The Big Apple Tag 'O Rama

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by 13, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Hadn't thought about that, and Brad will certainly require the angle for the "get"! Looks like it's gonna last till the spring! :-)
  2. Rectaltronics

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    Or a camera on a boom. Or someone with a twenty foot long selfie stick.

    "Extra points" for duplicating the framing of the tag shot. but by no means was that ever a requirement for a "get".

    Have you figured out where that air field is yet or do you pathetic FFs need GPS coordinates?
  3. wiseblood

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    I’m guessing it’s a bit snow covered at the moment, no? :augie
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    You're the one with knobbies.
  5. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Would have posted this earlier, but have Brad on "Ignore"! :imaposer:imaposer
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    wiseblood Not Your Safe Space

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    Got!
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    Very nice picture. Love the field of view and shadows.

    This is the Forest Park Model Aircraft Field. Initially designed for operating tether or control-line planes, this is one of a precious few places in Queens (or all of NYC for that matter) where the operators of quad copters and other small model aircraft are specifically permitted to operate, thanks to the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics). AMA membership is encouraged but not required at this field. Note the lack of access or parking shown in the satellite view. Tucked between a golf course and a cemetery, it is mostly secluded from view of Forest Park Drive and accessible by foot (or motorcycle, LOL, if you don't mind jumping curbs). GPS coordinates: 40.6969003,-73.8694972. For those who appreciate the regulatory irony, federal regulations prohibit drone operation within five miles of airports, and all of the approved operating fields in Queens are within five miles of either LGA, JFK or both! Also, the FAA requires line-of-sight operation and the thick tree cover at this site makes that difficult unless you go straight up, which then causes radio transmission problems.

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  8. wiseblood

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    Thanks! The iPhone pano feature makes everybody look like a star. :lol3

    New tag coming tomorrow morning. I have one in mind. Some really cool (I think!) forgotten NYC stuff.
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    Oh, I should add: THANKS for giving me an excuse to race through my local test track! There are a few nice fast turns on the Jackie Robinson. :augie :D
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    New tag!:

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    wpbarlow Long timer

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    That arch has an interesting history. Thanks for tagging it.

    The area has changed a bit since it was built.
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    Just a little:

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    wiseblood Not Your Safe Space

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    Slightly different:

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    Well done! :clap
  15. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    VERY cool tag! Got it!
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    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Amazing amount of new construction in Hudson Yards. Bob, you working those buildings?

    Anyway, found this neat time lapse video:

  17. docgonzo

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    And the New Tag is:
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    Here's another cool drone video of "The Vesssel":
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    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Thanks! So does that mean that I "Bruced" you on the clue? :-)
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    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Nice! :clap:clap