Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Model Planes: The Crash

They say any crash you can walk away from is a good thing! I'll bet money this does not apply to model planes. Think of the number of hours it takes to assemble a kit, painting etc... all to lose it in the last few seconds of a flight. I've been told the hardest thing to master while flying models is always the landing. I can see why! It could have been worse! A broken prop and busted landing gear is at least fixable. Better luck next time friend. I be honest, I'd like to be around when there is a big crash with camera and telephoto lens at the ready!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Model Planes

While out taking pictures, I passed a model plane "airport" off of Gentile street in Syracuse. I have gone there before but didn't always have any power left in my camera. This time I had both power and a great telephoto lens to use. I used the Tamron 150-600mm. It works very well, even with the quick movements the pilots give to their planes. All of them are amazing to watch! Here are a few shot of a pilot by the name of Z-Man! This plane is larger than you might expect and powerful for its size. Think of your gas powered weed trimmer on something the size of a coffee table. If you get the chance stop by and visit the pilots are a friendly bunch. Thanks Z-Man. More to come later, including a crash!