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Old Sep 01, 2015, 10:07 PM
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Who remembers the Power designs and the Heptad?

Who is old enough around here to remember all the great plane designs for cameras from Power (Mike Evans). Those were the good old days before multirotors when all we had was planes or pricey helis.

I was lucky to purchase the original Heptad from him years back. I'm happy to say it still flies as good as the day I took delivery of it. What a great plane.

I was flying it at a flyin last weekend and carrying a Garmin Action Cam on board. I was shooting some footage to give the guy from the club filming stuff for their site. I started doing touch and go's since there was an actual run way....then this happened....it was awesome.

Heptad Fun (0 min 42 sec)
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Old Sep 02, 2015, 12:43 PM
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My AP Solution still gets flown when the need arises. In some respects, a better camera platform than many multi rotors.
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Old Sep 02, 2015, 01:04 PM
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Awesome ! Even the loose wheel stayed upright as it rolled along.

What a refreshing change from all the "droning" on about cameras.

Much better variety of posts back then.
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Old Sep 07, 2015, 04:44 AM
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"Old enough" ?! We are talking about stuff from 3-4 years back though
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Old Sep 21, 2015, 09:05 AM
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Still like flying my Exposure, a nice break from the quads. Haven't flown mine in awhile though - here is some footage of it's last outing.

Short Aerial Perspecitve of Lac La Biche, Alberta (4 min 38 sec)
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remember when it was all Magpie AP LOL
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Old Jan 13, 2016, 07:18 PM
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Power still emails me now and then. Last I heard from him he showed me a video of a remote underwater camera rig he was working on for filming under the ice in the winter. Was pretty cool.

BTW his original Heptad still flies great. I have the original. I would sell it for the right offer. It is too big for my little house and all my other planes.
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