take turns.

Bernie
12th April 2011, 02:21 PM
Wow :eek: .
Close call indeed, that would have been a mayor crash.
Nice video :cool: .

sircana
12th April 2011, 03:16 PM
This one was way too close:

783

Acromaster trying to follow an Easyglider. Bloody difficult... as proven...:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dklY9_6rOw

realtvnow FPV
12th April 2011, 04:51 PM
Sircana,
That was not even close to a near miss:)
Hope the other plane was alright.

realtvnow FPV
12th April 2011, 04:52 PM
Thanks Bernie!

Wow :eek: .
Close call indeed, that would have been a mayor crash.
Nice video :cool: .

IBCrazy
14th April 2011, 10:31 AM
You missed! Next time hit him. Like this:


http://www.vimeo.com/10681655

-Alex

realtvnow FPV
14th April 2011, 01:04 PM
You missed! Next time hit him. Like this:


-Alex

Nice one Alex:)

I'm a flyer, not a fixer:D So, hopefully I can stay away from as many Mid-Airs as possible.

Don

IBCrazy
20th April 2011, 08:21 AM
Nice one Alex:)

I'm a flyer, not a fixer:D So, hopefully I can stay away from as many Mid-Airs as possible.

Don
That's no fun ;)

I had 3 mid-airs last year. Two were FPV planes. One POV plane. Although the one mid-air collision was my FPV plane being flown LOS as the OSD had failed. A 6 lb gasser came spiralling across the sky and slammed it wing to wing. My 4lb electric shuttered and I landed safely. The gasser, well, planes don't fly well without wings.. Lets just say it was in 3 peices just after the hit, and significantly more on impact with the ground...

-Alex

sim_io
20th April 2011, 02:21 PM
I had many close calls colliding with another foam fpv plane over ocean salty water.

realtvnow FPV
20th April 2011, 11:27 PM
That's no fun ;)

I had 3 mid-airs last year. Two were FPV planes. One POV plane. Although the one mid-air collision was my FPV plane being flown LOS as the OSD had failed. A 6 lb gasser came spiralling across the sky and slammed it wing to wing. My 4lb electric shuttered and I landed safely. The gasser, well, planes don't fly well without wings.. Lets just say it was in 3 peices just after the hit, and significantly more on impact with the ground...

-Alex

Wow, so it's not so uncommon for this type of thing to happen; that is good to know:)
I'm going with traderdmb to the Southeast FPV meet at Pecan Field, and I think he mentioned that you were going too. It will be nice to finally talk with you in person. I'm going to buy a 1.3ghz biquad from Tim at RMRC very soon!


I had many close calls colliding with another foam fpv plane over ocean salty water.

Over the ocean, that's bad news indeed:)

rabe2000
24th April 2011, 02:24 PM
things like this happen...
chasing each other, same height..

http://vimeo.com/21267663

cu
ralf

realtvnow FPV
25th April 2011, 03:15 PM
things like this happen...
chasing each other, same height..

http://vimeo.com/21267663

cu
ralf

Nice!

AeroTechno
25th April 2011, 07:15 PM
Have some!!! haha!

This close is in the end:


http://vimeo.com/15608983?ab

Then this one, its from a friend pilot, and we had three close calls that day!
Two are between 01:35 and 01:40. And the BIG one is in 02:02!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha!!


http://vimeo.com/11486113

And this one in 02:30 is terrible!!! The same pilot (El Nono) hit my vTx antenna in flight!!!! :D


http://www.vimeo.com/15402892

Bye!!

sim_io
25th April 2011, 07:46 PM
Over the ocean, that's bad news indeed:)

If I can find the old VHS tapes (yes back when I carries a VCR) I will easycap 'em and post the vids. This was also back when we didn't have anything else better to do than fly in formation above salty water 2ft from each other. Luckily those days are over lol, and not in a bad way.

realtvnow FPV
2nd May 2011, 04:14 PM
Have some!!! haha!

This close is in the end:


http://vimeo.com/15608983?ab

Then this one, its from a friend pilot, and we had three close calls that day!
Two are between 01:35 and 01:40. And the BIG one is in 02:02!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha!!


http://vimeo.com/11486113

And this one in 02:30 is terrible!!! The same pilot (El Nono) hit my vTx antenna in flight!!!! :D


http://www.vimeo.com/15402892

Bye!!

Great Videos!

SENTRY
2nd May 2011, 04:17 PM
I got to see Don's plane this weekend - it's a smooth flyer - I love it!! The Radian is next on my list - although I do want to beef up the motor a bit. :)

realtvnow FPV
2nd May 2011, 05:26 PM
I got to see Don's plane this weekend - it's a smooth flyer - I love it!! The Radian is next on my list - although I do want to beef up the motor a bit. :)

Thanks:)

She's not very fast, but she definitely likes to loiter!

traderdmb
2nd May 2011, 05:41 PM
Loitering is illegal at Circle K!

realtvnow FPV
2nd May 2011, 05:53 PM
Loitering is illegal at Circle K!

If you circle k then you are not loitering;)

traderdmb
2nd May 2011, 05:55 PM
Well if she is HOT I might start to!