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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:48 PM
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We used several Albatrosses and Pelicans. This is the first time I have done time exposures with a digital camera.
Camera is a Canon S5-IS 8 meg on manual setting with focus set to infinity and set to take 15 second exposures with f-3.5.

What we did

Put the camera on a tripod
Fly around the sky and try to figure out where the camera sees before starting the exposure.
Don't get too far away because the intensity and size fades quickly.
Start with the plane at the top of the frame so you are not slowing down as you climb.
Try to cover the frame with your stunts.

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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:00 AM
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We used several Albatrosses and Pelicans. This is the first time I have done time exposures with a digital camera.
Camera is a Canon S5-IS 8 meg on manual setting with focus set to infinity and set to take 15 second exposures with f-3.5.

What we did

Put the camera on a tripod
Fly around the sky and try to figure out where the camera sees before starting the exposure.
Don't get too far away because the intensity and size fades quickly.
Start with the plane at the top of the frame so you are not slowing down as you climb.
Try to cover the frame with your stunts.

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Really great photo's Lee .....
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:18 PM
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It is fun to do the time exposures. I have only 15 seconds with the camera to do something interesting.

We started a new thread for the Storm Chaser in the FPV area. It needs its own thread out of the beginner area to show what it was designed to do.

Any of you with the Storm Chaser please post at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1778381.

Thanks

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Old Dec 01, 2012, 09:24 PM
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I just finished the Albatross with a motor pod. Here is its first video.

Albatross with pod with 808 #16D (3 min 43 sec)
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 10:21 PM
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The #16 stood up well to that spirited flying.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 11:19 PM
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The #16 stood up well to that spirited flying.
Bill
Not only the camera but the Albatross was undamaged by all the craziness. The video camera was on the nose of the plane instead of on the wing this time. The #16D is a fisheye wide angle lens and things are much tighter and closer than they appear in the video.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 11:37 AM
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WOW you did it.

Hi Lee,
I had no doubt you would make this a reality.
Looks like a ton of fun.
I purchased the Storm Chaser pod version and will start
assembling it after I watch the videos a few more times.
I'm one of those guys that is real meticulous and make
a simple thing more then it is.
When I watch you assemble the Albatros, it looks easy.
Thanks for your great work.
I'm going to have to get a Albatros to mess with now. :-)
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Richie,

Make sure you follow the .pdf instructions on the website! They're always the ones CTH keeps up to date, and will give you nice, step-by-step instructions with plenty of photos.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Hi Lee,

I'm going to have to get a Albatros to mess with now. :-)
If you want to make it a pod mount here is how to make the mount. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=582

Either one flies great. However, if you want to get a view from nose the pod mount is the way to go. It also makes you look good as you carry throttle all the way to a landing next to you.

Here is the Albatross thread in park flyers. There's a couple videos from pod mounts.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1771648
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Pod building instructions are now at the end of the Albatross instructions on the web site.

http://crashtesthobby.com/products/albatross

This video was shot with the camera on the nose of an Albatross with a pod.

Albatross with pod with 808 #16D (3 min 43 sec)
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Holy cow, Lee, that makes it a great FPV plane too! Are there similar plans for the Storm Chaser?

I'm glad you decided to let the Albatross shine here in the beginner section. It was getting drowned out there for awhile. Good work! Your threads are the best examples of how a vendor thread doesn't have to be spam. They can be genuinely informative and not intrusive. Keep it up!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 08:46 AM
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These are great with FPV. The Storm Chaser comes as a kit with the pod parts in the box. I highly recommend the Storm Chaser with a pod and polyhedral wing for FPV. It can carry a lot of weight and still fly well It has flight times of an hour with the right set up.

The Albatross is one of my favorite planes. I love night flying and simple AP video and it is a great 18 oz plane that can do a lot of different things.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:13 PM
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My Pelican arrived a little while ago at my house. Will get to building it over my school's holiday break, because it's one of my Christmas presents

Going to be using this one for FPV. My gear is very light, and I personally prefer smaller planes. Just always flown small... IDK why. I'll keep you guys updated on the build. Subscribe for the project's updates HERE!



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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Looking forward to the build and the first FPV flight. You won't be disappointed--it's a great flyer!
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My Pelican arrived a little while ago at my house. Will get to building it over my school's holiday break, because it's one of my Christmas presents

Going to be using this one for FPV. My gear is very light, and I personally prefer smaller planes. Just always flown small... IDK why. I'll keep you guys updated on the build. Subscribe for the project's updates HERE!



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Because small= cheap (until you get into really small stuff)
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