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Old 02-22-2004, 08:24 PM
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Hello all,

This is my new untested rig I'm working on. I'm about rdy for the first flight on it.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:26 PM
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This is my mast for the Rx, this setup was used at the Ice races. Worked really good. I'm going to try and get it setup at the LAF too.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:41 PM
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Nice setup,cam tilts both ways. cant wait to see the footage.hope you dont pick up any residue or grass on the lens.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:02 PM
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Yeah I have thought about that too. I was thinking maybe running a hose to past the main gear maybe. Or going with a tuned pipe
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:11 PM
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Maybe the first run you can pan cam to the side on take off that may help.also keep in mind isolation of vibration seems to be most important
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:47 PM
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This is looking good. I'm also building a new P/T using high(er) torque mini/mico servos. I cannot tell due to the photo angles what and how you connected the first servo to the second one, and how you connected the second servo to the camera ? What's your technique ?
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:43 AM
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Polk hobbies has a new mini retract 180 degree servo that I purchased for panning. I haven't used it yet.

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Old 02-23-2004, 09:13 AM
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Well I started off with modding the two servos. They rotate 360 deg. I have the left - right on ch. 1 and the up - down on ch. 2 the pan and tilt is ran from a separate Rx and batt pack then the rest of the plane. I got the mod for the servos here. http://www.rc-cam.com/pancam.htm in the Pan & Tilt the Old Fashion Way. All I did to mount the two servos was took a large round servo horn and epoxied them together so its going to take alot of force to remove them from each other. If anyone likes I can take the platform off the plane for some better pics. I made it so I can change out what is mounted on the plane.
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Old 02-24-2004, 01:32 AM
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Please "dress" up the wires! I would hate to see that beautiful setup relocated when its' secondary function as an arresting hook activated....[X(]
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