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Offline HPO

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #180 on: October 11, 2008, 08:58:55 PM »
Thanks again !
Now there is a multi-translator on my Ovnis-USA blog,
at the bottom of the right side-bar.
But the Google tool would require some improvement.
BTW : it could be improved if only it could benefit from the user's feedback.

Works perfectly, thanks.
Maybe one thing though, new visitors probably will not find that bar right away, you have to scroll a lot.



A small update on the antenna mould and some pictures of the suspended drone.


I've painted the rigs and glued them together on a casting tree.
BTW, click on the pictures for bigger, this is also for the previous posts, if somebody didn't notice.



I'm experimenting for a best way to suspend the model, I'm surprised of the balance of the model on the length axis, I only needed two fishing lines (still 0,5mm in diameter, it can be less).
I put one line on the first bars on the main arm, and one on the main ring close besides the little back arm in the direction of the item15.

I put them together on the end of a metal boom, and this is the part that needs improving, two booms a little distance apart from each other will be a lot better, one for each line.
There was only a very light breeze but the drone kept on turning on it's own axis, two booms will prevent that and it is easier to adjust the tilt of the drone to the correct angle.
So I couldn't really do any shadow testing but it's great how the drone looks outside in the fading sunlight.

BTW the antennas are still the old bended ones, one of them even has a broken tip  ::)













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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #181 on: October 11, 2008, 10:23:40 PM »

A small update on the antenna mould and some pictures of the suspended drone.







-HPO-

Extremely "realistic" pictures, very authentic looking drone !   :o
Some pictures artistically shown from angles/views maybe not shown before.   

It gives a full-size impression.    :)
« Last Edit: October 12, 2008, 08:53:01 AM by mgrandin »

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #182 on: October 12, 2008, 11:09:21 AM »
Amazing work, HPO! :o
Have you also scheduled to create a model pole??

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #183 on: October 12, 2008, 12:13:15 PM »
Yes I have, I was thinking about a wooden scale telephone pole with some small details made on the Objet.
But I haven't made anything yet.


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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #184 on: October 12, 2008, 09:52:10 PM »
Yes I have, I was thinking about a wooden scale telephone pole with some small details made on the Objet.
But I haven't made anything yet.



Oh, please! Your efforts making a replica of a drone is more than enough! A telephonepole is a telephonepole... no need to spend valuable time and money on that!

All that now is needed, is to compare the lighting of the photo's to the model you made.

I am especially pleased with this:



As it shows how it responds to the trees or brush.

This one shows that your camera focuses on the drone, making the tree or brush blurry:



This shows us, that the camera in use is much more important than the image itself. Not that it's fake or anything like that, it shows us that the original pictures/photo's was taken in a series, and by the same camera. (The camera was in focus at the original takes)

Very good work, HPO - and I'm sure it's appreciated here at the DRT.

I hope I am able to help as I'm not a photo genius, if not - it's still money well spent... :D

EVS
« Last Edit: October 12, 2008, 09:54:36 PM by EVS »

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #185 on: October 12, 2008, 11:19:01 PM »
Hi EVS, thanks for your compliments and concerns, but it only did cost me spare time, almost no personal money spend.

About the telephone pole, it's a big part of the lighting questions in PICT16, especially the upper crossbars with the insulators.
I want to know if I get the same results in real life as in CGI.


I am especially pleased with this:

As it shows how it responds to the trees or brush.

This one shows that your camera focuses on the drone, making the tree or brush blurry:


If you are referring to one of the chad photos, the big difference is of course that in my pictures the trees are behind the drone and in the chad in front of the drone.
So in my pictures it is easy for the camera to focus on the drone.


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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #186 on: October 12, 2008, 11:35:30 PM »
Thank you HPO. I wasn't saying that you shouldn't continue your work...as it is probably the best we have, if no other sightings take place.

And I'm sure there's a lot more competent photo analysts in here than me. (I)  ;)

I was just showing my appreciation of the work you have presented here, as I think it is so very unique.

Please keep on doing what you do, it can only support theories on both sides, and that is a personal compliment on my side.

Thank you for your devoted work,

EVS
« Last Edit: October 14, 2008, 09:08:31 PM by EVS »

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #187 on: October 13, 2008, 10:53:17 PM »
Congratulations HPO  :)
It's really really great.

I want the same for my Christmas daughter.....for me ;D

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #188 on: October 14, 2008, 02:34:10 AM »
OMG this is the worst CGI drone ever!! How can anyone be fooled by those pics?
(sarcasm).....

OMG this is the best drone model ever!!!! How can anyone not believe that?
 ;)

Whoooooo

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #189 on: October 14, 2008, 03:41:07 AM »
If one looks at this very good model of HPO's, then looks at the real Drones and a good CG Model of the Drones, it becomes obvious they are all different.  So just what are the Real Drone photos?  Could they be pictures of a REAL DEVICE THAT IS MUCH LARGER THAN ORIGINALLY ASSUMED?
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #190 on: October 14, 2008, 10:12:40 AM »
You do not know yet but you're certainly an Extra-terrestral  engineer in a previous life  ;D


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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #191 on: October 14, 2008, 08:12:27 PM »
You do not know yet but you're certainly an Extra-terrestral  engineer in a previous life  ;D


Well actually my father was :D,......... just kidding  8), nice animation.

OMG this is the worst CGI drone ever!! How can anyone be fooled by those pics?
(sarcasm).....


Hehe  ;D , well in a way they are the worst CGI pictures ever of the drone LOL.

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #192 on: October 14, 2008, 08:52:52 PM »
Hey HPO , was you father a lizard ? Huh ?  ;D ;D ;D I would love to see his tail   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #193 on: October 15, 2008, 05:10:52 PM »
Instead of starting a New Thread on OMF,
Marvin has jumped on one of HPO's photos
as to fuel the "raj's pict0016 shadow inconsistancies" topic...


Edited to emphasize the misplacement.
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Re: Building a scale model of the 'Raj' drone
« Reply #194 on: October 23, 2008, 09:14:11 PM »
Hi HPO!
I sooooo love your work.
My dream would be to have a real world look at it.
I think we are living near to each other. Me living in the "Pott".
Don't know if anyone noticed it before:
In the fotos of the model the same "fading" effect of the antennas is to be seen as in the drone fotos.
This effect was not sufficiantly duplicated by CG before.
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