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Old 02-02-2005, 03:02 PM
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Default First test of my Super Slow Stick

Ok, these pictures aren't the best, but I had to take my newly built "Super Slow Stick" out for a spin today. I almost
didn't as there was a slight drizzle, but... I couldn't wait any longer. Pics taken with a Kodak EasyShare CX7300 (around 5.7 ounces). I'll
post pictures of the plane later. Visibility today wasn't too good and there was a drop of water on the lens... but this works WAY better than
the Aiptek! Camera mount was super simple... almost too simple. More info later... gotta finish up some work.
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:23 PM
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They look great!
Got a new Slow Stick in the works myself with a brushless setup. Waiting till I can get hold of one of those foam wing sets somebody else is selling here.
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Old 02-03-2005, 01:11 AM
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Default RE: First test of my Super Slow Stick

Ok, I've finally got some pics of the plane. The really nice thing is the Uberall Nippy 1812 motor fits perfectly on the motor mount
that came with the slow stick kit. I just bolted it on. I did have to drill an extra hole... but no big deal. The camera mount is a super simple
one. It is simply a slab of aluminum with some holes in it. I mounted it to one of the servo holder things that came with the slow stick kit... only
I turned it sideways. These ideas were borrowed from forums at rcgroups.com. Any questions, just let me know.

Now all I have to do is wait for better weather..
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Old 02-03-2005, 02:04 PM
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Forgive my ignorance, but how did you press the shutter to take the pictures?
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Mana,

Those pictures are awesome.
I just put a Himax 2025-5300 brushless on mine yesterday.
Hoping to figure out a way to rig up my Kodak 6440. It ways 10 oz put i figure the extra power i have with my himax should balance everything out.
I'm probably going to try just hitting the video button from the ground and seeing how it turns out.

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I hot glued a servo to the camera and it just mechanically presses the button. If I had a second digi camera I'd take a picture of it. Well.... I do have my aiptek. Perhaps I will do that...
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Thanks! Here are a couple more pics.. the weather is better now. Looking forward to seeing your pics as well...
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Here's another pic I just took. Funny thing is some stupid woman stopped and was trying to ask me directions while I was trying to land my plane! As she left I came close
to landing on her car... women.
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Should of buzzed her head.
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