The Silver/Blue Extra is owned by the same person the owns the private airfield we were flying at and he's an IAC competition pilot in the Advanced class. He studies with Matt Chapman. BTW.. Matt Chapman is also an RC pilot in both planes and heli's. He flies out of my home field at Lums Pond in Delaware
I do basic stuff with Heli's. Another friend of mine is into heli's big time. He builds the Television vans that run around getting stories and live video and he does a heli for everyone he builds, painted and setup exactly like the real one the station owns with one exception, all of them are turbine powered, mainly Jetcat. The last time anyone counted, he had over 100 of them. He recently got back from the China Olympics, he has been doing all the satellite communications for the Olympics for the last 20+ years so money is no object for his "toys"
He has one with a very expensive HD video camera (not sure of what make/model) hanging from it that he does video's for us at contests on occasion
Stan Berger is a great guy and one heck of a competition pilot and a pretty good photog. He's been working with me and here is some of what I did with a rented 5D over the summer which are posted on Downonthe Deck.
The settings were
Exposure time: 1/8000
ISO speed: 1600
White balance: Auto
Exposure bias: 0.3333
Exposure program: Shutter priority
Custom rendered: Normal
Scene capture type: Standard
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 5D
And finally, this one was done a couple of weeks ago with my Rebel XSi
I see in your signature you have the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM IS. I'm ordering one next Friday and was wondering how you like it. I know it's not the "L" class but it does seem to be very popular