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    Posted: 28 February 2009 at 04:17
For those of us in the Mid Altantic states or someone wanting to travel to Price, Maryland on April 25, an amatuer rocket builder is going to launch a 1/10 scale model of the Saturn V rocket. My buddy is into rocketry and has been following this project on the web and in magazines. He thought it would be launched out west as they usually do with these big ones, but they announced recently it would be in Maryland and he's going so I guess I will to. Ought to be pretty cool, it stands 36' tall and will weigh in at 1600 pounds and should reach 4000'.


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Sounds like a job for the Bigma!
Or maybe two bodies with the 600/4 mounted on the second one...
Looking forward to seeing your pics!
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That would be an amazing thing to see.One of those things you have to see at least once in your lifetime.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2009 at 12:38
Yeah, the hard part is going to decide what to use. I'll have two cameras and the 100-400APO will be used to get the altitude shots and chute deployment and then either the 24/2.8 or the 28-75D to get wide angle launch shots. But I don't know which camera to use for which shot. I think I'll end up renting an a700 and take it instead of the 7D. I plan on having the wide lensed camera on a tripod and I can trigger it with the Pocket Wizards and have both firing at 5 fps. I tried this last year at one of my buddy's monthly meeting launches but the 7D was too slow. It'd get the first little puff of smoke at ignition but the next frame the rocket would be well out of frame. But then again I remember now that I was zoomed in to close to start an didn't get too many rocket coming off the rail, lots of smoke shots like the classic Space Shuttle shots you see.

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