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    Default Re: Sooooo... Who's Winning?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Plane Nuts View Post
    Your shutter setting for a full prop disk on the Buick should be unchanged since 2014 if I am correct on having a smaller prop.
    Last year was the first time I've ever gotten a full disk on Dreadnought in flight. A lot of people have trouble shooting at 1/60 sec, 500mm. I've gotten better at it, but its still not an easy shot.

    RR3 was a much different setup from Miss America. They also had the engine meant for Dago Red, and a few of Dago's other mods that could be bolted on.

    Will

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    I am anxious to see Relentless and the new mods. I would love to see it and Kevin take one.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD2LTR View Post
    Last year was the first time I've ever gotten a full disk on Dreadnought in flight. A lot of people have trouble shooting at 1/60 sec, 500mm. I've gotten better at it, but its still not an easy shot.

    RR3 was a much different setup from Miss America. They also had the engine meant for Dago Red, and a few of Dago's other mods that could be bolted on.

    Will
    Is this one of those situations where you might get one good shot out of 20? Assuming you panning taking the shots. Are you auto-focused or manual? Beginner here and trying to learn the tricks (hints) of the trade.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marada mx3 View Post
    Is this one of those situations where you might get one good shot out of 20? Assuming you panning taking the shots. Are you auto-focused or manual? Beginner here and trying to learn the tricks (hints) of the trade.
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    Haha, more like 10/20. Its taken YEARS of practice. Its when I shoot 1/40 at 500mm that the capture rate starts getting low.


    Shooting from the hillside is tough, its a long distance shot, and the wind can really buffet the lens making the shot tricky.

    Yes, to take the shot you need to pan, and it will take a ton of practice. You have to pan the shot in order to get a clear subject at a shutter speed slow enough to get prop blur. The more prop blur you want, the slower the shutter speed needs to be. Try shooting in shutter priority, let the camera figure out the exposure, and set your ISO somewhat low (about 100) so you don't end up over exposing the shot, or ending up with diffraction issues from using a high F stop.

    Will

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    Default Re: Sooooo... Who's Winning?!

    Are there no Bearcats nor Mustangs this year in the unlimited ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Are there no Bearcats nor Mustangs this year in the unlimited ?
    There are 7 mustangs in the line up this year, no bearcats

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    Default Re: Sooooo... Who's Winning?!

    Besides Miss America...which are the other 6 Mustangs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Besides Miss America...which are the other 6 Mustangs ?
    Someone’s in the dark.....

    Wee Willy II, Goldfinger, Speedball Alice, Lady B, Blondie, & Bunny
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    Well, Sawbones just lost the canopy while on course. Safe landing. Looks like it missed the tail.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fence Sence View Post
    Well, Sawbones just lost the canopy while on course. Safe landing. Looks like it missed the tail.
    Time for the Riff Raff canopy!!
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