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Vap'IDF 2015
« on: May 11, 2015, 13:47:16 »
Hello Gents

Last weekend the 2015 edition of Vap'IDF took place at our pond near Velizy-Villacoublay. Vap'IDF is a live steam-only joint event from the MCCR (my club) and the Arc-en-ciel model boats club.

We had around 40 steam boats (and a couple of trucks). There were agility/maneuvering courses over two days and finally a speed race (five laps, approx 500m) on Sunday.

Here's the video of the Sunday speed race. Things got ... interesting

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyX02etqO_Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyX02etqO_Q</a>

I also had my springer Sequana fitted with a GoPro on a brushless gimbal but I have yet to edit all the footage (no rolling and pitching barf-inducing footage this year !).

Aside from filming duties my springer was tasked with recovering stranded boats and bringing back to shore a floating cube that steam boats had to (and usually failed to) move around a set course. I really love my springer.