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Old Aug 01, 2003, 11:20 PM
T-A-F-K-A crash_out
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Cheap aerial photography

Here's some pics of my ultra cheap Slow Stick camera mount.

This is a stock GWS Slow Stick, CS-09 Cirrus servos, airtronics slimline receiver, and a 7 cell 800 mah pack. It's dreadfully nose heavy, but still flys well. I'm going to move the servos farther back to rectify the center of gravity problem.

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Old Aug 01, 2003, 11:23 PM
T-A-F-K-A crash_out
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oops. Here's pics. 3 rubber bands wrapped around the fuse right behind the motor, with a CS-09 servo epoxied onto the camera.

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Old Aug 01, 2003, 11:26 PM
T-A-F-K-A crash_out
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the camera was a $7.88 Polaroid 35 mm camera from Wal-mart.

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Old Aug 02, 2003, 05:29 AM
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Nick were you going to just use the servos to correct your CG or both servos ans battery??
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Old Aug 02, 2003, 09:28 AM
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I'll probably move both the receiver, servos, and battery back a little bit. The camera weighed in at about 6 ounces, and all that on the nose has made the cg about 1.5 inches ahead of the reccomended cg. I was suprised it flew at all, but it took off after about 10 feet of rollout, and flew very level and stable with a little trim.
I normally use my 2/3a 8 cell pack to fly it, but the cg was nearly 2 inches forward. If i can move the controls back far enough, I want to use that pack again because of the extra voltage and capacity.

Will be doing this here in a few minutes, and testing at the field later today. Right after that I'll get the film developed and scan a few of the best pics in.

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