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Rapier model videos 3 years 11 months ago #40

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Thought I'd start a new topic for this.

Both Roger and I thought it would be nice if the old videos taken by myself and Graham Potter of Rapier and Jetex models in action could be put on line for easy access. These would be from around 2002/2003 (Over 10 years ago - how did that happen!!)

Good news is that I found a master copy of the mpg files included on the "Just Jets" video CD, so have copied them over to my PC. I'm intending to edit groups of flights together using Windows Moviemaker and then upload to Youtube. Current problem - Windows Movie Maker will not load the mpg files and says it doeasn't understand the format (yet the files play fine in media player) . I could spend a long time loading video codecs, but I think the simplest fix will be to convert the mpg files to wmv format - there seem to be plenty of free converters out there. I'll let you know how I get on.

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Rapier model videos 3 years 11 months ago #41

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Hi Mike,

sounds good to me. As you say, where did those 10 plus years go? The Rapier 'bubble' has lasted longer than the original Jetex one. Let's hope that what with the new motors we will see another burst of rocketeering - stimulated by this site and the videos.

I too have a few videos to post ... must learn how.

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Rapier model videos 3 years 7 months ago #166

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Hi Guys,

mike has posted a at least one video of Rapier/Jetex flying on You Tube. Have a look at:

:)

I can't believe this is twelve years ago. Much here to enjoy. . The comments are also quite interesting ... :huh:

Please post links to any other 'Jetex/Rapier videos' you find out there!

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Rapier model videos 3 years 7 months ago #167

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And here is one of Andy Blackwell's Skyrocket at Old Warden - I forget the year.



And Howard's Slinki:



And Steve Bage's Bell X-1E



Inspirational!
Roger

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Rapier model videos 3 years 7 months ago #168

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Hi all,

I just posted part 2 of the 2002 Rapier videos. Sorry it took so long. All very nostalgic!


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Rapier model videos 3 years 7 months ago #174

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Here's one for Jim Free:



The bigger hydroplane has what appear to be three large Jetex motors - 200's or 350's.

Wonderful stuff! :lol:


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