Lovely day Sun. Oct. 17th 2010.
Kudos to the members of Phoenix Flyers of Launceston for allowing me access to their magnificent field. Thanks also go to Dan for chute fetching duty.
A healthy 10-12 kt NW breeze saw some ballistic launches. The launches with the camera mule Estrella were OK but the yellow Estrella was awesome.
One launch was into a very strong thermal that was right over the turnaround, halfway up the winch motor crackled like lightning as she pinged off. I had time for a cup of tea and a biscuit while she zoomed vertically.
Captures done at 848x480 60fps MP4.