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Old February 10th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Was wondering when the next challenge is going to be anounced.

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Old February 11th, 2013, 07:17 AM   #2
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Hi Dale,

According to the UWOL Challenge rules, the next challenge is supposed to begin March 1.
So I believe the signup will be open during last week of February.

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1. Timings – The UWOL Challenge will run 4 times per year: March, June, September, plus the annual DVC/UWOL Charity Challenge every December. With the exception of the varying dates and rules of the charity challenge, each one will begin on the 1st of the month. A sign-up thread will be posted on DV Info Net in the UWOL forum one week before the challenge begins.

3. Contest Topic – On the first of the month, a theme will be posted into a new thread on the UWOL forum at DV Info Net.


Good to see I'm not the only one ready for the next round. :)
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Old February 11th, 2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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I don't know that it'll be exactly on March 1st, but we'll certainly shoot for that date!
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Old February 11th, 2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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Thanks, Chris!
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Old February 12th, 2013, 05:39 AM   #5
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I don't know that it'll be exactly on March 1st, but we'll certainly shoot for that date!
That would be perfect! - Start on a Friday and upload on a Sunday! :) A full month with five weekends!
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Old February 13th, 2013, 07:58 AM   #6
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I agree with Marj.
The number of finished entries are pretty low already, compared to how many sign-ups we have.
To have a full month and 4-5 weekends, would probably let more participants find time to complete their films.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #7
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Good point. We should all really make an effort to leverage the milestone of UC25 into a better turnout.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 10:55 AM   #8
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I agree, Mike.
It's about time to come up with ideas how we can have more participants finish their entries, like we used to have some years ago.
More weekends available is probably one way to do it.
I really like Marj's idea, especially since we now only have 4 challenges a year, compared to 6/year earlier.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #9
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To have a full month and 4-5 weekends, would probably let more participants find time to complete their films.
It's not often that the first day lands on a Friday and the last day on a Sunday and it's not often that there are five weekends but March has - this year. June and September are fortunately also quite close to this. Nice for working folk. The Easter weekend falls at the end of March this year so everyone has Monday off too - okay I know that is pushing our luck!
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Old February 14th, 2013, 01:12 AM   #10
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It's not often that the first day lands on a Friday and the last day on a Sunday and it's not often that there are five weekends but March has - this year. June and September are fortunately also quite close to this. Nice for working folk. The Easter weekend falls at the end of March this year so everyone has Monday off too - okay I know that is pushing our luck!
I hear you on this one, Marj.
Let's push our luck, and hope for many participants.
Have got a new toy that I want to try in this round.
A DJI Phantom with GoPro Hero 3
After an indoor test, where I broke a vase and scared the tail of the cat,
I was chased out the door. My wife says that indoor flying is not wise to do.
And I have to agree on that one.
Hope everyone is doing fine- out there.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 02:09 AM   #11
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Sweet stuff GI!

a new toy.... My new toy is on its way too. A new housing for my 5DIII and during March I’ll go up to the mountains for a cave expedition… This will be the first time the expedition date will match UWOL challenge…
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Old February 14th, 2013, 07:10 AM   #12
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Sweet stuff GI!

a new toy.... My new toy is on its way too. A new housing for my 5DIII and during March I’ll go up to the mountains for a cave expedition… This will be the first time the expedition date will match UWOL challenge…
Toys are fun Markus :)
Congrats on yours.
Here's my first outdoor flight in the backyard of my house.

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Old February 14th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #13
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You are very brave to leave the camera running on your first flights! Lucky to have some soft snow for crashes- around here you’d be landing on dirt baked rock-hard by the sun. Good-luck, keep practicing. We’re all looking forward to some great shots now!
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Old February 14th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #14
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. . . We’re all looking forward to some great shots now!
Haha, silly me - now I might have set a precedent too high?
Well, I'm now deep in practice mode ;)

The Phantom can be controlled by means of satellites.
It also has an auto function for landing and come back "home", with the help of satellites.
A very handsome and smart feature for beginners.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #15
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Toys for boys!! :) Look forward to seeing your results Geir. A word of warning (not that I think you will do this) - keep this away from buildings and people!!

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/open-dv-...ter-crash.html


Edit - Seems like the video in question has been removed. It showed some guys flying a quadcopter in a city centre. It crashed into a building and came tumbling down (on fire) into the busy street.

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