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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2006, 04:34:21 »
"Gravity defying flying aid"?
I assumed it was an example of Chuck-o-Vision. Have to snap the picture quick though before it goes down...

Great set of photos Richard, Thanks

Hello, Tim ...

"Chuck-o-Vision"  ... :lol:

At 8 stories up, I would have had to have had an unlimited number of Playmobil bi-planes to have been able to have "chucked' them up in the air to "snap" the number of pictures that I took ... :lol:

But, I like the way you think, Tim ... ;)

Perhaps I should show everyone my "Gravity Defying Flying Aid" in the How To section of PF ... ???
(However, there is the possibility that not everyone may be able to successfully train a pelican) ... :lol:

Thanks for your comments, Tim.

All the best,
Richard


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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2006, 09:13:38 »
OMG, Jim ...

You are the only person who has asked this question.
(Do you suppose that everyone thought that it was really flying?) ... :lol:

I was kinda wondering how you did it, but didn't want to ask because I thought it might spoil a bit of the magic. ;)

I prefer to believe that it's really flying all by itself. ;D

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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2006, 11:11:57 »
I think Richard is having us on about how he did.  The plane is clearly flying and at speed.  To catch it Richard has used a fast shutter speed, maybe 1/10,000, as you can tell from the fact that the prop has been "frozen" in motion.
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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2006, 13:16:39 »

... Richard has used a fast shutter speed, maybe 1/10,000, as you can tell from the fact that the prop has been "frozen" in motion.

You are absolutely correct about the fast shutter speed, Gordon, as the prop was spinning wildly!

I prefer to believe that it's really flying all by itself. ;D

Then perhaps we should leave it at that, Sylvia ... ;)

I'm not sure that anyone would have believed my story about the "trained pelican" anyhow ... :lol:

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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2006, 01:52:36 »
I'm going to call direct service tomorrow to try to get a bi-plane...

Would E-Bay have a pelican? ???

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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2006, 03:15:12 »
I'm going to call direct service tomorrow to try to get a bi-plane...

Hope you can get one (or two), Jim  ... !!!


Would E-Bay have a pelican? ???

Jimbo

Hold out for a brown pelican, Jimbo ... !!!
IMO, the brown ones (from the East Coast) are a lot smarter than the white ones (from the West Coast).

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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2006, 16:38:35 »
Thanks Richard, for bringing the Bi-plane to our attention.  They were just over ten bucks for one, so I  ordered three.  Sounds like DS has  quite a few of them.

(I wonder how many planes the Red Baron had in his flying circus?)

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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2006, 23:31:16 »
An awesome review, Richard.

I always enjoy the Classic Edition items but never get around to ordering and when I finally think about it the items are long gone. :eh?:

I will try to add one of these to my next order!

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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2006, 02:45:06 »
They were just over ten bucks for one, so I  ordered three.  Sounds like DS has  quite a few of them.

I'm happy that they still had them, Jim ... :)

I will try to add one of these to my next order!

Don't wait too long, Robbie ... ;)

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Thanks to you both, Jimbo and Robbie for your kind words.

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Richard


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Re: 7726 BI-PLANE from DS
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2006, 11:19:44 »
congratulations, richard, you have a very beautiful plane.
thank you for the lovely pictures.
i agree with playmofire - there is no way this plane is not flying: a very fast shutter speed and the motion absorvers that cameras have nowadays explain it all.
you made me remember some books from my youth, saint-exupery and richard bach.
it would be great if playmofriend had sound - you could use the jonathan livingstone seagull soundtrack as a perfect partner to your pictures.
i have been trying to buy one of this planes (and also a sea plane) for a while, as a gift to my girlfriend's son.
after this thread i will just agree with the prices ebay sellers are asking.
thank you again, very much, richard.

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