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Old 06-30-2004, 08:10 PM
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Just had a couple nice shots from my Aiptek camera and I thought I would share them.

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Old 06-30-2004, 09:46 PM
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pretty nice pics Mike, I really like the one of the river.
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Old 07-02-2004, 03:31 PM
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I would hate to land in those tree's!
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Old 07-03-2004, 02:08 AM
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Great pictures Mike.
I also like the aerial pictures you put on your web page.

What is your setup?

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How do you keep your camera from timing out on you? I have a couple of digital cameras but they all have automatic shut off that I can't figure out how to defeat.
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To keep the camera from timing out, I connected the power from my Rx battery to the USB port of the Aiptek Camera. The battery only times out if you use the AAA batteries inside the camera. The mod is the RC-Cam man mod. Do a quick search and you'll easily find the link to his web site.


My plane is a 60 size Thunder Tiger Trainer with an OS 61fx. I mounted the Aiptek 1.3 about half way down the underside of the left wing, right at the leading edge. I used heavy duty velcro from wal-mart to hold it on the wing.

As for the trees, yes there are plenty of trees, but we also have plenty of room to fly. Our grass field is about 500' x 200'. We have had some planes land in the lake and some in the trees. But the spot that grabs most of them is the brush pile on the backside of the field. It sometimes reaches up and grabs 'em.
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Old 07-18-2004, 09:13 PM
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First time I hear of another flyer using a thunder tiger trainer for AP!

I got some shots and setup on my website :

www.btinternet.com/~texy



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Good Shots! Do you notice the wavy appearance? I found that the further I moved away from the body of the plane the less waves I got in my pictures. I also get better pictures at higher speeds than I do at idle. I am looking at your Nav-Light circuit, and will let you know how it works out.
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ORIGINAL: Ogriv

Good Shots! Do you notice the wavy appearance? I found that the further I moved away from the body of the plane the less waves I got in my pictures. I also get better pictures at higher speeds than I do at idle. I am looking at your Nav-Light circuit, and will let you know how it works out.
The wavyness is primarily due to the glow engine. You can't reliably get away from that, EP is the way to go!
Of course you will need my PIC code for the Nav-Light circuit, and I am unable to send it to you right now as I
am away on business until 28th August (in the USA as it happens).

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LOL...I thought those were just "rolling hills"
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Come to think of it, perhaps they were

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Here is one of mine from last weekend. It is a picture of my house. We just finished building
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About the wavy line with the camera: A way to eliminate that is to go electric! The vibration of the motor causes the camera to vibrate and thus the wavy lines. With electric, you can cut the throttle completely and the prop stops spinning. I fly both glow and electric, but my AP plane is electric.

Some engines vibrate less at idle than full throttle, and some are just the opposite. You will get the least about of waves when the plane vibrates the least.

The more secure a camera is to the plane, the less waves, too. The camera should be almost rigid. I used to think just the opposite. I would use foam rubber to help reduce the vibration. To my dismay, pictures were worse. I got better pictures using styrofoam. On my electric airplane, I do not use any foam. The camera is rubberbanded to a balsa cradle and then rubberbanded to the plane, (tightly).

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Great Photo's!!! The Aiptek mod is awesome!
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Hate to disappoint anyone, but I don't use the Aiptek mod. I guess I am too cheap.
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