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Old 03-13-2004, 04:19 PM
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Default Anyone used a Wingo to shoot vids?

Has any one tried a Wingo for shooting video?? If you have then were is the best place to mount it? also wot do you use to hold the camera on??

Any tips greatly appreciated!!!!
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Old 03-13-2004, 04:43 PM
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Do a search on this forum for "wingo" and you'll get quite a few hits.
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Old 03-14-2004, 11:13 AM
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I plan to install a vid system into my Wingo very soon, once the houseguests leave. The guy that sells BlackwidowAV equip has some vids he shot using a Wingo.
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Has any one tried a Wingo for shooting video?? If you have then were is the best place to mount it? also wot do you use to hold the camera on??

Any tips greatly appreciated!!!!
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Old 03-14-2004, 01:34 PM
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Any ideas as to how your goin to mount it on the wingo??? ive thought the best place would be on top of the wing facing forwards(or Backwards) using strips of gaffer tape!!! Any thoughts?
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Old 03-14-2004, 04:59 PM
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Thinking of mounting it on top of the battery in the cockpit. I have a small balsa housing with a CS-21 servo installed that I will attach the camera to and velcro to the top of the battery. This will allow me to pan from side to side. Still have to work out where to put the tx which will depend on balance. My Wingo is using the gearbox/1100mAh nimh upgrade with the apc prop.
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Old 03-14-2004, 07:23 PM
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You can see a few videos shot from my Wingo on my video's page:

http://blackwidowav.tripod.com

I'm not very consistent with labeling the videos so look specifically for the videos titled:

Small Park Flying
Tap your feet, fly your plane
Buzzing the Jungle Gym
Low passes
Catching up to the SoarStar


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Old 03-15-2004, 06:10 PM
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Hey YB2

Would love to see some pics of how you mount your camera on the wingo!!

Cheers Dude...
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Old 03-15-2004, 07:48 PM
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Hey Capt'n

My video installations are very transient, so don't laugh when you look at the picture on this page:

http://www.yb2normal.com/rpvstuff.html

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Old 03-16-2004, 07:34 PM
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I'm doing AV with a Soarstar, a Wingo knockoff. I went to the craft store and got a chunk of foam (the kind used in cheap pillows), trimmed to fit in battery compartment and used industrial Velcro to mount camera to it. Works great and jettisons on impact to save camera ( not that I've ever had an impact to jettison from )
Velcro the TX to the side adjusted for CG. Doesn't seem to see the extra weight ( even powered w/9v battery)

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Old 03-20-2004, 12:16 PM
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A while back I made a fiberglass fuse that will work for both the SoarStar and the Wingo. The thing I liked about the fiberglass fuse besides being stronger it has more room inside it. Especially the pylon area which is hollow unlike the foam version. The fiberglass fuse is heavier, but makes up for it in other areas mentioned.

The camera in fuse picture is just a crudely cut mockup fuse I had laying around I used to show what I'm taking about.
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That is pretty damned slick! Puts it right on the CG too. A lot prettier than my Frankenwingo is right now.
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A while back I made a fiberglass fuse that will work for both the SoarStar and the Wingo. The thing I liked about the fiberglass fuse besides being stronger it has more room inside it. Especially the pylon area which is hollow unlike the foam version. The fiberglass fuse is heavier, but makes up for it in other areas mentioned.

The camera in fuse picture is just a crudely cut mockup fuse I had laying around I used to show what I'm taking about.
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Old 03-22-2004, 01:14 AM
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My Frankenwingo cam setup:

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That is pretty damned slick! Puts it right on the CG too. A lot prettier than my Frankenwingo is right now.
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A while back I made a fiberglass fuse that will work for both the SoarStar and the Wingo. The thing I liked about the fiberglass fuse besides being stronger it has more room inside it. Especially the pylon area which is hollow unlike the foam version. The fiberglass fuse is heavier, but makes up for it in other areas mentioned.

The camera in fuse picture is just a crudely cut mockup fuse I had laying around I used to show what I'm taking about.
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...Frankenwingo... LOL!!!
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Nice Wingo!

If you haven't already, put some silicone or goop in the hole on the tx where the wires come out to prevent them from rubbing and shorting out. Don't ask me how I know this

That camera looks very well protected!
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Old 03-22-2004, 01:04 PM
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FUBAR, Dont look bad at all, cant wait to see the vids. Are you using the stock motor????
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Will do that. Already have to re-solder one of the leads to the mic. I originally had the cam mounted on a servo but I was getting a twitch that I was too lazy to track down so I went for simple.
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Dont know if you saw my Hobby Lobby rant a while back but the shipment was for this Wingo. I am using the Hobby Lobby gearbox/Nimh upgrade they recommend spinning an 8X4 APC prop. Dont remember what the gear ratio is (can find it on the HL Wingo page) but the battery is an 1100 7 cell Nimh pack and the prop is an APC 8X4. Without the camera gear (hasnt flown with that yet) I can actually roll the Wingo. Will loop something fierce and it is actually pretty fast in the air. I think I have some footage shot of the maiden flight. Will see about rendering it later and getting it on online. I hope to test fly the system this weekend. I am resisting the urge to just dig it out of the garage and try to fly it around the apt complex. I know that would be a mistake.
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FUBAR, Dont look bad at all, cant wait to see the vids. Are you using the stock motor????
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