This is my first flight with camera mounted on top of wing of my cub. Couple of things that about this video. I run my engine at different speed at home the day before going to the lake, I had just the right amount of foam, the video was good, very little distortion from vibration. Once we got to the lake, I did two test flights without the camera mounted, but did have the bracket mounted to see how the plane would handle. I had to make some adjustment to the control surfaces, fueled up, attach the camera and took off. The flight lasted just over 19 minutes, boat cruising 30 mph, headed down wing. Once the plane ran out of fuel, landed and back on the boat. I took the camera & downloaded the video on my laptop to check it out to see how it looked. I was a little disappointed in the distortion the video ended up with. Turned out, the motor mounts at the firewall were coming loose, could have been before I mounted the camera at the be gaining. So that was the end of flights that day.
When I got home, I edited 8 minutes off the video, downloaded it at YouTube. Youtube ask if I would like them to fix the movement (distortion) that they notice on the video, I said; yes. I think that was a mistake. If you watch the video, at the be-gaining of the takeoff, into the wind, but facing the sun, the video turns black and fuzzy. As I turned away from the sun it clears up, but still not as clear as the original video. The distortion is less, but I don't think it was worth it, the video isn't as clear.
Has anyone ever notice after YouTube fixed some of the distortion on your video, if you ever had them do that, that the video isn't as clear as the original video? I think if I left it as is and just downloaded it, it wouldn't have that black be-gaining on takeoff. I now have the camera mounted on an 360 servo mounted on top of the wing, I'll post photos of that tomorrow, I'm taking the plane out this Easter weekend for more video flying. I'll be posting that too. Check out the video and let me know what you think!