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Just been a bit rash myself and bought a 700D and kit lens :)

Nice :thumbsu:  Wait! Canon?! Oh well..

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Good call Crash and that 18-55IS kit lense is nice too

You just need to hire the 100-400mm L IS USM from lensesforhire.co.uk for Leg ends and you'll be away!

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 We are going to the Land of Wonder (Down Under) next year

 

Went there in August so all my boys could meet their cousins and great uncle - my dad's big bruv' - who lives with his son and family in Perth. He was ninety earlier this year.

 

I hadn't been to Aus. for the best part of fifteen years.  My advice; take plenty of money.  You'll need it.  Oh yeah, don't bother going to Perth unless you have to.  In the words of uncle Jerry who craves a visit to his native Yorkshire Riding "It's like arriving at the arse end of the moon!" 

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It has arrived ,but as it will be a "Christmas" present it is staying in the box. Although I did register the serial number with Canon online as there wasnt a card in the box, and the box does have a lot of Chinese writing on it.

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My youngest had his tenth birthday a couple of weeks back.  His big brothers got him one of these;

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/U818A-2-4GHz-Axis-Quadcopter-Camera/dp/B00D3IN11Q/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1431295539&sr=8-6&keywords=drones+with+cameras

 

Upon unwrapping the big and interesting box said  "Ages 14+",  which gave me the pretext to confiscate it like any responsible victorian father would :P.  I, ahem...we just had enough flying time at the end of a delightful April to realise that victorian father would have to splash out on extra batteries before the gales of early May brought a temporary stop to my our flying programme.

 

This weekend the batteries arrived along with some weather :thumbsu:

  

 

Very good fun and I can quite understand why these things get up peoples noses too!  Ours seems pretty indestructable as we avoid tarmac.  I suspect it'll end its days stuck in the high branches of a local tree.  In the mean time :dj:

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Despite several attempts with the puncture repair kit it has become obvious that our inflatable kayak is a goner. :angry:   On Thursday I succumbed to temptation and drove up to Taunton and got myself this;

 

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Its a beauty - the only problem being it won't fit on the roof of my VW Golf safely so when we want to use our kayaks I'll have to borrow eldest son's 'orrible Peugeot.

 

Incredibly, yesterday the sun returned so we were able to have a play with some other summer layabouts of my acquaintance on Branscombe beach.  Maiden voyage;

 

Wifey is the front seater, lol.

 

 

 

:P

 

 

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Presumably that quadcopter needs lots of...ahem...'testing'? Looks like you've both got the hang of flying those!

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The quadcopter is a piece of the proverbial to fly. By its very nature its incredibly stable compared to the choppers. The main problem is still trying to avoid the temptation to boost the throttle and watch it go straight up and out of radio contact :rolleyes: .   I've just upgraded the camera on it too but frankly sonny boy has been much more interested in his bike, his football and his Lego this summer.

 

I, on the other hand, have just scored myself one of these;

 

http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__38126__Walkera_V450D03_Flybarless_Helicopter_with_6_axis_Gyro_Mode_2_RTF_.html

 

from evilbay. :thumbsu:

 

 Of course, this is just between you, me and the DangerDogz.  No need for wifey to know yet.  I've just got to figure out a way to collect it from its present owner in West Bromwich and smuggle it into the house :P

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 Of course, this is just between you, me and the DangerDogz.  No need for wifey to know yet.  I've just got to figure out a way to collect it from its present owner in West Bromwich and smuggle it into the house :P

 

Anything I can do to assist....? West Brom is 20 mins up the road from me, could pick it up for you and meet on M5 for a coffee/chat if you want 

:)

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Could be a plan, I'm not too far away either. Would be good to see you chaps again

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Thanks for the offer chaps but one of my mates has now made the pick up.

 

 'Course its now turning into a major conspiracy of boys toys.    My new chopper is safely tucked away at my mates house and awaits collection at my conveniance.  This morning a full Yoshimura exhaust system for my mates GSXR600 was delivered to my house.......and is safely tucked away, etc, etc.

 

:P  

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Sunset on the beach last night. 

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Is this the end of our Indian summer?   It's several degrees colder this morning and now raining for the first time in a fortnight. :angry:  

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Think you're right Arthur - it's definitely chillier up here and rain forecast for tomorrow. And the airshow season has finished officially today so it's clearly time for me to hibernate until the Spring.

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Awoke yesterday morning bright and early to discover

 

a; it was NOT raining! :thumbsu:

 

b; was gonna' have a "food baby" :sleepy3:

 

Decided to take advantage of a by walking off b.

 

 

Taken with my now old but still favourite toy.  Anyone got any new toys for Christmas?

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My new xmas plaything:

 

http://www.locomotionmodels.com/british-model-railways/oo-gauge-4mm/nrm-exclusive-editions-and-collection/bachmannnrm-exclusive-ivatt-c1-atlantic-lner-apple-green.htm

 

My loved ones and extended family clubbed together for it bless 'em. Sufficed to say Bank Holiday Monday was spent setting up a test track to, er, "make sure it worked" - at least I think that was the excuse I used!

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My new xmas plaything:

 

http://www.locomotionmodels.com/british-model-railways/oo-gauge-4mm/nrm-exclusive-editions-and-collection/bachmannnrm-exclusive-ivatt-c1-atlantic-lner-apple-green.htm

 

My loved ones and extended family clubbed together for it bless 'em. Sufficed to say Bank Holiday Monday was spent setting up a test track to, er, "make sure it worked" - at least I think that was the excuse I used!

That's a beauty!

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Wow!  A Great Northern Atlantic.  That is nice :salute: .   I notice they do a model for Painless too;

 

http://www.bachmann.co.uk/image_box.php?image=images1/branchline/31-531.jpg&cat_no=31-531&info=0&width=650&height=211

 

:P

 

By a strange coincidence my loved ones clubbed together er...last August (coughs slightly) and got me this for chrimbo!

 

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Managed to fly it this morning for the first time - in between rain storms and now have a muddy chopper :rolleyes:

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