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Posted by pittsartist | 12-21-2018 @ 04:19 AM | 13,106 Views
Some of the best bits of my 2018 in 3m 20s of video.

Time Flys 2018 - An Aviators Yearbook (3 min 37 sec)

Time Flys 2018 - An Aviators Yearbook (3 min 37 sec)

Wishing everyone on here a Happy Christmas and safe and prosperous 2019.
Posted by pittsartist | 11-28-2018 @ 02:18 PM | 12,458 Views
Here's the result of my friend Elliot's final year media studies degree assignment

"Make a 3 to 5 minute film - subject "In the moment"

Hope you like it

Chicken Wings | 'In the moment' Richard Welch (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 09-02-2018 @ 02:25 PM | 15,040 Views
I thought I'd share a quick video taken just before the monsoon started on Sunday morning. This is a coaching flight over Cranwell, the video is my usual headset mounted camera, but the "voice" is that of the coach - who is on the ground 150m back from the main runway at centre box.

He is recording into an android phone, at the end of the flight he emails me the commentary and by the time i've landed and shut down its there on my iphone for a post flight debrief. When I get home I simply match the "wing rocks" comment to the video and make the film in the link below. Standard practice for the top French coaches apparently.

I'm posting here because I'd never heard of this technique in my R/C aerobatics days - if you can find a the right person to watch your flights and record their thoughts it seems like a really good way to raise your game. (PS - having a thick skin also helps )

Here's the film - there's a password "pba"

Posted by pittsartist | 08-14-2018 @ 04:12 AM | 14,208 Views
A short video of the lunchtime entertainment at my local R/C club's annual F3A event. It's a pleasure to do this - my father was one of the founder members in 1959 and I've been flying R/C with them since I was 5 years old.

The R/C field is the one with a row of cars parked along the lane next to is and a green pop up gazebo. Hopefully you can see from the vid just how hard it is to begin and then fly the sequence in the right place.

Free Known Practice 2018. Pitts S1-S (4 min 1 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 07-11-2018 @ 04:45 AM | 11,209 Views
Here's a few of the better shots from our formation photoshoot last Friday. "Blue" is an RV-7 built by Tom Bootyman that started flying earlier this year. "Orange" is my own RV-6. We departed Shackwell Farm in Leicestershire UK and flew around the Rutland Water area.

Thanks to Mark Sharp for flying the (172) camera ship and Ian Bracegirdle for the photography (Canon EOS 5D Mk III / Canon 70-200 F2.8).

[IMG]_MG_0486 by WIGY TV, on Flickr[/IMG]

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.... RV Grins all round !
Posted by pittsartist | 06-21-2018 @ 11:41 AM | 6,892 Views
The title says it all - great fun with the home made balloons later on ;-)

Rectory Farm 15 6 18 (3 min 28 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 02-20-2018 @ 07:04 PM | 8,861 Views
Here's my "WIP" Intermediate free known sequence design. Plenty of sky underneath me at this stage - I'm reasonably happy with how it flows ... a lot of height loss though.

2018 free known attempt 1 (3 min 40 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 12-01-2017 @ 06:06 AM | 10,303 Views
Here's the 2017 edition ... It's been a great year, managed to get my bottom into some truly special aeroplanes and generally had a great time.

Although there's no R/C stuff in the vid I had some great times flying and watching at various events. The highlight had to be Jase "The Ace" Dussia at Weston Park, But our Nationals at Barkston were great, as were evenings at my local club field and more lately indoor F3P flying at Newark

Anyway, here's wishing everyone on here a very Happy Christmas. I do hope you like the 'vid .

Time Flys 2017 - An Aviators Yearbook (3 min 39 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 09-13-2017 @ 07:09 AM | 10,168 Views
Are now in Full swing in South Africa. 1 3/4 rounds complete, 2 1/4 left to go.

Full details here.


Here's what they have chosen to inflict upon themselves for the next round ... masochists i'd say. (especially the Swiss .... and the Brits !)

Posted by pittsartist | 08-21-2017 @ 10:39 AM | 10,665 Views
10 days to go until the nationals ...... here's yesterdays practice session.

3 Cameras, Synced to first wing rock then edited by switching between them along an unadjusted time line. Fairly happy, Just need to watch out for the 1000' minimum altitude, there's a second or two at 900' near the end

20th August Int Free Known Practice (4 min 12 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 07-27-2017 @ 02:23 PM | 9,770 Views
Competition next weekend .... Practising hard

Not by any means perfect - but I AM trying !

Free Known 25 7 17 (3 min 47 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 06-12-2017 @ 07:57 AM | 9,446 Views
Very low key & relaxed, I made it for a local fishing club that fishes along the side of our runway along with other places along the river Trent.

"The River" (3 min 12 sec)

Hope you like it !
Posted by pittsartist | 05-17-2017 @ 09:04 AM | 7,275 Views
Some photos from Sunday whilst putting away.

How many photos before you know the aircraft type ?.

IMG_3826 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

http://IMG_3835 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3820 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3803 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3792 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3810 by WIGY TV, on Flickr

IMG_3784 by WIGY TV, on Flickr
Posted by pittsartist | 05-06-2017 @ 06:38 AM | 7,807 Views
Still grinning a week later ..... ;-D

Untitled by WIGY TV, on Flickr
Posted by pittsartist | 02-07-2017 @ 05:29 AM | 9,425 Views
86g RTF excluding battery. I'm happy with that !

(Just thinking - thats 1065.75 lbs lighter than the last aeroplane I built )



Only finished Sunday so yet to test fly - hopefully next Tuesday evening !
Posted by pittsartist | 11-23-2016 @ 10:15 AM | 11,488 Views
Time Flys 2016 (3 min 28 sec)

Seasons greetings video viewers !

Only 34 days to Christmas ..... Time for another "Time Flys" methinks !

Here's the 2016 vintage, the latest of a line stretching Waaaaaay back to 2012 no less.

Crank it up to 11, sit back and spend 3 mins, 28.1 seconds looking back at 2016 with WIGY TV.

Thanks to the Cesars for the "Jerk it out" soundtrack (not that I asked them .... but I did pay itunes a 1 for it)

The "Phew" right at the end is all my own - probably the most sincere you will ever hear.

Anyway, hope you enjoy it, see you again in 2017.
Posted by pittsartist | 05-10-2016 @ 03:49 AM | 14,708 Views
Follow the Sun - an Airborne Adventure (4 min 48 sec)

Hope you like it
Posted by pittsartist | 04-23-2016 @ 01:11 PM | 17,706 Views
Has some fun Thusday helping a young chap I met whilst flying F3P out with his college project.

Stick with it .... the fun starts about halfway through

THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER?? (11 min 38 sec)

Posted by pittsartist | 03-30-2016 @ 02:49 PM | 20,831 Views
Here's the evidence - a 3 ship formation run to the seaside on Good Friday