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Old 05-01-2007, 05:03 AM
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I was just messing around with my DV camcorder and strapped it to the landing gear of my Magic Formula 3D. I then told my friend that if he wanted to be in a video, to follow me around during my flight. I had the camcorder lens facing the rear of the plane so I could "see" who was behind me. Needless to say he got a little too close to me!

This was my first video editing attempt. I used Pinnacle Studio 8 software. Let me know what you think.

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[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7MfIwbvLSY[/link]

Old 05-01-2007, 05:22 AM
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Good vid ....pity the camera wernt on straight , I got a sore neck trying to get my head around it....[X(]
Old 05-01-2007, 05:51 AM
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Oh yeah ... sorry about that angle! Take 2 aspirin for the neck pain.
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Is orrite mate
Old 05-01-2007, 07:27 AM
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did it rip the entire rudder off? nice recovery and landing!!
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It took off about 50% of the rudder but if youre familiar with the plane it has a rather large rudder! If you look at the planes shadow upon landing after the mishap you can pretty much see whats left of the rudder.



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Old 05-04-2007, 08:39 AM
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I have also tried my NIKON P1 camera for aerial video but it wasnt any better then what I used to make this video. The key is getting rid of vibration I think.
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No more feedback from anyone? This is a learning experience for me!
Old 05-25-2007, 01:46 AM
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Default RE: In-flight video of midair crash

Dude, that is seriously the coolest thing ever! Not about your rudder of course, just the fact you got that incident on film! I recently got two of those Pocketcam 3's so my buddy and I can put them on our foamies and start having some fun!
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Very cool video! Yeah I noticed the damage from the shadow when you were landing. BTW awesome recovery; you made it look like nothing ever happened to you!
I noticed the wavy video, I know it's a hard thing to do on a glow, but vibration is a ccd/video camera worst enemy!

I just made a little video too, but chose the wrong time of day to fly. The best time is around 12 to 1 pm because the sun is at it's highest so the sky and ground is almost equally as bright, therefore the ccd sensor is not wanting to adjust so much. But hey it was a blast to make and I had a few misses too with another plane and a Estes rocket that was launched at us.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Eb7ydxopow

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Hey guys ... thanks for the feedback! I think being able actually see the view from our aircraft adds a whole new dimension to flying. Just one of many many things that is so fun about this hobby!

JMS ... were you flying your plane strictly via your video downlink? Very cool having the ability to pan your cam back and forth like that. Seeing the props out there spinning was awesome too. That plane has a heck of a roll rate.


Hey you guys ... check out this aerial video. Probably the coolest one I have ever seen. Its best if you can download the HD version. Its huge and takes a while but it is worth it cuz its so clean. The Youtube version is nice too but not the best video quality.

[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTDuGaTRiJU[/link]
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Yes this method of video flying is a new dimension And yes I am viewing my videos in real time by a 2.4Ghz 500mW audio/video transmitter from Rangevideo.com .

I've seen that Cue Air video last year and it still wow me every time I watch it! Here is the original link for it in Japan ( http://homepage1.nifty.com/CUE/html/main_fset.html ) They show a series of videos with the cute bear, also a bunch of heli cams stuff ( commercial application ). Also the gear they are using to achieve such quality.

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What kinda range do you get with your system? If you are flying via the headset video thing and get too far away and lose video transmission, do you then lose your plane because you dont have a visual on it? Seems like you would have to be careful not to get so into flying via video and forget to keep the plane close to you!

What does a system like yours run?
Old 06-22-2007, 11:36 PM
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I had a problem with my setup where the video was looking wavy, and the problem I found was that the camera was getting some sort of static from the motor, the farther away I moved it the better the vids got.
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:01 AM
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I recently flew approx 3000 meters and crystal clear video, then the wings folded! Bummer but at least I knew traveling 3 kilometers was easy to do. I will try even farther next! Cost you ask? Well plane, motors, camera, a/v tx rx 14db patch antenna, video goggle, head tracking.... over a $1000.00 for sure.
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Yeah you are flying glo engine plane so the vibration will travel into your camera. I heard if you securely and I mean securely mount your camera tight to the frame, it should help a little. Jetpilot here on this forum has successfully achieved this on his glo planes. He's a extremely knowledgeable man for what you are after (and more) so perhaps seek him out and PM him for advice, other wise switch to electric planes with brushless motors. Keeping in mind that the ESC should be placed far away from the video TX.
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Default RE: In-flight video of midair crash

THat was nuts, what hapened to the other plane, did it crash, destroy the prop.. That is just nuts
Old 07-01-2007, 08:41 AM
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There was absolutely no damage to the other plane. Very lucky I'd say.

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