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Title: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Mike Wallace on March 29, 2016, 20:39:48
Show us your P,T's and A's!   
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on March 29, 2016, 21:45:24
AIR14 show, Payerne, Switzerland on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force:
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on March 29, 2016, 21:48:59
Hm. We already have these subjects in their respective separate threads ....
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on March 29, 2016, 21:52:33
Sorry, I'm very new. Can you move my post to the appropriate thread ? Or remove my post- Thx
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Jakov Minić on March 29, 2016, 22:11:55
We don't have Planes and Automobiles.
We just have Trains.
So I don't see why this thread cannot continue as is :)
 
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on March 29, 2016, 22:35:57
As you wish, Sir.
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Mike Wallace on March 30, 2016, 01:33:21
Hm. We already have these subjects in their respective separate threads ....

I apologize for not doing a proper search before creating the post. 

Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Mike Wallace on March 30, 2016, 01:45:27
From the Apple Valley, California airshow a number of years ago
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Chip Chipowski on March 31, 2016, 06:15:54
Virgin Air out of PDX toward Mt. Hood
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Anirban Halder on March 31, 2016, 09:11:09
May be an index page for the serial threads will be helpful. Sometimes it is tedious to search those running threads.
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: HCS on March 31, 2016, 18:57:49
Also see no reason why this thread couldn't continue (even though i have nothing to say around here  :D ).

But, perhaps this thread could be morphed into planes AND trains OR planes AND automobiles. That would also be interesting.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Jakov Minić on March 31, 2016, 19:23:14
Anirban, I would gladly hep you out, I just don't how to?  :-[
Hans, threads always overlap. It often happens to me and most likely to others that you have a photo that you would like to show to the community but you have doubts in which thread? A lot of photos belong in a lot of threads. Just like our recent Utrecht photos have landed elsewhere :)


Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: PeterN on March 31, 2016, 19:41:56
I love it. Well executed, razor sharp and a joy to watch those details.
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: PeterN on March 31, 2016, 19:50:25
Some cars. Just started to learn shooting cars in action. Long way to go!

(http://www.visualcue.photography/img/s10/v104/p1894443785-5.jpg)

(http://www.visualcue.photography/img/s1/v46/p2005795632-5.jpg)

(http://www.visualcue.photography/img/s9/v96/p2035413438-5.jpg)

(http://www.visualcue.photography/img/s9/v96/p2124630413-5.jpg)

(http://www.visualcue.photography/img/s4/v9/p1892628909-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Anirban Halder on April 03, 2016, 04:02:46
Anirban, I would gladly hep you out, I just don't how to?  :-[
Jakov - I was thinking we can have a sticky page under the board "Recent Work: Portfolios, Serial Threads & Themed Topics"
similar to how we have a sticky page "Where should I post my image? READ THIS" in "Critique" board. This new sticky page can have the listing and links for ALL the Serial Threads we have in NG. Serial Threads are in various boards and NG search feature I feel is not effective all the time. For e.g.: the other day I was searching for Paco's thread on number "13". It took me quite a while to find it.
This is just my suggestion. Someone might have a better idea.  :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on May 28, 2016, 04:00:44
During refueling, I noticed this beautiful acrobacy plane, the Extra 330 SC; in the background a vintage North American T6, and ... the Alps with the Mont Blanc:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/26689032674_0cebbb0772_k.jpg)
Nikon D5, Nikkor 18-35mm f/4 @ 25mm f/9 1/400 ISO 100

Taking off from Grenoble-Versoud  (Savoie - French Alps); a myriad of insects decided to gather on the canopy; but we had lovely weather:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7338/27213002842_b1011d7253_k.jpg)
HDR, 2 pictures with one 2 stops overexposed to compensate for the cockpit; 12 frames/s to minimize misalignment.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 18-35mm f/4 @ 19 f/10 1/125-1/30 ISO 100
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Peter McLennan on June 07, 2016, 18:36:13
Perfectly executed HDR, MFloyd.  You can't tell.
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on June 07, 2016, 22:08:48
Thank you Peter, very kind 😊

And herewith some other pictures:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7670/18104153581_a3f86f2dd8_k.jpg)
A vintage Curtis during an air show in France (La Ferté Allais)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7777/17516011894_b3af271693_k.jpg)
Pilatus P-2-06

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8886/18076535456_4c61cd60ed_k.jpg)
And another Extra 330 SC of the French Air Force
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Jakov Minić on June 07, 2016, 23:00:49
MFloyd, these are super crisp and clear. I love them!
You don't see plane shots with pilots in them so vividly as you managed to capture them!
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on June 07, 2016, 23:12:15
Thank you Jakov, but the credit should go to my son, who is a professional pilot. I only did the postproduction.  Pictures taken with a D610 and the "Swiss Knife" Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6.
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: knb on September 07, 2016, 19:02:05
1. Spitfire takeoff
2. Hurricane in flight
3. Spitfire wing
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on September 07, 2016, 19:33:16
I like very much the wing of the Spit 😊
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: knb on September 08, 2016, 02:00:53
I like very much the wing of the Spit 😊

Thanks MFloyd, I think I like that one best too. The other two are pretty conventional.

I notice that you have some astonishing pictures here. I find it hard to get decent pictures of propeller aircrafts from the ground (due to the necessary long(ish) exposures). It would be nice to have the opportunity to take pictures from another plane, but that is not going to happen anytime soon I think.

The Rafale in the second post is very nicely done too.
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: frankv on September 08, 2016, 22:17:36
Just back from a week in Italy, including the Monza Grand Prix. Have a few hundred files to cull, sort and process. But I have to present a quick edit of Lewis Hamilton during FP3 on saturday. Working on my panning skills.

Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Peter Connan on September 09, 2016, 20:44:23
Beautiful photos everyone!

Some humdrum from me.

For several years, I have used shutter speeds as slow as I think might give me a few "keepers", and perhaps a couple of stops slower in hope of a minor miracle.

Looking at MFloyd's work, I am questioning the sanity of this decision. Seeing as I obviously can't maintain reasonable sharpness at shutter speeds slow enough to get a full prop disc, perhaps there's no point in using a shutter speedany slower than is necessary to show some motion?
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on October 08, 2016, 04:31:06
End of September, I was at the beautiful Spa-Francorchamps race track (Belgium) to follow the European Le Mans Serie (ELMS) 4 hour endurance race, together with some other races:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8411/29436258173_fcec133ade_k.jpg)
Renault series

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5251/29769187280_707b8512c3_k.jpg)
ELMS GTE Series

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5236/30029352316_cbdae0bec1_k.jpg)
GT3 series

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8651/29949934962_5e9caab642_k.jpg)
ELMS P2 series

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5792/30063372855_2b4b02c8e6_k.jpg)
ELMS P3 series

All pictures taken with Nikon D5; lenses: Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 VR II; Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6; Nikkor TC20-E III (with the 300mm); Main exposure: ISO 100-200 1/320s f/8-11; AFC: group area. No "speed" Ps post-processing - all natural -; some Ps processing to remove fences.

Other images are visible here http://www.flickr.com/photos/110731726@N07/sets/72157673402782172
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: benveniste on October 08, 2016, 04:36:04
My brother-in-law at the NASA nationals held at Watkins Glen.
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on October 08, 2016, 05:11:13
....

For several years, I have used shutter speeds as slow as I think might give me a few "keepers", and perhaps a couple of stops slower in hope of a minor miracle.

Looking at MFloyd's work, I am questioning the sanity of this decision. Seeing as I obviously can't maintain reasonable sharpness at shutter speeds slow enough to get a full prop disc, perhaps there's no point in using a shutter speedany slower than is necessary to show some motion?

For cars I try to stay around 1/250-1/320s: longer, you can have beautiful effects but your keepers will dramatically fall off. For propeller planes, you might to go as low as 1/80s as in the next picture; the main secret is to focus on a part of the plane (group focus is excellent for this) and have it to remain on the same spot of the frame. In some cases I do not hesitate to apply Ps "speed" processing, but it is very labour intensive to make the propellers turn again (as well as the wheels), and will rarely match the quality of a natural speed blur.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/15200556295_4e10313cf0_b.jpg)
Boeing B-17 bomber taken at 1/80s (Nikon D4s and Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6) NO Ps post processing

To the contrary the picture (#3 of this thread) of the Dassault Rafale is totally post-processed
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Jakov Minić on October 08, 2016, 11:01:29
Frank Vevik and MFloyd, I remember the days when I used to go to Monza and Spa-Francorschamps chasing the crazy F1 circus. I have to say I miss it dearly and your photos brought back the memories.
I just refuse to go to tracks and watch 4 cylinder 1.6 liter hybrids, call me old-fashioned...
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on October 08, 2016, 11:31:12
Don't worry, in the European Le Mans Series LMP2 series, you have fat V8 4.5 litre Nissan engines ....
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: David Franks on March 28, 2017, 10:19:27
A few from the 2016 airshow season. This season is off to a bit of a late start for me but will pick up significantly in April and May.
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: elsa hoffmann on March 28, 2017, 11:58:43
David - Barbie is awesome !
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: David Franks on March 28, 2017, 12:13:30
Thanks Elsa, she's a true Pacific WWII vet.

David - Barbie is awesome !
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: David Franks on March 28, 2017, 12:19:22
I'd be nervous to if I was number 5. North American P-51D Mustang, Nervous Energy V
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: David Franks on March 29, 2017, 12:09:00
Sentimental Journey @ sunrise in B&W

Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on April 08, 2017, 13:45:10
David, excellent 👍🏻
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: CS on April 08, 2017, 16:43:36
Ahh, Sentimental Journey, that plane lives about 10 minutes from my house. I get to hear the harmonic phenomenon of those 4 engines often as it flies over my head. Wonderful sound that takes me back to my childhood, which some claim has re-arrived in my case.  ;)


Beautiful capture, David!
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: elsa hoffmann on April 08, 2017, 20:58:18
Geez David - nice!
B&W absolutely suits that pic
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: CS on April 17, 2017, 00:29:54
David, and others on this site have inspired me to do some shooting after over a 2 year absence from my D200. The only thing I shot during that time was a few grabs with my iPhone, and that absence from my DSLR showed in my results. But, as they say here in Arizona, "you gotta get back in the saddle anyway".

Here's a less often seen part of that B-17 that David posted, the left side waist gun. D200 @ ISO 400 with Nikon 12-24 @ f/9.

Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Thomas G on April 17, 2017, 12:21:07
David, and others on this site have inspired me to do some shooting after over a 2 year absence from my D200. The only thing I shot during that time was a few grabs with my iPhone, and that absence from my DSLR showed in my results. But, as they say here in Arizona, "you gotta get back in the saddle anyway".

Here's a less often seen part of that B-17 that David posted, the left side waist gun. D200 @ ISO 400 with Nikon 12-24 @ f/9.
Thank's for adding the detail. The image comes over nicely suiting the historical subject.
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 21, 2017, 18:31:46
Went to an airshow yesterday near Copenhagen.
The D500 was on hard work 1000+ pictures :o
This is one of them, a very fast and agile sports plane.
Have the problem that my shutter speed was high so the propeller was standing still om many of the pictures ???
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Brute on June 26, 2017, 17:17:09
Dusting Plane
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Anirban Halder on June 26, 2017, 17:22:34
A few from the 2016 airshow season. This season is off to a bit of a late start for me but will pick up significantly in April and May.

Gorgeous shots, David. First two are remarkable!
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Peter Connan on September 01, 2017, 18:46:50
This is the oldest airworthy plane in South Africa

It is a 1935 Aeronca with a 40hp Jap engine.

The first owner flew it from England to South Africa in 1936. The journey took him about 6 months.

Not often one sees a plane being hand-started nowadays.

Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Thomas G on September 02, 2017, 09:18:10
This is the oldest airworthy plane in South Africa

It is a 1935 Aeronca with a 40hp Jap engine.

The first owner flew it from England to South Africa in 1936. The journey took him about 6 months.

Not often one sees a plane being hand-started nowadays.
I like the hand start picture and how the plane hangs in air. Thanks the background information as well.
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Jakov Minić on September 02, 2017, 09:41:55
David, the F-18 vapor disk is special!
And so are the other planes posted :)
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Peter Connan on September 06, 2017, 18:01:21
Thanks Thomas
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: HCS on September 15, 2017, 20:31:53
Well, no vapour disks here. Fortunately, as i was in both of them. 1st one leaving San Diego, 2nd one leaving LA.

Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on February 02, 2018, 00:32:43
Swiss Army & Police training operation above my house:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4617/40182308251_3f155d7880_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4615/25310248807_dd3c11d45b_b.jpg)
Eurocopter EC635 P2
Title: SAAB & Audi
Post by: Peter Forsell on May 01, 2018, 13:33:51
SAAB 99

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/947/40016455140_29f2d247be_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23Y7MXJ)20180430-_P3F4622b (https://flic.kr/p/23Y7MXJ) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr


Audi 60

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/905/26955704717_a76955539e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H4Z2TB)20180430-_P3F4641 (https://flic.kr/p/H4Z2TB) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 06, 2018, 10:10:06
Smartphone snap, editing included.
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Akira on May 06, 2018, 10:51:58
Smartphone snap, editing included.

Smurfphone?   :D
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Peter Connan on May 07, 2018, 18:11:31
A bit of airshow action?
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: senecaman on May 13, 2018, 17:56:46
Power demonstration!
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on May 18, 2018, 20:04:37
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/947/28322088788_4cba0a1512_b.jpg)
ELMS Monza May 2018
Nikon D5
Nikkor 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8E FL + TC-20E III
ƒ/20.0  330.0 mm 1/40s ISO 100
Color Efex Kodachrome 64

And with Prodibi HR:
https://mfloyd.prodibi.com/a/2x9y7yxg9w89r8/i/w02jeg7mqwywgv
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 21, 2018, 20:31:33
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/906/40453351110_f6535fba36_o.jpg)

irD5300, afs18-140mm f/3.5~5.6
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: ArthurDent on June 10, 2018, 13:35:09
Oasis RV, Van Horn, Texas
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: golunvolo on June 11, 2018, 00:14:06
Flat cars, Plato´s Cave
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: ArthurDent on June 11, 2018, 01:46:22
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/947/28322088788_4cba0a1512_b.jpg)
ELMS Monza May 2018
Nikon D5
Nikkor 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8E FL + TC-20E III
ƒ/20.0  330.0 mm 1/40s ISO 100
Color Efex Kodachrome 64

And with Prodibi HR:
https://mfloyd.prodibi.com/a/2x9y7yxg9w89r8/i/w02jeg7mqwywgv
Nice job getting the motion blur just right! I usually use a neutral density filter, but I believe the next time I try it, I’ll go with f/20 and see what happens.
Title: Re: SAAB & Audi
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on June 11, 2018, 04:13:30
SAAB 99

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/947/40016455140_29f2d247be_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23Y7MXJ)20180430-_P3F4622b (https://flic.kr/p/23Y7MXJ) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr


Audi 60

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/905/26955704717_a76955539e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H4Z2TB)20180430-_P3F4641 (https://flic.kr/p/H4Z2TB) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr

Makes me feel really old...
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on June 11, 2018, 12:46:07
Flat cars, Plato´s Cave
Very creative ;)
You really are a creative photographer.
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: golunvolo on June 11, 2018, 17:07:31
Thanks Bent ☺️
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: MFloyd on June 12, 2018, 02:40:50
Flat cars, Plato´s Cave

Excellent 👍🏻 I wish it was one of my pictures.

Nice job getting the motion blur just right! I usually use a neutral density filter, but I believe the next time I try it, I’ll go with f/20 and see what happens.

Thank you Arthur 😊 You will probably experience that diffraction becomes a minor problem when you try to catch a subject, evolving at 200 km/h  ;)
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: David Franks on July 15, 2018, 04:13:22
Heritage Flight from 2015. Advances in aviation technology are both apparent and amazing.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/29542937448_0e1cb66480_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M1Bh3u)Heritage Flight (https://flic.kr/p/M1Bh3u) by Images by David Franks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/flightlevelphoto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: David Franks on July 15, 2018, 18:35:38
Chet Kuhn waving to the crowd from his 1943 Boeing Stearman Model 75 Kaydet

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/43378763772_dae1dc1316_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/296evbd)Wave to the Crowd (https://flic.kr/p/296evbd) by Images by David Franks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/flightlevelphoto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: David Franks on July 15, 2018, 20:55:43
Another pilot wave

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/913/29558052078_9922518a94_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M2WK6y)Night Mission (https://flic.kr/p/M2WK6y) by Images by David Franks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/flightlevelphoto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: armando_m on July 16, 2018, 15:20:48
Heritage Flight from 2015. Advances in aviation technology are both apparent and amazing.
wow! It is exciting to see these two planes flying together, great image
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: David Franks on July 18, 2018, 10:04:55
The stories she could tell. 1944 Fairchild M-62A (PT-19A)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1781/28597150317_33183e0249_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Kz2StP)PT-19A (https://flic.kr/p/Kz2StP) by Images by David Franks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/flightlevelphoto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: the solitaire on July 20, 2018, 09:42:15
An Automobile, of sorts

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1783/43427418972_7fef13b640_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29awSEY)DSC_9246 (https://flic.kr/p/29awSEY) by b j (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132836932@N03/), on Flickr

Taken with Kristinas D800 and my 55mm f1,2
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Peter Connan on July 24, 2018, 18:32:02
This plane was built as a sort of a joke.
The builder and his dad makes and sells these kits, and wanted to show that it would fly, no matter how badly you built it.

So they built it to fly backwards...
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Chip Chipowski on February 04, 2019, 02:58:36
Mt. Hood
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: CS on February 04, 2019, 05:30:22
Dramatic image, Chip!
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Hugh_3170 on February 04, 2019, 07:02:07
Peter, your colourful shot is the most unusual image I have ever seen of the most popular APS Tomboy design.  I have never heard of one being setup to fly backwards, but yes the wing is on backwards and likewise the tail.  Clear tip plates have been added - Mmmmm.  A fair bit of weight has been added for balance I see.

It was designed about 55 years ago by the late Vic Smeed in the UK who designed dozens of model aircraft and almost as many model boats.

The design is one that is very easy to get to fly and it is often one of the first built by those starting out in aeromodelling and it is still popular today.

Why don't you submit this image to the UK "Aeromodeller" magazine under the caption of "The most Unusual Tomboy"?

The Tomboy is  a design still flown in SCRAMBLE competions.  The engine is usually a 0.75cc diesel, although many now have electric propulsion.

(Confessions of a lapsed aeromodeller and yes, I am well and truly off topic, but it is funny what an image can do to a person.)



This plane was built as a sort of a joke.
The builder and his dad makes and sells these kits, and wanted to show that it would fly, no matter how badly you built it.

So they built it to fly backwards...
Title: Re: [Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Post by: Peter Connan on February 05, 2019, 17:28:24
Thank you Hugh

This was built by Chris Freeman's son Byron. They make and sell the Tomboy kits here in South Africa. This particular version is, somewhat predictably, called the Yobmot.

As you can probably see, it is electric rather than diesel and the one really tricky bit is that it can't take off of a runway, and has to be hand-launched. I got the impression that it is quite tricky to fly, but it was a pretty windy day...

I will leave it to Chris to submit the image as he is a somewhat regular contributor to several UK modelling magazines.