View Full Version : Another Video Mix, Lets See Yours

03-15-2006, 03:38 AM
Pasted together some of the unused footage from a few jobs and some fun flys from around the area. This is a just for fun video that I really enjoy making and cant wait to see some of the stuff you guys come up with. I'm looking forward to the next contest and sure lots more will participate with better weather ahead. Feel free to add your video here. Please right click on the links and "Save Target As"

Video 1

Dial Up 8.62MB: http://www.cascadeap.com/Mix2a.wmv

Hi Speed 50MB: http://www.cascadeap.com/Mix2.wmv

Video 2

Dial Up 10.1MB: http://www.cascadeap.com/Faith1.wmv

Hi Speed 43.5MB: http://www.cascadeap.com/Faith.wmv

Video 3

Dailup: 6.08MB http://www.cascadeap.com/Parks.wmv (http://www.cascadeap.com/Parks.wmv)

Hispeed: 19.2MB http://www.cascadeap.com/Park.wmv

Thanks, Kosh

03-15-2006, 03:50 AM
my video made it like a month ago

03-15-2006, 04:07 AM
Cool video Kosh! I like the folding chair .....thats the way to fly! Love the aerial of the sound...brings back memories..

btw - still working on the godaddy stuff


* what cam are you using?...oops saw it nikon 3700

03-15-2006, 08:00 PM
Thanks, Dave borrow a local kid for 10 minutes and let him setup a FTP for you. Its really the fast easy way to transfer pics and video for your site.

05-15-2006, 12:29 PM
Can't wait for a calm sunny day, vibration wasn't the issue, it should be a lot easier to fly and a lot more stable in calm conditions. I dubbed in the concert music cuz I got tired of the infernal buzzing of that little motor. I left the motor noise on the launch and landing for effect. The extra weight made very little difference in the handling. I used a smaller battery pack and put the camera just a little ahead of the CG, since the smaller battery pack was lighter, it balanced perfect.


Here's the link for the video:


05-15-2006, 09:53 PM
Nice plane and good video, Thanks Steve :)

05-15-2006, 11:35 PM
Your videos are absolutely awsome! I'm looking forward to that sunny calm day to try and reproduce your quality.

05-30-2006, 06:50 PM
Newbie question.
I am just getting into AP and only doing it on a recreational level. I bought a wireless camera http://www.raidentech.com/24ghzmiwicoc.html
My question is about the videos that Kosh shot and others like it. I see the types of cameras you are using like the Nikon Coolpix 3700. So you just secure the camera to the plane and start it before it takes off? You have no type of videodownlink correct? WIth my setup I enjoy it because I have a DVD recorder in my truck that plugs into an Inverter that powers it up and a small LCD screen so I see live what I am videoing. Of course my quality doesnt compare to what I am seeing on here. Right now I am using a Blade CX helo and a Sky Fly plane. I am just beginning my aileron training and plan on getting the magpie. I just wanted to make sure I wasnt off base by thinking that y'all are just securing the entire camera to the plane and downloading once it lands.

Thanks, Brad

05-31-2006, 07:36 AM
Hi Brad and "WELCOME", All very good questions on your part. The MagpieAP has a built in place just for a camera and many make there own camera mounts to fit on other planes. There is no downlink and my camera is controlled by a servo shoegooed next to the shutter button. When the servo depresses the shutter is takes one photos about every 3 seconds or video continuous. After flying a few times with the setup you get the feel for where the camera is pointed and know if your on target.
Sorry but its more a trial and error kinda thing but doesn't take long before you know the the amount of tilt to put in. I call it good if the wings don't show or prop and just do small adjustments till I'm happy. Once I have the shots I just upload them to my computer and keep the best ones or edit the bad footage. Hope that helps a little and would love to see some of your stuff on here. Sounds like your off to a good start so keep us informed please.

06-01-2006, 03:26 PM
Kosh -- Great videos, the quality is fantastic and I like Enya.
Here are a couple of mine from the last two nights.
First with Aiptek IS-DV camera on my Easystar.


And one with eDVR 5-in-1 and GWS Beaver.


06-01-2006, 08:57 PM
wow ... you have some great eyes. I had to put big florescent orange panels under my wing just to see it at that hight. Nice smooth video and impressive glide rate. Keep up the good work and lets see more when you get them. :)

06-02-2006, 03:23 AM
Great videos and a good job of editing and putting it together. You have inspired me to build a plane for AP. Thanks

06-02-2006, 03:45 AM
Big Thanks Cowboy, Good luck with your future AP plane and let us know if we can help in any way on here. I think half the fun is just playing around with the windows movie maker and seeing what comes out. I might make 2 or 3 versions then pick a winner the next day. Anyways its not as hard as some might think and only takes a little time once you make a few. Your in a great place place for some real nice footage and stills so take advantage of it when you can.

06-02-2006, 03:56 AM
Thanks for the offer of help, I probably will need it. I will stay in touch as to how I am doing. You are right about the area, it is beautiful. But real windy. Thanks

06-29-2006, 08:11 AM
Well I got bored and decided to make a video this evening. I took off from my back yard and landed there as well. I have a creek and a small lake between my house and it looks kinda cool to see the reflection in the water. And of course everything is green!

Video taken with the Modded Magpie and Optio S5Z

Calm Summer Evening in Fairfax, IA (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=5B992703199DEFF6)

(30ish meg download)



06-29-2006, 08:59 PM
WOW Dave, That is so impressive. Very stable smooth video with great color. I'm more than a little jealous of your plane as it seems the best of both worlds with forward and side looking camera mount. The windmilling prop sound had me confused at first and I wonder if turning on the brake or perhaps even adding a folding prop for a better glide might come in handy? Anyways cant wait to see some more of your videos, Big thanks.

06-29-2006, 09:13 PM
Wow what a great movie! So clear. Mine are always blurry and jerky. Of course I don't have such a nice camera either.

I see (hear) you use a Berg, excellent.

06-30-2006, 03:14 PM
Thanks Kosh and Foam...

I pretty much learned that super calm winds make the best conditions for videos. I'm liking the forward mount, its easier for me to line up shots. I'm still rolling some ideas around in my head for flaps......

I thought about adding a brake on the prop, but dont alot of guys throw parts (props, nuts, etc..) when the brake is applied over time?

That camera is getting cheaper every day, I think it can be had for about $150 or so now. It still doesnt perform as well at the Nikon 3700 IMO, that camera really takes great pics and video.


06-30-2006, 03:32 PM
If you run a Phoenix or Thunderbird esc you can program the brake to brake slowly thereby not throwing the prop. I think the problem with a fast brake is that it's hard on gearboxes.

07-03-2006, 11:15 PM
Dave, I think its at least worth testing the brake on the ground to see if its a hard or soft one. If it stops fast then dont even try it but if it the gentle slow brake its just one more tool for your videos and can also increase glide time. Got the new Panasonic Lumix in the air for some testing and I have had mixxed results with it so far. Will need more flights to find the right settings for it but heres a pic in 16:9 format.

07-13-2006, 08:50 PM

07-13-2006, 08:59 PM
Nice Job Mindchatter, The first few seconds had me fooled as I'm wondering how you got the plane to fly so slow. :D
Very sharp pics in it, what camera are you using?

07-13-2006, 10:09 PM
Fooled me too! I want my plane to fly that slow!

Very neat, I like the low and slow passes over the house, please descibe your set up for us.

thanks - Dave

07-13-2006, 10:26 PM
Nice video. So nice and slow.

07-13-2006, 10:42 PM
Thanks guys!
The heli is an Align Trex with mods. The camera rig is homemade. The camera is a Kodak v530 5.1mp. She fly's great.The video lost some quality becaus the Kodaks record video in .mov format (quicktime) & I convert them to WM through WinAVI converter so I can use windows movie maker.
www.rceyeonline.com (http://www.rceyeonline.com)

07-30-2006, 04:00 AM
Here is a video of my inlaws farm located about an hour west of us. Started to get windy, so there are some bumps - but nice and green everywhere. You will enjoy the landing, I'm sure it was my worst....

Watch full screen, 640 x 480 @ 30 fps

Broadband - 30 mb (http://www.cascadeap.com/vavrochfarm.wmv)

Dial up - 5 mb (http://www.cascadeap.com/vavrochfarm1.wmv) (quality suffers....)

(right mouse click, 'save target as')

MM Magpie AP
Himax 2025-4200, 6.6:1 gb, 12 x 8e APC
Kokam 15C 2000 mah 3 cell lipo
Pentax Optio s5z

Let me know what ya think!


07-30-2006, 08:48 PM
Boy talk about green !!! Great work Dave as always, Your videos always leave me wanting more. Thats for adding it to the growing collection here. :)

08-06-2006, 07:41 PM
Made this vid at my little park next door. 3 days into AP and totally hooked!


08-07-2006, 02:34 AM
here's a vid of the heli with the camera rig on it, sorry for the quality