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PostSubject: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:18 pm

I just couldn't hold back anymore, I had to get out there and have some fun with this parachute setup.
Despite the poor light and the golf course being muddy and wet, I felt I needed to have some fun with a 1/6 parachute, It's the first time I've done this since about 1972.
The golfers must have thought I was some kind of nutter that had escaped, but I didn't care one bit, they were the nutters in my eyes for playing golf on a sodden and very muddy course, whilst the wind blew them and their balls about,  lol! 

These following photos were taken on an old mobile phone  Embarassed I wasn't very pleased with them when I got them home, I though about scrapping the photos to the bin. The camera phone had no settings for shutter speed and the likes. In fact it was quite hard getting focused on a fast moving object with a 7 year old camera phone. I originally took about 60 photos, and only these below were sort of usable.

The wind was blowing now and then, it was wet and muddy but I still had some great fun, next time I go out with a parachute I'm going to take my big camera, that's if summer ever reaches us.

Thanks to Ackie (Alex) for supplying the parachute months back in one of our regular swaps.

Taken with an old mobile phone camera:

























This next photo was a test of my new camera at the time, a Pentax underwater camera WG-3.


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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:28 pm

lol! , awesome Clive !! it looks like you had a lot of fun !! great upload and use of a windy day to get out there and have some fun !

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:27 pm

Lol, great pictures.

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:40 pm

Brilliant! Looks like you had lots of fun with that, and what a great looking MAM!

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:31 pm

looks loads of fun

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:57 am

A great strip, I'm glad you thought better of binning the pics!

When you said 'Council of Doom' I thought you meant Surrey County Council!  lol! Talk like that is no way to get your bins emptied and pot holes fixed!

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:48 pm

Fantastic pics Clivvers!  cheers 
I see he survived al those golf ball attacks... lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:02 pm

Absolutely brilliant Clive. Thanks for going out & getting these , Made my day !

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:10 pm

lol! @ Steve "Surrey County Council Of Doom!"

There's tons more and better to come  Wink  Thanks for all your kind comments, chaps!

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:27 am

Brillant mate... bought back some memories. Very very well done cheers cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:32 pm

Thanks for your appreciation, fellas!  Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:22 pm

I don't blame you that you just couldn't hold back anymore and that you had to get out there and have some fun with this parachute Very Happy Very Happy. I'm well pleased that you had some fun with the 1/6 parachute. Awwww It's the first time you have done this since about 1972. I'm just loving the parachute comic strip you have done.

Hope you have meany more fun times out and about with the parachute clivvers Wink.

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:42 pm


Well thank you Alex!  Very Happy 

I'm glad you enjoyed the comic strip. I'll definitely be out there again many times this year, I've got an improved photo strip coming up this year, it will have a new type of graphics that's never been seen before (Patent Applied For)  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:00 pm

Well done I'm guessing you've used a different outfit to the one normally supplied and painted the parachute? Brilliant photos and stories as well, parachuting is so much fun I had great fun using my vintage/40th anniversary figure and MAM figure I can't wait for the Playmobil parachutists to come out as well  Surprised 
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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:46 pm

DrDalek6 wrote:
Well done I'm guessing you've used a different outfit to the one normally supplied and painted the parachute? Brilliant photos and stories as well, parachuting is so much fun I had great fun using my vintage/40th anniversary figure and MAM figure I can't wait for the Playmobil parachutists to come out as well  Surprised 

Thanks, DD  Smile 

It's just some loose MAM kit I quickly cobbled together, I think the overalls are from the early Action Man years: 1992/93?
I can feel it's going to be a big 1/6 parachuting year, I'll be out there again when summer hits us  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:00 pm



Plenty more 'MAM' outdoor fun to come soon..

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:03 pm

lol! , I shall look forward to seeing him back out there again Clive !  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:32 pm

YAY he'll be going back up again when the weather is fine and sunny Very Happy, Is the black parachute not big enough ?

Part from that I can't wait to see more parachute action photos mate Wink

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:11 pm

Excellent post, Commander Clivvers!!!  cheers cheers cheers 

I'm sorry I missed this earlier. I think your photos came out great and really gave a good idea what it was like. Fantastic event all around!

I guess my question is, how did you launch him?

Great stuff and you've definitely given me the bug to set up an Airborne figure.

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:23 am


Dal,

I'll definitely be out there somewhere with my figures during the summer,  it might be next week   Wink 





Ackie,

The black parachute is great!!!! I'm enjoying it very much  Very Happy  I was thinking of getting the larger orange parachute as well.. for a 'Top Secret' test drop  Wink 
Even that might not be big enough!  Thinking about it, I might have to use a double sized bed sheet to make a very special parachute for the job   Wink 




Hi Brian,

I'm glad you liked it. I launched the parachute figure using my left arm, whilst holding my mobile phone (camera) in the other.
The figure went up pretty high  Shocked  Next time I'll have my super fast tracking camera with me.

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:37 am

Thanks, Clive, hard to believe you could get enough height, but you obviously did.

Hmmm, black chute not big enough, orange chute not big enough... I've got it! Commander Clivvers spectacular Landy Drop!!!!!

Okay, better not risk that, but one of those blow-molded Cherilea vehicles might be up to the task! Your mission, should you choose to accept it -- the big vehicle drop!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:02 am


Brian,

I've been wanting to do it for ages Very Happy  The hard part is getting it airborne and up high enough bounce 

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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:32 am

That would be so cool! You'd have to get that one on video.

Maybe drop it from a water tower or some roof. Have to find a place where it wouldn't cause any trouble. They used to do a big drop at the JoeCon, but I guess it started causing too many problems. I do remember some guys had an unauthorised drop near the hotel. From I parking garage, i think.
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PostSubject: Re: High Speed Parachute Test 1 (Top Secret)..   Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:33 pm

Hi Brian,

I think I've got the arms for it (strength).. I used to stack the old style 28" tv's for 'Rediffusion' in their warehouse. I used my left arm to stack them high, and as a result I've got a 'Hulk' shoulder lol! 

I heard about the unauthorised Joe parachute drop. Just imagine a G.I.Joe dropping on your head from 6+ floors up, without his chute opening, that would hurt! (Health and safety).

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