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Old 03-23-2008, 04:56 PM
Dave Dollarhide Dave Dollarhide is offline
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Default RV Dogfight Video

I used a bullet camera and mpeg-4 recorder from to take shots from the side of my headset. I like the potential for unique shots with the bullet camera, but the quality of video from their recorder is poor. ....thinking about a Canon Elura 100 for use in the cockpit instead.

Most of the other shots were taken from a mount I've built on the side of my RV-4 roll bar, using a small Canon Power Shot SD630. It takes great stills and pretty good movies.

I've wanted to create a dogfight/tailchase video for a while and last night got the bug to produce it with the clips I already have. This is an ongoing effort, but for now, I hope you enjoy the RV flying shots.
Dave Dollarhide
Dreamland Squadron
Haller Airpark, FL 7FL4
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:14 PM
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Default Cool ...

Especially the "guns".
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:15 PM
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Nicely imaged (and imagined!) Dave - well done!

Paul F. Dye
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:23 PM
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Excellent! Looks like good clean fun!
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:59 PM
Dave Dollarhide Dave Dollarhide is offline
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Default Glasair

Thanks for the nice comments. By the way, I really didn't lose the fight with the Glasair, but the story line fit with the clips on hand...had turned the camera off in the middle of the fight for some reason. He's a friend and bends a great airplane and his machine is a 300hp Glasir II....goes really fast, but with that speedy wing, can't turn with us RV guys....which is why he's now building an RV-4.
Dave Dollarhide
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:34 PM
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Default The Guns

Nice vid
Original and fun to watch
Wire/Elec Phase
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:46 PM
R.P.Ping R.P.Ping is offline
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Default Too Much Fun

Dave, you and Pat are having way too much fun for a couple of retired Navy jet jocks. I saw you on TV last year in a documentary about the USS Forrestal and have enjoyed several of your other posts. Like I said, you guys are just having waaay too much fun. Hope I get to bump into you guys again. I had fun that afternoon at Johnson Creek.
Roger Ping
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:53 AM
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Default Fun

I really enjoyed watching the video.......Good Job!
I was smiling the whole time I was watching.
Thanks for sharing.
The guns were a nice addition.
and the Smoke was perfect timing too.
details, details.......
Bob Martin
RV-6, 0-360 Hartzell C/S, Tip up, 1200+TT
James extended cowl/plenum, induction, -8VS and Rudder. TSFlightline hoses. Oregon Aero leather seats.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:20 AM
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That was cool. Nice flying! Great video & sounds. I love the smoke!

When can we expect a sequel?
RV-7 : In the hangar
RV-10 : In the hangar
RV-12 : Built and sold
RV-44 : 4 place helicopter on order.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:47 AM
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Default Awesome!

Nice job on the video. Looks like a blast.
Thanks for sharing!
Brent Owens
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Columbus, OH
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