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Old Jul 05, 2011, 11:12 PM
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Drifting off the reservation..
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Originally Posted by Berkie View Post
Actually I've been looking at that. Tight turns from that viewpoint DO make the plane look as if it is going backwards. This effect could be avoided by mounting the camera against the fuse looking outward along the wing. That way you don't get the nose in the shot, which seems to travel "backward"

But then I wouldn't see my lovely plane.

Actually, I think the effect would be the same with either camera placement.

The effect is at it's best close to the ground when you are able to keep a point on the ground stationary while rotating around it, pirouetting on a wing. I have a couple of approaches in raw footage with this, will try to upload a sample. Full size planes can do this at a higher altitude than a slower rc plane can.

This raw footage has a rough "pirouette" attempt at the end....

Early Keycam Test (2 min 16 sec)

I'm thinking of putting a sticker with one of those WWII pinup girls on the side of the fuse. That might keep it interesting for pilots and non pilots alike. Might get thrown off YouTube though.

Perhaps I could stick on the logo of new businesses and fly aroung their building shooting promo pieces. The scheming never ends...
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