View Full Version : Aerial video from Eco 8 helicopter.

06-11-2006, 10:20 PM
Rain and wind has kept me from flying anything for weeks now. It looked windy but at least it didn't rain so I decided to brave it and go for a flight with my helicopter. When I got there it was very calm because of the shelter from the trees and hills so it was all good.

I hadn't flown the helicopter in several months so I was really rusty. I almost peed my pants before I took off because I was so nervous. Helicopters are so damn difficult to fly. http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/redface.gif They are especially difficult when it's overcast with flat lighting conditions.

http://www.enrarot.net/videos/eco8/obeco01.wmv (http://www.enrarot.net/videos/eco8/obeco01.wmv)

I have some ground resonance but it's completely smooth int he air. The camera was just mounted directly on top of the frame without any vibration dampening. I removed the window on the canopy so the camera sits right in front of the motor.

06-11-2006, 10:40 PM
Beautiful video and flying!!! I have a cheap heli and I am terrible at flying it. I will not give up though!

06-20-2006, 08:28 PM
Another video, this one from the opposite end of the country where I'm on vacation: http://www.enrarot.net/videos/eco8/obeco02.wmv