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Last good flight of the season
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Todd in Chicago
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Fellow Spark enthusiasts....

Here are two vids of my last good flight of the season on 12/5/17, when the weather was cold, but at least reasonable.  Here in Chicago I think we have had 10 days in a row of weather below 20 degrees farenheit, which is a tad chilly.  ;-)

Both of these were shot on my Spark at Montrose Beach/harbor in Chicago.  

The first one, I got lucky when a motorcyle enthusiast was practicing his skills in the empty parking lot.  I didn't even see him until Sparky was in the air.  This gave me a chance to try a bit of active tracking.


The second one is just a compilation of footage from the same day.  I still have a lot to practice and learn, from flying to editing.  I tried to get most of the rough movements out, but I didn't get all of them.


Cheers...

Todd in Chicago



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rimza
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Nice effort Todd.  Some twitches i guess comes from the wind effect. And finally  it lands on the pad.
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Todd in Chicago
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rimza Posted at 2018-1-7 22:21
Nice effort Todd.  Some twitches i guess comes from the wind effect. And finally  it lands on the pad.

Thx Rimza....

I look forward to getting more practice in the spring!

Cheers...

Todd in Chicago
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Wachtberger
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Hello Todd, thank you very much for sharing these beautiful videos! And too funny to see the motorcycle driver running behind trying to chase it. Very lucky shot!
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Solestacz
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thanks for all of that! brings back a lot of good memories of hanging out at the Corinthian "yacht club" when i was a North Sider, sailing out of Montrose  - the motorcycle shenanigans were cool and funny (chasing the downed bike!!) here's hoping for more good flying weather soon - cheers!
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JMR58
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Fantastic, taken shots from different corners keeps it fascinating (1st video)!
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Todd in Chicago
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Thx folks!  It's hard for me to edit things down, and that second video still ended up at over 4 mins...lol.  But I JUST LOVE FLYING my Spark and re-watching all my memories.  I need to learn how to fly in a more cinematic fashion and edit to set a mood or tell a story.

I guess I'll just have to fly a ton more and practice and learn!  ;-)

Cheers...

Todd in Chicago
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CharlieZ
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Cool, thanks for sharing!
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