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Old 03-02-2010, 07:40 PM
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Wanted to see if all are doing somthing sneakey for this year - Ive heard some rumers there are some things going on - Me Im building a new plane and working on the other and getting set to make a passle of jumpers and chutes for the year
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:45 PM
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Well I have a helmet cam coming, found on Ebay. Heard about this on the flying giants forum. Hope to get some good weather soon to try it out and get some freefall and chute riding videos. The camera is the size of a key chain remote and is self contained for video or still pics.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:22 PM
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Looking forward to knowing how it works and some photos
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:15 PM
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I have made drop videos a few times and it worked pretty good. If you go to Google and look for "plane and diver edited movie.wvm" you can see a jump video made at the Somerset, Ky Skydiver rally on June 16, '07. Dive Bomber Dave had an electric Lift Meister rigged with about 3 cameras controlled by a laptop computer. Don't know all the technical details but he attached my Mike jumper with helmet cam and recorded the take off and climbout with his cameras then switched to my helmet cam after the diver was released. It was a very windy day as you can tell from the jumper's shaky drop. My excuse for not making the circle and I'm sticking to it!
I was using a helmet cam bought from Radio Shack. It was actually one of those residential security cameras they sell. Worked ok for awhile until a hard landing screwed up the wiring. Will try with a different camera one of these days.
Would be anxious to see anyones helmet cam video with an explination of the camera, etc.
Guess all you guys are still snowed in or don't have time or electricity to add to the forum. Been kinda quiet on here lately!

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Lectric? whats that ? I have 6 gerbels and a couple hamsters rotating on the wheel to power the puter - I will have a small movie camera in one of the planes this year to send video to the ground for recording and maby a fly cam to do some attachments to the jumper, still in a process - Web site is getting a makeover from someone not me as I dont know how
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I think I would want to try out the night jumping. Its been done by Pieter in Pretoria.
A and of course looking forward to meet you all in South Africa. Big event coming up in September.
And lets us notforget the world record. Who will be the 2010 champions.LOL

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Nice video Jim. I had not seen that one before.

Kind of gives you proof positive that you made the right turn, left turn for those 5 extra points. I like it.

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