Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Back In The Race

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Another model flying shot from the Midland Area Festival of Flight. This was taken during a team race heat.

Again, a word or two for the uninitiated. In a control line team race three models (usually) are flown in the same circle. Each is operated by a team of two, one pilot, who, of course, flies the model, and one pitman who constitutes the ground crew. When the model lands for refuelling he has to catch it, refill the fuel tank, start the engine and release the model for takeoff. The winning team is the first to complete a set number of laps. This shot shows a pitman releasing his model after a stop, while a race official keeps an eye on the proceedings.

The pitman's essential equipment can all be seen - safety helmet, knee pads, a red finger protector for flicking the propeller to start the engine, a black fingerless glove for the catch and a pressurised fuel bottle strapped to his arm.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 109.9 - 471.1 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jun 2012 - 3:45 PM
Focal Length:263mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Back In The Race
Username:Canonshots Canonshots
Uploaded:16 Nov 2012 - 3:20 PM
Tags:Bmfa, F2C, Model flying, Portraits / people, Sports / action, Team racing
VS Mode Rating 92 (11.11% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:3

Comments

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Nov 2012 - 4:03 PM

A great hobby to have Smile Thanx for the info for us unenlightened humanoids Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 6:06 PM

it looks so tiny
thanks for the write up

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.