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Old 12-30-2010, 10:31 AM
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7FyNIoBjHU[/youtube]

I shot this on Christmas day around town in San Diego.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:59 PM
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Very cool!![sm=thumbup.gif]

Which keychain cam did you use?

Do you have a photo of the mount?
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:15 PM
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Hi Bob,

I do have some photos of the mount I used (for the rear anyway). For the front I used two carbon fiber rods sticking straight out from the wing. I placed a sheet of foam in between the two rods to act as a platform for the camera.
It broke in flight (one of my other YouTube videos if you want to see it happen). Anyway, it tore through the wing, so I decided to go to the back end of the airplane.

Here are some photos of the setup. Well guess what???? It won't let me add photos right now for some reason. Shoot me an email at jamesvok@gmail.com and I will send you photos.

Oh, lest I forget, the camera is one I bought on ebay. I tried to look up the transaction to see the model number etc, but it is no longer listed on the site.

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Very good video and a unique perspective ! I would rate it *****'s Thanks for the post!
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Some nice shots of Escondido and Downtown. How'd you ever get allowed to fly over Seaport Village and the carrier? Or was that more of a under cover mission?

Thanks for the slices of home.
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Several people have asked for the setup for the camera, and I have photos. I used a carbon fiber rod, and some epoxy where needed. The camera stand is made from a few pieces of Depron foam and the camera is held in place with 3M tape from a CVS.



 The camera is the 808 keychain cam from eBay and the wide angle lens is from Amazon (jelly lens) and it was like $3 or so.



I don't have pictures of the camera out front, but am happy to help with that too if someone wants to know how to do it. It is two of the same rods, stuck through the wings, and a 10 inch wide piece of Depron across the front joining the two rods (held in place with tape). The camera sits on the depron.

OK, I am a little slow... how do I post images here?  They are on my hard drive desktop, but the image asks for a URL.

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confused...rats!

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Hit the 'reply' button to my post. Then under the text field where you type the message you will see two link buttons called 'BETA: Multi-File Upload with Progress Bar!" and the "Click here to upload images and files".

Click one of those, click the brows button and then click on the pic you want to upload.

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ORIGINAL: tommygun32

Hit the 'reply' button to my post. Then under the text field where you type the message you will see two link buttons called 'BETA: Multi-File Upload with Progress Bar!" and the "Click here to upload images and files".

Click one of those, click the brows button and then click on the pic you want to upload.

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Thanks for your help. That worked perfectly!
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The flight was made on Christmas day, which is the only reason I was able to fly around the downtown area. No way would I want to fly around when streets are crowded and the museum open. It was a quiet, lazy day and no one was on the streets. I had two spotters to keep me away from all traffic, though I was only up at altitude for a total of 1 minute flight. Most of the flight was less than 200 feet up.

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