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Old Jul 30, 2011, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by webdr View Post
My SW is almost ready for its first flight.

Lawmate 1.2 1w
RVOSD5
Sony KPC 650-CHQ flight camera
GoPro mounted in the nose
Rimfire 35-36 1200
Electrifly SS 45a
3S 5000mAh
Dragonlink

All up weight is 4lbs

I think I could shave a few ounces by using a lighter flight camera like a DX201, since I really want to record with the GoPro; I'll see how she flies at 4lbs and make that decision then. But on the other hand, the quality of the 650-CHQ is superb for a standard-def CCD cam.

I added carbon spars on the top and bottom of the main wing, top of the horizontal stab, and both sides of the vertical stab, and put a few strips of fiberglass packing tape on as well. Im amazed at how much more rigid the entire plane is...this is a mod that's well worth it.
Nice looking setup. I like how you mounted your GoPro. I'm to chicken to leave my GoPro unprotected though, so I keep it in the case. While I seldom use it, I have my set up to pan for 'sight seeing' during flight.
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