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tallflyer
09-10-2006, 07:09 AM
Ok everyone Here is the best Video I have made so far!

Climb aboard I took this one with my slow flying gws tigermoth plane and mounted the camera on the top wing pointing backwards the video is real clear as the plane flys slow enough not to make much vibration!

And the landing at the end is real slow and easy!

http://sandiego.rchomepage.com/rearmoth1.wmv

ForestCam
09-10-2006, 09:10 AM
Looks good but I could only watch a little bit of it, I get the same reaction to you video as I do from riding in the far back seat of a station wagon facing backwards.:(

dmmalish
09-10-2006, 01:41 PM
what camera are you using that is light enough for the tiger moth??

Kosh
09-11-2006, 05:11 AM
I loved it, Slow and steady is really the way to go with video no matter what way the camera is pointed. Its a sure winner thats worthy of more looks. Thanks !!!

tallflyer
09-11-2006, 04:38 PM
Kosh

thanks these things are so fun!

funny ever since I got my little 5 in 1 I have rediscovered the joy of flying from a whole new perspective

And the best part of the 5 in 1 is that it is light enough to go on most small electric planes!

tallflyer
09-18-2006, 04:02 AM
I shot more video this morning the sun was out at 7:30 enjoy!

http://sandiego.rchomepage.com/sunny.wmv

dmmalish
09-18-2006, 01:08 PM
please post some pictures of your camera set up would like some ideas great video by the way what brand camera are you using?

tallflyer
10-02-2006, 05:52 AM
http://sandiego.rchomepage.com/quick2.wmv

quick little movie from a local parking lot!

aviatordave
10-02-2006, 05:59 AM
neat video, way to use the rudder!

not that I care, but your date on the vid was 10/9/2006.....dang computer keys! I do that all the time LOL !

tallflyer
10-23-2006, 06:58 AM
Here is a video i shot this morning at sunrise! kinda cool I shot it with the 5 in 1 edvr pointing forward on the top of my gws tigermoth

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?f...eoid=1326136639 (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1326136639)

dimadee
10-23-2006, 08:48 AM
Great videos tallflyer,

What camera are you using, and how is it set up? I like the results, and would like to be able to do the same!

rahtware
10-23-2006, 08:59 AM
I've got to quit reading these threads... I was wondering what to mount my stripped Rite Aid one-time-use camcorder (33gms) in. Turns out that the Edvr-5-in-1 weighs the same! Had a T-Moth hanging in the back bedroom in need of a raido... Dug through my parts box and came up with a JR610 RX, a couple of HT55s and an Elctrofly 12ESC! Got everything mounted, but need a couple of mini plugs for the camcorder so I can hook it up to the RX or computer and a few other small parts. Hope to get in the air on Tuesday.

See what you started...:)

rahtware
10-23-2006, 12:02 PM
I hate it when a bug bites me like this!!! It is 4AM and I have been at it solid for about 6 hours!

All done except for the mount. For the first tests I might just use sticks jamed into the foam and rubber bands to hold the camera to the T-Moth. The camera fits in the front cockpit, so should not bother CG.

I will take pictures tomorrow before I try to fly it! And hopefully be able to post a video or two.

rahtware
10-23-2006, 06:38 PM
Preflight pics as promised...

A little Cellfoam 88 and some Scotch tape and I have a camera case! All up weight is 35gms RTF. I guess I will try and fly it today.

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My intention is NOT to hijack your thread, but to show how you inspired me to work on this project... Thanks

rahtware
10-23-2006, 07:32 PM
DARN

First flight, with a perfect landing, went great... Except, that I unpluged the flight battery before stopping the recording, so NO video saved!!! Charging the battery and as the weather is holding I should be able to get in another flight within the hour.

rahtware
10-23-2006, 08:13 PM
I forgot to show my camera mount... As you can see it is extremly complicated...:D

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rahtware
10-24-2006, 06:20 AM
Took me all day to hook up to WF???

Anyway, here are 3 captures from the vid I did this AM...

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I uploaded the video to myspace.com, but it is still being processed.

rahtware
10-24-2006, 01:11 PM
The video is here...

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1331252417

Conclusion: This was a fun diversion, but the little stock T-Moth is just barely able to lift the extra 1 1/4oz. The video was taken on a day when there was very little wind, but a lot of thermals. The plane struggled to lift it's load off the ground, but as soon as it was in the rising air it climbed at half throttle... (did you see the vulture fly-by?). The reason for so much wing in the frame is I didn't want to angle the camera as I was afraid it might act as a vertical stabilizer.

Sorry about so many posts... Again, thanks for the inspiration.

tallflyer
10-24-2006, 10:03 PM
rahtware

Great video ( I also love the fact that you took all teh plastick off your camera) great way to save even more weight!

Keep flying and posting!

Robert

tallflyer
10-24-2006, 10:05 PM
Attention everyone!

If you want a 5 in 1 edvr I will be getting a handfull soon, and will over a couple of them for sale first come first get!

PM if you are interested

I will post more information when I get them in stock!

Robert

dmmalish
10-29-2006, 01:40 PM
myspace must be blocking us out today

tallflyer
10-30-2006, 07:01 AM
Ok if anyone needs a 5 in 1 edvr cameras I have 4 new red 128 mb in stock and they will go quick pm if interested.