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Old 12-09-2011, 10:40 AM
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Default Wiring the camera

I put a tail video cable in from day one. A short length runs up the fin to a bracket I installed in the fin cap, which has nutplates instead of rivets for easy removal. There's a small hole in the top for a ring mount around the camera. The mount is screwed to the bracket. I can remove in five minutes or so and put a grommet in the hole in the fin cap.

A second video cable runs from a recorder mounted in the cockpit through the tunnel with all of the other wires, and emerges through a small hole in the tailcone under the fin, where it attaches to the fin cable.

I can also mount the camera on a bracket inside the cockpit, on the rollbar. This is fine when flying solo, but is obstructed with a passenger on board.

Cheers...Keith

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Old 12-09-2011, 01:33 PM
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Default Landing at Marina di Campo, Elba, Italy

Need a full wallet for this one. $120 for landing and overnight parking. For that you get to drive your own stakes into a patch of sandy earth. And $15.5 for a gallon of avgas. Welcome to the Eurozone!

http://youtu.be/_FYv045auC4

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Old 12-09-2011, 02:00 PM
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Wonderful sharing of the trip with us, thanks a bunch. I was particularly thrilled by the videos you took, AWESOME! I am dfinitely adding a video cable to the fin top in my build too, I have never seen better inflight shots.!
I would love to see a photo or two of how you mounted it on the fin and tell us more about the camera you used. I want to duplicate that camera effect.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:56 PM
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Default Landing at Gap/Tallard, French Alps

Gap is a major GA field in the Alps, with lots of parachuting, gliding, flexwing and fixed wing flying going on simultaneously. Circuit is interesting. I'm following another plane, so having to do a larger circuit than I would otherwise do in the restricted space available.

http://youtu.be/0NFhc__pzKY

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Old 12-09-2011, 03:18 PM
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Default Video kit

This is the stuff I have been using. It's a couple of years old now, so not HD, but nonetheless quite good quality. Many videos I have seen chop a rotating prop into horizontal segments. At least mine goes round, though sometimes it stops or goes backwards ;-)

I have had difficulty with the power cable into the recorder, resulting in the recorder switching itself off if anyone touches the cable. I powered it with a spur off the cigarette lighter socket. You need to remember to unplug the recorder, as this is an unswitched circuit straight off the ship's battery.

http://www.fastfilms.co.uk/hqr-2-sol...o-recorder.php

http://www.fastfilms.co.uk/sony-hq2-bullet-camera.php



(Taken in the early days with leaking brake system, air bubbles etc)

I have a 16 gb card in the recorder which is good for 4 hours recording, which is the endurance of the plane at a reasonable cruise speed. It has a small remote control unit which I keep in the pocket on the sidewall (I have the full trim package).

Cheers...Keith

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Old 12-09-2011, 03:35 PM
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Interesting flight report and neat video's, Keith.

Thanks for posting...
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Flying weather was not that good this week zo I spend some time carpeting. It seems not possible to upload pics via this reply, so I'll make a new post with all dimensions this bagage-box: thanks to Keith!
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