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Kalahari Bundu Bash - Kalahari Desert South Africa - 1 week flyin - Camp on a dry pan - mid winter - magnificent low flying, friendship and fun - A Gyrocopter landing at Koffiekraalpan - homebase
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Jun 26 2007 20:31 GMT gtc126
Nice shot!!!! This is amazing. I cannot believe that thing is flying!!!! The blades are not turning.....LOL!!!!!
Jun 26 2007 20:36 GMT Macrat
Hi Glen - I think you might have mistaken my Microlight wing in the background as the blades - if you look carefully the blades are at the top of the picture - The interesting thing is there is no power to the blades - just the motor at the rear - the top blades turn as a result of forward motion!!! Crazy!!!
Jun 26 2007 20:48 GMT martynb
nice pics Macrat, if you want to get the blades in motion try using a lot slower shutter speed, 1/60th to around 1/125th and pan the action as it goes past, cheers martyn
Jun 26 2007 20:52 GMT Macrat
Thanks Martyn - problem here is that there was lottle to zero forward motion and the top blades were slowing considerably due to the transfer of forward motion to maintaining altitude - but yes - should have adjusted my TV - Thanks Alasdair
Aug 17 2007 01:01 GMT MKC
Excellent shot.
:)

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