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  1. On the weekend these guys turned up to see what Drifter flying is all about, so I showed them! I don`t know why the video screen is black but footage is there once you start it. Domonic Bryant-1.m4v
  2. Second Drifter flight for my 4 year old Great-Grand-Son, Deacon Theurillat. Deacon2.mp4
  3. I regularly do some landings on my North-South strip to maintain my ability, this was yesterday...Keep in mind, I`m flying over my own property and I only do it solo. Franco.
  4. G`Day Clinton, if you`re ever in Cairns area, look me up and we`ll see what we can do....Cheers.
  5. Some footage I shot and put together on a solo flight I did with my Drifter, last Friday, from our property here at Deeral... I started learning, from the internet, how to put a video together about 3 weeks ago and this is my second video... Franco. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRSVL-Xgc8&t=3s
  6. Terrible bug this flying bug and now I`ve caught the video bug. Last Friday I was working with the excavator, here on our property, I needed a break so I went flying, shot some footage then put it together. In the afternoon, I took up Rachel Platte and her father, who is up here for Rachel`s birthday! Rachel lives a couple of hundred meters up the road and has flown with me previously but for her father, it was his first Ultralight flight. Just a side not! a while ago, Rachel brought a lady friend of hers here, for her first Ultralight flight! the lady was so impressed
  7. Something went wrong with my post, I`ll try and correct and post again as soon as I can fix it.
  8. Superglue to make a needle! Great idea!!!
  9. Don`t know if I`m any help but there`s a KitFox with a KFM engine in it, sitting under a house, not far from here! the guy built it himself and he flew it from our property here at Deeral for several years! he`s now in his 80`s, not in good health and hasn`t flown it for a few years. If you are on facebook I can put you in touch with him! you`ll find me here, on facebook https://www.facebook.com/franco.arri
  10. A couple of better photos!
  11. It is interesting because the camera can`t move so I`m assuming it was just the Drifter moving around, there was turbulence! apparently the camera does have some inbuilt stabilization so it could be the camera making adjustments. I`ve just started using the GoPro Hero 8 Black and I`ve got a lot to learn! by the way! in the photo the camera looks much larger than it really is due to the way I took the photo! it doesn`t impair my vision at all because I`m actually looking over the top of it. Oh! it can`t come off either.
  12. ? Seems to still be there!
  13. G`Day O-K, It really is my first video! I just started a week ago by downing loading, 'Openshot' and 'Olive' both free programs, then spending the required time with online tutorials. This morning I worked out how to upload to youtube and that made it possible to post the video here. I have several adhesive mounting bases (for want of a better word) so I stuck one to the front, in the center of the wind-screen, about 10 inches from the top! I can see the screen and I can reach over the top to start and stop the recording... Because the recorded files can end up so large I took several short
  14. G`Day guys! I now have a 'GoPro hero 8 black' and I`ve just started learning to use a couple of programs to create and edit videos`. This was some of my flying yesterday afternoon and my first attempt at creating a video and posting it to youtube.
  15. I saw an Air-Bike for the first time at Donnington Air Park, back in the early eighties! loved it and I certainly would fly one, given the chance. Franco.
  16. G`Day Charles,......... I fly from our rural property at Deeral! I`m 11 nautical miles as the Crow flies and about 15 klm by road, south of Gordonvale. When do you plan on arriving here and how many aircraft would want to land? Franco (Frank)
  17. Martyn, I`ve just remembered that way back I test flew this AC for a guy who`d purchased it but hadn`t flown it! I recall it as a Pelican (?)! could your AC possibly be this one?...That`s me in it. Franco.
  18. Hello Martyn, welcome! ...........I live with my wife on our rural property at Deeral, 45 klm South of Cairns... I`ve been flying Ultralights from our property since the late mid eighties! currently fly my Drifter but started flying by scratch building my own and have flown numerous different types. You`re welcome to come and say G`Day! if you`re on facebook you`ll find me here, Franco Arri Franco.
  19. Don, I don`t know much about the Thruster except, if I`m correct, it was the Thruster Gemini that was certified, under ANO 95.25 that allowed for the start of twin seat Ultralight instruction. Why do you think your T300 is the best? just interested!!!...........Franco.
  20. No mask required up here and hope we never need to!!!.......Franco.
  21. Taking my friend, Peter Fisher, for a fly for his birthday, this afternoon...Peter is deaf but he`s a brilliant lip reader so no problem briefing him! he enjoys flying and has flown with me a number of times. Franco.
  22. Does anyone know this guy? He was seen in the back seat of a Drifter, a couple of weeks ago!!!
  23. Taking Brooklyn Theurillat, my 8 year-old, Great-Grand-Daughter for a sunset Drifter flight, this last week! Brooklyn started flying with me at 4 years of age. Taking 6 year old, Isla Theurillat, my youngest Great-Grand-Daughter, for her first Drifter flight, yesterday after noon! after we landed, the first thing Isla said was, " I wasn`t frightened, I want to go again tomorrow". Franco.
  24. ? G`Day Riley, I might have been a smooth looking dude at 47 but that was 25 years ago! Oh! Yes! I still can and will keep it up ( the Drifter dammit) Franco.
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