Here's my shake-down flight with the keychain cam mounted to the canopy of my PA Extra 260 48". I'm flying from our club field. I had the cam angled down too much. Plus, the prop artifact is really bad on this one. Need a better camera, I guess. I'm flying with the IPAs & a Hyperion VX 2200 3s pack.
My first on-board video from the ParkZone Mosquito. I'm using a 15g keychain cam on a stock plane. It's mounted under the belly at the CG. As one would expect, the extra weight is very noticeable. Power-to-weight is more in line with full-scale ships. Nevertheless, she seemed to handle the payload just fine. I was flying from the club field. I tried a few loops, but only one worked out. I also did an aileron roll. I need to work on smoother landings with the extra weight. I plan to shoot some more video soon. Hopefully, from my yard.
This evening, I decided to take the Mossie w/keychain cam up for a cruise over my yard & woods. It was a bit more turbulent up there than I thought, and the lighting wasn't the best. I'll shoot some more video when it's calm, and when the light is better.
Here's my first attempt at on-board video on a UM plane.
I decided to mount a fully-cased keychain cam on top of my modded Champ just to see how she handles the load. Champ is powered by a Solo Pro motor w/5043 prop & Hyp 180 'M' cell. The plane's flying weight is 47g, and the the fully-cased cam weighs 15g. AUW is 62g. I'm taking off to the north from my north yard, then flying over my east & south yards. When flying south, you can see my woods off to the left. The grass was a bit too long, so my landings aren't very pretty. I plan to shoot some more tomorrow - this time with the cam angled downward maybe 5-10 degrees. The prop artifact isn't as bad as I was expecting it to be. I need to fly much more smoothly, however...
I'm a middle-aged, techie-type of guy who refuses to 'get old'. I grew up in an aviation family. I spent hundreds of hours flying with my dad, who eventually retired with 33,500 hours. I was 9 when he taught me to fly. I've been flying RC since 1984.