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Old May 26, 2010, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by BMatthews View Post
Kevin, mounting the camera in that manner will produce a huge amount of glare off the "canopy" internal surfaces. Not to mention that the seams are in the direct line of vision. If I were to have a go at designing a camera model I long ago figured that I would want to use a camera "ball" that is gimbaled to swivel and aim wherever I want it to. Maybe not actually in flight at first mind you. But either way going with an opaque container other than the optical port would allow me to use a good quality coated UV filter as the cameral port. And as long as it's aimed sort of downward all the time I wouldn't need to deal with much glare. And a 70mm'ish filter would provide as much of a port for the camera lens as I could possibly see a model camera requiring.

And I also long ago figured that any such model I design would be called "Skyball"...
Well, I'm not Kevin, but thanks for the ideas.

I was planning on removing the canopy when using the camera.
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