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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Jovanx View Post
My experience has shown that drag kills this plane more than weight does. 400 grams added to the wing spar makes it slower to gain altitude, but it still glides beautifully because there is no increase in drag. A 180 gram point-and-shoot camera facing forward adds a lot of drag and seriously cuts into the sink rate and the climb rate. If you point that camera sideways, thereby reducing drag, the plane flies much better.
as for pointing the camera sidways.........
Did that , this morning with my Action Shot camera by modifying the helmet attachment with a velcro around the fuselage and pointed the camera along the wing line
Here is the video

aerial video San Mateo Bridge mashland 01 27 2103 (10 min 18 sec)

worked geat no drag at all, she gained altitude no problem just like the camera was not even there
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