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Old 06-14-2010, 08:06 PM
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Have you guys seen this new video on MSN Home page? Its pretty cool!

http://thebubble.msn.com/#/video/?id...c-ec40cf2d4206
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Alfred Hitchcock would approve.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:52 AM
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Run it into the motors and call it a bird strike and land in the Hudson River. Lol. BTW, that was a cool video. but, i'd be ticked off if a bird bit my rc plane.

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Obviously the bird just wanted a little tail is all. Gotta admit, it is a cool video.
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Old 07-16-2010, 01:02 PM
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lmao the bird was quick
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Have you guys seen this new video on MSN Home page? Its pretty cool!

http://thebubble.msn.com/#/video/?id...c-ec40cf2d4206
ROFL that video is Funny I love it.

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Sad it wasn't a glow powered plane to mist the bird away with castor oil.
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Too funny.
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I've had 4 bird attacks in the air and 1 on the ground in over 50 years in RC. The ground attack was by a pair of Canada Geese. They didn't want anybody using our club field while they were resting. They only left when I circled overhead with my Electra, motor off.

The latest was a pair of of some kind of small bird that looked like swallows apparently nesting in some tall weeds on the edge of the runway. While one was off chasing a red tail hawk, the other came after my PZ micro P-51. It had a slight edge on me for speed, and about the same advantage in flat turn as a Spitfire had over a Bf 109, but I could ouclimb it, and it eventually couldn't keep up with loops and stall turns. It gave up after I got far enough away from where I thought the nest was.

The other three were against glow powered planes. Birds apparently are NOT bothered by the exhaust or noise. One attack at a club fun fly by a red tail caused me to miss a 2 minute target flight by 4.5 minutes. He eventually peeled away, flew two circles over me, then flew back into the woods. I had a couple scratches on my tail from that one.

I have also circled in thermals with Turkey vultures, Hawks, and even a couple Eagles, with glow powered old timers. None of them ever seemed to mind the glow engines. They actually seemed to either be attracted to them, or maybe just curious. I rarely had the same honor with either of my Electras.
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