Joined: 29 Jun 2012 Posts: 158 Location: Central coast of Calif.
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:55 pm Post subject: Big Lama pre-sunrise flight with nav lights
Nothing special as there was a breeze before sunrise and of course calmed after the sun rose. Just a demo of my Turnigy LED Nav 8 light set. Filmed with my 808 #11 hat cam. Weather was clear, temp 50 F with 2+ mph breeze from east. Love the lights. Video is in HD (720p) and best viewed in YouTube. Feel free to stop by our public Big Lama Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ESkyBigLamaPage
Joined: 04 Nov 2008 Posts: 4718 Location: Santo Estêvão, East Algarve, Portugal. Now 82, but still feels 22.
Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:57 am Post subject:
Looks good Tony - but - I'm afraid nav lights will not be for me. Unless it's an essential aid to flight it seems a waste of power. The only time I've tried night flying the major problem was seeing the obstacles. Maybe it's because my nearest street light is 1Km (5/8 mile) away. There's no dark like country dark!
I do like your palm trees, unfortunately both of mine have been killed by palm weevils. Little blighters have eaten their way into the trees and finished them off. They left the female one alone last year, just killed the male, but now they've run out of males they're attacking the females. That's life & death I suppose, but too many of our palms are dead or dying. Hope yours will be OK the weevils are coming!
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