Miami Valley Radio Control Airplane Club - Classic Scaled Airplanes - Reschedule

Rain on Saturday delayed the start of the event, however, two OVCC members who stayed were able to get shots.  I moved  the OVCC shoot to Sunday.  Latest update for Sunday is "wheels up" at 9 am.  Sorry for the changing times but Allan heard 9 am today when he stayed after the rains, and I just checked their web-site and it confirms 9 am.  The total event may be over by noon - FYI.

Introduce yourself to Bob Moorman or Roger when you get there.  Bob did say photographers can have more access than normal spectators but we need to be very sensitive to the plane owners and stay away from the runway.  A total of 20+ beautiful airplanes were seen this morning, parked out of the rain.  They may yet run later on Saturday, I did not want to wait a couple of hours.

Let's meet and take photos of Miami Valley Scale Classic radio controlled airplanes on May 17 (rain date May 18).  It will be a contest for scale planes only (that is, they will look like real airplanes). There will be planes from WW1 up to today.  Bring a tripod, long lens, and filters!  We won't be allowed beyond their split rail fence for safety reasons, but the airplane parking area is fairly close.  Here is one such photo. 

Per Roger, club officer, "Bring all the photographers your club has, I will be there with my camera also.  Only thing is to observe our safety rules. Looking forward to seeing your group there, be sure to look me up."

Location:  The club's air field is located directly across from the Armco Park entrance but about 200 yards north (see map link above).

Timing: Some may want to arrive earlier to get the sun rising behind the runway or arrive after lunch to get the sun behind your shoulder and out of your eyes.  Come for as long as you want or for an hour - totally up to you.  Timing has been updated based on feedback from Roger.

Parking:  As a courtesy to the members I would strongly suggest trying to park away from the club's building and unloading area - some of those planes are large and they use vans, trailers, and SUVs to carry all their gear.  Thanks!

Other: bring water, sunblock, and a folding chair to relax in between flights or to just plain relax and enjoy the show.

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  • Dave L.

    Sorry it took so long. I finally uploaded a few of my photos. Very nice work, Allan & Fred!

    May 22

  • Rick

    Anyone got any slow shutter speed shots of any of these planes?

    May 18

  • Rick

    Beautiful work, Jim and Fred. Wish I could have come to this, as I love aircraft. I would have been especially enamored to that triplane.

    May 18

  • Allan C.

    Stayed all day with only a few rain breaks. Talked to one of the members as I was leaving and he said "pilot meeting at 8:30, in the air about 9 and will last 2-3 hours." I have no way to confirm this so I hope Fred will see this and check with his contact at the club. Getting there at 11 may not work. And....sorry if this causes any confusion but I would not want any others to miss out. Took 1600+ images and had an amazing time. Almost as good as shooting birds in flight, and a whole lot easier.

    May 17

    • Fred H.

      Wow, expecting some truly great images then.

      May 17

    • Rick

      You go, Allan. You can shoot anything that flies.

      May 18

  • Fred H.

    Sunday Reschedule - no rain, blue skies, beautiful day; great access to the planes and people there

    May 18

  • Dave L.

    Apparently the Meetup app doesn't have the check in feature now. Anyway, I'm here and the weather is gorgeous.

    May 18

  • Eric H.

    In the great scheme of things, it's no biggie. I actually had a VERY successful day photographing irises and miscellaneous wildflowers ... I'll be updating the Plants gallery on my website and will let you all know when that happens. I'm supposed to be doing a formal portrait of my younger daughter for use in a church publication ... had to cancel last scheduled time because I've been very ill for two weeks. So I'm trying to get her to stand still for this tomorrow after church, hence no airplanes for Dad this Sunday.

    May 17

  • Fred H.

    Eric, if you saw the email I sent out it said "Rains were delaying the start of today's flying. The club indicates the best time on Sunday to photograph will be 11 am to 1 pm. The weather forecast for tomorrow is no rain and mid-60s for temperature. You are welcome to try your luck today but I am going to try again for tomorrow."

    I didn't say it was canceled, only delayed. I had another appointment at 12:30 pm and could wait it out.

    May 17

  • Eric H.

    I had the impression that THEY had moved the event til Sunday. Had I known it was only a bunch of wussy photogs who had problems, I'd have gone and taken advantage of dynamic skies.

    Oh, well. I have a conflict for tomorrow ... Maybe next year.

    May 17

  • Jim B.

    I ended up sticking around and got a few good shots. Not sure If I can make it back tomorrow or not. Have fun! Thanks Allan for the tips.

    May 17

    • Fred H.

      Be sure to post them when the meetup timing is over, that is when the photo gallery will open.

      May 17

  • Fred H.

    Thanks Allan, I sent an email to Roger, the VP of the club -hopefully he will respond in time, else I may be tempted to go earlier that the 11 am told to me by the president of the club.

    May 17

  • Fred H.

    Everyone, the OVCC shoot has been moved to Sunday due to the ongoing rains Saturday morning. The temperature will be 20 degrees warmer and the sun should make an appearance. Best time per the people we talked to this morning is 11 am to 1 pm. There are about 20+ beautiful scale airplanes there.

    May 17

  • Dave L.

    Thanks for the heads up! I was just getting ready to head down there. The weather is very nice where I am.

    May 17

  • Bob W.

    Was looking forward to this but I've got family duties to attend to at the same time as this. Hope you all have fun and shoot some great images.

    May 13

  • Eric H.

    Dave, those were really strong photos -- and I'll bet you weren't forced to take them from the far side of a fence. How did you manage entree?

    1 · May 9

    • Dave L.

      Thanks, Eric! I didn't need any special access. Most of the planes were out where you could walk right up to them, as you can see at http://www.meetup.com...­] Usually the owner was nearby if you had questions.

      May 9

    • Fred H.

      I have asked the RC club to consider having a spot where we can get up close that would still satisfy their safety needs. They are considering it. For the extra consideration on their part I said we might volunteer to post our better shots up on their web-site. That would be voluntary for any of us who would chose to do so.

      1 · May 10

  • Dave L.

    Yay! I've attended the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers show at the Air Force Museum many times, but it's usually hot as blazes on Labor Day weekend. The weather should be much more pleasant for this event. Shooting those planes in flight is quite a challenge! A few of my photos from 2012 are at https://www.flickr.com/photos/lundyd/sets/72157631361187742/show/

    1 · May 7

    • Fred H.

      some amazing and well done shots there Dave. I am going to email Roger to see if the planes can be put into an area where we can close and low to them to make them more real looking.

      1 · May 8

    • Dave L.

      Thanks, Fred!

      May 9

  • Fred H.

    Might want to bring binoculars as well.

    May 8

  • glenda w.

    how neat, this should be fun

    May 8

  • Connie

    This sounds like fun; sorry that I can't make it.

    May 8

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