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Boys toys

Postby jimmy55 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:20 am

Now this is a good way to earn a living! Specialist aerial camera operators fly over Sheringham filming a new Alan Partridge movie. Interestingly the camera is a high end Lumix DSLR which gives sufficient quality. Saves £15000+ for hiring in a helicopter for 2 hours. One operator flies and the other controls camera from a stand. They carry a quad bike with a seat on the front if speed is needed and it will work out of eyesight up to 3km away ( although as it costs so much they dont like it out of sight!)



Other uses are survey work and they recently surveyed a cathedral's stained glass saving 3 days scaffolding that normally would be needed ....ultimate 'boy's toy'....... Now wheres my sons 6" Chinook?

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Re: Boys toys

Postby badpenny » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:34 am

.......... with my co-ordination it'd have gone through the stain glass window.

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Postby coppinpr » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:25 pm

you can buy a hobby version of this with quite a good camera, uses your phone( no not your black bakerlite one BP) or tab as a control pad, very easy to fly, ive tried, sells for about £300

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Re: Boys toys

Postby clubconsoles » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:53 pm

Alan Partridge, lol!
Gotta love this Norfolk Bashing self centred phillistein!
Makes me laugh being a Suffolk Boy (by less than five miles)
I am told Norwich City Council blamed him for losing the prestigous city of Culture award a few years ago?
My missus hates his toe curling type of humour!

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Re: Boys toys

Postby badpenny » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:56 pm

coppinpr wrote:you can buy a hobby version of this with quite a good camera, uses your phone( no not your black bakerlite one BP) or tab as a control pad, very easy to fly, ive tried, sells for about £300

No Bakelite in my phone matey .........

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Cast iron,wood and twirly wire for me! Works a treat, it's graphite microphone makes you sound like Noel Coward at the other end Dear Boy.
It's original dial ticket says Sheffield 61, that however is not my number.

However a toy helicopter wouldn't be man enough. A full size Chinook however?

Edited in order to do something about all of the howevers at the end there, however decided to just apologise for them instead, blast another one!

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Re: Boys toys

Postby jimmy55 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:12 pm

If I'd known she was a fan Nigel I would have got an autograph! ( The police are film extras by the way ....two real ones turned up got their pictures taken with him and cleared off quick!)
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Re: Boys toys

Postby youngerap » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:27 pm

Did somebody mention a full-size Chinook?

Well, maybe just a quick one, Landlord! !!CHEERS!!
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