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Old 08-28-2017, 12:34 AM
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Default Solo VFR trip to Alaska

I have been reading Vlad's Alaska report, and wanted to do that some time. Finally I put that in action, and did a quick one week flight to and from Alaska. Amazing experience! I wish I could have spent more time in Alaska, didn't make to Barrow due to bad weather. I will save that for next trip. I took 900+ photos along the trip, and combined some photos and video and uploaded it to youtube. The plane performed flawlessly, what an amazing machine. For those who are still building, keep on it, you will have an magic carpet that can take you anywhere. The video is bit long.

https://youtu.be/GxZG-5HjziU
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:55 AM
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Default What a great adventure!

And what a great video! You have created some awesome images. I could not help thinking how wonderful it would be for you to narrate the video. There must be many stories behind the images. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:16 AM
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Nicely done! What kind of camera gimbal did you use? It really helped the professional look of the video.
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:22 AM
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thanks for the post
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:38 AM
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Breathtaking scenery - the video brings it much more to life than stills!

Thanks -
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:46 AM
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Default Beautiful Video!

That was quite an a venture! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:57 AM
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Great!

And I must give an extra credit for the colour in the video, is that straight from the camera or a harware/software filter?
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:08 AM
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Steve, I did hear many stories that I normally don't hear in lower 48. I have a lot more to tell than the 12 min video. I feel I have learned a lot about flying, nature, history, people from this trip. And while flying alone, in the wildness, I have been always appreciating that what an amazing machine RVs are.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:10 AM
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All photos and videos are taken using my Samsung phone, no additional filtering. No gimbal was used, just holding it using one hand.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:16 AM
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Wow! What a wonderful trip! The video was excellent, too. I'd be interested in hearing more of the details. Fuel used, longest legs, stuff like that...
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