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Old 02-11-2004, 07:41 PM
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Thinking of a 3+ megepixel camera like the sony cybershot to mount with a servo actuator. Will the vibration be as critical as with video setups.
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Old 02-11-2004, 08:16 PM
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Could be.
My first attempts at AP used a Canon 35mm mounted inside a Right Flyer 40T trainer looking out along the left wing. I never did get a sharp shot. I balanced props, added and subtracted foam, even rebuilt the original firewall and installed Sullivan anti-vibration mounts for the .46LA engine I was using. Nothing worked. Finally scrapped it. Plane was a pig anyway.
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:33 PM
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Not sure if there is a right answer to this, but, shutting the engine off certainly does cure all vibration problems! Nice photos, except the only bummer is that you are always descending to a landing. Maybe an on-board electric start might be the best answer - shutdown, snap crisp photos, restart, and on your way again.

Other than that, has anyone been able to mount a digital camera and get sharp pictures with the engine running?

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If you buy digital camera with manual shutter speed control, you might avoid the viberation problem by setting higher speed.
During 1999, I took many good picture by using 35 mm camera (around $40) on my plane (with ST G40 engine). Later, I changed to digital camera on my plane (with ST G75) engine, I got good quality picture only engine was shut down. Recently, I used Canon AE-1 (heavy) and got good picture at higher speed.
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