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Nitro Blast
06-08-2006, 05:41 PM
I'm still finding new uses for my AIRFOILZ YAK!

I'll say that not too many guys buy a 3D foamie with the intent of doing more than 3D stuff, and I have tapped into something truly unique.

I keep finding new uses for my AIRFOILZ YAK.

How about a camera platform? Sure why not!!?!!?!! It carries the weight easily, and turn the rates down for a super smooth flyer.

Take a look of these shots taken this last weekend with my Blip Cam simply velcro'd onto my AIRFOILZ YAK:


At the flight line, prop turning slow
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5797/airfoilzcam17lz.jpg

Looking across the channel 1/2 throttle
http://img416.imageshack.us/img416/9612/airfoilzcam95ws.jpg

85~90% throttle, you can see the vibration effect on the photo.
http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/8788/airfoilzcam202pm.jpg


Sorry for the lack of content, but these were just tests under different throttle loads and to determine proper location.

Next pics I think I'll locate the camera under the wing, and maybe try some shots without power.


The AIRFOILZ YAK truly is the most versitile plane for its class, and price.
Hmm... what's next? AirfoilZ Combat?

3dfoamworks
06-08-2006, 05:50 PM
now that is sweet! i can't believe how good the quality is, what unit are you using??

Nitro Blast
06-08-2006, 08:30 PM
I cant think of many more budget minded setups for sure.

This is an inexpensive digital camera that is wired to channel #5 and gets the power from the RX. No batteries, it just puts pics on a SD card.

A little Velcro, and I can mount the camera anyplace and not affect the airplane much if any.

http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/2150/yakphoto9ty.jpg

http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/937/yakphoto11iy.jpg


http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/4789/yakphoto33wl.jpg

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/4061/yakphoto49si.jpg



I love this airplane!!

TexasRCFlyer
06-09-2006, 04:07 AM
How are you triggering the shutter?

Nitro Blast
06-09-2006, 05:01 AM
Using Channel #5, I use the retract switch as a trigger to take photos, or start/stop video (no sound).


http://blip.com.au/ is who used to sell the camera I use, now they are making camera controllers... very nice.