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by Stagger2
Mon 03 Jun 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Anti-drone protesters break into RAF Waddington
Replies: 39
Views: 6583

Re: Anti-drone protesters break into RAF Waddington

Fortunately, for the moderately far thinker (ie:- not MOD Procurement) there is no 'worth' in raising the level of the fence. The weakest point would be the glide-path onto the threshold of r/w 20 where the fence would be dynamically removed by an aircrafts' u/c if it was raised at all !! More likel...
by Stagger2
Sat 01 Jun 2013, 11:47 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: New Canon Body Options
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: New Canon Body Options

I reached a similar impasse with my 1D Mk II & later 1D Mk3 recently & elected to buy a nearly new second-user EOS 1D Mk IV. My reasoning was/is:- a)Relatively Low cost of the upgrade due to everybody 'dumping' the MkIV for 1Dx full-frame body. b)High cost of 1Dx & it's lack of useful fe...
by Stagger2
Wed 29 May 2013, 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are you in or out?
Replies: 180
Views: 23137

Re: Are you in or out?

May I ask: everyone gets upset about the naughty field, but nobody seems to mind the people in Duxford school? I don't know where it is located, but isn't it also on the 'wrong' side of the display line? Why is there no outcry over that? Just because it helps the school a bit financially? Genuine q...
by Stagger2
Wed 29 May 2013, 11:50 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Boring Topsides @ DX Spring Show - 26May13
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Boring Topsides @ DX Spring Show - 26May13

'Proof'... if proof was needed, that well lit topsides shot from the 'darkside' is possible, even if a little boring! :whistle: Another quality set of images from 'your place'. (Home from Home?)
by Stagger2
Wed 29 May 2013, 11:39 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Women and Men of Duxford Spring Air Show 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3116

Re: Women and Men of Duxford Spring Air Show 2013

Really excellent well thought-out compositions (as in your main airshow post seen elsewhere). Miniscule comment, you need to lower the shutter speed a tad for you props-running shots. Big comment.. the selfish muppet in shot 15 needs slapping! He could at least park his butt behind some other obstru...
by Stagger2
Wed 29 May 2013, 11:28 am
Forum: European Events
Topic: Tiger Meet, Norway 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 3058

Re: Tiger Meet, Norway 2013

Yep! The TM. needs hosting by a nation with money...NOT still making it! Guessing it'll be Germany next then?? I will hold-back attending until the TM. gets to a nicer meteo & financial climate.
by Stagger2
Wed 29 May 2013, 11:03 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are you in or out?
Replies: 180
Views: 23137

Re: Are you in or out?

If you trespass, you always do so at the risk of being shot / run over by a tractor / attacked by a dog / ... The key is trespassing, not the qualifier. at this rate the chances of getting attacked by a dog, shot or run over iis 1 in 100+ chance At Florennes, there was no sign on the fence, yet if ...
by Stagger2
Tue 28 May 2013, 4:01 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: New equipment but Canon or Nikon?
Replies: 17
Views: 2290

Re: New equipment but Canon or Nikon?

Hi guys Is there a compelling reason why many of the proffessional aviation phots use Nikon? I'm thinking the likes of Jamie Hunter, John Dibbs, Katsu Tokunaga etc. Thanks Martin Now.... the last thing I would do is pedal malicious gossip, but...try re-arranging the following:- Sponsorship, Free, N...
by Stagger2
Tue 28 May 2013, 3:18 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Avro Shackleton AEW 2 WL790 'Mr McHenry'
Replies: 6
Views: 3187

Re: Avro Shackleton AEW 2 XL790 'Mr McHenry'

[quote="Maisie"]Have done a grand job finishing her, was there plans to get her back to flight then? For a factual account please Google 'WL790'. I believe it's always easier to start a project with a recently flow example. Briefly she was secured ex auction by the SPT. who subsequently tr...
by Stagger2
Tue 28 May 2013, 1:28 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Avro Shackleton AEW 2 WL790 'Mr McHenry'
Replies: 6
Views: 3187

Re: Avro Shackleton AEW 2 XL790 'Mr McHenry'

That's a whole lot better than the abandoned/faded look of last year. I'm not a fan of the American fad of sky-blue 'airfix' windows to all their planes on sticks...but heyho, better than yellow & crazed in the incesssant sunshine. Sadly it does seem that any chance of a long-term return to flig...
by Stagger2
Tue 28 May 2013, 1:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are you in or out?
Replies: 180
Views: 23137

Re: Are you in or out?

[ Like all of us I've seen a few aircraft plough in at shows over the years. S64 fatal at Farnborough, Buffalo non-fatal at Farnborough, MiG29 collision at RIAT (I don't think those two considered where their aircraft were coming down for a microsecond before they pulled the handles) and so on. All...
by Stagger2
Tue 28 May 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are you in or out?
Replies: 180
Views: 23137

Re: Are you in or out?

we are straying off topic but I have to point out that risk is not calculted purely from historical data (people do this all the time on the gambling/casino channels which I find hilarious "thats the 7th black in a row"). The fact that an aircraft has not crashed specifically at the spot ...
by Stagger2
Tue 28 May 2013, 12:46 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Are you in or out?
Replies: 180
Views: 23137

Re: Are you in or out?

So maybe it is myself and others who haven't got this correct to clarify: a) depriving (in this case) the museum of revenue by watching from elsewhere So if someone brings say a new Hunter or an aircraft from US of A, to the airshow circuit then the " free loaders" have no moral duty to s...
by Stagger2
Fri 24 May 2013, 9:13 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Heathrow Closed
Replies: 93
Views: 13247

Re: Heathrow Closed

Why? Have you got the fasteners in your pocket?
by Stagger2
Mon 20 May 2013, 9:11 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Southend air museum 1974
Replies: 19
Views: 6354

Re: Southend air museum 1974

Really excellent set of photo's from history. Noticed the B-25 has a 'flat' glass nose, had it been used as a camera-ship? Your last picture features a/the Drover ( I think?) . Would this be the unbelievably complete version of the wreck that rotted at the former 'SWAPS' collection on the periphery ...
by Stagger2
Fri 17 May 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Airseeker
Replies: 28
Views: 5219

Re: RAF Airseeker

Very varied views on the issue of the 'missing' IFR probe on Airseeker & I can see validity in all of them. What I struggle with, as a mortal not involved in Government acquisitions(read ), is that in a time of limited finances they do NOT optimise their 'new' aircraft for the future needs not y...
by Stagger2
Tue 14 May 2013, 11:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF Airseeker
Replies: 28
Views: 5219

Re: RAF Airseeker

Wot??...no refuelling probe. Is this a photo-shop glitch or just the latest duff Procurement? How long...& how much will a retro-fit Boom-set for one of our airliners...Doh! Voyagers cost then? :roll:
by Stagger2
Mon 13 May 2013, 12:42 am
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Stunning Stearman shines at Headcorn added Extra
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: Stunning Stearman shines at Headcorn

Nice aircraft shots & good weather too! Did you happen to see what towed the 3 Triumph Stags to the airfield? Sadly for the guys in the red one you can only fit two cars on the AA Relay truck!!
by Stagger2
Fri 10 May 2013, 10:53 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Tues 7th May 2013, 493rd FS low-level, "more added"
Replies: 23
Views: 6071

Re: Tues 7th May 2013, 493rd FS in "Jelly air land"

Absolutely brilliant set of images. I was intrigued by the back-seater having an epileptic in 84-044 in image 20 & a few before. Having viewed at 400% & now confirmed in your recent 2 added images.... doesn't his helmet design remind you of a well known energy drink design?? He's clearly ove...
by Stagger2
Sun 05 May 2013, 11:06 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Possible problem with Sigma 150-500 need help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: Possible problem with Sigma 150-500 need help!

No knowledge of this particular lens, but some telephoto lens have a 'focus-range' limiting switch on the barrel. Have you inadvertently moved this to short-range?
by Stagger2
Sat 04 May 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon 70-300 IS USM
Replies: 27
Views: 3784

Re: Canon 70-300 IS USM

This thread is in "PM" territory. (verbal ping-pong) Call me 'old-fashioned'....but I don't really value 1 or 2 guys opinions on a product! Do your own research & then borrow/hire the object of your desires. This appears to be an intermediate Lens that many people have had at sometime ...
by Stagger2
Sat 04 May 2013, 9:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Events around Hampshire?
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Events around Hampshire?

Some great aviation content at 'Carfest South 2013'...viewable from Popham. Allegedly including the Vulcan etc. Suggest you check-out their website for dates/detail, as I don't believe in spoon-feeding info' to those who lack keyboard initiative.
by Stagger2
Fri 03 May 2013, 7:43 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Dornier 17 recovery
Replies: 57
Views: 8143

Re: Dornier 17 recovery

Let's all hope their 'special frame' for lifting it isn't an over-engineered lightweight item, similar to the one they used to lift the Wellington from Loch Ness!! In that case the aircraft 'glided' back to the bed when the frame broke. I believe the second attempt worked using an enormous steel-bea...
by Stagger2
Thu 25 Apr 2013, 11:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ultimate spotter's house?
Replies: 13
Views: 2471

Re: Ultimate spotter's house?

Pound gets you a pinch of s**t the new residents start a petition about the noise!...How were they supposed to know it would be 'THAT LOUD?? :facepalm:
by Stagger2
Mon 22 Apr 2013, 9:06 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Canon DSLR Servicing
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Canon DSLR Servicing

Some call it 'Servicing'...some call it 'Preventitive Maintenance'. Whichever, its sole purpose is to identify potential problems ahead of failure & ensure the continued performance of the item in question. If your camera dies at a bad time due to lack of attention, you don't get your shots. If ...