ISO 80; f.4 ; 1/100; 5.3mm; 7:00pm (aperture priority; levels adjusted)
This is Carl’s most recent model airplane . It’s a Sig LT-25 that he built from a balsa kit. It was intended for a gas motor but he converted it to electric. Last night was its first flight, which went perfect.
I’ve included a few more photos from last evening to give you an idea about this hobby.
ISO 80; f.4; 1/640; 5 mm; 6:27pm (cropped; levels adjusted; cropped some more)
Carl is getting ready for take off. Wes Huntley (our former Mayor, yup, lost the election by about 35 votes) is watching.
If you can’t see the plane in the picture, don’t worry about it. I couldn’t find the plane in my lens. If you ever wonder why I rarely show photos of the model airplanes flying, this is the reason. I’m terrible at it.
This photo also serves another purpose. I was checking to see if there was in blemish in my lens. If I did this with the other camera, I would have a few annoying round darker spots.
ISO 80; f/4.5; 1/250; 24,5 mm; 6:30pm (cropped; levels adjusted)
Successful landing… which I was lucky to get. Man, these things move fast.
Now it’s Wes’s turn to fly. (Actually, if you look at the time stamp, some other flying took place in between.)
ISO 80; f/4; 1/400; 9.2 mm; 6:56:38 pm (cropped; levels adjusted)
And it takes off…
ISO 80; f/4; 1/400; 9.2 mm; 7:09 pm (cropped, levels adjusted)
And unfortunately, it was a short, last flight. The Easy Star Glider took a nose dive from a good altitude into the desert bush a few moments later. We won’t discuss how this happened.
Carl and Wes hiked out to pull it from the bush… as you can see this glider is in pieces. A sad, sad moment. Poor Wes.
Note that I’ve included the meta data for these photos. Except for the top photo, I was in P mode since I was just trying to get the shots, but I include it for my own benefit.