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Old Apr 06, 2006, 03:50 PM
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amazing photos guys!
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Old Apr 07, 2006, 02:38 AM
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Camera: Cannon SD400
Aircraft: Cermark Banchee

-Roger
Cool photos...

Do you have details/photos of how the camera is mounted and operated on the plane?
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Old Apr 07, 2006, 03:26 PM
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Hi BB,

Actually, I've never taken a picture of my current set-up before, I'll have to do that. My camera is mounted to a cross brace on the AL. landing gear of my plane. It's a very rigid mount but because the camera is inverted, I have to post-process all of the images (and video). Trigger is via a servo. Because the camera mass is ahead of the planes' CG/COL, I simply move the flight battery to obtain a proper CG. The battery well in this aircraft has plenty of room to allow this.

I've used velcro (for my little cameras) and tape (long story)...

-r
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 06:54 PM
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Devils Slide (USCA Scenic Ocean)

Just to the north of a little town called Montara, Highway 1 clings to the rocky shoreline as it winds its way along the California coastline.

It is ironic that this approximate 3 mile stretch of roadway offers some of the most gorgeous vistas. Yet it remains one of the most treacherous to navigate, especially after heavy rains like we've been enduring this winter. Recently, there was a large shift in the roadbed which prompted local and state authorities to shut down this stretch of highway so that repairs can be made.

There are plans underway to build a bypass tunnel forever shutting off this section of the highway. Of all the places I've driven, this has to be one of my most favorite spots. Oh well...

Edit: I just added a short flight video from this sortie!
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 07:13 PM
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Here is a link to a video I shot near Bodega Bay. You can see Bodega head in the distance.
Video is about 20 megs

http://radio887.com/videos/ABX CVR.wmv

Ok so it is an hour North but it has bay in the name
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 07:19 PM
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Here is a link to a video I shot near Bodega Bay. You can see Bodega head in the distance.
Video is about 20 megs

http://radio887.com/videos/ABX CVR.wmv

Ok so it is an hour North but it has bay in the name
Muddy, yer links not working...

-Roger

Hmmm, Bodega Bay works for me. Maybe I should rename the thread to "Images from Around the Bay Area"
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 09:46 PM
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Hey, roger,

Do you think we can get closer from the North, down from Pacifica?

Brian, an EAJ
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 09:49 PM
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Works for me , http://radio887.com/videos/ABX CVR.wmv

Nice vid and great music..Who plays the hawaiian 5-0? I want a copy...

oops, I did not wait till the end of the credits....

Brian, an EAJ
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 05:33 PM
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Hey, roger,

Do you think we can get closer from the North, down from Pacifica?

Brian, an EAJ
Hi Brian,

Although I've not looked from the north side, it's a good bet that the road is closed at the base of the mountain at Linda Mar. You can't see the slide area even if you launched from that side of the mountain and flew as high as you could/allowed...you would surely be out of radio range!
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 05:49 PM
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The Rock (USCA Scenic Landmark)

Surrounded by the waters of the bay and one of four major islands in the SF Bay, this former penitentiary is a worthwhile tour if you're in the area. You can even ask a tour guide to see what it's like being locked up in solitary...

I'm not much of a writer so you can read more about Alcatraz Island here.

Trivia question: What two Clint Eastwood films were shot at this location?
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 05:57 PM
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Fishermans Wharf (USCA Scenic Landmark)

The Grotto, Aliotos, Boudin Bakery. This is the spot to come to for Fresh Crab and Sourdough Bread. In fact, a really nice way to get away from the tourist crowd is to grab a loaf, a freshly steamed cracked-crab and take the ferry over to Angel Island for lunch.
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 07:07 PM
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Roger,
How early did you get to Pier 39? The sun looks pretty low in the photo.

Brian, an EAJ
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 07:17 PM
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Trivia answer
1.escape from alcatraz-1979
2.the enforcer-1976
Played the part as the veritable inspcetor (Dirty)Harry Callahan
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 10:03 PM
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Roger,

Really nice SF shots, What AP platform were you using for the SF shots?

Thanks,

Scott
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 01:05 PM
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Hi Brian, I arrived before dawn and waited until the sun angle was just right.

Well done E-Mo! (You even got the dates in there!)

Hi Scott, I was using my Banchee E-3D as the A.P. platform. I'm still designing the camera mount for my heli and hopefully will have that done soon! Can't wait...

-Roger
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