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Author Topic: Midnight racing with the lads in Singapore!  (Read 243 times)

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Midnight racing with the lads in Singapore!
« on: August 04, 2018, 17:43:16 »
Met up with the lads in Singapore for a "fun fly" as they call it  ::)
Too hot in the day, so we flew at MIDNIGHT. Skinniest spot I'VE ever flown.

It was next to an area under construction, so the only traffic was CONCRETE MIXER lorries, and the cops (but that's another story!)  ::)

MAD FUN!!! Here's a few teaser shots. Vid to come when I get back home at the end of the month.













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Re: Midnight racing with the lads in Singapore!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 06:00:15 »
Looks awesome, Andy! Glad your battery scare wasn't any worse as well!

Have you met a guy called Ryan out there? He's the bloke I've flown with a couple of times.

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Re: Midnight racing with the lads in Singapore!
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 06:21:58 »
Think I may have done! Really bad with names. Chatted with dozens of the locals on WhatsApp
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Re: Midnight racing with the lads in Singapore!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 09:25:15 »
Looks great Andy. I'm excited about this video....

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Re: Midnight racing with the lads in Singapore!
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 11:16:45 »
Eagerly awaiting the video!!! What's the eta?

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Re: Midnight racing with the lads in Singapore!
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2018, 12:13:42 »
I don't get back to the UK until 22-Aug. Footage is burning a hole in me at the moment!!!

Been uploading it all to the file servers at work daily in case my laptop dies on me :)

Looks like the guys have another session set up for Sunday which I'm probably going to.

Also, seems that drone-folk are the same worldwide. I've been offered the loan of a spare lipo bag so I can charge without burning my mother-in-law's hose down (apparently that's regarded as bad manners over here - who knew!)
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