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    http://youtu.be/FNtmSADyV8Q

    A big thanks to Jason for braving the back of the aircraft with the side door off and the floor open! He was attached via a safety harness and managed to capture some shots of the Great Britain VII at Chirk and northwards. We had hoped to get to the train between Shrewsbury and Oswestry but the train late and we needed fuel so dipped into Sleap.

    Anyway hope you find it entertaining.

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    I didn't realise you could open the floor, excellent film and a superb merging of music, is that a CFS badge I espied? Keep them coming
    I have been pondering trying filming in HD.. I have been looking at the canon 5d stills camera as it also films in HD.

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    I am ex 10 AEF hence the Sqn badge. The aircraft was built for photographic purposes so the door mechanism built in and serviceable etc. Jason is the cameraman and better qualified to answer your points but I feel the limits of camera, vibration, lens and film speed make shooting trains difficult and quality suffers hence next go we will take a still shots to build into a final product combining movie and stills etc.

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    Yesterday some air to air around Woodvale with G DAWG today down to Sleap for fuel. This morning the right oleo went saggy where as last year the left was the problem. Topped up oleo with gas at Ashcroft and a push on the wing unstuck the leg. It appears from Germany the early models had their legs attached to the fuselage at a less than optimum angle, later models had wider angled legs.

    Pictures in due course from Jason.

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    Llandudno steam excursion just west of Crewe 0945 today.

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    Earl of Mount Edgecumbe west of Crewe on a seaside special to Llandudno for the Airshow.

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    The D27 at home in Cheshire, servicing in the field takes on a whole new meaning! We use a car winch to pull the aircraft back into the hangar tailfirst, just like a GR1 into a HAS.
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    Dornier
    The aircraft is looking good, on behalf of all forum readers in the south who would I am sure like to see it up close, I would formally like to invite you to bring your classic aircraft to the Air-Britain Vintage & Classic Fly-In at North Weald on 14-15 June. I am hoping the Do28 from OW will attend and if we can get both Dorniers together that would be good to see. The Fly-In website has all the details but if you need anything further please drop me an email.
    G-APDK
    A-B Fly-In Director
    http://www.air-britain.com/flyin-about.html

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    Do27,
    The type is of course a development of the Storch, or, more accurately, a development of the Fi256 - a larger, more streamlined version of the Fi156 Storch that never went into production. AFAIAA 6 were built, none survive.
    I'll try to make N Weald in the Storch on the Saturday, we have an airshow at Old Warden on the Sunday so that isn't an option I'm afraid..
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    To the obsessed. 'Get a life'.

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    Sorry I am engaged but will ask a friend who is on the insurance if he is interested and get back to you.

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    It will of course require something more permanent than blu tac to remain attached to the engine cowling!

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    After a much delayed C of A the Dornier back at Ashcroft and we hope to operate a few trips before Christmas subject to weather.

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    Earlier in this thread you mentioned the problem with re-painting the Dornier in German colours. I was at Duxford a few weeks back and Tony de Bruyn came in in his OV-10 Bronco and it was in German military colours. Maybe worth a chat if that's the way you're going?

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    Hi Oz

    Will maybe re apply to German Embassy and contact the Bronco group. We have spent more than we wanted on maintenance and are trying to go from C of A to permit as a means to simplify matters. Fixed costs, insurance, hangarage and maintenance about £6k pa before you put fuel in it or money aside for engine and prop.

    Having said that, once up we always enjoy the experience and the D27 really can land on short grass strips and leap out of them with 270hp and a big wing with slats, flaps and drooping ailerons. Cruise fuel about 45 litres an hour.

    It would be a finishing touch to have it in German or Portuguese colours will follow your lead.

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    You know the permit system is in transition over to something similar to the EASA one.?

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    Hi Tony have loosely followed changes via HAA but hope that common sense will prevail. To us it seems daft that younger ex mil jets can fly around the UK on a permit yet the D27, an orphan type, is still required to get a C of A. As it happens the Dornier in good shape after a wing re build at St Athan and a relatively young engine.

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    Autumn pictures of Wales and spare bits rescued from Broughton with help from Roger W

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    Lovely pictures and quite a contrast to the flatlands of East Anglia where I fly. Mind you we can get some nice shots with the early morning mists at the moment.

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    Will come across at some point. I like the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk great beaches and even the fens and great drain have a certain charm but you have to keep an eye out for birds and cables if at 500 feet.

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    Nice!
    Listening out for something interesting approaching...

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    Did anything from G-BMFH ever turn up?

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    Not that we are aware of, recovered some parts from Norfolk this year, see above. Had a long chat with Roger and get the feeling that the issue of FHs theft was complicated by other matters. Would love to get hold of a spare engine and prop so if anyone knows of one send us a pm.

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    Sleap for fuel and lunch then west for the Berwyn Range and back to a soft field landing at Ashcroft.
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    Lovely thread,thanks for all the video and photos ,chasing the steam excursions looks fun but i bet you need to concentrate .

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    Yes spoke to train manager and the CAA at Manchester about 500 foot rule before trying it but missed filming the train where we wanted and caught up with it at Chirk. Had to fly higher and without professional film camera it looks and feels a bit distant. Stills a better call when chasing a train as one can zoom in and up shutter speeds etc. lastly, not all train enthusiasts welcome a Dornier floating alongside!

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    Dornier. have you thought of using something like a Canon 5D3 you can then mount the lenses of your choice on them and as well as being a still camera it shoots HD, the new version is about to be released ( which I'm buying) so the prices will drop, but you can also hire them for days or weeks at a time when you intend to do something special, they also can record hD as well as taking stills at the same time..

    If you have watched Ice pilots, you will see them fixed in the cockpit for filming, or used for filming the artwork being produced on portrait artist of the year...
    Hiring see

    http://www.lensesforhire.co.uk/

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    Soon adds up when you look at the prices of hiring though I own my own lenses already
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    Hi Tony, Jason is our regular cameraman but he is sometimes away on projects so if you would like a trip to take pictures of something specific we could come to an arrangement. For something local Elaine and I would not charge as long as you share the pictures and own risk although we are insured for pax.

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